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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Tuesday, August 19, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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. 11,242

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Across
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Race-track entrepreneurs : TOUTS
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French possessive : MES
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Reps. : AGTS
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State of India : ASSAM
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Turkish title : AGHA
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"Winnie-the-___" : POOH
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Battle of Aug. 19, 1779 : PAULUSHOOK
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Sans ___ (nonpareil) : EGAL
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Dialect; jargon : PATOIS
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Henna is one : DYE
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Wilmington, ___ : DEL
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Island of song : BALI
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Filthy lucre : MAMMON
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Olympic goddess : ERIS
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Kind of gin : SLOE
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Patriot Fraunces of "Tavern" fame : BLACKSAM
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Type of architecture : TUDOR
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Answers : REPLIES
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First king of Iraq: 1921–33 : FAISALI
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Winter resort : ASPEN
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See 57 Across : HARRYLEE
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Youngsters : LADS
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Good-sized lot : ACRE
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Area in many a city : GHETTO
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Letters : VEES
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Dave Kingman's stick : BAT
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Squeal or squealer : RAT
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Singing groups : OCTETS
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Energy: Slang : PUSH
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Actor Stone : EZRA
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With 41 Across, hero at 17 Across : LIGHTHORSE
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"I've ___ working on . . . " : BEEN
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S.A. country : ECUA
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Fudd : ELMER
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Sir Anthony : EDEN
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Chess piece: Abbr. : KNT
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Blue or home follower : PLATE
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Not live : TAPED
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Kind of orange : OSAGE
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Customary : USUAL
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Like some ships : TALL
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Southwest Conf. team : SMU
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Singer Jackson et al. : MAHALIAS
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Conceit : EGOTISM
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Chase away : SHOO
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Mimic : APE
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Award for 57 Across : GOLDMEDAL
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Where Doolittle did much damage: April 1942 : TOKYO
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Brightness : SHEEN
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Group in Ghana : AKIMS
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Meager : SPARSE
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X-shaped crosses : SALTIRES
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"___ my remains": Dryden : BEKINDTO
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Colorless; timid : MOUSY
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Strapless item, at times : BRA
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Brown of "renown" : LES
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"___ House" of Revolutionary fame : APPLETREE
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Part of a gangway : CLEAT
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Bullfight cheer : OLE
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___ grass (meadow barley) : RIE
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" . . . the ___ launched a thousand ships" : FACETHAT
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Take into custody : ARREST
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"___ Will Travel" (old TV show) : HAVEGUN
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Projecting piece, as for a column : SOCLE
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Diving bird : GREBE
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Subjected to humiliation in an initiation : HAZED
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___ Road of W.W. II fame : BURMA
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Plus factor : ASSET
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In that place : THERE
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Sound in a fob : TICK
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Kind of tax : POLL
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Abe's early love : ANN
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Kind of cat : HEP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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