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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

FOR ZEL-OUS FANS

New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 1983

47-Down : ___ Abdul-Jabbar

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 629 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,262
Across
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Relinquish : DEMIT
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Studied : READ
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Signal the doctor : BEEP
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Elderly : AGED
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Writer Calvino : ITALO
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Made goo-goo eyes : OGLED
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Kind of chord : OCTA
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Pedro's parlor : SALA
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Floral bunch : DOZEN
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Veal cutlet style : WIENERSCHNITZEL
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Certain majority : ONE
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Caesar's bad day : IDES
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Occupied : INUSE
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Money on a grand scale? : DOREMI
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Overboard goods : LAGAN
34
Pilar : HAIRY
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Flower part : PETAL
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Lotions for bruises : WITCHHAZELS
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Detroit boo-boos : RECALLS
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Cancel an undertaking : ABORT
42
Faulkner hero : ANSE
43
Memorable stage duo : LUNTS
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Airport abbr. : ETA
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Sever : RIVE
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Actor Dullea : KEIR
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Japanese native : AINU
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Swiss capital : BERN
51
Hosp. people : MDS
52
Announcer for Burns and Allen : HARRYVONZELL
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___ St. Lawrence (G.B.S. residence) : AYOT
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Coat with plaster : PARGE
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"En ___ Natt," Ingrid Bergman film : ENDA
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Nap-raising plants : TEASELS
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Run out : EXPIRE
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Pseudologists : LIARS
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With enthusiasm : AVIDLY
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Snack food : PRETZEL
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Sand's "___ et Lui" : ELLE
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Living-room piece : DIVAN
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Pledge : OATH
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Beet used as fodder : MANGELWURZEL
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Haircut : BOB
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Tints : DYES
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King of reckoning : DEAD
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Burnsian turndowns : NAES
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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Ending for mountain : EER
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Sales pitch : SPIEL
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Decline : SLIP
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Labyrinths : MAZES
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Pinned, in a way : DOWELED
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Birds called "dippers" : WATEROUZELS
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Greek letters : ZETAS
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Emulate Zayak : SKATE
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Atelier stand : EASEL
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Caseous : CHEESY
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Battle with sickness : SIEGE
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Against : ANTI
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Went out front : LED
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Subject of a Milford biography : ZELDAFITZGERALD
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Mubarak's city : CAIRO
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Competent : ABLE
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Unicorn fish : UNIE
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Sad Sack's girlfriend : SADIE
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"Tomorrow" girl : ANNIE
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Bent : REED
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Dress meat for cooking : LARD
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Norman of TV fame : LEAR
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Light beer : LAGER
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Prank : DIDO
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Preppy English school : ETON
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Certain expressions of good wishes : MAZELTOVS
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Elba, to Napoleon : ILE
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Time when "we love" : TONIGHT
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"Ivanhoe" lady : ROWENA
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Hood's drink : ALE
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Refutations : DENIALS
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Officious : BOSSY
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Behold, to Pilate : ECCE
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Numerical ending : ETH
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Complete treatise : PANDECT
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Starlike : ASTRAL
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Having lustrous, expressive orbs : GAZELLEEYED
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Kind of sch. : ELEM
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"Portrait of Gala" artist : DALI
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Darcel of films : DENISE
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Robots of literature : RUR
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Bits : IOTAS
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Telegrapher's dash : DAH
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Israeli port : ACRE
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One of the Morgans : HENRY
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Next-to-last syllable : PENULT
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Cordial : WARM
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Third-world nation : ZAIRE
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Finnish poem : RUNE
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Constitutional : STROLL
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Minnelli et al. : LIZAS
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All hopped up : ANTSY
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___ Abdul-Jabbar : KAREEM
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Work unit : ERG
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A brother-in-law of Diana : ANDREW
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Sink : BASIN
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Mountain chain in Germany : HARZ
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Hidden : VEILED
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___ fours (creeping) : ONALL
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Fall pickup : LEAVES
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Soft centers : PITHS
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Lyric composition : EPODE
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Examined, in a way : XRAYED
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Pro football V.I.P. : PETEROZELLE
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Kind of tender : LEGAL
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Start of a speech : LADIES
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Hang in loose folds : DRAPE
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Ending for material : IZE
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Destitution : NEED
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Connect : UNITE
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Making a slanted edging : BEZELLING
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Russian grain market : OREL
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Lake fish : BASS
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Harass : HAZE
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___ trap (prepares to snare) : SETSA
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Frolicsome : PLAYFUL
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Shaping tools : SWAGES
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N.F.L. play : LATERAL
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"Evita" is one : MUSICAL
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Did some gardening : WEEDED
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Submit : RENDER
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Kind of grass : OAT
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Glazed, in a way : SIZED
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Pub item : KEG
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Emperor : CZAR
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Waken : STIR
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Coloratura Mills : ERIE
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Active one : DOER
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"___ Mist," 1928 piano solo : INA
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He wrote "The College Widow" : ADE
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A follower of Santa : ANA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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