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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, November 7, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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. 11,322
Across
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Available, as a doctor : ONCALL
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Natural mineral : ORE
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Writer Morrison : TONI
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Bargains : VALUES
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Loosely labeled : SOCALLED
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Chewed the scenery : EMOTED
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Phone-bill item : TOLLCALL
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Put in new turf : RESOD
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Lanchester and Maxwell : ELSAS
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Go by jet : FLY
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Parker of football fame : ACE
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Final passages, in music : STRETTOS
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Prefix with puncture : ACU
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___ de combat : HORS
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Arizona Indian : HOPI
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Sans a set goal : PLANLESS
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Cheers for Pavarotti : BRAVOS
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Adjective for the best, in sports : ALLTIME
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Pressure and fireless followers : COOKERS
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Experience again : RELIVE
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"Warsaw" piece : CONCERTO
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Not different : SAME
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Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
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Magician's asset : DEFTNESS
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Mat. time : AFT
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Inst. at Tempe : ASU
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Yankee "junkball" pitcher : LOPAT
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A belle named Raquel : WELCH
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Back for repairs : RECALLED
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Lose : MISLAY
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___ day (retires) : CALLSITA
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St. ___ of England : ANSELM
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"The ___ at eve ... ": Scott : STAG
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These, in Paris : CES
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Bodkin : NEEDLE
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Turn ___ new leaf : OVERA
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He won't break your bones : NAMECALLER
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Near accidents : CLOSECALLS
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Erskine or Nash : AUTO
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Yorkshire city : LEEDS
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Drug, for short : LSD
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Stablemen : OSTLERS
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Perches : ROOSTS
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Renown : ECLAT
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What an R.N. gives : TLC
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Norwegian saint : OLAF
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Eleanor Gwyn : NELL
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How some stand by : IDLY
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Besides : ALSO
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Uneven : EROSE
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Leitmotif : THEME
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Upset : SHAKEN
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Set free : UNTIED
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Raised a bid : OVERCALLED
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Cruise stop : PORTOFCALL
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"And what ___ rare ... ?": Lowell : ISSO
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Shave : PARE
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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Mister in a minstrel show : BONES
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Fabulous bird : ROC
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This has a fuzzy head and a long tail : COMET
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Valleys, to cowboys : CANADAS
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Retirement city, for short : STPETE
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Pipe joints : ELLS
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Kind of acid : FOLIC
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Hampshire, e.g. : SWINE
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Seasoning : THYME
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Rainbows : ARCS
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It's probably under you now : SEAT
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Calif. campus : UCLA
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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School subj. : ALG
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Chap : MAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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