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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, July 27, 1978

43-Down : Dais

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 76, 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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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,575
Across
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Perry's kin : COMOS
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Explosive sound : BOOM
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Throb : ACHE
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Carried on a breeze : AWAFT
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___ Pavlova, memorable ballerina : ANNA
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Make designs in leather : TOOL
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Like a sheet of stamps : PERFORATED
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Contents of a dump : AMMO
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Maroon : ENISLE
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Where "they have to take you in": Frost : HOME
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Alcott girl : MEG
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Therefore : HENCE
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Extra rendition : ENCORE
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Mount whence Moses viewed the Promised Land : NEBO
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Forty-niner : ARGONAUT
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Battology : ITERATION
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Large family group : TRIBE
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Two-wheeled carriages in the Philippines : CALESAS
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Musical interval : TRITONE
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T. S. or George : ELIOT
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Pet project of De Witt Clinton : ERIECANAL
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Boring : TIRESOME
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Egyptian goddess : ISIS
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Expend or expenditure : OUTLAY
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Rising time for many : SEVEN
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Nothing : NIL
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Forty weekdays : LENT
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Break out : ESCAPE
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Use shears : SNIP
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Thwarts by advance action : FORESTALLS
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Lab heater : ETNA
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Word on a U.S. coin : UNUM
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As ___ the hills : OLDAS
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Markers : TAGS
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Moon buggies : LEMS
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Shave wood : PLANE
Down
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Elizabeth, in Maine : CAPE
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Davidson of tennis : OWEN
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Spouse, in Sedan : MARI
4
Energy source in the news : OFFSHOREOIL
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Fur wrap : STOLE
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Sheepish sound : BAA
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Busy, busy, busy : ONTHEGO
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___ cat (street game) : ONEO
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Lunatics : MADMEN
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One ___ time : ATA
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Disturbances : COMMOTIONS
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Four-bagger : HOMER
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Diva Tebaldi : RENATA
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Matrilineal : ENATIC
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Crucial times : CRISES
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Applause response : CURTAINCALL
28
Complaisant : NICE
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Unnamed others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Pooh-poohing : BELITTLING
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Promptly : ONTIME
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Of the stars : ASTRAL
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Congers : EELS
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Municipal officials : REEVES
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Dais : ROSTRUM
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Beautiful girl : EYEFUL
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Start : ONSET
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Rocky Mountain range : UINTA
50
Prohibit, in law : ESTOP
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Not any : NONE
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Alan of films and TV : ALDA
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Prepare for a project : PLAN
57
Being : ESSE
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Dance step : PAS
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Bad ___, German spa : EMS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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