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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, 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. 11,222
Across
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Prophet rebuked by an ass : BALAAM
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Precept : LAW
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All-inclusive : ATOZ
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Puzzle : ENIGMA
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A Gabor : EVA
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Gauze : LENO
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Woolworth split, in bowling : FIVEANDTEN
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Division word : INTO
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Fragrant : OLENT
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___ as a beet : ASRED
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Sun : SOL
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Polite chap : GENT
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Deuces : TWOS
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Final: Abbr. : ULT
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Kin of two-fisted : TENFINGERED
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Feed the fire : STOKE
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Darius III, to Alexander : FOE
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Skirt style : MINI
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Scallops, clams, etc. : SEAFOOD
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"Lolita" writer : NABOKOV
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Island of Alaska : ATKA
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Opp. of masculine : FEM
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Mac Davis products : TUNES
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Stud holding : PAIROFFIVES
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Unspecified degree : NTH
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"Coming ___ a wing and a prayer" : INON
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Kind of sphere : HEMI
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Incite, with "on" : EGG
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___-depressive : MANIC
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Jute's ally : SAXON
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Go out together : DATE
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Shape of a "Mister" of songdom : FIVEBYFIVE
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Verily : AMEN
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Highway: Abbr. : RTE
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Horn of a roebuck : ANTLER
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Repair : MEND
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Above, to Key : OER
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Abandon : DESERT
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Muddle : BEFOG
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Animate : LIVEN
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Proxy : AGENT
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Amas follower : AMAT
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Fellow : MAN
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Suspends the sentence : LETSOFF
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Distaste : AVERSION
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Recede : WANE
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A Baba : ALI
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Alley spill : TENSTRIKE
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Aware of : ONTO
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Branch of biol. : ZOOL
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Sunup : DAWN
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Excavated : DUG
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Start a golf game : TEEOFF
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Yellow shade : LEMON
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Boxing stat. : TKO
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Finish carefully, in sewing : NEATEN
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Cabell of baseball : ENOS
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Mil. unit : DIV
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___ precedent : SETA
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Resting from the 9-to-5 routine : TAKINGTEN
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Work ___ : OFART
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Nitwit : SAP
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Explicit : DEFINITE
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Integrate, in a way : BUS
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Trimming for a king's robe : MINIVER
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Unit in electricity : OHM
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Viva ___ (spoken) : VOCE
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Knife handles : HAFTS
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Banish : EXILE
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Van man : MOVER
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Like neon gas : INERT
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Processed cheese : EDAM
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Hunter's quest : GAME
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Hairstyle : AFRO
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Purpose : END
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Naughty : BAD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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