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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

POURING IT ON

New York Times, Sunday, November 30, 1980

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 694 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,345
Across Down
1. Of the soft palate : VELAR
6. N.F.L. scores : TDS
9. Where Bradley is : PEORIA
15. Hebrew bushel : EPHAH
20. ___ fell swoop : INONE
21. Kind of pads : HIP
22. Commuters : RIDERS
23. Weather-stripped : SEALED
25. Lay away now; use later : SAVEFORARAINYDAY
28. Three-bagger : TRIPLE
29. Verily : AMEN
30. Personnel head's task : HIRING
31. Recoils : SHIES
33. Kind of steamer : TRAMP
34. ___ alone (do by oneself) : GOIT
35. Grape seed : ACINUS
36. Preserved : SALTED
38. Cottontail : SCUT
39. Gannet's kin : ERN
40. Hellene : GREEK
41. Favorites : PETS
42. Route for Geronimo : WARPATH
44. Piece of land : ACRE
46. Pasty cement mixture : SLURRY
49. Daisy cutter's cousin : LINER
50. One of Margaret Mead's topics : SAMOA
52. Robert ___ : ELEE
53. Rotated : SPUN
55. ___ Lama : DALAI
59. Beard of grain : ARISTA
61. Logger's activity : TRUNCATING
63. Some textile workers : DYERS
64. Proficient : MASTERLY
66. Slaving away : MOILING
67. Maladjusted person : MISFIT
68. Singer James : ETTA
69. Bellyache : CARP
71. Where Puno is : PERU
72. Jitney : BUS
73. Truth, in Confucianism : TAO
74. Plunges into the limelight : MAKESABIGSPLASH
78. Omega, in Oxford : ZED
81. Cool drink : ADE
82. Stulm : ADIT
83. In ___ (correctly timed) : SYNC
84. Chipping tool : ADZE
88. Allow : ENABLE
90. Appease : PLACATE
93. Children's game : LEAPFROG
95. Kind of wave : TIDAL
96. What many tests test : COMPETENCE
98. Ceramic-floor material : TILING
99. Anagram for abode : ADOBE
100. Word with while : ERST
101. Joss : IDOL
102. Stares intently : GAZES
103. Of an Arizona tribe : YUMAN
105. Road sign : GOSLOW
107. "Fighting Bob" of ring fame : FITZ
108. Colorful fish : WRASSES
111. Govt. worker : TMAN
113. Prussian lancer : UHLAN
115. Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
118. Hebrew letter : HETH
119. Reign of ___: 1793–94 : TERROR
121. Make beloved : ENDEAR
123. Hindu writings : VEDA
124. Give a decision : ACTON
126. Town of Kaiser's exile : DOORN
127. Break a promise : RENEGE
128. On ___ (equal) : APAR
129. Latitude : LEEWAY
131. Wet forecast by Louis XV? : APRESMOILEDELUGE
134. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
135. Bridal wreath : SPIREA
136. A kind of "easter" : NOR
137. "Sweet ___ O'Grady" : ROSIE
138. Hat material : STRAW
139. Flips : TOSSES
140. Trio in fluff : EFS
141. Crime by one carrying a torch : ARSON
1. Appearance : VISAGE
2. Charm : ENAMOR
3. Snow-in-summer : LOVEINAMIST
4. Concerning : ANENT
5. Gridiron off. : REF
6. Twice and again : THRICE
7. Pepys's and Evelyn's books : DIARIES
8. "Let-us-spray" device : SPRINKLER
9. Puritanical ones : PRIGS
10. One, in Berlin : EIN
11. Homeric epic : ODYSSEY
12. Cardinal's topper : REDHAT
13. Trolley tracks : IRAILS
14. Up to now : ASYET
15. N.Y. time : EST
16. Impudent : PERT
17. These keep waves wavy : HAIRSPRAYS
18. Woolly fabric : ALPACA
19. Actor Dantine from Austria : HELMUT
24. Strong bench : DEPTH
26. Chicago airport : OHARE
27. Babylonian god : ANU
32. Dorcas society's activity : SEWING
37. Rather or Cupid : DAN
40. Rasp : GRATE
41. No bar to the postman : PRECIPITATION
43. A bit ruddy : REDDISH
45. Rib : COSTA
47. Ending for pend or sept : ULUM
48. Slots spot : RENO
49. Pearl Buck's Wang ___ : LUNG
50. Equivalent : SAME
51. What the suspicious smell : ARAT
53. Moves about : STIRS
54. Dolls on the walls : PINUPS
56. Portside : LEFT
57. Melody : ARIA
58. That ___ say : ISTO
60. Roofed passageway : ARCADE
61. Old Phoenician port : TYRE
62. What hurriers shake : ALEG
65. Louise or George : LAKE
67. White grape : MUSCAT
70. Biblical 150 : PSALMS
72. Deadly poison : BANE
74. Aural ossicle : MALLEUS
75. Suit (to) : ADAPT
76. Blue hue : BICE
77. Sparky of baseball : LYLE
78. Greek letter : ZETA
79. Chisholm Trail town : ENID
80. Slotted groove : DADO
84. Musical key : AFLAT
85. Hail-fellow-all-wet : DRIZZLEPUSS
86. Region : ZONE
87. Roe : EGGS
89. A little bit of rain? : BABYSHOWER
90. X-rated, for short : PORN
91. Bessell and Nugent : TEDS
92. Organic compound : ENOL
94. ___ a blanket : PIGIN
96. Terminated : CEASED
97. Part of seventh heaven? : CLOUDNINE
104. Where divas reign in N.Y.C. : MET
105. Accumulates : GARNERS
106. ___ fortune : WHEELOF
107. Got along : FARED
108. Spouter at sea : WHALE
109. Grotto : RECESS
110. Certify : ATTEST
111. Too much, to Toscanini : TROPPO
112. Poet who popularized a chair : MORRIS
114. Light beers : LAGERS
116. Graceful tempo : ADAGIO
117. Heel over : CAREEN
120. Barbecue : ROAST
121. Bombeck et al. : ERMAS
122. Modernist : NEO
123. Courage : VALOR
125. Nursemaid, in Nottingham : NANA
130. Evergreen : YEW
132. Bishopric : SEE
133. Time of "Good Feeling" : ERA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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