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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, August 6, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J V }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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. 11,594
Across
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Wise one : SAGE
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Drink in Dresden : BIER
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Nile dam : ASWAN
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"The bird ___ the Wing": FitzGerald : ISON
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Fire god : AGNI
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Shutout spoiler : SCORE
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At ___ (without direction) : LOOSEENDS
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Asian land : KOREA
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Follower of kick, pick or tick : OFF
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Awards : PRIZES
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City map : PLAT
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Away : FRO
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Added the columns : TOTALED
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"For ___ sake!" : PETES
30
Hole-___ : INONE
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Pitching item : WOO
34
Baile ___ Cliath (Dublin) : ATHA
35
Track star Sebastian : COE
36
Conclusion : ENDING
38
Sweet pickle : GHERKIN
40
Home-run swinger : CLOUTER
41
Pals of Mr. Bones : ENDMEN
42
Kind of apple or flower : MAY
43
Brake part : SHOE
44
The buck stops her : DOE
45
Same, in a way : EQUAL
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Byzantine church décor : IKONS
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Strike out : EXPUNGE
50
Washington Square inst. : NYU
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Conduit : PIPE
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Verdugo and Cernei : ELENAS
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Come ___ halt : TOA
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Upright : ONEND
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Upside down : ENDFOREND
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Cartoonist Bushmiller : ERNIE
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Betelgeuse is one : STAR
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Writer Robb : INEZ
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Olympic bronze, e.g. : MEDAL
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A Delano : SARA
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Gds. : MDSE
Down
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Farm sight : SILO
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___ now (presently) : ASOF
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Be reckless : GOOFFTHEDEEPEND
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Nav. officer : ENS
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Fighter-actor : BAER
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What a motorist turns on : IGNITION
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Where touchdowns occur : ENDZONE
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___ the occasion : RISETO
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Put to : ASK
10
Range : SCOPE
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"Gloria Patri" phrase : WORLDWITHOUTEND
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Section : AREA
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Not messy : NEAT
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Heroic verse : EPOS
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With reason : SANELY
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Fortify again : REARM
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Marquisette : LENO
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Called for on the p.a. system : PAGED
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Cultural group: Comb. form : ETHNO
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Baseball announcer's phrase : ONEON
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Monsters : OGRES
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Due e tre : CINQUE
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Dark : DUSKY
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Board and room : KEEP
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List for a judge : CALENDAR
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Purplish red : MAGENTA
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Except that : UNLESS
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___ many words : INSO
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City near Dayton : XENIA
51
This helped save Old Ironsides : POEM
52
Concerning : INRE
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Former org. of radio performers : AFRA
56
Washingtons : ONES
57
Trimming tool : ADZE
59
Neighbor of Pa. : DEL
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Hoop part : RIM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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