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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

COUNTRY COUSINS

New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 1957

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 686 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,917
Across
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Speed sport. : RACING
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Snap. : PHOTO
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Dickens hero. : PIP
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M. I. T. : TECH
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Charm. : ENAMOR
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Medical treatment: Comb. form. : IATRY
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Thousand-armed giant of Hindu myth. : BANA
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Greek mountain. : ATHOS
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Merman role. : PANAMAHATTIE
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Lover of a certain country. : ANGLOPHILE
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Great Lakes boat for duck hunting. : SKAG
29
Roofing material. : ZINC
30
Lancers. : SPEARERS
32
Law degree. : LLL
33
One of the Seven Dwarfs. : DOC
35
Star of the past. : COHAN
38
Knights' headgear. : ARMETS
39
Giants. : TEAM
40
Health resort. : SPA
42
State: Abbr. : ARK
44
Iniquities. : EVILS
46
Within: Prefix. : ESO
47
Department of Peru. : TACNA
48
Fabric. : CALICO
50
See 56 Down. : SENATOR
52
"Spare ___ . . . " : THEROD
54
Business man's concern. : OVERHEAD
57
___ Coast, Antarctica. : ADELIE
59
Praying figures. : ORANTS
61
Irritate: Colloq. : PEEVE
62
French depot. : GARE
65
French voter. : ELECTEUR
67
___ bono (for what use?): Lat. : CUI
68
She made her maiden voyage in 1952. : UNITEDSTATES
70
Forbids. : BANS
71
Dessert. : BAKEDALASKA
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Mythical animals. : UNICORNS
78
Growing out. : ENATE
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Be situated. : LIE
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School adjunct. : PTA
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Nobody. : NOONE
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Drew. : CRAYONED
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TV comedian. : GEORGEGOBEL
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Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
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Lestrade's H.Q. : SCOTLANDYARD
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Pair. : DUO
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Tolerable. : BEARABLE
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Slipped. : SLID
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Snake. : COBRA
103
Loafers. : IDLERS
105
King of the Visigoths. : ALARIC
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Make light of. : POOHPOOH
109
Carbonate. : AERATE
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___ Menon. : KRISHNA
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Freshman's cap. : BEANIE
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"___ as a fiddle." : ASFIT
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Jerboa's relative. : RAT
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New Air Force uniform. : GSUIT
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Family member. : SIS
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Symbol of Massachusetts. : ELM
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Members of a certain religion: Abbr. : CHRS
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An unspecified amount. : SOMUCH
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Common kite of Europe. : GLEDE
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Gen. Lemay's command. : SAC
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Extinct bird. : MOA
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Valuable ore of iron. : SIDERITE
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Innocent one. : LAMB
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Converse. : CHAT
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Nat Hiken creation. : ERNIEBILKO
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Gunther title. : INSIDEAFRICA
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"West Point" of France. : STCYR
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___ Fei, Chinese bandits of 1850's. : NIEN
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Stormed. : RAGED
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One of the Wynns. : KEENAN
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Bench. : SEAT
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Bright. : GAY
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Port of ___. : ENTRY
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Substitute. : ERSATZ
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Party members: Abbr. : REPS
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Biblical giant. : ANAK
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Former actor. : CANADALEE
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Adult stage in insects. : IMAGO
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___ de guerre. : NOM
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Austrian city. : GRAZ
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Upright. : PIANO
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Lower halves of Dutch doors. : HATCHES
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Hall of Famer. : OTT
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Court cry. : OYES
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Western Hemisphere. : PANAMERICA
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French painter. : INGRES
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Loose jacket. : PALETOT
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Plugs. : TAPS
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Ordinal suffix. : ETH
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Mexican favorite. : CHILECONCARNE
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Link between N. J. and N. Y. : HOLLANDTUNNEL
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Former boxer. : BAER
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Novelist Lagerlöf. : SELMA
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Rustic. : HICK
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Connectives. : ORS
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Certain drawings. : PASTELS
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Hiding place. : CACHE
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Orison. : AVE
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O'Neill heroine. : NINA
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Hill in Erin. : TARA
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Bard. : SCOP
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Macadamize. : PAVE
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Deer. : ROE
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Dandy: Var. : LADEDA
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Region: Abbr. : TERR
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Fielder Noren. : IRV
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Pecunia non ___ (money doesn't smell): Lat. : OLET
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Shelter. : HOUSING
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___ Caliente. : AGUA
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Short for Mr. Webster. : DANL
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Famous last words. : ETTU
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Sibilant sound. : SISS
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Coin of Iran. : RIAL
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Although: Lat. : ETSI
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Poetic contraction. : EEN
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Also: Dial. : EKE
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Featherbrain: Slang. : BOOB
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Holiday garb. : BERMUDASHORTS
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Well-known pseudonym. : ANATOLEFRANCE
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Namesakes of writer Boyle. : KAYS
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War theatre. : ETO
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Thickest. : DENSEST
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Bird sound. : COO
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Child: Comb. form. : PED
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North Pole industry. : TOYS
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Asian lake. : ARAL
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Moslem judge. : CADI
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Former foreign aid agency. : ECA
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Dickens character. : DORA
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Laminated rock. : GNEISS
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Handle. : GRIP
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Taro root. : EDDO
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Speak frankly. : TALKTURKEY
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Angle iron. : LBAR
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O.K. : ALRIGHT
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Unruly child. : BRAT
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Game. : CHESS
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Wartime agency. : OPA
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Fine tableware. : BONECHINA
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Vex. : ROIL
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Interrupter's exclamation. : AHEM
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Greek goddess. : ERIS
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Engine sound. : CHUG
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Sash. : OBI
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Rusting. : ERODING
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Nothing. : NIL
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Studio. : ATELIER
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Culminations. : ACMES
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Mrs. Bloomer. : AMELIA
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Dotted: Heraldry. : SEME
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Kinsman. : SIB
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Plant shoot. : CION
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Big ___, in Williams play. : DADDY
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Tracts. : ACRES
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Spanish artist. : SERT
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Dev's land. : EIRE
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Cook. : BAKE
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"Room to swing ___ in."—Mark Twain. : ACAT
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Dance: Ger. : TANZ
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Indian nurse: Var. : IYA
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Masefield character. : NAN
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See 136 Across. : SGT
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Chemin de ___. : FER

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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