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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, 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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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,572

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Across
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Stored away : ONICE
6
Pearl Mosque city : AGRA
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Doggy's name : FIDO
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Shylock's friend : TUBAL
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Equine stride : GAIT
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Champagne bucket : ICER
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Takes a risk : SKATESONTHINICE
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Monetary units of Paraguay : GUARANIS
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Canadian capital : OTTAWA
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Ingredient for a flip : EGG
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___ arms (aroused) : UPIN
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Disney : WALT
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Word with pay or work : LOAD
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Twitching : TIC
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Numerous : MANY
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Dealership : AGENCY
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Sights on peaks : ICECAPS
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Cool oolong : ICEDTEA
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Red, white and blue : COLORS
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Paw : FOOT
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Concealed : HID
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Skip over : OMIT
47
Urges : YENS
48
Sgt. Lopez, e.g. : NCO
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Fit for cultivation : ARABLE
53
Bridge call : REDOUBLE
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Jacob Abbott's "___ Books" : ROLLO
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They had "frozen assets" : ICECREAMPARLORS
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Lancaster : BURT
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Hesse river : EDER
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Spanish ladies : DONAS
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Soprano Silvia : SASS
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Auld lang ___ : SYNE
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Stockholm citizen : SWEDE
Down
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Military inst. : OTS
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Power plant: Slang : NUKE
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Steel beam : IBAR
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Positively charged atomic particle : CATION
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Vote in : ELECT
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Past : AGO
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Pier-to-packet passage : GANGWAY
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Fire dance, e.g. : RITUAL
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Baile ___ Cliath (Dublin) : ATHA
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Advanced via bamboozlement : FINAGLED
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___ cake (bonus of a sort) : ICINGONTHE
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Prefix with gram or liter : DECI
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Bornite and limnite : ORES
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Bestrode, with "on" : SAT
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Dander : IRE
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Beards grown by barley farmers : AWNS
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Loop for a lace maker : PICOT
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Northerners who are 98% Lutheran : ICELANDERS
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Cantina offering : TACO
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___ the hole (hidden asset) : ACEIN
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Matching pairs : DYADS
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Deface : MAR
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Lhasa ___, breed of dog : APSO
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Catch on : GET
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Invents : CONCOCTS
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Jot : IOTA
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Relief pitchers : FIREMEN
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Ailment : MALADY
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Like the ribbons of Jan. 1981 : YELLOW
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"___ Miss Brooks," radio hit: 1948-57 : OUR
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Cupped item : BRA
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British house, for short : LORDS
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Kids : RIBS
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S.A. land : ECUA
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Kind of wax : BEES
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Solo : LONE
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Mouthward : ORAD
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Prefix with determined : PRE
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Utica-to-N.Y.C. direction : SSE

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

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