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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

WHAT'S MY LINE

New York Times, Sunday, June 24, 1962

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,727
Across
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Runcible spoon. : FORK
5
Kipling poem. : BOOTS
10
Hebrew teacher. : RABBI
15
Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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Take effect. : INURE
20
Where Ephesus was. : IONIA
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Firth of Clyde island. : ARRAN
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Parties. : TEAS
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O'Neill play. : ICEMANCOMETH
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Breakfast item. : TOAST
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Poetic verb. : HAST
27
Shrewd one in court. : PHILADELPHIALAWYER
29
Feminine suffix. : ETTE
30
South: Fr. : SUD
31
Cover. : LID
32
Get news. : HEAROF
33
Comforter. : SOOTHER
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She-bear: Sp. : OSA
36
Snout. : NEB
38
Wreath: Poet. : ANADEM
40
Showy: Slang. : TINHORN
41
Witch. : HAG
43
Say further. : ADD
45
Rudiment. : GERM
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Sod. : TURF
48
___ Ataturk. : KEMAL
51
Dernier ___. : CRI
52
Navigator's abbreviation. : SSE
54
Midnight. : XII
56
Scorch. : SEAR
58
Affirms. : AVERS
59
Senior citizen. : OLDSTER
61
Mr. in Lisbon. : SNR
63
Danish weights. : ESER
65
In flight. : AIRBORNE
67
Hebrew letter. : TAV
68
Sofa. : SETTEE
71
Ibsen girl. : ASE
72
Sgt. : NCO
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Signature on some paper money. : IVYBAKERPRIEST
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Math abbreviation. : LCD
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Very hard metal. : CHROME
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Property owners subject to claims. : LIENEES
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Transient, for one. : ROOMER
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___ mater. : PIA
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Shaw play. : DOCTORSDILEMMA
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"___ was saying . . . " : ASI
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___ Saud. : IBN
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Thrusting swords. : ESTOCS
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Insect. : ANT
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Compressors. : AIRPUMPS
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Last month: Abbr. : ULTO
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Aurora. : EOS
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Range of vision. : EYESHOT
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Violin maker. : AMATI
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Ages. : EONS
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Card game. : RUM
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Editor's concern. : MSS
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Poetic verb. : CANST
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Decree. : FIAT
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Labor group. : NLRB
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Sea-going initials. : HMS
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Family member: Abbr. : DAU
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Reneger. : REVOKER
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Drapery material. : VELURE
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Within: Prefix. : ESO
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Hack. : CAB
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Charm: Fr. : AMENITE
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Species. : GENERA
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Time. : ERA
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Prayer. : AVE
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Tendril. : BINE
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Punny novel title. : CHAIRMANOFTHEBORED
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Came down. : ALIT
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Pivot. : HINGE
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Purdue eleven. : BOILERMAKERS
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Obsessions. : TICS
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Disease of rye. : ERGOT
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Namesakes of Caroline. : LINAS
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Key. : ISLET
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So: Scot. : SAE
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___-ear, tall herb. : DEERS
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___ Yisrael, Palestine. : ERETS
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Young Brinker. : HANS
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Neckerchiefs. : FICHUS
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Indian. : ONEIDA
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Pay-as-you-go man. : RUML
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Village on the veldt. : KRAAL
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A science: Abbr. : BIOL
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Glamour: Slang. : OOMPH
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"Two is better than ___," 1591 adage. : ONEHEAD
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Auburn. : TITIAN
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Arid expanse. : SAHARA
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Almond-flavored liqueur. : RATAFEE
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In a line. : AROW
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Animal sound. : BRAY
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Most ignoble. : BASEST
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Hymn. : INTROIT
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Pulitzer prize drama. : DEATHOFASALESMAN
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Spring festival. : EASTER
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At the rear. : ASTERN
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Finale. : ENDING
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"___ Black Pennys." : THETHREE
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___ facto. : IPSO
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Admit. : CEDE
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See 80 Across. : LODGER
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Burden. : ONUS
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Cereal grass. : BARLEY
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Mystery man. : MRX
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Rio, for one. : HARBOR
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Besides. : ALSO
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Sufficed. : DID
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El ___, volcano in Peru. : MISTI
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Mowgli's friend, the python. : KAA
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Demonstrable. : EVINCIBLE
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Antonio. : MERCHANTOFVENICE
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Heat radiator. : CONVECTOR
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Fence posts. : STAKES
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Battles of the Peninsular Campaign. : SEVENDAYS
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Discontinues. : INTERMITS
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Official decrees. : RESCRIPTS
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Fire escape. : STAIRS
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Fly again. : RESOAR
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Rosy. : RED
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Full of chinks. : RIMOSE
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Wheats. : SPELTS
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Irish Gaelic. : ERSE
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W. W. II region. : ETO
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Political group. : BLOC
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Queens: Fr. : REINES
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Poetic form. : ODE
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Kenya phenomenon. : MAUMAU
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More, in music. : PIU
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From sun ___. : TOSUN
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___-tung. : MAOTSE
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S. Amer. rodent. : PACA
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Meet. : SIT
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Pungent garnishes. : ONIONETS
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Badge. : EMBLEM
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Pronoun. : HIM
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Munro's pseudonym. : SAKI
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11th cen. date. : MLV
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Pixilated. : TETCHED
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Word in RSVP note. : REGRETS
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Role. : HEROINE
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Musical trio. : DOREMI
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Clergymen's collars. : RABATS
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Iago's wife. : EMILIA
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Put back to work. : REHIRE
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Inefficient. : UNABLE
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French painter. : RENOIR
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Very: Ger. : SEHR
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Tilt. : CAREEN
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Turns away. : AVERTS
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Strata. : BEDS
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Piano key. : AFLAT
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Confuse. : ABASH
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Angel: Fr. : ANGE
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Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Hardy girl. : TESS
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State: Abbr. : OKLA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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