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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, March 29, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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. 10,733
Across
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She wrote "My Friend Flicka" : OHARA
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Young seal : PUP
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Doing an impersonation : APING
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Feast of Lots : PURIM
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___ rule (generally) : ASA
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Cruise ship : LINER
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Certain annoyances : PETPEEVES
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"___ en rose," 1946 pop song : LAVIE
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Having guests in : ENTERTAINING
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In ___ (agitated) : ASNIT
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City in North Dakota : MINOT
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Quarterback's stat. re passing : ATT
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Kind of sauce : TARTAR
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Discoverer's cry : AHA
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Scholarly sect of yore : PHARISEES
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Occurring every eighth day : OCTAN
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Debate : ARGUE
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B.S.A. member : SCT
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American revolutionary : PAINE
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Uses a jigsaw : COPES
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Sinatra's "Put Your Dreams Away" : THEMESONG
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Mount ___, Australia : EBA
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Incomplete metal casting : MISRUN
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Slow race horse: Slang : NAG
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Line an embankment with stone : REVET
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Silence : SHUSH
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Hostly duty : INTRODUCTION
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Holy person : SAINT
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Refreshment amount : TEACUPFUL
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The ones present : THESE
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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Venetian red : SIENA
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Cockles : OASTS
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___ Moines : DES
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Completed : ENDED
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Against: Abbr. : OPP
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Shading : HUE
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Paintings : ART
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Mellow : RIPEN
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Social courtesies : AMENITIES
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Resurface : PAVE
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Snuffer, e.g. : USER
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Adept : PASTMASTER
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"___ the Family" : ALLIN
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Gathering place at many a party : PIANO
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Hostly formality : INVITATIONS
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No, in Berlin : NEIN
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Actor Morris : GREG
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Kett and James : ETTAS
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Melody : AIR
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Pulsating : ATHROB
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Prenuptial bashes : STAGPARTIES
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Quickly : APACE
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Gave a refund : RESTITUTED
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Cal and Carnegie : TECHS
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Hard-hearted gal of songdom : HANNAH
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Lay ___ (bomb) : ANEGG
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Bemoan : RUE
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Come one, come all : OPENHOUSE
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En tout ___ (vanity bag) : CAS
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Party pepper-upper : MUSIC
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Kind of sch. : MED
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Painter Max : ERNST
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Yea and nay : VOTES
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Loosen a clasp : UNPIN
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That ___ say : ISTO
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Okinawan port : NAHA
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Give up : CEDE
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New Mexico art colony : TAOS
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T-man : FED
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French article : UNE
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Stripling : LAD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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