A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

New York Times, Saturday, August 1, 1981

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
A. J. Santora has 130 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Airport arr. estimates : ETAS
5. Asiatic palm : NIPA
9. Not straight : ASKEW
14. Seduce : VAMP
15. Singer Ed : AMES
16. Pat or Debbie : BOONE
17. Melville title : OMOO
18. Urban aeries : PENTHOUSES
20. Meter unit : KILOWATTHOUR
22. Mezzo-soprano Obraztsova : ELENA
23. Air: Comb. form : AER
24. Author Tarbell : IDA
27. Urged (on) : EGGED
30. It's common or proper : NOUN
32. Gibson girl's shape : HOURGLASSFIGURE
38. One of the Siamese twins : ENG
39. Old World cont. : EUR
40. Goal : AIM
41. Get benched : SIT
42. Tropes : FIGURESOFSPEECH
46. Drudge : TOIL
47. Composed type : METAL
48. Dissenting voice : NAY
49. Perez stat. : RBI
51. Double this for a perfume-yielding tree : ILANG
55. William Safire, once : SPEECHWRITER
59. Resin source : BALSAMTREE
62. Bone: Comb. form : OSSE
63. Zodiacal sign : ARIES
64. "Mean ___," 1929 song : TOME
65. Henri's head : TETE
66. Plaster used as a surface : GESSO
67. Oklahoma city : ENID
68. Kind of master : TASK
1. Summon : EVOKE
2. Dravidian tongue : TAMIL
3. Soap plant : AMOLE
4. Inadvertent creator of phrases like "well-boiled icicle" : SPOONER
5. Valley of the grapes : NAPA
6. "___ a man with . . . " : IMET
7. Five-year periods : PENTADS
8. "Just ___ twig is bent . . . ": Pope : ASTHE
9. "___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
10. Turning to vinegar : SOURING
11. Hagler stats. : KOS
12. Wind dir. : ENE
13. Singer Montgomery : WES
19. Mount where Aaron died : HOR
21. Word with tail or tongue : WAGGER
25. Drench : DOUSE
26. Of gold : AURIC
28. Stick on : GLUE
29. What "the walls have" : EARS
31. One of the Low Countries: Abbr. : NETH
32. Clout : HEFT
33. Kind of soup : ONION
34. Boredom, to Sophia : UGGIA
35. Unthreatened : SAFE
36. Printing sign : FIST
37. Damage : IMPAIR
43. Joyce book : ULYSSES
44. Fraternity letter : OMICRON
45. Gould or Nugent : ELLIOTT
49. Ad ___ (pertinent) : REM
50. Midler : BETTE
52. Confused : ATSEA
53. Hideaways : NESTS
54. Irene Papas, e.g. : GREEK
56. Mexican's "Give way!" : PASO
57. Half: Prefix : HEMI
58. Tobacco, informally : WEED
59. Valise : BAG
60. Land measure : ARE
61. Fleur-de-___ : LIS

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