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Charles J. Matonti
Charles J. Matonti

New York Times, Monday, October 19, 1981

Author:
Charles J. Matonti
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Charles J. Matonti has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,668
Across
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Like a good excuse : VALID
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Christmas in Calais : NOEL
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Khayyám : OMAR
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Games : AMUSEMENTS
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Public squares in ancient Rome : FORA
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Biblical father and son : ABRAHAMANDISAAC
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Colosseum section : ARENA
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Fool : NINNY
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Certain facts : DATA
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___ Na Na, singing group : SHA
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Author Joyce Carol : OATES
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Grand palace in Granada : ALHAMBRA
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Antonymous rhyme for fire : HIRE
33
One North-South war : KOREAN
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"___ armes!" (fighting words in France) : AUX
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Biblical father and sons : ADAMCAINANDABEL
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Lawyer's thing : RES
40
Francis or Dahl : ARLENE
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Ancient Iranian : MEDE
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Smokers' needs : ASHTRAYS
44
Nat and Natalie : COLES
45
Blue-chip initials : ITT
46
Ladd of film fame : ALAN
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Love, in Lucca : AMORE
51
___ Wojtyla (now Pope John Paul II) : KAROL
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Clay today : ALI
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Biblical father and son : DAVIDANDSOLOMON
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Word with air or house : OPEN
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Illusion created by magicians : LEVITATION
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Puppeteer Tony : SARG
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Aqueduct action : BETS
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Some in Rome are Spanish : STEPS
Down
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It flows into Africa's Orange : VAAL
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Prefix with dexterity : AMBI
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Angler's need : LURE
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" . . . rose ___ rose": Stein : ISA
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Zionist leader Jacob: 1872–1937 : DEHAAS
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Argolic valley of games : NEMEA
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Judah's wicked son : ONAN
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Catania's volcano : ETNA
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Hallucinogenic initials : LSD
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"Anna and the King ___" : OFSIAM
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Sound of distress : MOAN
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Islands off Ireland : ARAN
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Sprightly or risqué : RACY
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Trade center : MART
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Under control : INHAND
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Judge : DEEM
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Western classic starring 46 Across : SHANE
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Name at Tara : OHARA
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Assistants : AIDES
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Garbage : TRASH
27
English composer and family : ARNES
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Built like a greyhound : LEAN
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Biblical tower : BABEL
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___ la Paix : RUEDE
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Car parts : AXLES
33
Measure of gold's fineness : KARAT
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Unctuous : OILY
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Transported in a dray : CARTED
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Egyptian deity : AMON
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Like laborious work : TIRING
44
Soprano Maria : CALLAS
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Part of a foot of verse : ARSIS
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Plunder : LOOT
48
Fusses : ADOS
49
Chart for Magellan : MAPA
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Completed : OVER
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Patella site : KNEE
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It can be classified: Abbr. : ADVT
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Female friend in Fontainebleau : AMIE
54
Chicago has a big one : LOOP
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___ of Court : INNS
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Priestly vestment : ALB
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Angels' catcher : OTT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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