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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Tuesday, December 22, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, 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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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,732

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Famed name in tennis : ASHE
5
Coal size : PEA
8
Part of a foundation : SLAB
12
Famed name in tennis : MOODY
14
Part of a manor : HALL
15
Bathroom flooring : TILE
16
Free : ONTHEHOUSE
18
Salt tree : ATLE
19
Stadium cheer : RAH
20
Swarthmore chaperon : HOUSEMOTHER
22
Conductor Peter ___ : EROS
24
Lao-___, reputed founder of Taoism : TSE
25
Carefree : BREEZY
26
Like a dicer or ricer : UTILE
28
Costly : HIGH
29
Builder : MASON
31
Gator's kin : CROC
33
"All ___," 1931 song : OFME
37
Signal of a sort : ALERT
38
Ath. group : AAU
39
Cult leaders : GURUS
40
Like Gaspar : WISE
41
Submissions to a newspaper ed. : RPTS
42
Custom : USAGE
43
Tills : HOES
45
Ant : EMMET
47
Go ___ (have a spree) : TOTOWN
50
I love: Lat. : AMO
51
Wearing sabots : SHOD
54
Like ___ (very fast) : AHOUSEAFIRE
57
"___ Gang" : OUR
58
Mauls : PAWS
59
What Hoban designed : WHITEHOUSE
61
HOMES lake : ERIE
62
Nary ___ (none) : AONE
63
Bridge positions : EASTS
64
Bedroom and kitchen followers : SETS
65
Housewife's cleanser : LYE
66
Trueheart : TESS
Down
1
Con ___ (tenderly) : AMORE
2
Sub detector : SONAR
3
Structures made mainly of glass : HOTHOUSES
4
Old English letter : EDH
5
Break : PAUSE
6
Word before where : ELSE
7
Purifier : ALEMBIC
8
Structures at Albany, Trenton, etc. : STATEHOUSES
9
Nimble : LITHE
10
"Comment ___-vous?" : ALLEZ
11
Maudlin at a tavern : BEERY
13
Slangy approval : YEH
14
Headgear at English colleges : HOUSECAPS
17
Lanford Wilson's "The ___ Baltimore" : HOTL
21
Part of O.A.S. : ORG
23
Depositories : STOREHOUSES
27
F.H.A. charge : INT
28
Minute arachnid : HOUSEMITE
29
Gullet : MAW
30
Arena attraction for decades : ALI
32
He can't be trusted : RAT
34
Belushi's "Animal" place : FRATHOUSE
35
Toby : MUG
36
Nav. course : ESE
39
Chicle : GUM
41
Urban project : RENEWAL
44
Cries from the woodshed : OWS
46
Encore : MORE
47
Records : TAPES
48
Where the Cubs alight : OHARE
49
Namely : TOWIT
50
"___ Romance," 1936 song : AFINE
52
Evicts : OUSTS
53
Kind of rehearsal : DRESS
55
Salt's call : AHOY
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Until, in Berlin : EHE
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Pilcorn : OAT

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

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