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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, August 24, 1977

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, 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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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,238
Across
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Office V.I.P. : BOSS
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Coarse : GROSS
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Freesia or dill : HERB
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Ending for system : ATIC
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College or city in Wisconsin : RIPON
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Egg-shaped : OVAL
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Sizzling line : HIGHTENSIONWIRE
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Skivvies : TSHIRTS
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Woven, in a way : TWILLED
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Sector : ZONE
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Nectar collector : BEE
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"___ Hot Tin Roof" : CATONA
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Perfect : ROUNDOFF
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His, in Paris : ALUI
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Animal : BEAST
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Monk's title : FRA
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Between extremes : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
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Service club, for short : USO
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Llama's habitat : ANDES
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Dancer of the Orient : ALME
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Peacock, at times : STRUTTER
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Fire-engine appurtenance : LADDER
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Word with diem or annum : PER
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Alone: Comb. form : SOLI
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Beg : ENTREAT
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Portable stand : TABORET
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Group on the edge of poverty : LOWINCOMEFAMILY
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Clark Kent's co-worker : LOIS
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Treasure ___ : TROVE
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A social sci. : ECON
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Stake : ANTE
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Done : ENDED
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Not any : NONE
Down
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Thai money : BAHT
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One of the Skinners : OTIS
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Lament : SIGH
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Having a split personality : SCHIZOID
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___ Green, elopers' one-time mecca : GRETNA
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Wash lightly : RINSE
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Mother of Jupiter : OPS
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"Honi ___ qui . . . " : SOIT
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Shrub with white flowers : SNOWBUSH
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Ululated : HOWLED
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Satan sows its seeds : EVIL
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Uncommon : RARE
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Blackmailed : BLED
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Ending for cyclo : TRON
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Dolce far ___ (delightful idleness : NIENTE
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French writer of "The Fall" : CAMUS
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Heeling, as a ship : ALIST
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English dynasty : TUDOR
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Direct attention (to) : REFER
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Stable fare : OATS
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"The beauty ___ men is the gray head": Proverbs : OFOLD
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Canvas enhancer : FRAME
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Flower on the wane : FADER
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Portend : BODE
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Triangular sail : LATEEN
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Play interlude : ENTRACTE
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Wireless operators : RADIOMEN
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Revolt : UPRISE
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Dawdled : LOAFED
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___ Longa : ALBA
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Singer Lawrence : STEVE
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Gov. Grasso : ELLA
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Midday : NOON
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Ridicule : TWIT
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Shredded : TORN
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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College in N.C. : ELON
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River in England : TYNE
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Fashionable : MOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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