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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Monday, October 8, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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. 10,926
Across
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Indian princes : RAJAHS
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Pace or trot : GAIT
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Dallas campus : SMU
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Where Genoa is : ITALIA
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"The Nazarene" writer : ASCH
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At the age of: Lat. abbr. : AET
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Third-century martyr : CHRISTOPHER
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New Deal initials : NRA
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Transit tracks : ELS
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" . . . ___ in a sieve" : TOSEA
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Letter : AITCH
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Slanders : MISSAYS
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State : ASSERT
30
Bulwer-Lytton novel : PELHAM
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Like caramels : CHEWY
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Finale : CODA
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College team, for short : BAMA
36
Parties : TEAS
37
Score : TALLY
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Irish girl's name : ERIN
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___ to Cerberus : ASOP
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Sanction : OKAY
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Eastwood : CLINT
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Having more speed : FASTER
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Tell a story : RELATE
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Diesels : ENGINES
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Miss Foch : NINA
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Capital of Lithuania, to Russians : VILNA
49
Jordanians : ARABS
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Augment : ADD
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Oath-taker's words : IDO
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Parade time : COLUMBUSDAY
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Swiss painter : KLEE
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Beethoven symphony : EROICA
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Impudent talk : SASS
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Hit, as a fender : DENTED
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Pudding base : RICE
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Part of A.A.U. : ATHL
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Chowchow containers : JARS
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Former champ : ALI
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"___ is bunk": Henry Ford : HISTORY
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Didn't take part : SATOUT
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Yawn : GAPE
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With embarrassment : ASHAMEDLY
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Solid cubes : ICE
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Cane : THRASH
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Calaba tree : SANTAMARIA
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Clemency : MERCY
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Shoshoneans : UTAHS
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W.W. II intelligence org. : OSS
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Type of grape or moth : ISABELLA
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Ferdinand's colony : NEWSPAIN
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"Now ___ me down . . . " : ILAY
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Document, to Coronado : ACTA
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"The Liner ___ a lady . . . ": Kipling : SHES
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The Atlantic, to the Pinta crew : SEAOFGLOOM
30
Region or bear : POLAR
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Church money-raisers : CAKESALES
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Spear or pepper follower : MINT
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Put in chips : ANTE
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Kind of board or bag : TOTE
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Criticize : CENSURE
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Eats between meals : SNACKS
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Kidded : RIBBED
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Expel : EVICT
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Kol ___ (Hebrew prayer) : NIDRE
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Mfrs.' group : NAM
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St. Dominique and de Lille : RUES
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Freshwater fish : DACE
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Pair : DYAD
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Palm leaf : OLA
57
Offspring : SON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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