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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

URBAN RENEWAL

New York Times, Sunday, August 15, 1971

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q Z }
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,037
Across
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Becomes clogged : SILTS
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Beyond : PAST
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Steeple : SPIRE
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L.A. time : PST
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Stroller : GOCART
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Lover : ROMEO
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Breadwinner : EARNER
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"___ Gang" : OUR
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Earhart : AMELIA
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" . . . fetch ___ of water" : APAIL
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Box-office bargain : TWOFER
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Sky object : UFO
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Theatrical lament : WEBOMBEDINNEWHAVEN
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Provisory : IFFY
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Hawaiian tree : KOA
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Old come-on in book ads : BANNEDINBOSTON
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Blood prefix : ANGI
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Strong point : FORTE
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Medley : OLIO
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Doing a bar job : TENDING
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Nuclear pact : TESTBAN
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Hockey star : ORR
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Gust of wind : SCUD
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War vessel : RAIDER
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Natives of Cagliari : SARDS
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Wine: Prefix : ENO
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Come ___ halt : TOA
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Asian antelope : SAIGA
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Splash : DABBLE
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Metal sheets : LATTENS
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S.A. city : RIO
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Average : NORM
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___ debt to society : OWEA
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Air-booking problem : NOSHOW
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Place for the moon : OVERMIAMI
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Nasal bones : CONCHAE
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Weird : EERY
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Portland product: Abbr. : CEM
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Snake : ASP
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With dispatch : LIKEGRANTTOOKRICHMOND
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Three, in Naples : TRE
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Noun suffix : ISE
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Units of fluidity : RHES
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Missile charge : PAYLOAD
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Unique birds : PHOENIXES
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On the canvas : KAYOED
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That: Lat. : ILLE
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Snare : TRAP
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Wire: Abbr. : TEL
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Remainder : THEREST
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Storm : ASSAIL
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Partner of older : WISER
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Auto of yore : REO
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Writer Levin : IRA
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Boron's table listing: Abbr. : ATNOFIVE
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Barnstorming : ONTOUR
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Drain : SUMP
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Flying group: Abbr. : SAF
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Put ___ (halt) : ASTOPTO
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O. Henry output : STORIES
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A-one : TOPS
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Moon goddess : DIANA
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Norwegian king : OLAF
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Where a heart is : INSANFRANCISCO
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Arizona city : YUMA
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Legal eagle : PHILADELPHIALAWYER
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Metric unit : ARE
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Spinets : PIANOS
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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U.N. name : UTHANT
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Athens letter : PSI
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Directionals : ARROWS
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Type of beam : LASER
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Works in concert : COACTS
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Diego or Remo : SAN
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Resources : MEANS
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Printing word : STET
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St. ___, Leeward island : KITTS
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Person : SOMEONE
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Morning-after items : ICEBAGS
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Fr. composer : LALO
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Svelte : TRIM
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Attempt : STAB
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___ the picture : POPINTO
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In ___ of speaking : AMANNER
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French river : SEINE
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"Holy" city : TOLEDO
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Looked into : SAWABOUT
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City in Utah : PROVO
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Overrun : INFEST
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Stage direction : REENTER
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Make a bevue : ERR
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Backless couch : POUF
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Word addition: Abbr. : SUFF
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Donahue : TROY
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Gape : GAWKAT
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Speed-trap item : RADAR
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Of a people : ETHNIC
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Savings item : EBOND
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Presidential name : WILSON
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Racing classic : INDIANAPOLISFIVEOO
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Fuegians : ONAS
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Phrase for baseball busts : ITSBACKTOPEORIA
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Diet : FARE
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Dialect : IDIOM
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Vamp of silents : NEGRI
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Suffix for ana or epi : GRAM
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Dance, in Paris : BAL
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Answer in kind : RETORT
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Slang for money : DOREMI
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Traffic sign : SLO
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Magazine : NEWYORKER
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Tune : AIR
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Medic : DOC
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Truant : AWOL
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River of Bolivia : BENI
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In ___ (so to speak) : ASENSE
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Put to ___ : THETEST
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Salmon : SOCKEYE
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Triple Crown winner : OMAHA
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Biblical name : NER
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Left-hand pages : VERSOS
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"This ___ treat" : ISMY
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Present : HERE
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Spy : AGENT
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___-Bains, French spa : AIXLES
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Scarlett et al. : OHARAS
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Kind of interest: Abbr. : CPD
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Lopez theme : NOLA
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Salvador : DALI
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Eastern state: Abbr. : DEL
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News or fine : PRINT
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Must : HASTO
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Doer: Suffix : IER
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Airline-board abbr. : ETA
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Deuces : TWOS
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Footballer's protection : HIPPAD
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Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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Drinker : SOT
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Mar : RUIN
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Streams : OUTFLOWS
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Samoan bowl : TANOA
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Breathe : RESPIRE
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Swamp : MORASS
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Fatty : ADIPOSE
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Angler's need : FISHNET
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Make believe : PLAYACT
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Gifts : TALENTS
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Bachelor ___ : OFARTS
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Wasteland : SAHARA
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Fishing leaders : SNELLS
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Gray drab : ACIER
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Curtain fabric : NINON
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Part of a golf shoe : CLEAT
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Chatters : YAPS
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Sky bear : URSA
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"Meet ___ St. Louis" : MEIN
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Breaks : LUCK
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To you: Fr. : ATOI
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Querying word : WHAT
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Miss Mason : PAM

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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