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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J M Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,474
Across
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Creation of Ade or Aesop : FABLE
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Northern European : LAPP
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First, second or third : SACK
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Fragrant rootstock : ORRIS
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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City in Utah : LEHI
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San Francisco strides? : GIANTSTEPS
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Gossage statistic : SAVE
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Pittsburgh jaeger? : PIRATEBIRD
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Minnesota cots? : TWINBEDS
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Oglivie or Ayala : BEN
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Taken advantage of : HAD
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Caustic : LYE
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Milwaukee plants : BREWERIES
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A.L. infielder Jorge : ORTA
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"Oui, oui," from Luis Tiant : SISI
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Loose pieces of rock : SCREE
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Gaelic Ireland : EIRE
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Slave of old : ESNE
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Man in an L.A. shelter? : TAXDODGER
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Hosp. test : EEG
49
Evergreen : YEW
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Give birth to a lamb : EAN
51
Cincinnati color scheme? : DEEPREDS
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Burn : SEAR
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Houston's spacemen? : ASTRONAUTS
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Coaster : SLED
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Spillane's "___ Jury" : ITHE
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Cleveland book on Yankees, Royals et al.? : INDIANFILE
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Mariners' milieus : SEAS
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" . . . one way to skin ___" : ACAT
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Light raft : BALSA
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Desires : YENS
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Marquisette : LENO
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Indo-Iranian : ARYAN
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Obscures : FOGS
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A Met score? : ARIA
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Atlanta heroics? : BRAVENESS
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Type of hit : LINER
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Id follower : EST
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"Amo, amas, amat" course in H.S. : LATI
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Warn : ALERT
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Custard apple : PAPAW
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Flower part : PISTIL
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Talked like a toper : SLOBBERED
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Hawk's nest : AERIE
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Beet variety : CHARD
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Classifications : KINDS
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Catches, as a hard-hit ball : SPEARS
22
Companion of Ares : ENYO
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Pronoun for the Pinta : SHE
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Pellets : BBS
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Scene of Perry's victory : ERIE
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Part of O.E.D. : DICT
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Napa squeezer : WINEPRESS
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Pitching stat. : ERA
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Sensuous : SEXY
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Detroit plant? : TIGERLILY
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Playing ___ (field) : AREA
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Urfa, once : EDESSA
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Oriole's distant relative : ERN
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Be obligated : OWE
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Friendly : GENIAL
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Field flower : DAISY
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One of the Lauders : ESTEE
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Frome of fiction : ETHAN
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Prom or hop : DANCE
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African area : SUDAN
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___ as possible : ASFAR
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Memorable Slav : TITO
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Memorable lioness : ELSA
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Diz of Cardinal fame : DEAN
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Org. for Nets between nets : NBA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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