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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, December 22, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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. 11,001
Across
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Sharif : OMAR
5
Verse unit : IAMB
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Shades the windows : AWNS
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Place of a historic signing: Sept. 17, 1978 : WASHINGTON
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Writer Harte : BRET
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Prestigious award : NOBELPEACEPRIZE
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N. Eng. campus : URI
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Big ___, Calif. : SUR
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Going on : AFOOT
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Gruntlings : PIGLETS
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Caesar's tongue : LATIN
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Ending for count or shepherd : ESS
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Vociferous : STRIDENT
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Birds ___ feather : OFA
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Heavyset : STOUT
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Yeah's opposite : NAH
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Co-winner of 17 Across: 1978 : MENACHEMBEGIN
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Good buddy : PAL
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Like molasses : GOOEY
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Map letters : ENE
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Blown up : ENLARGED
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Day, in Durango : DIA
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___ Janeiro : RIODE
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New Jersey tea : REDROOT
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Young otter or fox : WHELP
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Ending for Brooklyn or Bengal : ESE
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Numero ___ : UNO
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Candidate for 17 Across : JAMESEARLCARTER
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On ___ with : APAR
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Co-winner of 17 Across: 1978 : ANWARSADAT
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Wilder or Hackman : GENE
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Tiny particle : MOTE
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Confess : OWNUP
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New Zealand native : MAORI
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___ as life : ASBIG
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Reciprocal of poise : RHE
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Supplies a computer with data : INPUTS
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Ripeners : AGERS
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N.E.A. offshoot in the Pine Tree State : MTA
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Overseas : ABROAD
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Not normally cast, as votes : WRITTENIN
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___ Perce Indians : NEZ
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Agnes or Agathe : STE
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Namesakes of pianist von Alpenheim : ILSES
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF
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Courteous : POLITE
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Spare : LEAN
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Foolish : INANE
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Utmost : NTH
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Crusader's horse : STEED
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"___ valentine" : TOMY
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___ elbows (mingle) : RUB
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Muscat native : OMANI
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Kindred soul : FELLOWMAN
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Tire part : SHOE
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Concurs : AGREES
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Tooth : COG
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Spot for 37 Down : GEAR
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Through : PER
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Hold fast : ADHERE
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Come to see : DESCRY
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Inklings : IDEAS
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Pass another racer twice : RELAP
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Overcome : OUTDO
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___ a time : ONEAT
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Where cows browse : LEA
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Window or counter follower : PANE
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Spree : JAG
57
Mimic : APE
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Certain hockey players: Abbr. : RWS
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Crash into : RAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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