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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, December 29, 1979

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { G J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, 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.
PS notes: Clue for 19-Down was missing in the original, so put one in; it's probably not what the constructor originally wrote.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,008
Across Down
1. Pervert : WARP
5. Urchin : WAIF
9. Fanatic : RABID
14. Winglike : ALAR
15. Wine town : ASTI
16. Col. Tibbets's mother : ENOLA
17. Venetian fishing boat : TOPO
18. Fragrant flowers : CHINAPINKS
20. Nuclear meltdown in a recent film : CHINASYNDROME
22. Wore : HADON
23. Glacial ridges : SERACS
25. Lying beneath : UNDER
29. All things considered : ATTHAT
31. Dyer's color : CHINABLUE
35. Ile de la Cité's river : SEINE
36. Ending for Hallow : EEN
37. "___ Call You Sweetheart" : LETME
39. Tulle : NET
40. Rock bottom : NADIR
43. Crockery : CHINAWARE
46. Salty minerals : TRONAS
48. Mouthlike part : STOMA
49. Represent : ACTFOR
51. Sheikdom of songdom : ARABY
55. Harte's Ah Sin : HEATHENCHINEE
59. ___ tree (bushy shrub) : CHINESEPEA
61. Pound or Stone : EZRA
62. Composer Jakob: 1550–91 : HANDL
63. Hyson and oolong : TEAS
64. Dregs : SILT
65. Gather : AMASS
66. Hebrew letter : TETH
67. Drives aslant, as nails : TOES
1. Oversee : WATCH
2. Don Ho's hello : ALOHA
3. "___ Robert" (Bob Feller) : RAPID
4. You or me : PRONOUN
5. G.I. Janes : WACS
6. Pale : ASHY
7. "Put ___ writing!" : ITIN
8. Discoveries : FINDS
9. Announces : REPORTS
10. Liven : ANIMATE
11. Fine porcelain : BONECHINA
12. Type : ILK
13. Prosecutors, for short : DAS
19. Tract : AREA
21. Held or Sten : ANNA
24. More sensible : SANER
26. Two-base stat. : DBL
27. Power: Abbr. : ELEC
28. Hussey and Roman : RUTHS
30. Marcel's pate : TETE
31. Coin : CENT
32. " . . . ___ little song": Goethe : HEARA
33. Burma, Thailand, etc. : INDOCHINA
34. Radiate : EMIT
38. Wine: Comb. form : ENO
41. Means : INTENDS
42. Novelist Sabatini et al. : RAFAELS
44. Peking nana : AMAH
45. Most cautious : WARIEST
47. Topers : SOTS
50. Mitchell's Butler : RHETT
52. W.W. II beachhead : ANZIO
53. Uncle Miltie : BERLE
54. Irish playwright-poet : YEATS
56. Fencing sword : EPEE
57. In order : NEAT
58. Ready money : CASH
59. Part of a dance's name : CHA
60. Part of a Western : HAM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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