A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

New York Times, Friday, October 30, 1981

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
A. J. Santora has 145 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Things to do : TASKS
6. Novel by Nabokov : DAR
9. Presage : BODE
13. In ocean waters : ADEEP
14. Sponsorship : EGIS
16. River of Russia : URAL
17. Duck perched on a sail? : CANVASBACK
19. Chicken outside the base line? : FOWL
20. Agitated : INASNIT
21. Resentful state : HUFF
23. Add : TOT
24. Recognize : KNOW
26. Family that befriended young Poe : ALLANS
30. ___ up (accelerated) : GEARED
32. "The Crow and the Fox" writer : AESOP
33. Put in categories : ASSORT
36. Bird that quails? : BOBWHITE
38. Duck that is somewhat blue? : TEAL
39. Ascribe : REFER
41. Make : EARN
42. Bird for Yul Brynner? : BALDPATE
44. Bird devouring an ant and an eel? : ELANET
46. Formal mall : ALLEE
47. Avoided a commitment : HEDGED
49. Adolescent : TEENER
51. Snug : TAUT
52. Health resort : SPA
55. Heroic poetry : EPOS
57. More meshy : NETTIER
59. Do in : SLAY
62. Bird for Miles? : WILDTURKEY
64. Falcon for Franklin? : KITE
65. Immoral : EVIL
66. ___ Sculptoris, southern constellation : CAELA
67. Bird for Cleo? : IBIS
68. Parrot : APE
69. City near Düsseldorf : ESSEN
1. Implied but not expressed : TACIT
2. A bell town : ADANO
3. French legislature : SENAT
4. Electron volts : KEVS
5. Fore-and-aft sail : SPANKER
6. One often dunned : DEBTOR
7. Turkish leader : AGA
8. Like Dives : RICH
9. Stupid bird? : BUFFLEHEAD
10. Gold, in Chihuahua : ORO
11. Marjorie's bird? : DAW
12. Building addition : ELL
15. Bird for a barbecue? : SKUA
18. Singer from Hoboken : SINATRA
22. Defect : FLAW
25. Ducks and drakes in a tangle? : WEBFEET
27. Burmese or Thai : ASIAN
28. ___ Dame : NOTRE
29. Exhausted : SPENT
30. Birds for Midas? : GOLDENEYES
31. Bambi's mother : DOE
33. Facing Doug Bird : ATBAT
34. Activist Bobby : SEALE
35. Garçon's room : SALLE
37. Noted French horologist : BREGUET
40. Numerical ending : ETH
43. Little bird's sound : PEEP
45. Romaine, for one : LETTUCE
48. Caress; pet : DANDLE
50. Poet laureate: 1715–18 : ROWE
52. Bill ___, Dickens villain : SIKES
53. A contemporary of Shakespeare : PEELE
54. Indo-European : ARYAN
56. Samoan dance : SIVA
58. Refrain syllables : TRAS
59. What kanonen do : SKI
60. Ad follower : LIB
61. Panay native : ATI
63. Sass : LIP

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