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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, December 16, 1977

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,352

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Beldam : HAG
4. "Oil for the ___ of China" : LAMPS
9. Legs: Slang : STEMS
14. Serv. club : USO
15. Greek marketplace : AGORA
16. Break a Commandment : COVET
17. Nothing : NIL
18. Lenten plant : MADONNALILY
20. Esteems : ADMIRES
22. Enforcer's expression : ORELSE
23. Actor Vereen : BEN
24. Wearied with whining words : NAGGED
26. Charles Colson's book: 1976 : BORNAGAIN
29. Tennyson heroine : DORA
32. Fly a biplane : AVIATE
33. Angora : CAT
35. Appropriate rhyme for sheer : MERE
37. Bishops' vestments : ROCHETS
39. Picture puzzles : REBUSES
41. Ms. Sommer : ELKE
42. Used an Eames product : SAT
44. Porter : REDCAP
45. Beliefs : ISMS
47. Visionary : MOONSHINY
49. Smear : BEDAUB
51. Wine: Comb. form : OEN
52. Argonauts' quest : FLEECE
55. Polo or fair : GROUNDS
58. In decline : LANGUISHING
60. Elba, to Napoleon : ILE
62. Moving about : ASTIR
63. Thirty-two are a mouthful : TEETH
64. Ford's "Whip Inflation ___" : NOW
65. Make a call : PHONE
66. "Believe It ___" : ORNOT
67. Opposite of haw : GEE
Down
1. Vandal : HUN
2. A Gunther subject : ASIA
3. Swindles or malingers : GOLDBRICKS
4. Roll metal into a thin plate : LAMINATE
5. Food thickener : AGAR
6. City south of Milan : MODENA
7. Dull : PROSAIC
8. ___ Antonio : SAN
9. Frightened : SCARED
10. Indian farm-team player : TOLEDOMUDHEN
11. Sinful : EVIL
12. Torme and Brooks : MELS
13. Eye problem: Var. : STYE
19. Eggy libation : NOG
21. Israeli Prime Minister : MENAHEMBEGIN
25. Dog sound : GNAR
26. Expose : BARE
27. Rounded moldings : OVOLI
28. Receives : GETS
30. Revocatory action : RESCINDING
31. Of the planet Mars : AREAN
34. Triplet : TERN
36. Discover : ESPY
38. Muttonfish : SAMA
40. Implored : BESOUGHT
43. Harder to crack : TOUGHER
46. Safe : SECURE
48. Kind of potato : OBRIEN
50. "Agnus ___" : DEI
52. Fold of a tent : FLAP
53. Scold severely : LASH
54. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
56. Wised up : ONTO
57. Kind of gin : SLOE
59. Pou ___ (a place to stand on) : STO
61. Female sheep : EWE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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