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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

ROLE 'EM!

New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 1983

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 576 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 2, 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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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,374
Across
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Feast at Waikiki : LUAU
5
Cook on a grill : BROIL
10
Florida city : OCALA
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Portmanteau word : SMOG
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Elec. units : AMPS
20
Nancy's friend in comics : ROLLO
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Italian "Cleopatra": 1954 : LOREN
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Setting for Leigh and Gable : TARA
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Charles Boyer: 1938 : PEPELEMOKO
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Clint Eastwood: 1971 : DIRTYHARRY
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With 48 Down, Sinatra film: 1957 : PAL
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Always : EVER
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Surgical instrument : STILET
31
Plant of the parsley family : ANISE
32
Enthusiastic : EAGER
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Request : BEHEST
35
Like some screens : WIDE
36
Soviet news service : TASS
37
Think : OPINE
39
Lamb stew : HARICOT
42
Bearded, as barley : AWNED
43
Biographer Leon : EDEL
44
Piquant : SAUCY
46
Merkel of films : UNA
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Mount climbed by Moses : SINAI
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Robert Duvall: 1972 : JESSEJAMES
50
V.P.'s boss : PRES
51
"___ Love You" : PSI
52
G.I. on French leave : AWOL
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Looked cheerful : SMILED
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Developed motion-picture film : PRINT
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Most vaporous : STEAMIEST
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Sheep genus : OVIS
60
___ vivre : JOIEDE
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Like some R-rated films : GORY
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Loss of breath : APNEA
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Tape erasures : GAPS
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Complain : REPINE
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Rosebud of "Citizen Kane" : SLED
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Guest at the club : NONMEMBER
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"___ New York" : INOLD
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Ravel hit : BOLERO
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"Rosemary's ___" : BABY
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Prefix with spore or sphere : EXO
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Field mouse : VOLE
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Cary Grant: 1946 : COLEPORTER
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___ Bell (Emily Brontë) : ELLIS
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"Knute Rockne, ___ American" : ALL
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Fashion-show attendee : BUYER
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Jacks of clubs : PAMS
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Barbra Streisand: 1969 : DOLLY
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Like a wedding cake : LAYERED
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Follower of knock or weak : KNEED
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Curved arch : OGEE
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Bad guys in W.W. II films : AXIS
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Allot : ASSIGN
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Deep void : ABYSS
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Provide : ENDUE
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Mall : ARCADE
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Chemical suffix : INOL
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Beige's kin : TAN
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Gert Frobe: 1964 : GOLDFINGER
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Rosalind Russell: 1958 : AUNTIEMAME
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Kind of club : GLEE
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Newman-Redford film, with "The" : STING
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Meetings : DATES
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Syria. once : ARAM
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Compound : YARD
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Scuffle : MELEE
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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Thereabouts : ORSO
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Arctic nomad : LAPP
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Swedish port : UMEA
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Bette Davis: 1961 : APPLEANNIE
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Kind of tax : USE
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Musical note : BREVE
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Doc Holliday: 1939 : ROMERO
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Swan genus : OLOR
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Type : ILK
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Laxity : LOOSENESS
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Silent film, e.g. : OLDIE
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Spirals : COILS
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Word on a Montreal stop sign : ARRET
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Baltic citizen : LETT
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Some of a sum : ANY
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Locus ___ (right to be heard) : STANDI
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Greer Garson: 1943 : MARIECURIE
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Stowe's "The Pearl of ___ Island" : ORRS
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Marvin of recording fame : GAYE
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Ray Danton: 1960 : LEGSDIAMOND
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Comous : HAIRY
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Bob Hope: 1951 : THELEMONDROPKID
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On the Celebes : ASEA
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Contract proposals : BIDS
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G.I. Janes of W.W. II : WACS
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Jackie Coogan: 1922 : TWIST
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Strips : PEELS
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Colored : HUED
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Upright : ONEND
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Art appreciation : TASTE
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Kin of daboias : ASPS
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Of a Frankish people : SALIAN
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"Peyton Place" denizen: 1957 : AMES
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See 27 Across : JOEY
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Hipster's patter : JIVE
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Polyhedron : PRISM
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Litz, e.g. : WIRE
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Gene Hackman: 1971 : POPEYEDOYLE
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Nimble : AGILE
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More up in the world : TALLER
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Door-frame piece : JAMB
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Coop sound : PEEP
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Growl : GNAR
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Compete with : RIVAL
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___ Gay, famed plane : ENOLA
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Shelley Winters: 1964 : POLLYADLER
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Fish entree : SOLE
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Like Arbuckle : OBESE
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Jane Russell: 1951 : BELLESTARR
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Banishment : EXILE
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Cheerful : ROSY
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Hopalong Cassidy: 1935 : BOYD
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Soft drink : ORANGEADE
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What directors give : CUES
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Agents, in some films : TMEN
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Firewood : LOGS
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Like a trailer from Hollywood : BRIEF
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Oozed forth : EXUDED
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Robert Donat: 1934 : DANTES
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Potter's clay : ARGIL
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Film shot : SCENE
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Title for Silvers in "You'll Never Get Rich" : SARGE
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Capital NW of Salt Lake City : BOISE
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Like omelets : EGGY
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Lopez theme song : NOLA
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Pay for a hand : ANTE
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"Journey ___ Fear," 1942 film : INTO
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Latin lover's word? : AMAS
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James Mason: 1954 : NEMO
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Doctrine : ISM
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Erstwhile Arab rep. : UAR
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Little Red Book author : MAO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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