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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.
David Steinberg 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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W
2
A
3
R
4
P
5
W
6
A
7
I
8
F
9
R
10
A
11
B
12
I
13
D
14
A
L
A
R
15
A
S
T
I
16
E
N
O
L
A
17
T
O
P
O
18
C
H
I
N
19
A
P
I
N
K
S
20
C
H
I
N
21
A
S
Y
N
D
R
O
M
E
22
H
A
D
O
N
23
S
E
R
A
C
24
S
25
U
N
26
D
27
E
28
R
29
A
T
T
H
A
30
T
31
C
32
H
33
I
N
A
B
L
U
34
E
35
S
E
I
N
E
36
E
E
N
37
L
E
T
M
38
E
39
N
E
T
40
N
A
D
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I
42
R
43
C
H
I
N
44
A
45
W
A
R
E
46
T
R
O
N
A
47
S
48
S
T
O
M
A
49
A
C
T
F
O
50
R
51
A
R
52
A
53
B
54
Y
55
H
E
A
T
H
56
E
57
N
58
C
H
I
N
E
E
59
C
60
H
I
N
E
S
E
P
E
A
61
E
Z
R
A
62
H
A
N
D
L
63
T
E
A
S
64
S
I
L
T
65
A
M
A
S
S
66
T
E
T
H
67
T
O
E
S
© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,008
Across
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
Down
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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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