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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, January 16, 1975

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,287
Across Down
1. Hindu rulers : RAJAS
6. School vehicle : BUS
9. "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
13. Hardships : RIGORS
14. Bat wood : ASH
15. First or home : BASE
16. Arctic ship : ICEBREAKER
18. Behold: Lat. : ECCE
19. Gilbert's co-star : GARBO
20. Japanese dish : TERIYAKI
22. Bide-___ : AWEE
24. Saint Philip ___ : NERI
25. Oil-pipeline route : TRANSALASKA
30. Unfamiliar : NEW
33. Employment : WORK
34. Most opportune : RIPEST
35. Paddy-rice people : TAI
36. Careening : ALIST
38. Important time : ERA
39. Works long hours : SLOGS
41. Uncertainties : IFS
42. Check : ARREST
45. Man or Wight : ISLE
46. Profit : NET
47. End, at times : PASSCATCHER
49. In surplus : OVER
51. Busy as ___ : ABEE
52. Gathers with effort : SCARESUP
55. Snooty ones : SNOBS
59. Spiritual leader : GURU
60. Arctic water : BARENTSSEA
62. Enthusiasm : ELAN
63. They: Fr. : ILS
64. Staggered : REELED
65. Jeff's friend : MUTT
66. Pekoe : TEA
67. Append : ADDON
1. Costa ___ : RICA
2. Teen-___ : AGER
3. Computerized hiring aids : JOBBANKS
4. Directional pointers : ARROWS
5. Compass point : SSE
6. Clam picnic : BAKE
7. Addict : USER
8. Reacts, like a washed sweater : SHRINKS
9. Cross as ___ : ABEAR
10. Raincoat : MACKINTOSH
11. Spore sacs : ASCI
12. Once-named : NEE
13. Outfit : RIG
17. Workshops : ATELIERS
21. Irish playwright : YEATS
23. Spike of corn : EAR
25. Writer Mark : TWAIN
26. Colonist John : ROLFE
27. Noble : ARISTOCRAT
28. Behind, in France : APRES
29. Marine art : SEASCAPE
31. Golfing bird : EAGLE
32. Partner of older : WISER
37. Slacken, with "off" : TAPER
40. Authorized : LICENSED
43. Cheese dish : RAREBIT
44. Restaurant check : TAB
48. Examined : TESTED
50. Brag : VAUNT
52. Pacific archipelago : SULU
53. Bargain event : SALE
54. Sky Bear : URSA
56. Scandinavian capital : OSLO
57. Common verb : BEEN
58. Sack or iron : SAD
59. Diamond : GEM
61. F.D.R. agency : NRA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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