A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

New York Times, Friday, January 3, 1986

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 3
A. J. Santora has 127 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kinsman : SIB
4. Army vehicle : JEEP
8. Walt Disney's middle name : ELIAS
13. Rhoda's TV mother : IDA
14. Kind of saw : SABER
15. Famed electrical engineer : TESLA
16. A grandfather of Saul : NER
17. Single-foot : AMBLE
18. Reddy or Traubel : HELEN
19. Per ___ : ANNUM
21. Fricative : SPIRANT
23. With 28 Across, a rock putdown : ITSNOTMUSIC
27. ___ culpa : MEA
28. See 23 Across : ITSADISEASE
30. Bathgate native : SCOT
31. Author Terkel : STUDS
32. Alignment piece : SHIM
36. Samlet : PARR
37. ___-Magnon man : CRO
38. Thrilled : SENT
39. Painter ___-Tadema : ALMA
40. Polish : SHINE
42. Adam's residence : EDEN
43. Harper Valley events : PTAMEETINGS
46. Grand Cent. ___ : STA
49. Quiche ingredient, sometimes : SWISSCHEESE
51. Clot : CONGEAL
53. Pallid : ASHEN
54. Eastern Christian : UNIAT
55. Utmost extent : LIMIT
59. " . . . sat ___ tuffet" : ONA
60. Rome's Arch of ___ : TITUS
61. Sidestep : EVADE
62. Agt.'s cut : PCT
63. Do, re, mi . . . : SCALE
64. City on the Truckee : RENO
65. Call, in poker : SEE
1. Six-Day War area : SINAI
2. Same : IDENTICAL
3. Perform at county fairs : BARNSTORM
4. Clog : JAM
5. Partner of flow : EBB
6. Slithery fish : EEL
7. ___ luck (took chances) : PRESSEDONES
8. Proper behavior : ETHICS
9. Eye wickedly : LEER
10. The Moslem world : ISLAM
11. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
12. Yule visitor : SANTA
14. Where Pago Pago is : SAMOA
20. Loosen one's belt : UNSTRAP
22. Zadora and Lindstrom : PIAS
24. Six-pt. scores : TDS
25. Speaker of 23 and 28 Across : MITCHMILLER
26. Exorbitant payment rates : USURIES
29. Ancient ascetics : ESSENES
30. Health farm : SPA
33. Flies low, while spraying : HEDGEHOPS
34. Basically : INESSENCE
35. Map abbr. : MTN
40. "I never ___ purple cow": Burgess : SAWA
41. And more of same: Abbr. : ETC
44. Harmful fly : TSETSE
45. Peg Bracken's "___ to Cook Book" : IHATE
46. Cottontails' tails : SCUTS
47. Pick-me-up : TONIC
48. O'Day of songdom : ANITA
50. Akin on mother's side : ENATE
52. Land of "partes tres" : GAUL
56. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
57. Homo sapiens : MAN
58. Berlin's "What'll ___?" : IDO

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