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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Tuesday, June 14, 1977

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 5 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,167

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Across
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Man of Amman : ARAB
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One of the Bears : PAPA
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We'll tak ___ o' kindness . . . " : ACUP
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Star with home-run star : POLARISANDMARIS
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Dog star with Canadian star : LASSIEANDMASSEY
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Saul's herdsman : DOEG
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Animal : BEAST
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"___ in the bag!" : ITS
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Do trucking : HAUL
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Midge : GNAT
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Towboat : TUG
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Burton's homeland : WALES
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Smaller : NOTASBIG
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Fury : IRE
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Silent star with opera star : NALDIANDTEBALDI
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Do figuring : ADD
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Family member : SONINLAW
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One being decorated : CITEE
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Ignited : LIT
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Sibling of dau. : BRO
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Form by carving : RASE
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He has a "prophetable" job : SEER
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"___ Gang" comedies : OUR
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Afghan bigwig : AMEER
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Word form with dextrous : AMBI
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Two movie stars : BLAIRANDASTAIRE
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Red and John : SKELTONANDELTON
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Plumlike fruit : SLOE
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Hill insects : ANTS
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Wait on : TEND
Down
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Spring mo. : APL
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Highway : ROAD
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In addition : ALSO
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Unrefined : BASE
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Jack's snack : PIE
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As snug ___ . . . : ASABUGIN
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Cover, as den walls : PANEL
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A year ___ day : ANDA
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Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
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En tout ___ (vanity case) : CAS
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Of bears : URSINE
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Some holy paintings : PIETAS
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Location of a British driver's seat : RIGHTSIDE
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Med. degree : DMS
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Org. : SYST
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Morning song : AUBADE
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Gather the leftovers : GLEAN
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Harding or Arbor : ANN
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Flightless bird of yore : MOA
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An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Hot dog : WIENIE
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Be a referee : ARBITRATE
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"___ which will live in infamy" : ADATE
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Mdse. : GDS
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Broad-minded : TOLERANT
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Law-school grad : LLB
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Novel by Nabokov : DAR
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___ Jima : IWO
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Seals cracks : CAULKS
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Begin's concern : ISRAEL
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Hijacks : ROBS
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Type of automobile : SEDAN
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Johnson of TV : ARTE
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Peking name : MAO
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Town in Sicily : ENNA
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Soda-fountain drink : MALT
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Fall for a trick : BITE
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Dietary need : IRON
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Labor org. : ILO
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Student radical org. : SDS
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Terminate : END

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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