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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, September 14, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, 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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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,902
Across
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Author Rostov: "Eroica," 1977 : MARA
5
Letter : ESS
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Feast of Lots : PURIM
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Kind of sax : TENOR
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Letter with jay or tee : VEE
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Word with mentioned : AFORE
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___ a dozen : ADIME
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"___ citizen": Cicero : IAMAROMAN
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Novel in which real persons are fictionalized : ROMANACLEF
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Adding word : AND
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Card game : CANASTA
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Ripped : TORN
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Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
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Of sound : TONAL
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Wave, for short : PERM
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Piano city of the Netherlands : EDE
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Suburb of Los Angeles : POMONA
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Boils over : ERUPTS
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Landlord's concern : LEASES
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Has compassion for : PITIES
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E.T.O. general : DDE
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Triton : NEWT
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Earthy pigment : OCHRE
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Pelagic eagles : ERNES
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National League team : REDS
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Two-handed pinochle : GOULASH
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Abbott's first baseman : WHO
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Far from fervent : UNROMANTIC
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Coarsely ground wheat, rye and flaxseed : ROMANMEAL
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Fallacies in thinking : IDOLA
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Old violin : AMATI
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Praiseful poem : ODE
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Sister of Notre Dame de ___ : NAMUR
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Kind of code : PENAL
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Buntline : NED
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Biblical land : ELAM
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Bordeaux wine : MEDOC
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___ mundi (vital force) : ANIMA
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Part of H.R.E. : ROMANEMPIRE
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Omni and Cobo : ARENAS
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Forced out : EVICTED
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Trade route : SEALANE
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Dotted with stars : SEME
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Average : PAR
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Sky sighting? : UFO
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Type of facial feature : ROMANNOSE
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OPEC nation : IRAN
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Repair : MEND
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Relative of blacktop : TAR
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Sternward : AFT
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Estimate : ASSESS
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Nebraska Indian : OTOE
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Type of footwear : ROMANSANDAL
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Over again : ANEW
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At the tail end : LAST
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Pumpkin or cucumber : PEPO
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Rock entertainer Clapton : ERIC
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Actress from Boston : RUTHROMAN
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General assembly of legislators : PLENUM
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___ off (annoyed) : TEED
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Corrupt : DEGRADE
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Slavered : DROOLED
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May from Philadelphia : ELAINE
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Aggregate : SUM
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Mouthlike opening : STOMA
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Scar on the seed of a bean : HILUM
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Conclude, with "up" : WRAP
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Word with run or spun : HOME
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The "new gas" : NEON
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The Oakland was one : CAR
56
___ loss (bewildered) : ATA
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Nothing : NIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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