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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
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Of the soft palate : VELAR
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N.F.L. scores : TDS
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Where Bradley is : PEORIA
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Hebrew bushel : EPHAH
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___ fell swoop : INONE
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Kind of pads : HIP
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Commuters : RIDERS
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Weather-stripped : SEALED
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Lay away now; use later : SAVEFORARAINYDAY
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Three-bagger : TRIPLE
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Verily : AMEN
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Personnel head's task : HIRING
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Recoils : SHIES
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Kind of steamer : TRAMP
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___ alone (do by oneself) : GOIT
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Grape seed : ACINUS
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Preserved : SALTED
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Cottontail : SCUT
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Gannet's kin : ERN
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Hellene : GREEK
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Favorites : PETS
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Route for Geronimo : WARPATH
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Piece of land : ACRE
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Pasty cement mixture : SLURRY
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Daisy cutter's cousin : LINER
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One of Margaret Mead's topics : SAMOA
52
Robert ___ : ELEE
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Rotated : SPUN
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Beard of grain : ARISTA
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Logger's activity : TRUNCATING
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Some textile workers : DYERS
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Proficient : MASTERLY
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Slaving away : MOILING
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Maladjusted person : MISFIT
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Singer James : ETTA
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Bellyache : CARP
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Where Puno is : PERU
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Jitney : BUS
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Truth, in Confucianism : TAO
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Plunges into the limelight : MAKESABIGSPLASH
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Omega, in Oxford : ZED
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Cool drink : ADE
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Stulm : ADIT
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In ___ (correctly timed) : SYNC
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Chipping tool : ADZE
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Allow : ENABLE
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Appease : PLACATE
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Children's game : LEAPFROG
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Kind of wave : TIDAL
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What many tests test : COMPETENCE
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Ceramic-floor material : TILING
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Anagram for abode : ADOBE
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Word with while : ERST
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Joss : IDOL
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Stares intently : GAZES
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Of an Arizona tribe : YUMAN
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Road sign : GOSLOW
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"Fighting Bob" of ring fame : FITZ
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Colorful fish : WRASSES
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Govt. worker : TMAN
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Prussian lancer : UHLAN
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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Hebrew letter : HETH
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Reign of ___: 1793–94 : TERROR
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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Hindu writings : VEDA
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Give a decision : ACTON
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Town of Kaiser's exile : DOORN
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Break a promise : RENEGE
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On ___ (equal) : APAR
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Latitude : LEEWAY
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Wet forecast by Louis XV? : APRESMOILEDELUGE
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Bridal wreath : SPIREA
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A kind of "easter" : NOR
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"Sweet ___ O'Grady" : ROSIE
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Hat material : STRAW
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Flips : TOSSES
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Trio in fluff : EFS
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Crime by one carrying a torch : ARSON
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Appearance : VISAGE
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Charm : ENAMOR
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Snow-in-summer : LOVEINAMIST
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Concerning : ANENT
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Gridiron off. : REF
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Twice and again : THRICE
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Pepys's and Evelyn's books : DIARIES
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"Let-us-spray" device : SPRINKLER
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Puritanical ones : PRIGS
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One, in Berlin : EIN
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Homeric epic : ODYSSEY
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Cardinal's topper : REDHAT
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Trolley tracks : IRAILS
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Up to now : ASYET
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N.Y. time : EST
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Impudent : PERT
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These keep waves wavy : HAIRSPRAYS
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Woolly fabric : ALPACA
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Actor Dantine from Austria : HELMUT
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Strong bench : DEPTH
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Chicago airport : OHARE
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Babylonian god : ANU
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Dorcas society's activity : SEWING
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Rather or Cupid : DAN
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Rasp : GRATE
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No bar to the postman : PRECIPITATION
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A bit ruddy : REDDISH
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Rib : COSTA
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Ending for pend or sept : ULUM
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Slots spot : RENO
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Pearl Buck's Wang ___ : LUNG
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Equivalent : SAME
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What the suspicious smell : ARAT
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Moves about : STIRS
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Dolls on the walls : PINUPS
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Portside : LEFT
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Melody : ARIA
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That ___ say : ISTO
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Roofed passageway : ARCADE
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Old Phoenician port : TYRE
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What hurriers shake : ALEG
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Louise or George : LAKE
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White grape : MUSCAT
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Biblical 150 : PSALMS
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Deadly poison : BANE
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Aural ossicle : MALLEUS
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Suit (to) : ADAPT
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Blue hue : BICE
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Sparky of baseball : LYLE
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Greek letter : ZETA
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Chisholm Trail town : ENID
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Slotted groove : DADO
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Musical key : AFLAT
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Hail-fellow-all-wet : DRIZZLEPUSS
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Region : ZONE
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Roe : EGGS
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A little bit of rain? : BABYSHOWER
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X-rated, for short : PORN
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Bessell and Nugent : TEDS
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Organic compound : ENOL
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___ a blanket : PIGIN
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Terminated : CEASED
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Part of seventh heaven? : CLOUDNINE
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Where divas reign in N.Y.C. : MET
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Accumulates : GARNERS
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___ fortune : WHEELOF
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Got along : FARED
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Spouter at sea : WHALE
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Grotto : RECESS
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Certify : ATTEST
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Too much, to Toscanini : TROPPO
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Poet who popularized a chair : MORRIS
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Light beers : LAGERS
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Graceful tempo : ADAGIO
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Heel over : CAREEN
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Barbecue : ROAST
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Bombeck et al. : ERMAS
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Modernist : NEO
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Courage : VALOR
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Nursemaid, in Nottingham : NANA
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Evergreen : YEW
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Bishopric : SEE
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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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