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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, April 14, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, 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. 10,749
Across
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Laziness : SLOTH
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Hill insect : ANT
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Capture : NAB
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Scruffs : NAPES
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Skulk : LURK
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Kind of punch : BOLO
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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"Old ___" : IRONSIDES
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Vivacious : PERT
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Specialty of certain "deliverymen" : OBSTETRICS
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Cole or Wood : NATALIE
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Watched tots : SAT
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Ditty : TUNE
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Hospice : RESTHOME
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African antelope : ORIBI
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Ernie or Gomer : PYLE
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Comply : OBEY
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Road grader : LEVELER
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Advertising insert : STUFFER
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New cadet, for short : PLEB
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What cover girls do : POSE
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Fry lightly : SAUTE
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Bacon or Lamb : ESSAYIST
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" . . . times that try ___ souls" : MENS
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Egyptian god of music : BES
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Pulmonary cavities : AIRSACS
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Dr. Spock's field : PEDIATRICS
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Famed gallery : TATE
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Stress : UNDERLINE
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Hindu instrument : SITAR
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Provided that : SOAS
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Continuously : EVER
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Camber : TOEIN
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Foxy : SLY
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Ames and McMahon : EDS
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Previn : ANDRE
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Cut : SNIP
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Fraught : LADEN
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Secret agents : OPERATIVES
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Newcomers in the news : TESTTUBEBABIES
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Before D.D.E. : HST
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Day place : NURSERY
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Hambletonian : TROT
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Complications : NODI
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Guinness : ALEC
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Foreman : BOSS
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Israeli body : KNESSET
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Carry's arrival! : BIRTHOFANATION
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R.B.I.'s, for one : STAT
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"Blood and Sand" cheer : OLE
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Other : ELSE
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Beclouded : OBFUSCATED
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Cross paths : MEET
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"Jane ___" : EYRE
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Old wine flask : OLPE
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Kin: Abbr. : RELS
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Experts : PROS
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Decretal : EPISTLE
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Functions : USES
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Like cathedral window glass : STAINED
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MCMLXXIX, for one : YEAR
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Miniver or Gamp : MRS
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Pastry workers : ICERS
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Kind of well : STAIR
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Booted feline : PUSS
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Omaha Beach time : DDAY
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Tear apart : RIVE
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River into Donegal Bay : ERNE
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R. R. depot : STA

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

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