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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

LOOKING SHARP

New York Times, Sunday, September 21, 1969

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, 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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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,344
Across
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Senor's talk : HABLA
6
Throwback : ATAVISM
13
The ___ luxury : LAPOF
18
Bargains : VALUES
19
Suite : RETINUE
20
Type of ether : IMINO
21
Broadway name : BARBRASTREISAND
23
Collier : MINER
24
In trouble : UNDERFIRE
25
Bit of reading : PASSAGE
27
Compass point : SSE
28
Great miler : RYUN
29
Impudence : SASS
31
Slithery : EELY
32
Mineo namesakes : SALS
33
Credibility ___ : GAP
34
Stitch for samplers : PETITPOINT
38
Plains Indian : PAWNEE
40
Senior member : DOYEN
41
Part of R.B.I. : RUNS
42
Bedrock : LEDGE
43
Quenched : SLAKED
45
Kind of rug : RUNNER
47
Heraldic fur : PEAN
48
Fearful : SCARED
49
Recoil : WINCE
50
Neapolitan, for one : ICECREAM
54
Pitch pipe : TUNER
55
Glances of a kind : DAGGERLOOKS
57
Holiday time : EVE
58
Floodlights : ARCS
59
Mexican mullet : BOBO
60
Fit to ___ : ATEE
61
Entrance : ADIT
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"___ Got Rhythm" : IVE
63
Led the attack : SPEARHEADED
67
Threadlike : FILAR
68
Tints over : RECOLORS
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Paid up : ANTED
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Winner of oles : TORERO
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Siouan : OTOE
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Grand and others : HOTELS
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Dissenting view : HERESY
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Book section : PARTA
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Carry: Lat. : FERO
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Bridge seats : EASTS
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Hang fire : IMPEND
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1926 Pulitzer novel : ARROWSMITH
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Cheer : RAH
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Cupid : AMOR
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Philippine tree : ACLE
90
Suffix for gang or trick : STER
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Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
92
Word connector : NOR
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Library worker : SHELVER
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"___ tennis?" : ANYONEFOR
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Foolish : INANE
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Overhead liability : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
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Ground quartz : SILEX
104
Reprimand : TELLOFF
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Commiserates : PITIES
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Delicious : TASTY
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Certifies : ATTESTS
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Word on a French map : ETATS
Down
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Out at the elbows : HARDUP
2
The Veep : ALBEN
3
Ironside of TV : BURR
4
Table extender : LEAF
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Pitched in : ASSISTED
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Custody : ARREST
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Ball holder : TEE
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"Take ___ from me" : ATIP
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Passport entry : VISA
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Approximately : INASENSE
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Boulevard of note : SUNSET
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Decoration : MEDAL
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Court marker : LIME
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Mon ___ : AMI
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Support for edgy people : PINSANDNEEDLES
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Pull ___ (tease) : ONESLEG
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Anticipate : FORESEE
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Chekhov Uncle : VANYA
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Small town : BURG
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Instruct : TRAIN
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___ joint : GYP
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Released: Colloq. : SPRUNG
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Affirm : SWEAR
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Stud or draw : POKER
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Seen : EYED
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Weight : OUNCE
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Circle or sanctum : INNER
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Guinness et al. : ALECS
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Defies : DARES
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Road turn : SCURVE
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Army men : LANCECORPORALS
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Severity : RIGOR
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Disturbed the peace : RIOTED
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Dog, for short : PEKE
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Step : STAIR
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River of a blues song : WABASH
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Campus girl : COED
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Zoo adjunct : AVIARY
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Paris version of IRT : METRO
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Active one : DOER
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Takes aboard : LADES
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Elks : BPOE
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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U.S. painter and illustrator : SLOAN
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Inimical one : HATER
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Don's January : ENERO
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Stocks selling ___ (bear market) : ATLOWS
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Onward : FORTH
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Mink's cousin : OTTER
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Tryout : TEST
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Pertaining to uprising : OFREVOLT
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Figure in O'Neill play : HAIRYAPE
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Rubinstein : PIANIST
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Cleaning aid : AMMONIA
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Correct : EMEND
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Dit's companion : DAH
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Way off beam : ALLWET
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Groups of aides : STAFFS
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M-16's : RIFLES
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Pale green : ALOES
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Possessive : HERS
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Jai alai gear : CESTA
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Brief novel : RECIT
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Relative of sultry : SEXY
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Gardner : ERLE
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Relatives of TVs: Abbr. : RDOS
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Skip : OMIT
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___ chance : NOTA
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Profit : NET
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Poetic word : OFT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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