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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, July 17, 1991

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,226
Across
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Gum up : CLOG
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Competitor : VIER
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Qualified to vote : OFAGE
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Saintly : HOLY
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Graham of N.F.L. fame : OTTO
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Andrews and Carvey : DANAS
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Start of a definition of golf : AGAMETHAT
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Cartoonist Bushmiller : ERNIE
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A 30-day mo. : NOV
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Drone, e.g. : BEE
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Lemonlike fruit : CITRON
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In one's interest : FOR
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Kind of stool : TOAD
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Definition: Part II : BEGINSWITHAGOLF
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Celtic's Bird : LARRY
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___ day (dosage) : ONEA
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China's sacred peak : OMEI
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A New England inst. : URI
38
Beat : POUND
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Car device: Abbr. : IGN
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Bout units: Abbr. : RNDS
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Space-age comb. form : AERO
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Hysteria of a sort : PANIC
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Definition: Part III : BALLANDENDSWITH
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Seine feeder : OISE
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Deli bread : RYE
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Entry : ACCESS
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City on the Duna : VAC
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C-G connection : DEF
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Next ___ (close relative) : OFKIN
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End of definition : AHIGHBALL
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Small songbirds : WRENS
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Middling : SOSO
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Female bear: Lat. : URSA
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Skiers' inn : LODGE
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Reach across : SPAN
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Photo finish : STAT
Down
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Oland role : CHAN
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Commercial ident : LOGO
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Norwegian saint : OLAV
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Hard bodies place : GYM
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Electorate : VOTERS
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Spillane's "___ Jury" : ITHE
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Arrival abbr. : ETA
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Campus mil. group : ROTC
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"___ Nightingale" : ODETOA
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Mishmash : FARRAGO
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A.D. : ANNODOMINI
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Profit : GAIN
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Suffix with Sudan : ESE
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"___ and Ivory," 1982 song : EBONY
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"___ to Be You," Kahn-Jones song : ITHAD
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Larch or sapin : FIR
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Book-jacket statement : BLURB
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" . . . to ___ little . . . ": R.L.S. : EARNA
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Jammed every which way : GRIDLOCKED
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Courted : WOOED
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Get oneself used to : INURE
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Mortise and ___ : TENON
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On the up and up : LEGIT
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Canary, e.g. : FINCH
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Glaziers' burdens : PANES
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Duffer's problem : SLICING
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Coll. course : PSYCH
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Hero worshiper's feeling : AWE
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In ___ (so to speak) : ASENSE
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Loser to St. George : DRAGON
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Crew cut's antithesis : AFRO
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Lip : SASS
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State Dept. endorsement : VISA
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Scoot : DART
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Joy Adamson's pet : ELSA
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Airless : FLAT
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Temple bird : OWL
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Lindy ___ : HOP
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Restaurant vehicle : BUS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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