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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS

New York Times, Sunday, September 9, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,897
Across
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Has a meal : SUPS
5
X : DECEM
10
Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Minimum : LEAST
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Step ___ (go fast) : ONIT
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Jael's victim: Judg. 4:5 : SISERA
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Put on alert : WARN
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Buyer, in law : EMPTOR
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Harangue a "silents" star : FILIBUSTERKEATON
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None : NOTONE
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Expiating : ATONING
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Search after : SEEK
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Lace edging : PICOT
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Burnsian refusal : NAE
33
Fistfight : SETTO
34
Toupee: Slang : RUG
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More in want : NEEDIER
39
Pastoral verse : IDYLL
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Source of a beverage : TEATREE
44
Govt. advisory board : NAC
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Approximately : ABOUT
47
Make Ben Casey a believer : CONVINCEEDWARDS
52
Kind of assembly : GENERAL
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Where Castro's revolt began : ORIENTE
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Quartet voice : BASSO
57
Yachting : ASEA
58
Gardner : AVA
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Cajole : COAX
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Sharp-edged : KEEN
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Hollywood award : OSCAR
65
Some cadets : PLEBES
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Evaluated : ASSESSED
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Beside one another : ABREAST
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Followers of hip and tip : STERS
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Fowl feature : DEWLAP
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Dam on the Nile : ASWAN
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Self-reproach : REMORSE
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Moll or doll : GAL
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Zero : NIL
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Anything bow-shaped : ARC
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Dijon donkey : ANE
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Upon: Prefix : EPI
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Five and ___ : TEN
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Comparison : ANALOGY
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Hayseed : YOKEL
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"Star Wars" figures : ROBOTS
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Dead duck : GONER
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Inhuman : BEASTLY
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Airplane maneuver : FISHTAIL
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Wading bird : GODWIT
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Gossip, Yiddish style : YENTA
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Sans ___ (nonpareil) : EGAL
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Opposite of ecto : ESO
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Prong : TINE
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Santo ___ (Cape Verde island) : ANTAO
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Beautiful girls : LOOKERS
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Having teeth : DENTATE
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Sheepish singer : EMBARRASSEDAMES
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Mail : ARMOR
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Good wood for oars : ASH
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Kibitz : INTRUDE
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Mercutio's friend : ROMEO
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Warsaw's river : VISTULA
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Spade or Browne : SAM
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Guitry of theater : SACHA
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Second person : EVE
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Limerick, e.g. : RHYME
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Dickens girl : NELL
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Cold wind of France : MISTRAL
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Edict : DECREE
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Abstruse news analyst : ESOTERICSEVAREID
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Available : ONHAND
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Air : TUNE
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Gridiron official : UMPIRE
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Man is one : ISLE
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Former Indian soldier : SEPOY
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Mimic : APER
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Approaches : NEARS
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Egyptian solar disk : ATEN
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Daybeds' kin : SOFAS
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Conjoin : UNITE
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Helmsman : PILOT
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Task : STINT
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Shame the "Country Girl" : DISGRACEKELLY
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Triple this for a wine : EST
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Bee chaser : CEE
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Goes wrong : ERRS
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Bite a dog : MAKENEWS
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Stir up a tennis star : AWAKENROSEWALL
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Panther or sailboat : CAT
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Torrid Zone region : TROPICS
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Broadway musical : ANNIE
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Marquisette : LENO
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Impassioned "Happy Warrior" : EMOTIONALSMITH
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Appropriate : APT
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Obdurate court champ of 1953 : STONYTRABERT
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Of sound quality : TONAL
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Bask : SUN
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Stagger : REEL
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Vitamin H : BIOTIN
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Shoe-width size : EEE
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Rocky cliffs : CRAGS
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Peak in Colorado : UTE
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Diving bird : GREBE
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Pater : DAD
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Payable : DUE
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Ending for differ : ENT
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Irish saint : EDANA
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Horn sound : BEEP
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Imogene : COCA
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Spanish card suit : OROS
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Neighbor of Sumatra : NIAS
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Annoyed : VEXED
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Lyres of yore : ASORS
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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Cascades peak : LASSEN
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Dance is one : ART
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Writer LeShan : EDA
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"Godfather" actor : CAAN
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"Lou Grant" actor : ASNER
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W.W. II theater : ETO
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"West Side Story" star, to Puerto Ricans : SENORITAMORENO
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Drink from a flask : SWIG
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Attack an actor from N.Y.C. : BACKSTABHUNTER
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Check beneficiary : PAYEE
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Dun former man-in-blue : REBILLSUMMERS
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Heroic work : EPOS
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Silenced : GAGGED
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" ... in ___ of Light": FitzGerald : ANOOSE
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Light upon a film Bell : LANDONAMECHE
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Reddish horse : ROAN
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Writer Wallace : LEW
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Eagle-rider of myth : ETANA
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Two ___ kind : OFA
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German bomber : STUKA
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Tournament draw : BYE
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Pine : YEARN
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Turkish standard : ALEM
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Concerning : INRE
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Colleen : LASS
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Belgrade name : TITO
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Nanny and billy : GOATS
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Brash : NERVY
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Test : TRIALRUN
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Eng. lexicon : OED
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Port on the Black Sea : ODESSA
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Three, in Rome : TRE
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Abates : EASESUP
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Denver's time : MST
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Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
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Fix over : REDO
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Dutch and brick : OVENS
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"___ man with seven ... " : IMETA
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Golfer Elder : LEE
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Central halls : ATRIA
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Alpinist's goal : CREST
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Selassie : HAILE
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Stand-in for Standish : ALDEN
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Lamarr : HEDY
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Gelatine flavor : LIME
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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Knock : RAP
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Single : ONE
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Acct. : CPA
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Title Chaplin held : SIR

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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