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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

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New York Times, Sunday, May 18, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,149
Across
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Blanched : ASHEN
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Make a choice : OPT
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Faucet : TAP
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"City of the Kings" : LIMA
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Star in Ursa Major : PHAD
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Grocery, e.g. : STORE
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Prefix for view : PRE
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Greek letter : ETA
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Kind of hygiene : ORAL
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Jackstay : ROPE
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Marx film shot at Eider Downs? : HORSEFEATHERS
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Advice to a pony-car owner? : GETAHORSE
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Unseat : OUST
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Allow to pass : INTROMIT
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Business abbr. : INC
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Three rivers in England : OUSES
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Cannes season : ETE
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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One with a blazing saddle? : RACEHORSE
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Carved stones : CAMEOS
41
Fortuneteller : SIBYL
44
Members of the "400" : ASTORS
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Tenderly, in music : AMOROSO
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Flu shots : SERA
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Pinpoint : LOCATE
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Favorite : PET
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Manservant : VALET
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Keep : RETAIN
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"We hold these ___ . . . " : TRUTHS
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That, in Sonora : ESA
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Ready : ALLSET
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Work at the bar : TEND
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Thither : THERE
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Everglades denizen : EGRET
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RR depot : STA
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Apportioned : SHARED
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Simpletons : GEESE
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Medieval dagger : ANLACE
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Does some roofing : TARS
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Bitter : ACERB
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Annoy : IRK
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Lives : SUBSISTS
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Dillon of TV : MATT
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African tongue : SUDANIC
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Witnessed : SEEN
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Wag : COMEDIAN
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Bren or Sten : GUN
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Stockholm institute : NOBEL
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Heyerdahl : THOR
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Anoints, old style : ANELES
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Jargon : ARGOT
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Cockloft : GARRET
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Canzone : ODE
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Devilfish : MANTA
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Bridge cards : TREYS
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Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
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Buffalo team : SABRES
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Nero's pronoun : EGO
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Knocked down : DECKED
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European capital : ATHENS
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Tooth or tomato follower : PASTE
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Bo Derek's rating : TEN
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Roman of Nebraska : HRUSKA
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Cross : ROOD
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Most banal : TRITEST
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Man of many words : ORATOR
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Short-barreled rifle : YAGER
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Threesomes : TRINES
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Old mare's throat problem? : HORSINESS
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Kind of circle : SEWING
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Sheep sound : MAA
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Out of sorts : CROSS
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Understand : GET
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Rustlers' activity : THIEVING
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Horseless carriage : FORD
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"Equus"? : HORSEPLAY
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Dabbling in polo? : HORSINGAROUND
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Alleviate : EASE
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Fashion : FORM
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Boo-boo kisser : MOM
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Actuary's concern : AGE
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Loosen : UNTIE
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Flintstone : FRED
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___ Nostra : COSA
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Huxtable : ADA
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Rorem : NED
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Solvent : ETHER
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" . . . lived in ___" : ASHOE
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Thickset : STOUT
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Shut out the Texas Rangers? : HORSECOLLAR
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Whilom : ERST
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Once named : NEE
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Public : OPENDOOR
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Chatters : PRATES
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Pullulate : TEEM
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Bell town : ATRI
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Napoleons and Bismarcks : PASTRY
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Valid reasoning : LOGIC
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One of the Horae : IRENE
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Duplicate : MATCH
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Corolla part : ALA
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He wrote "Swann's Way" : PROUST
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"Girl of the Golden West," etc.? : HORSEOPERAS
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Altar area : APSE
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Ruby and Sandra : DEES
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Penalties : FINES
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Era when people were old-fashioned and crazy? : HORSEANDBUGGYDAYS
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Mr. Ed's words of wisdom? : HORSESENSE
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Overacts : EMOTES
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Hussein's stable? : ALLTHEKINGSHORSES
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Swearword : OATH
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God on Olympus : ARES
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Blue flag : IRID
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Prohibit : BAN
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Do a surgeon's job : RESECT
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Expresses : STATES
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Skipper's "Cease!" : AVAST
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Neighbor of Gozo : MALTA
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Pilots : STEERS
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Galena and cuprite : ORES
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Remedies : CURES
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Snacked : ATE
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Idest : THATIS
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Scray : TERN
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Sparkle : GLINT
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Goliath : GIANT
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White poplars : ABELES
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Food fish : SMELT
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Addict : USER
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What a ghost rider beats? : ADEADHORSE
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Pairs : DUOS
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Glazed : COATED
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Revived : CAMETO
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Catapult or ass : ONAGER
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Three for the swayback? : MENONAHORSE
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British stoolies : NARKS
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Breakfast cereal : BRAN
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Whence tips come to a D.V.M.? : HORSESMOUTH
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Lefty's creator : ODETS
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Cycling button : RESET
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Miasma : REEK
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Studio activity : TAPING
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Inst. at Fort Worth : TCU
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Point ___ (equine term) : ATOE
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Subtract : BATE
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Goes wrong : ERRS
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S.A. country : ARG
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Like violins : STRINGED
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___ bell (register) : RINGA
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Flipped : TOSSED
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Bronchospastic problem : ASTHMA
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Pricking : TWINGE
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Dome-shaped abode : IGLOO
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Approaches : NEARS
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Original forms of words : ETYMA
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French spa : EVIAN
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Palmer of golf : ARNIE
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Krait : ADDER
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Cuisinier : CHEF
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Stadium sound : ROAR
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Canopy : HOOD
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"My Friend ___" : IRMA
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Source : FONT
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First-class G.I. : PFC
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Mourn : RUE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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