A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

New York Times, Thursday, July 4, 1985

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
A. J. Santora has 133 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Defect : FLAW
5. S.A. country : ARG
8. Groove : SLOT
12. Knobby of Joe Palooka strip : WALSH
13. Actor Gorcey : LEO
14. Bob of U.S.O. fame : HOPE
15. Dejected : MOROSE
16. Map abbr. : ISL
17. Kind of hygiene : ORAL
18. Start of a patriotic song : IMAYANKEEDOODLE
21. Song: Part II : DANDY
22. Start a paragraph : INDENT
23. Not Dem. or Rep. : IND
24. Tidies : CLEANS
25. Latin I word : AMO
28. Panorama : SCENE
30. Wind a rod after a bite : REELIN
32. The George ___ : MCOHANS
35. Bargain : CUTRATE
36. Hate : DETEST
37. Light raft : BALSA
38. Hardened : SET
39. Job security : TENURE
41. Give ___ try : ITA
44. Hemingway : ERNEST
45. "No ___ an island": Donne : MANIS
47. More of the song : BORNONTHEFOURTH
51. Congregation word : AMEN
52. Ending for Jersey : ITE
53. Still more of the song : OFJULY
54. Bill of bites? : MENU
55. Kind of American : ALL
56. Helpful : OFUSE
57. Opposed : ANTI
58. Bandleader Brown : LES
59. Sheer nonsense : TOSH
1. ___ wide (extensively) : FARAND
2. Actor Nolan : LLOYD
3. Test : ASSAY
4. Declaration starter : WHEN
5. New owner, in law : ALIENEE
6. Mignonette : RESEDA
7. "Do unto others . . . " : GOLDENRULE
8. Discharge a musket : SHOOT
9. Olivier is one : LORD
10. Gemstone : OPAL
11. Part of TV : TELE
12. Helen Reddy's "I Am ___" : WOMAN
15. South of France : MIDI
19. Drying ovens : KILNS
20. Attacks : ONSETS
24. 1876, e.g. : CENTENNIAL
25. Part of the U.S.A. : ALA
26. Cambridge inst. : MIT
27. "___ if by land . . . " : ONE
28. Pronoun for Old Ironsides : SHE
29. His orientation came in Oriente : CASTRO
31. Monroe's ___ of Good Feeling : ERA
32. A.M.A. people : MDS
33. So-so mark : CEE
34. Mel of Cooperstown : OTT
35. Word before blanche : CARTE
37. Large amounts : BUSHELS
40. Irritate : NETTLE
41. Implosion : INRUSH
42. Championship : TITLE
43. Pale : ASHY
44. Boredom : ENNUI
45. Soprano Anna : MOFFO
46. Cookery term : AUJUS
47. Crimson Tide : BAMA
48. Portent : OMEN
49. Lease : RENT
50. Kind of soldier : FOOT

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