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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, February 17, 1978

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { G J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,415
Across Down
1. Treaty area : PANAMA
7. Dry, as a desert : ARID
11. Kitty : POT
14. As neat ___ : ASAPIN
15. Miss Horne : LENA
16. "Exodus" hero : ARI
17. Promise of prosperity around the corner : PIEINTHESKY
19. Welcome or door : MAT
20. Cars of the 20's : ESSEXES
21. Phi ___ Kappa : BETA
22. Negligent : SLACK
25. Part of an hr. : MIN
26. Course marker for an airman : PYLON
27. Comfort : EASE
28. President Taft's mustache : HANDLEBARS
30. Golf tournament : THEOPEN
32. Go sky-high : SOAR
33. Arab leader : ARAFAT
34. Least restricted : FREEST
38. "The Fan ___," book by Wallace: 1974 : CLUB
40. Home of Falcons and Hawks : ATLANTA
41. The weak opposition : CREAMPUFFS
45. Clockface : DIAL
46. Intertwines : LOCKS
47. Car of the 20's : REO
48. Sierra ___ : MADRE
49. Will-___-wisp : OTHE
50. Type of spray dispenser : AEROSOL
52. ___ Paulo : SAO
53. Guy who knows his onions : SMARTCOOKIE
57. Cannes season : ETE
58. Debauchee : ROUE
59. Locker-room tincture : ARNICA
60. Yachtsman Turner : TED
61. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
62. Seesaw : TEETER
1. Political patronage : PAP
2. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
3. No, to Burns : NAE
4. An easy task : APIECEOFCAKE
5. Russian city : MINSK
6. Carpenter insects : ANTS
7. Blood component : ALEXIN
8. Transmits again : RESENDS
9. Printers' items : INKS
10. Kind of nursery : DAY
11. One of the Masons : PAMELA
12. Webster, for one : ORATOR
13. Giants : TITANS
18. Virile fellow : HEMAN
21. How man "doth not live" : BYBREADALONE
22. Bristle : SETA
23. "Cowardly Lion" in a film : LAHR
24. On the water : ASEA
26. Writer Buck : PEARL
28. Hot under the collar : HETUP
29. Barn areas : LOFTS
31. Pre-Easter symbols : PALMS
35. City in Oklahoma : ENID
36. Play the hero : STAR
37. Narrative : TALE
39. F.B.I., U.S. Customs, etc. : BUREAUS
40. In progress : AFOOT
41. Skeleton's possible hideout : CLOSET
42. Spin : ROTATE
43. Repeated : ECHOED
44. Hunt for : FERRET
48. Clement or Marianne : MOORE
50. Old Testament book : AMOS
51. Improvise, à la Fitzgerald : SCAT
53. Mrs., in Juárez : SRA
54. Carson : KIT
55. Rink surface : ICE
56. Piece of corn : EAR

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