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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, March 15, 1980

21-Down : Complain

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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. 11,085
Across
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Spout : JET
4
Side dish : SLAW
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Fur : OTTER
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Gold for Gerardo : ORO
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Ancient capital of Mongolia : HOLIN
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Babel : NOISE
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Snead or Houston : SAM
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Pay hike : RAISE
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Coins : CENTS
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Stamina : STAYINGPOWER
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Captured : TAKEN
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Nervous disorder : CHOREA
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Convenience for a driver : POWERSTEERING
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Nomads of Nordland : LAPPS
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Bank abbr. : INT
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Procreate : SIRE
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Levin or Wolfert : IRA
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Small swords : EPEES
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D.D.E. was one : GEN
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Speech problem : LISP
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Wallach : ELI
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Robert ___ Sherwood : EMMET
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Avoiding : STEERINGCLEAR
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Fearless : HEROIC
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___ once (suddenly) : ALLAT
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No problems : CLEARSAILING
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Former Turkish soldier : SPAHI
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Amazonian group : TUPIS
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Cowardly fellow : CUR
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West Coast sound : PUGET
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January, in Rio : ENERO
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Fuss and feathers : ADO
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Mortify : ABASH
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Adam's garden : EDEN
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Actor Ayres : LEW
Down
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Chinese idol : JOSS
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It was, to Caesar : ERAT
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Item for an Italian recipe : TOMATOPASTE
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Butcherbirds : SHRIKES
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Bank president's role : LOANER
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Does a wheel job : ALIGNS
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Frail thing : WISP
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___ twice (occasionally) : ONCEOR
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"___ human": Pope : TOERRIS
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Stannum : TIN
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N.Y. time : EST
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Division of the Tertiary period : NEOCENE
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Complain : YAWP
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Sharpens : WHETS
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Puzzling : ENIGMATICAL
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Yes man : AGREER
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Part of a see : PARISH
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Connection : TIEIN
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Abner's adjective : LIL
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Suffix with differ : ENT
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Spooky : EERIE
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Arranged in folds : PLICATE
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Roosts for roasters : PERCHES
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Writer Ralph Waldo : ELLISON
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Fast breaker : MEAL
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Flint tool : EOLITH
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Painted : GASPED
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Actress Bloom : CLAIRE
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Finnish poem : RUNE
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Museum painting : NUDE
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Cultivate : GROW
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Health club : SPA
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Tavern : PUB
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Turkish title : AGA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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