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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, July 1, 1978

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,549
Across
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Servicewoman : SPAR
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Where harem girls live : ODAS
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Usher's beat : TIER
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Texas battle scene: 1836 : ALAMO
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Lugosi : BELA
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Come ___ (inherit) : INTO
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"Total Woman" types : MODELWIVES
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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World's third largest island : BORNEO
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Kind of parlor : ICECREAM
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Unclose, to poets : OPE
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Church list : ROTA
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Wild hog : BOAR
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Tranquilizers : SEDATION
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Boorish male : APE
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Set free : DELIVERED
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German dollar : TALER
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Noteworthy : EMINENT
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Piece of jewelry : EARRING
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Kathleen Winsor's heroine : AMBER
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Citizens of the "Heart of Dixie" : ALABAMANS
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Liquor-cabinet item : RYE
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Bumpers and Wallop : SENATORS
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Raise a family : REAR
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Truck rig : SEMI
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Wallach : ELI
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Like "Little Rhody" : SMALLEST
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Lacking pep : ANEMIC
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Dancer's skirt : TUTU
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"Leg art" : CHEESECAKE
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Not new : USED
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Act studied in law school : TORT
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___ away from (shunned) : SHIED
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Adam of literature : BEDE
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Just average : SOSO
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Realtor's sign : SOLD
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Cutter's next of kin : SLOOP
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Chaplain : PADRE
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Chaplain's word : AMEN
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Phenomenon in many modern marriages : ROLEREVERSAL
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Geisha's sash : OBI
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Stray : DEVIATE
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Guinness : ALEC
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Japanese seaport : SASEBO
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Queen's headdress : TIARA
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Among other things: Lat. : INTERALIA
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Sicilian spewer : ETNA
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Part of a bridal suite : ROOM
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Pulpit in early Christian churches : AMBO
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One of the anniversaries : WOODEN
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Frequent topic in marriage counseling : CONTRARINESS
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Plaid garment : TARTAN
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Kind of curve, in math : SINE
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Picture in the mind : IDEATE
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State or Station : PENN
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Work units : ERGS
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Darling : DEAR
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TV statuette : EMMY
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Free at last : LIBERATED
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Branches : ARMS
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S.A. snakes : ABOMAS
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Iron men : LASTERS
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Builds : ERECTS
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Dodge : ELUDE
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French enamel : EMAIL
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Popular : LIKED
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Kind of tea : ICED
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Part of a ticket : STUB
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Ruminate : MUSE
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Chicken chaser's word : SHOO
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Repeat : ECHO
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W.W. II theater : ETO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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