A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

New York Times, Friday, October 2, 1981

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
A. J. Santora has 133 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Temple teacher : RABBI
6. Brooks : ARDEN
11. Lady Capulet's cry : OME
14. Buffalo neighbor : OLEAN
15. "How to Succeed . . . " actor : MORSE
16. High sign : NOD
17. Game Morris and Mickey play? : CATANDMOUSE
19. Dope; sap : LUG
20. One of the little foxes : KIT
21. Mild cheese : EDAM
22. Notify : ADVISE
24. Like a nomad : ERRANT
26. Possible successor to the quart : LITER
27. By a whisker : BARELY
29. Enclosed, as a pupa : OBTECT
32. " . . . merry, merry month ___" : OFMAY
33. Rulers of muzhiks : TSARS
34. Cut off : LOP
37. Discontinue : DROP
38. Soft : DOWNY
39. Fahrenheit reading : ZERO
40. Part of i.o.u. : YOU
41. Super or ultra ending : SONIC
42. At a central point : FOCAL
43. Confined : SHUTIN
45. Coda : FINALE
46. What inspired Watt : STEAM
48. Birthstone for F.D.R. : GARNET
50. Abduct Felix? : CATNAP
52. Suit to ___ : ATEE
53. Radio program subj.: 1944–58 : FBI
56. Kind of valve : AIR
57. Anything "super," to a flapper : THECATSMEOW
60. Body blueprint : DNA
61. Match : RIVAL
62. Tuscan city : SIENA
63. Saturate : SOP
64. Winged ant : ALATE
65. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
1. This might be punk : ROCK
2. Kirghiz range : ALAI
3. Inventor's challenge? : BETTERMOUSETRAP
4. Pasture sound : BAA
5. Pleasantly familiar : INNERLY
6. Ancient Philadelphia, today : AMMAN
7. Dance floor for a hippie? : ROOMTOSWINGACAT
8. Joanne of films : DRU
9. Weather satellite : ESSA
10. Goads : NEEDLES
11. How Sandburg's fog tiptoes : ONLITTLECATFEET
12. Black eye : MOUSE
13. Lawn trimmer : EDGER
18. Time for Ike's big push : DDAY
23. Tayback of TV : VIC
25. Bring in crops : REAP
27. Legislature, for one : BODY
28. Bouffant hair style : AFRO
30. Char-a-___ (British bus) : BANC
31. Endeavor : TRY
33. Writer Morrison : TONI
35. Kind of contract : ORAL
36. No. 1 slot at the track : POLE
38. Part of "i" : DOT
39. Type of defense in some sports : ZONE
41. Where Palembang is : SUMATRA
42. Bridge ploy : FINESSE
44. Darth's foe : HAN
45. Violin feature : FRET
46. Large amounts : SCADS
47. Arawakan tongue : TAINO
49. Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
51. TV's Donahue : PHIL
54. T or aitch : BONE
55. "When ___ a lad . . . " : IWAS
58. Spacewalk, for short : EVA
59. Musical syllables : MIS

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