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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, September 22, 1989

24-Across : Western capital

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,563
Across
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___ War (race horse) : MANO
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Borders on : ABUTS
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N.F.L. player : RAM
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Chinaware items : EWERS
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Actor Williams : ROBIN
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Conductor de Waart : EDO
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Boston transit run or rink divider : THEBLUELINE
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Rummy game : GIN
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Actor Linden : HAL
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Next-to-last syllable : PENULT
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Western capital : OLYMPIA
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Noel singer : CAROLER
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Quit it! : DESIST
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Heavy weight : TON
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Superstar : NAME
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Short-story writer : OHENRY
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Sutherland role : NORMA
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Accelerate : REV
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Bruins' former coach : OREILLY
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Gal of songdom : SAL
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Vote in : ELECT
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Koch and Flynn : MAYORS
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Leaping car : LENA
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Precinct worker : POL
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Covering worn over a boot : GAITER
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Programs for committees : AGENDAS
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Candid; honest : SINCERE
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More snappish : TARTER
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Founder of Kievan Russia : OLEG
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Blockhead, in Brest : ANE
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___ jiffy : INA
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Wales and Campbell, in hockey : CONFERENCES
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Fall mo. : OCT
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"What ___," 1939 film : ALIFE
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Employ again : REUSE
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Anne Lindbergh, ___ Morrow : NEE
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Pause : LETUP
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Makes a choice : OPTS
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System : METHOD
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Have ___ of a time (enjoy) : AWHALE
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Bruins' Cam and family : NEELYS
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Eye, in poesy : ORB
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Place for a rink : ARENA
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Machete : BOLO
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___ supra (as above, in law) : UBI
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___ Alley : TINPAN
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Dirty look : SNEER
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First team : REGULARS
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Horns of ___ : ADILEMMA
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Les Canadiens : MONTREAL
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Paul Newman film : SLAPSHOT
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Parson's role : UNITER
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Actress Clare ___ : NONO
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"O sole ___" : MIO
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In a shy way : COYLY
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Experiment : TRIAL
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Remote telecasts : NEMOS
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N.H.L. player : NYRANGER
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Kinship : RELATION
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Refinement : ELEGANCE
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Worship : VENERATE
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More sluggish : LOGIER
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Argot : CANT
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Set a dog on : SIC
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Release, in a way : PAROLE
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Kin of a demitasse : TEACUP
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Hemingway or Lehman : ERNEST
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Pee Wee's family : REESES
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Paste-on : DECAL
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Poet Wilbur's "Walking to ___" : SLEEP
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"The Mask ___ Manchu," Karloff film : OFFU
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Kind of picker : NIT
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Modernist : NEO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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