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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, October 22, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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. 11,671
Across
1. Keystone ___ : KOPS
5. Sir, in Delhi : SAHIB
10. Monster : OGRE
14. Fitzgerald : ELLA
15. Word with glass or house : OPERA
16. Stomach : CRAW
17. Horsing around, in "Equus"? : PLAYBYPLAY
19. Fogginess : HAZE
20. Longest river in Scotland : TAY
21. Asian weight : TAEL
22. Little Jack ___ : HORNER
24. Bettor's note : IOU
26. Rickenbacker, e.g. : ACE
28. Foundation : BED
29. Swindles : CONS
31. Have games with Pogo's team? : PLAYPOSSUM
35. Korbut : OLGA
36. Like bone : OSTEAL
37. Unite : TIE
38. European subways : METROS
40. Giants of myth : TITANS
42. Opposite of hurrah : BAH
43. Rope fibers : SISALS
47. Velvet and army followers : ANTS
48. Unassisted putout? : ONEACTPLAY
50. Report-card time, to some : DDAY
51. Chapel monk : FRA
52. Mountain : ALP
53. Snake : ASP
54. Aspen activity : SKIING
57. Electric-company customer : USER
59. Rented : LET
62. On one's ___ (alert) : TOES
63. Where to look up "Hamlet"? : UNDERPLAYS
66. Kin of lui : ELLE
67. Some looks : LEERS
68. Wildcat : EYRA
69. Protection for goalies : PADS
70. Out : PASSE
71. River into the Elbe : ISER
Down
1. Held on to : KEPT
2. Pot for puchero : OLLA
3. Out in left : PLAYINGTHEFIELD
4. Declare : SAY
5. Oriental bean : SOYA
6. Pleads : APPEALS
7. Vixen : HELLCAT
8. Biblical captain : IRA
9. Former Senator Birch ___ : BAYH
10. Pigments for Opie : OCHRES
11. Catches in the upper deck? : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
12. Tear down : RAZE
13. Jug : EWER
18. Heat unit, for short : BTU
23. Old European coins : OBOLI
25. Glacial ridges : OSAR
27. CBS logo : EYE
29. Bass, sax and guitar : COMBO
30. New York city : OLEAN
31. Presume : POSIT
32. Victim of a scam : PATSY
33. Wyoming county : UINTA
34. In disorder : MESSY
39. Italian tongue : OSCAN
41. Little fellows : TADS
44. Watering place in Belgium : SPA
45. Refers (to) : ALLUDES
46. Some sinners : LAPSERS
49. Gets up : ARISES
53. Humorist Bill : ARP
54. Footprint : STEP
55. Caffeine nut : KOLA
56. Swallow : GULP
58. Gaelic : ERSE
60. Novel name : EYRE
61. Rasputin's ruler : TSAR
64. A.F.T. rival : NEA
65. Don Ho adornment : LEI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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