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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, February 2, 1984

26-Across : Latent

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
A. J. Santora has 185 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 68 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,504
Across
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In favor of : FOR
4
Dyestuff from lichens : PERSIS
10
Make a jigsaw cut : COPE
14
Western Indian : UTE
15
Vain one : EGOIST
16
Whisker : HAIR
17
Give a high sign : NOD
18
Lying in a level surface : PLANAR
19
A word in edgewise? : AHEM
20
Stolid : DEADPAN
22
Destination of many a cruise : BERMUDA
24
Dime, e.g. : COIN
25
Corner the market : SEWUP
26
Latent : POTENTIAL
29
Watch face : DIAL
32
Prefix for duct : OVI
33
Surround : GIRD
34
Orchestra group : VIOLAS
36
School subj. : GEOM
38
Innocent : NAIVE
40
Any tabooed word on TV : NONO
41
Flashy : ORNATE
43
Rajah's mate : RANI
45
"Bali ___" : HAI
46
Arthur of Davis Cup fame : ASHE
47
N.J. city or college : MONTCLAIR
49
Have a ___ (be high) : JAGON
51
Wild uprising : RIOT
52
Unnerved : SHOOKUP
55
Charming : WINSOME
58
Hock : PAWN
59
Each : APIECE
61
Polish : WAX
62
A Cassini : OLEG
63
Carousal : REVELS
64
Guidry stat. : ERA
65
Kind of war : TONG
66
Partner of ducks : DRAKES
67
Jamaican drink : RUM
Down
1
Kitty : FUND
2
Neb. county : OTOE
3
Editor's changes : REDACTIONS
4
___ up (stimulating) : PEPPING
5
Sweetbrier : EGLANTINE
6
Kin of a bay or chestnut : ROAN
7
Fault : SIN
8
Sanford of TV : ISABEL
9
Scatter : STREW
10
Steed that Autry rode : CHAMPION
11
Where Honolulu is : OAHU
12
Variegated : PIED
13
Writer Bombeck : ERMA
21
Female rat : DOE
23
Gernreich of fashion : RUDI
25
Pants presser : SADIRON
26
Walt Kelly possum : POGO
27
___ barrel (in trouble) : OVERA
28
A Gershwin : IRA
30
Hawaiian landmark : ALOHATOWER
31
Hawaiian porch : LANAI
34
Heart chamber : VENTRICLE
35
Bordeaux evening : SOIR
37
Erica's indoor game? : MAHJONGG
39
Truck : VAN
42
Ebony : TEAK
44
Frigidity : ICINESS
47
Swabbie : MOPPER
48
___ Banos, city in Calif. : LOS
50
Protect : GUARD
52
Espy : SPOT
53
Ring far above the collar? : HALO
54
Author Wister : OWEN
55
Part of "TW3" : WEEK
56
Japanese ship name : MARU
57
Producer of A's, B's, etc. : EXAM
60
Marsh elder : IVA

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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