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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, June 26, 1993

Author:
A.J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,936
Across
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Talmudist's reading matter : GEMARA
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On ___ (dependent) : ASTRING
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Wood sorrel : OXALIS
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Inflexibility : ADAMANCE
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Frugality : THRIFT
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Assumed to be : TAKENFOR
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Thwarting : HAMSTRINGING
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Gobs : ALOT
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Book of the Bible : EZRA
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Gooden, for one : MET
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Sign : INK
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Boston-to-Providence dir. : SSW
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Tiriac of tennis : ION
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Prodded, with "on" : EGGED
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Wee : TEENSY
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Used influence : PULLEDSTRINGS
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Brando : MARLON
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___ stringers (deep subs) : THIRD
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Elhi subj. : ALG
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Officers' sch. : OTS
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Gary's st. : IND
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Forenoon hrs. : AMS
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Kind of bargain : PLEA
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Zip : TANG
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Break off : SNAP
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Palm Beach suit? : STRINGBIKINI
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" . . . the ___ may never blow . . .": Walton : EASTWIND
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Aglow : ELATED
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Gypsy cloths : GSTRINGS
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"All the world's ___": Shak. : ASTAGE
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Tahiti attire : SARONGS
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Famed Cairene leader: 1918-70 : NASSER
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Batman's ___ City : GOTHAM
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Make smoke rings, perhaps : EXHALE
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Woodchuck, e.g. : MARMOT
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Heeling, at sea : ALIST
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Falling-out : RIFT
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Skin cleaner : ASTRINGENT
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Saws : ADAGES
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Osaka drink : SAKI
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Govt. tecs : TMEN
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Stove : RANGE
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Ft. soldiers : INF
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Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
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Convert to Judaism : GER
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Copper River Indian : ATNA
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Teed off : IRKED
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"___ went the . . . of my heart" : ZING
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Perot : ROSS
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Without limit : ANY
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Domical domicile : IGLOO
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"Tall drink of water" : STRINGBEAN
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Uncanny : WEIRD
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Simple addition : ELL
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Summer hrs. in N.Y.C. : DST
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Windup : END
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Surfeit : PALL
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Yen : URGE
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Doodad : THING
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Chart : MAP
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Goads : STINGS
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Louise and Hill : ANITAS
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Horsemanship : MANEGE
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Tripod on a hearth : SPIDER
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Successor to a Colt .45 : ASTRO
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Ampersands : ANDS
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Card combinations : SKATS
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Abby, to Ann : TWIN
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Bowe's milieu : RING
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Ingrid, in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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An Afr. group : EGS
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King in Kings : ASA
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The Clermont was one: Abbr. : STR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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