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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, June 13, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 7, Spans: 2, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,175

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Across
1
Kind of light bulb: Abbr. : ELEC
5
S.M.U.'s rival : TCU
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Emcee's need : MIKE
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New ___ (Indira's city) : DELHI
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Kind of line or rod : HOT
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Dumb ___ ox : ASAN
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Tinker to ___ to Chance : EVERS
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Old French coin : ECU
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Baby sitters : NANAS
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"The ___" (TV show of 35 Down) : LIVINGWORD
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Mil. medals : DSCS
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Portico : STOA
25
Garden fertilizer : NITRATE
27
Denomination : SECT
30
California fort : ORD
32
Consequently : THUS
33
Gossipy bit : ITEM
34
Sgts. : NCOS
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S. A. Indians : INCAS
39
Christie and Karenina : ANNAS
41
Biochemistry initials : RNA
42
Mini, e.g. : SKIRT
43
Island in the East China Sea : MATSU
44
Shout : YELL
46
To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
47
___ out a living : EKES
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A Perón : EVA
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Actor O'Neal : RYAN
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Loss of memory : AMNESIA
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Ripened : AGED
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Wish for : WANT
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Yule season project of 35 Down : THETOYLIFT
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The best : ELITE
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Wallach : ELI
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Fasten again : RETIE
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Unbelievable : TALL
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I love, in Latin : AMO
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Word with said or mentioned : AFORE
69
Hebrew letter : ALEF
70
Meredith : DON
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Very, in Paris : TRES
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Willa Cather biographer : EDEL
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Pants designer Strauss : LEVI
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Ht. above sea level : ELEV
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Yule season symbol of 35 Down : CHRISTMASKETTLE
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Publication of 35 Down : THEWARCRY
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Dress designer Chanel : COCO
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About-face : UTURN
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Chess piece : MAN
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"While there ___" (words from General William Booth's creed) : ISADRUNKARDLEFT
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Site of celebration of 29 Down : KANSASCITY
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Make into law : ENACT
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"Say It ___ So" : ISNT
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Compass pt. : SSE
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Take the stage : GOON
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Telegraph code word : DIT
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___ and that : THIS
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"The King and I" locale : SIAM
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Lab burner : ETNA
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Milestone in America for 35 Down : CENTENNIAL
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Recipient of a gift : DONEE
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General Booth's Army : SALVATION
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Region : AREA
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British carbine : STEN
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Woos : SUES
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Como, to Carlo : LAGO
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Hold council : SIT
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Reverence : AWE
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Mediterranean island : MALTA
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In the lead : AHEAD
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Wildcat : EYRA
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
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"Believe ___ Not" : ITOR
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"Blood & ___" (words on 35 Down's banner) : FIRE
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Ball holders : TEES
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Santa's helper : ELF

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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