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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, August 11, 1977

48-Across : Hen tracks on a page

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, 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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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,225
Across
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Disease of livestock : LOCO
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Have status : RATE
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Kimono or domino : ROBE
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Ailing or sleeping : ABED
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Deep blue : ANIL
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Television and radio : MEDIA
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Weather factor : WINDCHILL
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Iniquities : EVILS
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Tulle or toils : NET
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Actual being : ESSE
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Like some wickets : STICKY
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"___ Get By" (old song) : ILL
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Mystery awards : EDGARS
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Swallow : INGEST
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Each : APIECE
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Waged : CARRIEDON
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Best part, in Paris : CREME
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Eventful years : ERA
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Inutile : USELESS
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Sign of approval : NOD
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Foxx's namesakes : REDDS
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Patriots' friend : LAFAYETTE
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Be evasive : WEASEL
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Observant one : ESPIER
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Hen tracks on a page : SCRAWL
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He said "God bless us every one!" : TIM
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Patriot Hale : NATHAN
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Sign on : HIRE
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Goblin : ELF
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To no ___ (futilely) : AVAIL
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About five-eighths of a mile : KILOMETER
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"___, like a vapor ... ": S. Foster : BORNE
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Gov. Grasso : ELLA
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Honor with entertainment : FETE
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Nylons spoiler : SNAG
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Privation : NEED
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Meadowlands race : TROT
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Area often mowed : LAWN
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Off-Broadway award : OBIE
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Divided into 100 degrees : CENTIGRADE
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Strange : ODD
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Cheers : RAHS
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Carrot's relative : ANISE
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Like some floors : TILED
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Shape of some rooms : ELL
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He mends and emends : REVISER
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Of a poetic form : ODIC
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Defraud : BILK
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Simple : EASY
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It's coming here slowly but surely : METRICSYSTEM
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Thermometric term re 3 Down : CELSIUSSCALE
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Vitality : SAP
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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Thief: Slang : GANEF
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Cake decorator : ICER
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River in NE Poland : NAREW
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Targets of QBs' passes, at times : TES
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Almost two-fifths of an inch : CENTIMETER
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Overact : EMOTE
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Street or Reese : DELLA
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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Contemporary drama critic : EDER
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"Had we never loved ___ kindly": Burns : SAE
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Spirited : DASHING
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Roof ornament : EPI
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Sea bird : ERN
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As long as : WHILE
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De Gaulle's birthplace : LILLE
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Collars : NABS
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Home of the "Sweet Swan" : AVON
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St. Patrick's headquarters : TARA
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Burma or Tobacco : ROAD
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Mother of Apollo : LETO
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Repine : FRET
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Understanding : KEN
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Newt; triton : EFT

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

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