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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, March 5, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, 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. 11,075
Across
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Record : DISC
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"A face that would ___ clock" : STOPA
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Bunk : BED
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Food thickener : AGAR
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Channing : CAROL
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Card game : FARO
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Roasted, French style : ROTI
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Standoffish : ALOOF
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Bridge framework : TRESTLE
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Hectic routine : RATRACE
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Dessert : PIE
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Actor Tremayne : LES
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One of a group impelled by 42 Across : FOUNDINGFATHER
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Thicket : COPSE
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"Neither a borrower, ___ lender be" : NORA
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Theda of films : BARA
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Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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Steel angle iron : LBAR
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Coin : MINT
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Rubies or garnets : GEMS
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Bel ___ cheese : PAESE
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Event on March 5, 1770 : BOSTONMASSACRE
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Número ___ : UNO
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Wapiti : ELK
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Prepare : PROCESS
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Eager : WISHFUL
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Piggery sound : OINK
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Hummingbird : TOPAZ
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Martinelli or Maxwell : ELSA
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Chooses : OPTS
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"___ a Parade" : ILOVE
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World's Fair Sally : RAND
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Durocher : LEO
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Hacked it : COPED
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Sanction : OKAY
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Kind of board or gun : DART
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Plane designer Sikorsky : IGOR
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Satisfy : SATE
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Victim of 42 Across : CRISPUSATTUCKS
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Climbed : SCALED
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Anecdote : TALE
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Sierra Madre treasure : ORO
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Inferior : POOR
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Forage plants : ALFALFAS
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Ali of storybook fame : BABA
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Rock star Clapton : ERIC
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Medicinal amount : DOSE
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Designation of 4 Down in U.S. history : FIRSTBLACKHERO
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Prong : TINE
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Jetsam for Sam Adams's men : TEA
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Number the pages : FOLIO
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Unseals : OPENS
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Against a thing, in law : INREM
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Bellini opera : NORMA
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Foxtail or dogfoot : GRASS
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1918 : HABER
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Rub out : ERASE
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Unusual : RARE
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Curry or honey follower : COMB
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Kant was one : AGNOSTIC
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Buddies : PALS
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___-man gang : ONE
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Captured : SEIZED
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Business combo : POOL
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Ready for picking : RIPE
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Wised up : ONTO
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Alone : SOLO
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Flutter : WAVE
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Strong criticism : FLAK
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Sch. for future ensigns : USNA
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Kind of bird or bug : LADY
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Soda : POP

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

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