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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, January 14, 1978

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,381
Across Down
1. High note : ELA
4. Follower of de or ipso : FACTO
9. Rough crowd : MOB
12. Faux ___ : PAS
13. One-way indicator : ARROW
14. Porous defense : SIEVE
16. Time for a football finale : SUPERBOWLSUNDAY
19. Ex-Senator Long of Hawaii : OREN
20. Tourist's stop : INN
21. Game-show groups : PANELS
22. Clear authorization : MANDATE
24. Surge of blockers : WAVE
25. Raw material : ORE
26. Item on the East Side or West Side : SIDEWALK
30. A.F.C. or N.F.C. : CONFERENCE
34. Wife of Wang Lung : OLAN
35. Pyrenees peak : ANETO
36. "Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
37. One of the Shaws : ARTIE
38. Remote outpost for Peary : ETAH
39. Tops, in a division : FIRSTPLACE
41. Pad : NOTEBOOK
43. Hurry : HIE
44. Timeout blessing : REST
45. Feasted : REGALED
49. Baseball statistic : ATBATS
52. Diego or Francisco : SAN
53. Remote telecast : NEMO
54. Pro football pinnacle : NFLCHAMPIONSHIP
57. Scoring plays in Rugby football : TRIES
58. Behind the times : PASSE
59. Brew : ALE
60. Psychic initials : ESP
61. Bayard or Grani : STEED
62. Grange : RED
1. Downs or salts : EPSOM
2. Writer Hobson : LAURA
3. Quaking tree : ASPEN
4. Partner of wide : FAR
5. Referee : ARBITER
6. Beldam : CRONE
7. Canton is one : TOWN
8. Temple football player : OWL
9. King Cyaxares was one : MEDE
10. Race track : OVAL
11. Provincial governors in the Ottoman Empire : BEYS
14. Urbane : SUAVE
15. Locational phrase re 16 Across: 1978 : INNEWORLEANS
17. Finish line : ENDOFTHERACE
18. Digging tool : SPADE
23. Mars: Comb. form : AREO
24. Sidney of basketball : WICKS
26. Nonsense creature : SNARK
27. Ski resort in Utah : ALTA
28. Nonprofessional : LAIC
29. Namath's weak spot : KNEE
30. Normandy city : CAEN
31. "___ the fray" : ONTO
32. Tidy : NEAT
33. "Romola" author : ELIOT
37. ___ in a poke : APIG
39. Hollow, as in a bone : FOSSA
40. On ___ (precisely) : THENOSE
42. Hebrew letters : BETHS
45. Uplift : RAISE
46. Composer Franz : LEHAR
47. Zola : EMILE
48. Lubricated, as snowshoes : DOPED
49. Put up a stake : ANTE
50. Bus-to-bus tickets: Abbr. : TFRS
51. Radar-screen mark : BLIP
52. Quarrel : SPAT
55. AWOL's bane : MPS
56. Buntline of dime-novel fame : NED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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