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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Monday, March 31, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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. 11,101
Across
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"It hurts!" : OUCH
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McNutt of comics : BOOB
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Pile up : AMASS
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Hebrew dry measure : EPHA
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Approximately : ORSO
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Sublease : RELET
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Slickers : RAINCOATS
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Kind of lily : CALLA
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How March goes : OUTLIKEALAMB
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Pastiche : SATIRE
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Strong ___ ox : ASAN
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Kettle and Barker : MAS
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Make a fluff : ERR
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Religious brother : FRA
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Demolish, British style : RASE
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Male merganser : DRAKE
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Adjective for March 31 : LAST
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Like March on April 1 : GONEWITHTHEWIND
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"___ Can," by Sammy Davis Jr. : YESI
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Diva Ponselle : ROSA
45
Cooper character : UNCAS
46
School dance : PROM
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Fabulous bird of prey : ROC
50
"Ye ___ the salt of the earth" : ARE
51
Johnny Reb's group : CSA
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Celebration at Cambridge : BASH
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Gabrielle (Coco) ___ : CHANEL
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March followers : APRILSHOWERS
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N.Y. World's Fair attraction : PIETA
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Miller's "Death of ___" : ASALESMAN
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Ocean birds : ERNES
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Decorate again : REDO
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Merit : EARN
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Coup ___ (master stroke) : DETAT
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Ready for publication : EDIT
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Kind of board or bag : TOTE
Down
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Anthem's "above" : OER
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"___ lazy river . . . " : UPA
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White Sox on scoreboards : CHI
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Kicking specialist : BOOTER
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Kind of hygiene : ORAL
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Old port of Rome : OSTIA
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Thickets : BOSKS
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Secret remedies : ARCANA
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Corn or oat follower : MEAL
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O. J. Simpson was one : ALLAMERICAN
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Alabama city : SELMA
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Attempts : STABS
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Teeners' "be watching" hour? : CURFEW
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Soil : EARTH
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Abounding in marsh plants : SEDGY
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___ Islands, off New Guinea : ARROE
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Sheer : TRANSPARENT
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Voice : ALTO
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In stitches : SEWN
33
Actor Dullea : KEIR
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Throat-exam sounds : AHS
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Game winner : STAR
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Entrap : SNARE
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Relative of "The Betsy" : EDSEL
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"La Douce" and others : IRMAS
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Hoodwink : EUCHRE
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Soviet subdivision : OBLAST
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Wildcat : OCELOT
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Wearing a sontag : CAPED
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Steeple : SPIRE
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Kind of holder : SHARE
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Watered down : HOSED
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Property, for one : ASSET
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Virginia willow : ITEA
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Ravine : WADI
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Former Peking name : MAO
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School class : ART
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Vane dir. : NNE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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