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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, October 2, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,651
Across
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Temple teacher : RABBI
6
Brooks : ARDEN
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Lady Capulet's cry : OME
14
Buffalo neighbor : OLEAN
15
"How to Succeed . . . " actor : MORSE
16
High sign : NOD
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Game Morris and Mickey play? : CATANDMOUSE
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Dope; sap : LUG
20
One of the little foxes : KIT
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Mild cheese : EDAM
22
Notify : ADVISE
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Like a nomad : ERRANT
26
Possible successor to the quart : LITER
27
By a whisker : BARELY
29
Enclosed, as a pupa : OBTECT
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" . . . merry, merry month ___" : OFMAY
33
Rulers of muzhiks : TSARS
34
Cut off : LOP
37
Discontinue : DROP
38
Soft : DOWNY
39
Fahrenheit reading : ZERO
40
Part of i.o.u. : YOU
41
Super or ultra ending : SONIC
42
At a central point : FOCAL
43
Confined : SHUTIN
45
Coda : FINALE
46
What inspired Watt : STEAM
48
Birthstone for F.D.R. : GARNET
50
Abduct Felix? : CATNAP
52
Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Radio program subj.: 1944–58 : FBI
56
Kind of valve : AIR
57
Anything "super," to a flapper : THECATSMEOW
60
Body blueprint : DNA
61
Match : RIVAL
62
Tuscan city : SIENA
63
Saturate : SOP
64
Winged ant : ALATE
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
Down
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This might be punk : ROCK
2
Kirghiz range : ALAI
3
Inventor's challenge? : BETTERMOUSETRAP
4
Pasture sound : BAA
5
Pleasantly familiar : INNERLY
6
Ancient Philadelphia, today : AMMAN
7
Dance floor for a hippie? : ROOMTOSWINGACAT
8
Joanne of films : DRU
9
Weather satellite : ESSA
10
Goads : NEEDLES
11
How Sandburg's fog tiptoes : ONLITTLECATFEET
12
Black eye : MOUSE
13
Lawn trimmer : EDGER
18
Time for Ike's big push : DDAY
23
Tayback of TV : VIC
25
Bring in crops : REAP
27
Legislature, for one : BODY
28
Bouffant hair style : AFRO
30
Char-a-___ (British bus) : BANC
31
Endeavor : TRY
33
Writer Morrison : TONI
35
Kind of contract : ORAL
36
No. 1 slot at the track : POLE
38
Part of "i" : DOT
39
Type of defense in some sports : ZONE
41
Where Palembang is : SUMATRA
42
Bridge ploy : FINESSE
44
Darth's foe : HAN
45
Violin feature : FRET
46
Large amounts : SCADS
47
Arawakan tongue : TAINO
49
Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
51
TV's Donahue : PHIL
54
T or aitch : BONE
55
"When ___ a lad . . . " : IWAS
58
Spacewalk, for short : EVA
59
Musical syllables : MIS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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