A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

New York Times, Friday, June 13, 1980

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 7, Spans: 2
A. J. Santora has 142 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind of light bulb: Abbr. : ELEC
5. S.M.U.'s rival : TCU
8. Emcee's need : MIKE
12. New ___ (Indira's city) : DELHI
14. Kind of line or rod : HOT
15. Dumb ___ ox : ASAN
16. Tinker to ___ to Chance : EVERS
17. Old French coin : ECU
18. Baby sitters : NANAS
20. "The ___" (TV show of 35 Down) : LIVINGWORD
23. Mil. medals : DSCS
24. Portico : STOA
25. Garden fertilizer : NITRATE
27. Denomination : SECT
30. California fort : ORD
32. Consequently : THUS
33. Gossipy bit : ITEM
34. Sgts. : NCOS
36. S. A. Indians : INCAS
39. Christie and Karenina : ANNAS
41. Biochemistry initials : RNA
42. Mini, e.g. : SKIRT
43. Island in the East China Sea : MATSU
44. Shout : YELL
46. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
47. ___ out a living : EKES
49. A Perón : EVA
50. Actor O'Neal : RYAN
51. Loss of memory : AMNESIA
54. Ripened : AGED
56. Wish for : WANT
57. Yule season project of 35 Down : THETOYLIFT
62. The best : ELITE
64. Wallach : ELI
65. Fasten again : RETIE
66. Unbelievable : TALL
67. I love, in Latin : AMO
68. Word with said or mentioned : AFORE
69. Hebrew letter : ALEF
70. Meredith : DON
71. Very, in Paris : TRES
1. Willa Cather biographer : EDEL
2. Pants designer Strauss : LEVI
3. Ht. above sea level : ELEV
4. Yule season symbol of 35 Down : CHRISTMASKETTLE
5. Publication of 35 Down : THEWARCRY
6. Dress designer Chanel : COCO
7. About-face : UTURN
8. Chess piece : MAN
9. "While there ___" (words from General William Booth's creed) : ISADRUNKARDLEFT
10. Site of celebration of 29 Down : KANSASCITY
11. Make into law : ENACT
13. "Say It ___ So" : ISNT
19. Compass pt. : SSE
21. Take the stage : GOON
22. Telegraph code word : DIT
26. ___ and that : THIS
27. "The King and I" locale : SIAM
28. Lab burner : ETNA
29. Milestone in America for 35 Down : CENTENNIAL
31. Recipient of a gift : DONEE
35. General Booth's Army : SALVATION
37. Region : AREA
38. British carbine : STEN
40. Woos : SUES
45. Como, to Carlo : LAGO
48. Hold council : SIT
51. Reverence : AWE
52. Mediterranean island : MALTA
53. In the lead : AHEAD
55. Wildcat : EYRA
58. Pollster Roper : ELMO
59. "Believe ___ Not" : ITOR
60. "Blood & ___" (words on 35 Down's banner) : FIRE
61. Ball holders : TEES
63. Santa's helper : ELF

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