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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, July 4, 1985

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,022
Across
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Defect : FLAW
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S.A. country : ARG
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Groove : SLOT
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Knobby of Joe Palooka strip : WALSH
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Actor Gorcey : LEO
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Bob of U.S.O. fame : HOPE
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Dejected : MOROSE
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Map abbr. : ISL
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Kind of hygiene : ORAL
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Start of a patriotic song : IMAYANKEEDOODLE
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Song: Part II : DANDY
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Start a paragraph : INDENT
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Not Dem. or Rep. : IND
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Tidies : CLEANS
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Latin I word : AMO
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Panorama : SCENE
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Wind a rod after a bite : REELIN
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The George ___ : MCOHANS
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Bargain : CUTRATE
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Hate : DETEST
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Light raft : BALSA
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Hardened : SET
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Job security : TENURE
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Give ___ try : ITA
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Hemingway : ERNEST
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"No ___ an island": Donne : MANIS
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More of the song : BORNONTHEFOURTH
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Congregation word : AMEN
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Ending for Jersey : ITE
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Still more of the song : OFJULY
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Bill of bites? : MENU
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Kind of American : ALL
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Helpful : OFUSE
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Opposed : ANTI
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Sheer nonsense : TOSH
Down
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___ wide (extensively) : FARAND
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Actor Nolan : LLOYD
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Test : ASSAY
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Declaration starter : WHEN
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New owner, in law : ALIENEE
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Mignonette : RESEDA
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"Do unto others . . . " : GOLDENRULE
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Discharge a musket : SHOOT
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Olivier is one : LORD
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Gemstone : OPAL
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Part of TV : TELE
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Helen Reddy's "I Am ___" : WOMAN
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South of France : MIDI
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Drying ovens : KILNS
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Attacks : ONSETS
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1876, e.g. : CENTENNIAL
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Part of the U.S.A. : ALA
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Cambridge inst. : MIT
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"___ if by land . . . " : ONE
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Pronoun for Old Ironsides : SHE
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His orientation came in Oriente : CASTRO
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Monroe's ___ of Good Feeling : ERA
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A.M.A. people : MDS
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So-so mark : CEE
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Mel of Cooperstown : OTT
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Word before blanche : CARTE
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Large amounts : BUSHELS
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Irritate : NETTLE
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Implosion : INRUSH
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Championship : TITLE
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Pale : ASHY
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Soprano Anna : MOFFO
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Cookery term : AUJUS
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Crimson Tide : BAMA
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Portent : OMEN
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Lease : RENT
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Kind of soldier : FOOT

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

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