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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, October 24, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q V Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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. 11,308
Across
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Musician or dancer : ARTIST
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Acid : LSD
10
Remiss : LAX
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Clean up leaves again : RERAKE
14
Arrival-time abbr. : ETA
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Tipple : TOPE
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Critter : ANIMAL
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Hoodwinked : GAMMONED
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Receiving two pensions : DOUBLEDIPPING
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Beard of grain : AWN
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___ inflation (campaign issue) : DOUBLEDIGIT
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Snicker follower : SNEE
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Moon goddess : SELENE
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From ___ Z : ATO
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French poodle's paw : PATTE
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Shade of pink : SALMON
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Where Apia is : SAMOA
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"___ evil ... " : SEENO
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Red Cross need : PLASMA
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Vinegars : ACETA
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Loser to Holmes : ALI
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Fallacy : IDOLUM
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Chop down : FELL
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Marches, Indian style : SINGLEFILES
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New Mexico Indian : SIA
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Duenna : CHAPERON
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Broadway title : IDOIDO
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Eye part : IRIS
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Season at Cannes : ETE
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Poetic regions : CLIMES
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Actor Duilio ___ Prete : DEL
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Ending for Siam : ESE
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Lady of Spain : SENORA
Down
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Plowed fields at haciendas : ARADAS
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Eclat : RENOWN
3
Being three in one : TRIUNE
4
Metrical foot : IAMB
5
Old Norse bard : SKALD
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Bony fish : TELEOST
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Plain, as handwriting : LEGIBLE
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Salt or sugar : STAPLE
9
Throws cold water on : DAMPENS
10
Off-the-tee phase of golf : LONGGAME
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Hairy or Barbary : APE
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___ out (removed) : XED
15
Morrison or Tennille : TONI
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Area in Asia and Africa : MIDEAST
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MacDonald-Eddy offering : DUET
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Pour ___ (overwhelm) : ITON
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___ avail (useless) : TONO
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Heroic verse : EPOS
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Pooh creator : AAMILNE
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Ferdinand creator : LEAF
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Health clubs : SPAS
34
"___ Want for Christmas ... " : ALLI
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Kin of a topgallant : MAINSAIL
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To ___ (somewhat) : ADEGREE
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Receiver of property title, in law : ALIENEE
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___-de-sac (blind alleys) : CULS
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Ipecacs, e.g. : EMETICS
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Feast ___ (Purim) : OFLOTS
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Husky driver : ESKIMO
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Berlin songs : LIEDER
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Julius of songdom : LAROSA
50
Prepares fish for cooking : GIPS
51
Edge through a crowd : SIDLE
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Lincoln or Susan B. Anthony : COIN
55
El ___, saga hero : CID
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Otho's govt. : HRE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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