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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Monday, May 26, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 4, 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. 11,157
Across
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Vendetta : FEUD
5
Part of speech: Abbr. : CONJ
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Archway : SPAN
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Alleviate : EASE
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Cowboy circus : RODEO
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Censored item : NONO
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"If ye ___ . . . ": (words by 8 Down) : BREAKFAITH
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Side altar location : APSE
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Expenses : COSTS
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Japan : NIPPON
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Army officer : MAJOR
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Kin of berets : TAMS
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Not Dem. or Rep. : IND
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Period in civilization : IRONAGE
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Panorama : SCAPE
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Battle ___ : CRY
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Member of a certain race : NORDIC
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Oxford, to its citizens : ISIS
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Indy 500, e.g. : RACE
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Dismal, to Donne : DREAR
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Turkish title : AGHA
43
Partner of terminer : OYER
44
Forty winks : CATNAP
46
W.W. II fliers : RAF
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Jeweler's measure of fineness : KARAT
49
Little auk : SEADOVE
51
"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Fuegians : ONAS
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Widow's inheritance : DOWER
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Rarely : SELDOM
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Fortitude : HEART
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" . . . believe also ___": John 14:1 : INME
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W.W. I poet-soldier who died in France : ALANSEEGER
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Consider : DEEM
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Mattress filler : KAPOK
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Zilch, in tennis : LOVE
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Creepy : EERY
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Some ovines : EWES
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Charge a rifle : LOAD
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Cal. entry : FEB
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Jug handle : EAR
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Custom : USE
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Cleric or church officer : DEACON
5
Ulster or blazer : COAT
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Poet like Pindar : ODIST
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Profit : NET
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W.W. I poet-soldier who died in France : JOHNMCCRAE
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Break off : SNAP
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" . . . though ___" (words by 8 Down) : POPPIESGROW
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Author of "The Amityville Horror" : ANSON
12
Exceedingly : NOEND
14
Ruth, Ott et al.: Abbr. : RFS
17
Sacred Islamic book : KORAN
21
"Rose ___ rose . . . " : ISA
22
Kind of scope or phone : MICRO
23
Bedeck : ARRAY
24
W.W. I poet-soldier who died in France : JOYCEKILMER
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Orientals, e.g. : ASIANS
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"But only ___ a tree" (words by 24 Down) : GODCANMAKE
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Printing errors : ERRATA
32
Ingrid's newscasting daughter : PIA
35
Army unit: Abbr. : DET
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"___ a Rendezvous . . . " (poem by 62 Across) : IHAVE
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Newscaster Morley : SAFER
40
Historic time : ERA
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Army chaplain : PADRE
48
Milne animal : ROO
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"You don't say!" : DOTELL
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In reserve : ASIDE
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Actress Taylor : RENEE
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Form : SHAPE
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Paper size : DEMY
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Cabell of baseball : ENOS
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"___ not what . . . ": J.F.K. : ASK
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Lincoln's profession : LAW
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Stickum : GOO
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A Gabor : EVA
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Jones's "The Thin ___ Line" : RED

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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