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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

GARDEN VARIETIES

New York Times, Sunday, September 19, 1982

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,003
Across
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Hail on the ocean : AHOY
5
Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
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Glide : SOAR
13
Lock : TRESS
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Leaping car : LENA
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Appoint as an associate : COOPT
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Sickly : PALE
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Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
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Growths in the Holland causeways? : LEEKSINTHEDIKES
26
Osmani, for one : EMEER
27
What the fastidious farmer minds? : HISPEASANDCUCUMBERS
29
Oxford shoe : BAL
30
Cottage ___ (country house) : ORNE
31
Arrest : STEM
32
Gustav ___, German physicist : MIE
33
Utter : SAY
35
Small hooter : OWLET
37
Gives a hoot : CARES
39
Disappoints : LETSDOWN
41
Plus : ASSET
42
Outcasts in Osaka : ETAS
43
"He's making ___ . . . " : ALIST
45
Mass. motto word : ENSE
46
Juan Carlos I, e.g. : REY
48
Greenville university : FURMAN
50
Snipefish : EEL
52
Clique in a club : INSIDERS
57
Inquire into relatives' secrets? : PUMPKINSFOLK
62
Golden shiner : DACE
63
Venetian fishing boat : TOPO
65
Tanning-material source : BADAN
66
Groove : STRIA
67
Epinicion : ODE
68
Peruvian gambling event? : LIMABEANOGAME
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Cockchafer : DOR
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Singer Ronstadt : LINDA
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Inward : ENTAD
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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___ colada : PINA
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Johnson gets unnerved? : ARTICHOKESUP
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Best-planted garden? : SEEDIEST
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Teacher's org. : NEA
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Hangover helper : ICEBAG
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Pouch : SAC
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Straighten : TRUE
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Makes wine from fruit : VINTS
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Labor : TOIL
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Saki : MUNRO
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"Syne" predecessors : AULDLANG
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Soprano Mitchell : LEONA
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Fold : PLEAT
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Map abbr. : ISL
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Yoko : ONO
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Where Meshed is : IRAN
106
Groom, in India : SYCE
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Card : WIT
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Sports headline? : HARVARDBEETSCORNELL
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Musician's transition : SEGUE
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Rathbone goes barnstorming? : BASILLEAVESTOWN
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Part of Albert Hall : ARENA
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Particular : ITEM
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Mythical beasts : YALES
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Of the dawn : EOAN
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Caucasian man : OSSET
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Sunbathes : TANS
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Famed muralist : SERT
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Terrier type : SKYE
Down
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Everyone : ALL
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Brays : HEEHAWS
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The Tyrones, actually : ONEILLS
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Sarlaks : YAKS
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Quaker gray : ACIER
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Sound : SONANCE
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Difficult position : HOTSEAT
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Hebrew bushel : EPHA
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Season : SPICE
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Caulking material : OAKUM
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A Waugh : ALEC
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Summaries : RESUMES
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Site of tomb of Seti I : THEBES
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Apple variety : ROME
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"Nature" essayist : EMERSON
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Teeters : SEESAWS
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Ukr., e.g. : SSR
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Becomes edgy : TENSESUP
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Given a handicap : SPOTTED
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Insecticides : DDTS
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Type of pot holder : MITTEN
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Scarf : BOA
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Chemical ending : YNE
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Strange : EERIE
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W.W. II fliers : RAF
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Hookups : LINKAGES
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Fine pottery : DELFT
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Hussein's capital : AMMAN
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Toy poodle, e.g. : LAPDOG
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Himalayan snowman : YETI
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Nursery-rhyme start : RUBADUB
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To live, to Livy : ESSE
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Fallacies : IDOLA
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Rock bottom : NADIR
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Fragrance : SCENT
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Man's slipper : ROMEO
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Exceptionally fine : SPANKING
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Empty : INANE
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"Live Free ___" (N.H. motto) : ORDIE
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International club : LIONS
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Gold measure : KARAT
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Enclosed, as a pupa : OBTECT
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Guipure, for one : LACE
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Alleviates : EASES
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Dutch painter: 1632–93 : MAES
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Ate in style : DINED
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Chinese unit of weight : PICUL
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Shade of brown : HAVANA
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Without any doubt : PATENTLY
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Throws cold water on : DAMPENS
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Skater Babilonia : TAI
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Frat men, at times : RUSHERS
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Shortages in containers : ULLAGES
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Star trekking : INORBIT
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Conforming to proportion : INSCALE
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Postpone : LAYOVER
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Dior creation : NEWLOOK
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Track : RAILWAY
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A Giant at 16 : OTT
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___ first sight : LOVEAT
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Father of Eliasaph: Num. 3:24 : LAEL
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He wrote "The Wild Duck" : IBSEN
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French cathedral city : REIMS
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Surfer's surface : CREST
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Old Norse poem : RUNE
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Information : DATA
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Proverbial septet : SEAS
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Vous ___ (you are, in Arles) : ETES
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Wind dir. : NNE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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