This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.
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.
1
P
2
A
3
N
4
A
5
M
6
A
7
A
8
R
9
I
10
D
11
P
12
O
13
T
14
A
S
A
P
I
N
15
L
E
N
A
16
A
R
I
17
P
I
E
I
N
T
18
H
E
S
K
Y
19
M
A
T
20
E
S
S
E
X
E
S
21
B
E
T
A
22
S
23
L
24
A
C
K
25
M
I
N
26
P
Y
L
O
N
27
E
A
S
E
28
H
A
N
D
29
L
E
B
A
R
S
30
T
H
E
O
31
P
E
N
32
S
O
A
R
33
A
R
A
F
A
T
34
F
R
E
35
E
36
S
37
T
38
C
L
U
39
B
40
A
T
L
A
N
T
A
41
C
42
R
43
E
A
M
P
U
44
F
F
S
45
D
I
A
L
46
L
O
C
K
S
47
R
E
O
48
M
A
D
R
E
49
O
T
H
E
50
A
E
R
O
51
S
O
L
52
S
A
O
53
S
M
A
R
T
C
O
O
54
K
55
I
56
E
57
E
T
E
58
R
O
U
E
59
A
R
N
I
C
A
60
T
E
D
61
A
S
S
T
62
T
E
E
T
E
R
© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,415
Across
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
Down
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

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle