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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, December 16, 1982

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, 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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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,091
Across
1
Letter after ex : WYE
4
Off. on a ship : BOSN
8
Join forces : MERGE
13
Ending for "Hallow" : EEN
14
Prefix with plasm : ENTO
15
For ___ money : LOVEOR
16
With "The," part of V.B.O.B. : BATTLEOF
18
The best of places : UTOPIA
19
Shoulder movement : SHRUG
20
Rue de la ___ : PAIX
22
Camera eye : LENS
23
Ullmann : LIV
25
Words after 16 Across : THEBULGE
27
Part of G.I. : ISSUE
29
Send out : EMIT
30
Had visions : DREAMT
31
Like doorjambs : RABBETED
35
Crewman : OAR
36
Don's January : ENERO
38
W.W. II Pres. : HST
39
Like Poe's poems : MEASURED
42
L.A. college team : UCLANS
45
Cousins of an el : TRAM
46
Allied river objective in Dec. 1944 : RHINE
47
With 61 Across, official name of B.O.B. : ARDENNES
51
E.T.O. leader : GEN
52
Innocent : PURE
53
___ of Tarsus : SAUL
55
Off-the-script remark : ADLIB
59
Space program : APOLLO
61
See 47 Across : CAMPAIGN
63
Aid : RELIEF
64
Mideast coin : RIAL
65
Bird of yesterday : MOA
66
Wireless: Abbr. : TELEG
67
Whirl : EDDY
68
"Exodus" hero : ARI
Down
1
Meshes : WEBS
2
Slangy agreement : YEAH
3
___'acte : ENTR
4
E.T.O. area of B.O.B. : BELGIUM
5
Washington's bill : ONE
6
Check : STOP
7
" . . . could eat ___" : NOFAT
8
Bon ___ : MOT
9
Unfolded : EVOLUTE
10
Drive back : REPEL
11
A kind of concern : GOING
12
Wipe out : ERASE
15
Other E.T.O. area of B.O.B. : LUXEMBOURG
17
Oklahoma university : TULSA
21
"Do ___ a Waltz?" : IHEAR
24
First part of V.B.O.B. : VETERANSOF
26
Tucker's partner : BIB
27
Dies ___ : IRAE
28
Antitoxins : SERA
30
A DiMaggio : DOM
31
The ___, White and Blue : RED
32
"More ___ You Know" : THAN
33
Serf of yore : ESNE
34
Affliction on skid row : DTS
37
Labor site for Hercules : NEMEA
40
Metallic playing marble : STEELIE
41
Samovar : URN
43
In an inexpensive way : CHEAPLY
44
Actress Lavin : LINDA
47
Not together : APART
48
Indian money : RUPEE
49
Laughable : DROLL
50
S.A. city : SUCRE
54
Set, as a stone wall : LAID
56
Kind of bean : LIMA
57
Sikorsky : IGOR
58
___ B'rith : BNAI
60
Part of a trek : LEG
62
Insane : MAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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