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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

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New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 1975

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,451
Across
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Resembling the seals : PHOCAL
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Actor Cronyn : HUME
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Mme. ___ of Vietnam : NHU
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Secured : FAST
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Mesabi yield : IRONORE
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The end of ___ : ANERA
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Last Supper painting : CENA
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Pot for stew : OLLA
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Hit show of 1955 : NOTIMEFORSERGEANTS
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School or collar : ETON
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Kiddy's TV fare : THECAPTAINKANGAROOSHOW
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Irritate : RILE
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Florida Indians : AIS
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Kind of ego : ALTER
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Spoon River state : ILLINOIS
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TV network : ABC
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Short-tempered : SNIPPY
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Sun. talk : SER
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Insecticide : DDT
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Compass point : NNE
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Calls a number : DIALS
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"___ was saying" : ASI
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Come ___ decision : TOA
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Shaping tool : SWAGE
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In (quickly) : ATRICE
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As ___ a beet : REDAS
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Vibration : TREMOR
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A.B.A. five : THEKENTUCKYCOLONELS
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One-seeded fruits : ACHENES
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Aussie call : COOEE
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Be troubled : AIL
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"___ it to me!" : SOCK
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Overseas airline : KLM
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Cage birds : MYNAS
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Cowboy's PX : GENERALSTORE
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Words from Caesar : ICAME
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Snake : ASP
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Prohibit, in law : ESTOP
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Catfish Hunter, for one : MAJORLEAGUER
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Glossary entry : LEMMA
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N. Y. time : EDT
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Detect : SPOT
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Kind of phone : EAR
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Requires : NEEDS
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Price fixers : GOUGERS
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Nero Wolfe, for one : PRIVATEINVESTIGATOR
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Skilled : VERSED
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
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Public notices : EDICTS
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Ranting one : RAVER
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Director Penn : LEO
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Waters: Abbr. : AQS
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Kind of headline : SCARE
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Greek letter : PSI
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Knicks' league : NBA
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Invite : ASK
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Foundry worker : SPRUER
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Fabulous bird : ROC
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Ferret's cousin : MONGOOSE
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Sample : TASTE
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Kind of metrics : ISO
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Calif. wine district : NAPA
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John Fowles's lady : FRENCHLIEUTENANTSWOMAN
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Soon : ANON
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Spanking, e.g. : CORPORALPUNISHMENT
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Suffix for fore or ut : MOST
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Cupid : EROS
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___ ease : ILLAT
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Hypodermics : NEEDLES
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Piles up bills : OWES
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Kind of ball : EYE
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French composer : LALO
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"Gunsmoke" star : ARNESS
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Ban : PROHIBIT
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Luxurious train unit of old : HOTELCAR
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Refrigerated : ONICE
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Unconscious state : COMA
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Pancakes, in Southwest : AREPAS
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___ huff (went away mad) : LEFTINA
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Mata, the spy : HARI
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Loosen a fastener : UNSNAP
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In a timid way : MEEKLY
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Go wrong in the process : ERRAT
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Coll. Athletic group : NCAA
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Matisse : HENRI
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Vast : UNTOLD
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Mountain wind : FOEHN
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City in Pa. : ALTOONA
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Retarding : SLOWING
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Light color : TAN
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Old musical prelude : INTRADA
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Moorehead : AGNES
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___ as the hills : ASOLD
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Desert rest : OASIS
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Audubon symbol : EGRET
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Squelches : SITSON
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Recognize : SEE
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Reel, in Scotland : PIRN
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Campus military org. : ROTC
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S.S.R. country : LITH
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Shifty one : SCHEMER
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Cheering, as a crowd : AROAR
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Usurps, as power : WRESTS
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Counting-out word : EENY
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Common abbr. : ETC
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Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
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Slip ___ (err) : ACOG
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Trapshooting : SKEET
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Kazan : ELIA
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Gun girl : MOLL
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Venturi of golf : KEN
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That, in Spain : ESA
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Hankerings : YENS
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Certain thief : LOOTER
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Boston fish dishes : SCRODS
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Dogpatch creator : ALCAPP
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Musical key : CMAJOR
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Retained : KEPT
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Hunter and Novak : KIMS
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Droop : SAG
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Nine-eyes : EEL
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Neptune et al. : SEAGODS
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Inducement : MOTIVE
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Indian hemp : SUNN
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Annoy : PEEVE
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King or Norman : LEAR
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Consumes : EATS
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Staggering : AREEL
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U. S. Indians : REES
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Nest or goose : EGG
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Extinct bird : MOA
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Silent : MUTE
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Summer time : DST
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R.R. depot : STA
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Writer Ambler : ERIC
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Jackie or Mt. : VERNON
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Thought : IDEA
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Steel beam : IBAR
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Chewy candies : CARAMELS
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Alkaloid compounds : TROPANES
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Relatives of tangents : SECANTS
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Speed initials : RPM
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Words of immediacy : ASOFNOW
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Table wine : VINROSE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Actor Anthony : QUINN
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Lyrical verse : SESTINA
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Italian bowling : BOCCE
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On land : ASHORE
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Resin tree : KAURI
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Dallas : STELLA
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Friend, of note : PENPAL
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Log worker : ROSSER
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Nice guys : GENTS
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Crazylegs Hirsch : ELROY
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Conk out : STALL
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___ plume : NOMDE
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Reo or Saxon : AUTO
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Querying word : WHEN
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I love: Lat. : AMO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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