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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, June 7, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,169
Across
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___ de guerre : NOM
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Malice : SPITE
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Chambers : ATRIA
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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"And so ___" : TOBED
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Dishonest : LYING
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Westrum of baseball fame : WES
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At ___ (very slowly) : ASNAILSPACE
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Steve and Marty : ALLENS
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Condition : STATE
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House contractor : BUILDER
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Kind of book or knife : POCKET
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Not "sugar and spice" : SNIPSANDSNAILS
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Gawking : ASTARE
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Word with shot or stick : SLAP
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Sired : BEGOT
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Here, in Vichy : ICI
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Particles : ATOMS
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A "pumping" metal : IRON
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Ribbed fabric : MOREEN
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Gnaws the paws? : BITESONESNAILS
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Dry out lumber : SEASON
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___ machine (phonograph) : TALKING
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Signed a contract : INKED
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Where to take a baby : BYEBYE
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Tough : HARDASNAILS
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Asner and Ames : EDS
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So far : ASYET
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Haven : INLET
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Paul or Brown : LES
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Bara of silents : THEDA
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Acta : DEEDS
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B'way sign : SRO
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Moslem prince : NAWAB
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Dagger, in printing : OBELUS
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Cloth often used for sheets : MUSLIN
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Stubbornly conservative : STANDPAT
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Have : POSSESS
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___-Saud : IBN
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Receptions : TEAS
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Cut movie footage : EDIT
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Ex-Dodger skipper : ALSTON
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In the same familiar role : TYPECAST
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Creek : RIA
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Business abbr. : INC
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Vital statistic : AGE
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Come to an end : LAPSE
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Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Allocate : RATION
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Metric unit, for short : KILO
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Biblical land : ELAM
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Recipe amts. : TSPS
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Most parched : DRIEST
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Napkins under chins : BIBS
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Lakes Indian : ERIE
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"I've ___ Secret" : GOTA
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Unilateral : ONESIDED
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News commentators : ANALYSTS
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Trappists : MONKS
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Made possible : ENABLED
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Kreutzer piece : SONATA
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"Alibi ___" (Joe E. Brown movie) : IKE
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Defames : LIBELS
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A Sec. of Treasury under Truman : SNYDER
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Decorative plaster base : GESSO
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Viking : DANE
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Sombrero : HAT
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Kelp ___ (source of iodine) : ASH
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Cover crop : RYE
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Seine terrain : ILE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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