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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, September 23, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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. 11,642
Across
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Now : TODAY
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Emulate James F. Fixx : JOG
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Noggin : HEAD
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Get on a soapbox : ORATE
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Makes ___ day (delights) : ONES
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Forever ___ day : ANDA
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Spanish kings : REYES
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Pop song by the Beatles : YESTERDAY
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Moslem religion : ISLAM
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"___ child has to work . . . " : SATURDAYS
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Olympic god : ARES
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Kin of day rooms : DENS
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Where a chemist may spend the day : LAB
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Space agcy. : NASA
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Braggart : GASCON
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Desire : EROS
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Foremost painter of Spanish national customs : GOYA
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Pester : TEASE
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Bacteria that die without free oxygen : AEROBES
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Ariel : GAZELLE
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Stone monument : STELA
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Canzones : ODES
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Dogboat : SLED
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Avant-courier : HERALD
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Size : AREA
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Govt. agency : IRS
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___ Day (Annunciation) : LADY
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He loves, to Ovid : AMAT
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"___ Time," TV show : ONEDAYATA
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Suit to : ADAPT
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"___ Ice," 1965–69 show : HOLIDAYON
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Lowest point : NADIR
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Part of the eye : IRIS
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Singer Turner : TINA
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Hang loosely : DRAPE
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City on the Irtysh : OMSK
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Turner of a best seller : NAT
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Up to now : ASYET
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Convex moldings : TORI
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Paco and galena : ORES
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Worker for wages : DAYLABORER
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On ___ (carousing) : ATEAR
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Sycophants : YESMEN
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Pleasures : JOYS
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Pharmacy directive : ONEADAY
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P. C. Wren's "Beau ___" : GESTE
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"A ___ Day's Night," Beatles song : HARD
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"En ___ Natt," Ingrid Bergman film: 1938 : ENDA
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"Queen for ___" : ADAY
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Doris and Dennis : DAYS
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Bitten : STUNG
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Synthetic : ERSATZ
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Judicious : SAGE
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Restraint : LEASH
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Crest in the Dolomites : ARETE
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Nothing to write home about : SOSO
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Bishoprics : SEES
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Retire : CALLITADAY
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Sir William of Canada : OSLER
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Requires : NEEDS
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Alone onstage, as Scotto : SOLA
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Ripener : AGER
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"When Day is Done" is one : BALLAD
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On the Baltic : ASEA
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Beach city of racing fame : DAYTONA
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"A ___ the Races," Marx Brothers film : DAYAT
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Blake of "Gunsmoke" : AMANDA
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Have one's ___ court : DAYIN
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Hebrew months : ADARS
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Where Dayton is : OHIO
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Comic Crosby : NORM
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Their mascot is a bulldog : ELIS
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Thin, flat, circular object : DISK
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Med. school subject : ANAT
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Put in a waterline : PIPE
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Waste allowance : TRET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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