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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

DAFFYNITIONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 4.96, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 546 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, 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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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,499
Across
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Dish served at Rice? : PILAF
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What old stogies do : REEK
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Like a MOMA ship : IDLE
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Yemeni's neighbor : OMANI
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Slip cover? : ALIBI
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Bird of merit? : ERNE
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Part of a main dish : MEIN
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Clergyman who got fired? : CANON
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Fashion plate? : PIEALAMODE
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Rag cheats readership? : PAPERCLIPS
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Sword beater : PEN
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Arm in Armentières : BRAS
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Wearies Anka and Lynde? : PALLS
31
Spot for a plug : OUTLET
32
Big-footed abominable one : YETI
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Renown for Renoir? : ECLAT
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It's mimetic, energetic and esthetic : HULA
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His day is 11/11 : VETERAN
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Means–end connection : TOAN
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Match involving heats : MEET
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Start of a drum sound : RAT
43
___ in the dark : ASHOT
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Place that once went boom : GHOSTTOWN
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Pupil's protector : LASH
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It's on the watch : STEM
48
Something for the record : VINYL
50
Poetic start : OPE
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___ be tied : FITTO
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Like look-alikes : SAME
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Ab follower : ELUL
54
Describing a young Feller : RAPID
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Father of a merry widow : LEHAR
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Goose-pimply : ATINGLE
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Shield for Zeus or Athena : AEGIS
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Post-office delivery : KISS
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Bro. or dau. : REL
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It figures : ADDINGMACHINE
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These come from stiff socks : KOS
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Proper Etta : KETT
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Destroyer's "ears" : SONAR
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What a winning golfer at Augusta has attained : MASTERY
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Bonnie associate : CLYDE
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Dog-tired : ALLIN
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Serb or Sorb : SLAV
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Yalies : ELIS
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Went through an "oar-deal" : ROWED
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Ewe said it : MAA
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When penitents convene? : ATONE
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This is groovy : SLOT
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King of the entertainment field : ALAN
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He makes a net profit : TENNISPRO
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Pittsburgh pillar? : STELE
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Nellie or poet Robert : BLY
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Slush ___ (money from a snow job?) : FUND
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Valley that sounds sleepy : NAPA
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Logician's proposition : THEOREM
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Matter conqueror : MIND
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Baton Rouge race? : RELAY
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Spotted : SEEN
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Scrape : ABRADE
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Carpel's companion : SEPAL
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Scorch or parch : SEAR
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"The good old U.S. ___" : OFA
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Where to wring out the old : LAUNDROMAT
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Gossip's tidbit : LITTLESLAM
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Wiry sprite : ARIEL
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Farmer's place : DELL
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Big apple pitcher : ERIS
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Alley denizen : SALLY
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His comedy was divine : DANTE
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Paper size : DEMY
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Virginia creeper: 1587–? : DARE
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Teeny or Weeny : SMALL
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His productions are not for infants : PAPP
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Court name : ILIE
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Covering on the Sahara : ABA
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A European nut : FILBERT
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Sit tight : REMAIN
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King of hearts? : EROS
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He may be tight : END
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Advice to Hotspur? : KEEPCOOL
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Graft at the hospital : IMPLANT
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Gave each player a hand : DEALT
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Bussing quartet : LIPS
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Point for a skipper : ENE
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Like a happy medium? : OCCULT
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Island of "Knights" : MALTA
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Yep's opposite : NOPE
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Sec. : INST
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Ambracian Gulf : ARTA
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Duckling or French city : ROUEN
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Dignified "Shucks!" : ALAS
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Petty officers : YEOMEN
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Gas for Merman? : ETHYL
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Made the fir fly : HEWED
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One of Smith's sisters : VASSAR
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Will's subject : ESTATE
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Cowpath? : THEMILKYWAY
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Having the mulligrubs : MOPISH
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Where angry drinkers meet? : RATHSKELLER
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Dog star : ASTA
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Early hammer thrower : THOR
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Puzzling beast : GNU
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Subject : TOPIC
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Twisted tales : LIES
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Open land for an eland : VELDT
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Philbrick's "___ Three Lives" : ILED
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Honey's victims : FLIES
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Put on a second shift : REMAN
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Chinese gelatin : AGAR
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Supplied a swinger : GATED
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Lambs, to Lucretius : AGNI
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Jack in the deck : KNAVE
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Long place in N.Y. : ISLAND
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Homeless Philip : NOLAN
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Earl Weaverbird? : ORIOLE
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Something to beat : SYSTEM
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First place : EDEN
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Sixpence for Shakespeare : TESTON
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Marine hermit : CRAB
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Lounge on the lounge : LOLL
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Change a bill : AMEND
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Take a tangent : STRAY
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Water game? : LOO
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Shocked : APPALLED
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Pitchman of a sort : TUNER
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How Mr. Butterfingers behaves : INEPTLY
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Pedro's parlor : SALA
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Dixon, but not Mason : SEERESS
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Housetop instrument? : FIDDLE
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Insect that bit Sleeping Beauty? : TSETSE
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Make sound : HEAL
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Painter who made quite an impression : MANET
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Domain for Charlemagne : REALM
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W. S. Gilbert in 1850 : ALAD
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Theodosia Goodman : BARA
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End of a certain road : RUIN
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Character hooked up with Hook : SMEE
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Where certain pros become cons : STIR
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Señora's pot : OLLA
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Post-trip occurrence : FALL
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Kind of alcohol : AMYL
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Type of ball : ODD
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Novelist Levin : IRA
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Avuncular giant : SAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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