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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, November 20, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, 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. 11,700

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Across
1
Macaws : ARAS
5
Manila hemp : ABACA
10
Moslem judge : CADI
14
Part of TV : TELE
15
___ Peninsula : MALAY
16
Response word in church : AMEN
17
Start for many a senator : LEGALPROFESSION
20
City of Spain : AVILA
21
Another shot on the set : RETAKE
22
Fair city in Missouri : SEDALIA
24
Nigerian native : ARO
25
Cardinal's symbol of office : HAT
28
Senseless : WANTON
30
" . . . lend ___ to God": H. Crane : AMYTH
32
Panel : JURY
35
___ de Triomphe : ARC
36
Scooper : LADLE
37
Away from the wind : ALEE
38
Hudson River town : NYACK
41
Alum : GRAD
42
Entomb : INURN
44
Gens de ___ (French attorneys) : LOI
45
Part of the Louisiana Purchase : IOWA
46
Rodeo rope : LASSO
47
Fries lightly : SAUTES
49
Bishopric : SEE
50
Pooh-___, "Mikado" character : BAH
52
Most fastidious : NEATEST
56
In ___ res : MEDIAS
58
Box : CRATE
59
Shyster's next-of-kin : AMBULANCECHASER
63
"___ ye!" : HEAR
64
Mesta : PERLE
65
Kind of jerker : TEAR
66
One of the Channel Islands : SARK
67
Curl : TRESS
68
Whirl around : EDDY
Down
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Air Force missile : ATLAS
2
Law officer, in Canada : REEVE
3
Chilly : ALGID
4
Sharks : SEALAWYERS
5
Elec. unit : AMP
6
Persistent incitement to litigation : BARRATRY
7
Medicinal plant : ALOE
8
Moslem's long-sleeved tunic : CAFTAN
9
___ and a day (sentence) : AYEAR
10
Perry Mason's concern : CASE
11
Friend, in Lille : AMI
12
___ volente : DEO
13
Lincoln's ___ (English legal society) : INN
18
Tra followers : LALA
19
Oslo toast : SKOAL
23
"___ Enchanted Island": Mallock : INAN
25
Spa, to a Londoner : HYDRO
26
Attorney-___ : ATLAW
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"___ Calls It Murder": Gardner : THEDA
29
Florida city : OCALA
31
Minor judge : MAGISTRATE
32
Prosecutes a criminal successfully : JAILS
33
Arm bones : ULNAE
34
Process again : REUSE
39
Defense teams, e.g. : COUNSELS
40
Put out bad checks : KITE
43
Stockholm name : NOBEL
47
Bait fish : SHINER
48
"___ in his office . . . ": Shak. : EACH
51
Fit : ADAPT
53
Softened : EASED
54
Home follower : STEAD
55
Bradshaw of gridiron fame : TERRY
56
Darkness : MURK
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Piece of land : ACRE
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Words expressed for a D.D.S. : AHS
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___ culpa : MEA
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What LL.B.'s have passed : BAR
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These, in Tours : CES

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

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