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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

CONGLOMERATES

New York Times, Sunday, June 27, 1976

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 679 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,815
Across
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Part of a double chin : JOWL
5
Shows grief : SOBS
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Seasonal beer : BOCK
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Selected : CHOSEN
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Throb : ACHE
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Get lucky, Mr. Mimic : STRIKEITRICHLITTLE
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Kind of light : NEON
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Fake out an old Celtic star : BUFFALOBILLRUSSELL
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Fight-game name : ALI
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Of a layer : STRATAL
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Kind of gin : SLOE
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Danger : PERIL
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Stations : POSTS
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Counter-weights : TARES
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Went fast : SPED
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Some birds' homes : CAGES
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On a cruise : ATSEA
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Young hawk : EYAS
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Caraway offering : SEED
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Kind of plane : MONO
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Short rifle : YAGER
42
Rip : TEAR
43
Island of charm : BALI
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That, in Paris : QUE
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Batter's wear : HELMET
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Make cloth : WEAVE
52
Numerical prefix : TRI
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Dracula, for one : COUNT
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Roof border : EAVE
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Salute the creator of mini : HAILMARYQUANT
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Approach : NEAR
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Networks : GRIDS
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Senor's coin : PESO
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Full-scale drawing : EPURE
66
Argument : HASSLE
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Greek letter : ETA
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Selassie : HAILE
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___ in the bucket : ADROP
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Miss Leigh : JANET
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Unsymmetrical : LOPSIDED
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Old instrument : REBEC
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Armament : MUNITION
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___ up (confessed) : OWNED
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Anchor ring : TORUS
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Green hat : BERET
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Gold, in Mexico : ORO
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Sullen : MOROSE
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Send payment : REMIT
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Elder nine tails? : CATO
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In ___ (irritated) : ASNIT
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___'acte : ENTR
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Prepares to pay Paul Anka : ROBSPETERNERO
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U.S., Can, etc. : AMER
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Rest : SLEEP
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Took the bait : BIT
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Willow : OSIER
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Kind of femme : FATALE
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Mideast land: Abbr. : SYR
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Rita and Grande : RIOS
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Relative : AUNT
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Relish : SAVOR
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Fairway cry : FORE
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"Too bad!" : ALAS
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Judge's seat : BANC
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What a spat covers : ANKLE
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Cut the bird : CARVE
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Gelatin : AGAR
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Trooper's beam : RADAR
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Engineer's beam : LASER
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Recipient : DONEE
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Coaster : SLED
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Circlets : CORONAE
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Normal : PAR
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Dig ex-Governor's no-change stance : UNDERSTANDPATBROWN
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Hindu god : SIVA
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Incites a general : EGGSBENEDICTARNOLD
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Printing word : STET
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Baby's foot : TOOTSY
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Insects : ANTS
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Invites : ASKS
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Poet Pound : EZRA
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Hemp fiber : JANAPA
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Spotted cat : OCELOT
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Pooh-poohs an economist : WHOISSYLVIAPORTER
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Deighton : LEN
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Stammer : STUTTER
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Gold embroidery : ORFRAY
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Organ stop : BIFARA
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Joins an ice show : SKATES
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School subj. : BIOL
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Betting in N.Y.C. : OTB
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Refrigerator unit : CRISPER
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Slew : KILLED
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U.S. rights org. : CLU
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Latin American : HISPANIC
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New York lake : OTSEGO
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Havelock ___ : ELLIS
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Dickens girl : NELL
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Nouns: Abbr. : SBS
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High notes : ELAS
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Oaf : CLOD
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Otto's realm: Abbr. : HRE
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Yoked : TEAMED
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Dressing flavor : SAGE
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Kind of sick : SEA
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Mountain pass : COL
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Burn up watching a comic : SEEREDBUTTONS
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Utility duct : MAIN
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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Muscle Shoals project: Abbr. : TVA
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Slope, in Scotland : BRAE
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Interview a swimmer? : QUESTIONMARKSPITZ
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Single : UNAL
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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German philosopher : HEGEL
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Have an ___ the ground : EARTO
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Control : WIELD
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Before where : ELSE
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Before amas : AMO
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Paint thinner, for short : TURP
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Beginning : ONSET
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On foot, in Paris : APIED
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City of laces : YPRES
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___ ngu (Vietnamese writing) : QUOC
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Scottish title : THANE
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Climbs a rope : SHINS
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Miss Gillette : ANITA
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Run like ___ : ADEER
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High nest : AERIE
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Panel member : JUROR
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___ off (kicked a habit) : SWORE
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Win easily : ROMP
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Parking-place fixture : METER
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Bay window : ORIEL
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Exam : TEST
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Spoiler : BANE
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Disorder : MESS
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Kind of child : ONLY
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Hitting stats : RBIS
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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"___ tuffet" : SATONA
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Instrument : OBOE
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Id follower : EST
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Two ___ kind : OFA
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Ben Franklin offerings : PROVERBS
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Anger : IRE
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Lamp rubber : ALADDIN
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Cairo initials : UAR
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Scribbles : SCRAWLS
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Least constrained : FREEST
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Program : AGENDA
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Streisand : BARBRA
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Decorates : ADORNS
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"___ of the North" : NANOOK
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Dropout : LEAVER
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Printing slips : ERRATA
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Stanley's river : CONGO
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Touch ___ (risky) : ANDGO
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Wings : ALAE
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Roster : ROTA
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Recital offering : DUET
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R.R. depot : STN
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Alley and cool : CATS
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Terminate : END
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Beef cut, in Scotland : SEY
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Fraction: Abbr. : PCT
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Compass point : SSE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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