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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

INDIAN FILE

New York Times, Sunday, July 29, 1990

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 9, FITB: 25, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,873
Across
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Plaster of paris : GESSO
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Thickness : PLY
9
Arrives : COMES
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Heidi heights : ALPS
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Dresser : BUREAU
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Gazetteer item : AREA
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High crest : ARETE
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Not ___ in the world : ACARE
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Start of an "Indians" song : ONELITTLETWOLITTLETHREE
26
Indian film: 1975 : IWILLFIGHTNOMOREFOREVER
27
Vegas lead-in : LAS
28
Netman Nastase : ILIE
29
He minded the stoa : ZENO
30
Hero tag-on : INE
31
Suburb of Liège : ANS
32
Small kite : ELANET
35
C. Moore beast of burden : DASHER
38
Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
40
Give another polishing : REWAX
41
Kind of dancer : TOE
42
How's that again? : HUH
43
"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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Banky of silents : VILMA
51
Guitarist Paul : LES
53
Tavern : BAR
54
More viscid : ICKIER
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Gaga : INFATUATED
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With an ___ the ground : EARTO
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Famed chef : CAESAR
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A Beery : NOAH
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___ Vanilli (dance group) : MILLI
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___ vera (skin conditioner) : ALOE
66
Red dyes : MADDERS
67
Fusses : TODOS
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Sea barrier : DIKE
70
A Seoul G.I. : ROK
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"___ Love You So," Humperdinck hit : ANDI
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___ hit (single) : ONEBASE
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Put up : ERECTED
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Brandy-based cocktail : STINGER
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Sally ___ cake : LUNN
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Ebenezer's word : BAH
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Drug buster : NARC
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Mart part : STORE
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"___ Born" : ASTARIS
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This goes with something : ELSE
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A/k/a : ALIAS
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Rubber tube : HOSE
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Squiffed : STONED
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Less deceitful : TRUER
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Acts for : REPRESENTS
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Sea snail : WINKLE
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Weed : HOE
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Kerouac's "Big ___" : SUR
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Tameins' kin : SARIS
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Lake Indian : ERIE
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"My country, ___ . . . " : TIS
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Surpass : TOP
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Reddish hog : DUROC
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Captured : TAKEN
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Biased : SKEWED
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Conference city : GENEVA
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Hot tub : SPA
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___ hepatica : SAL
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U.S.S.R. range : ALAI
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Memorable Belgian musician : BREL
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Montpelier is its cap. : VER
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Indian film: 1969 : TELLTHEMWILLIEBOYISHERE
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Indian film: 1976 : RETURNOFAMANCALLEDHORSE
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___ barrel (in trouble) : OVERA
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"___ the Rose," book by Stark Young : SORED
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Snake River flopper : EVEL
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More weird : EERIER
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Fringe benefit of a sort : PERK
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Head lock? : TRESS
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___ Moines : DES
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Indian princess : RANEE
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Battleship part : GUNWALE
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Palindrome part : EREISAW
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Vend : SELL
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Cruise : SAIL
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Attire : OUTFIT
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Warm up an oven : PREHEAT
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Riga man : LETT
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What a bore evokes : YAWN
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Ned of radio news : CALMER
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Hunter in the skies : ORION
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Milano's subway : METRO
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Kitchen tag-on : ETTE
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Far from altruistic : SELFISH
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Throb : ACHE
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Insect stage : LARVA
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Do not rush in dressing : PREEN
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Seventh sons : SEERS
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Pot or double follower : BOILER
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Cold : ALGID
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" . . . lovely as ___": Kilmer : ATREE
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Sesame : TIL
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Seep through : OOZE
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Long time : EONS
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Indian comforter : NAVAHOBLANKET
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Way out : EXIT
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Indian film: 1970 : SOLDIERBLUE
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Haw preceder : HEE
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Kind of market : EURO
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Indian film: 1957 : NAKEDINTHESUN
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Venom : HATE
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Get up : RISE
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Rend : TEAR
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Mistypes : ERRS
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Abner's companion : LUM
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Nonwinners at the track : MAIDENS
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Hun of Norse myth : ATLI
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"The ___," Indian film: 1956 : SEARCHERS
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Indian film: 1950 : BROKENARROW
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"___ Sleep," Odets play : ICANT
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Coarse fabric : CADDIS
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Division word : INTO
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"High" time : NOON
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Lose color : FADE
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Sommer from Berlin : ELKE
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Makeup : MASCARA
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Mackerel's kin : SAUREL
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Slyly sarcastic : SNIDE
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Simplicity : EASE
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Hill's partner : DALE
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Continue : GOON
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Once, once : ERST
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Dakota Indians : REES
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Tears : RIPS
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" . . . ___ forgive those . . . " : ASWE
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Use a blender : STIR
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Grant of "Being a Woman" : TONI
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The libido : EROS
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U.S.A.F., e.g. : SER
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Ichorous : THIN
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Team : SIDE
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Western Indian : UTE
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Bony fish : TELEOST
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"Flintstones" child : PEBBLES
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Brown study : REVERIE
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Supervise : OVERSEE
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Go at top speed : CAREER
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Word in the Kan. motto : ASTRA
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Madeline from Boston : KAHN
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Buffet features : SALADS
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Hot spot : KILN
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Waggish : DROLL
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Some do get the hang of it : GLIDER
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Razor's edger : STROP
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Pet ___ : PEEVE
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Tailor : ALTER
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Sentient : AWARE
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These give ade : LIMES
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Red ___ (night flight) : EYE
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Sneak around : LURK
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"Dial ___ Murder" : MFOR
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___ tea : ICED
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Mansard extension : EAVE
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Where Braves visit Mets : SHEA
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Little Big ___ : HORN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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