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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Thursday, March 1, 1984

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,532

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Across
1
"Pen" name : ALIAS
6
Huxtable or Rehan : ADA
9
Swabbie : GOB
12
Melville book : MARDI
13
"___ et non," Abélard compilation : SIC
14
This stack'll crackle : PYRE
15
Sensational miler : STEVESCOTT
18
Soviet river : URAL
19
A.L. batting leader: 1980 : GEORGEBRETT
21
Lamentations : PLAINTS
24
Des ___, Iowa : MOINES
25
Certain sci-fi hostiles : ALIENS
26
Alternate for "opera" : OPUSES
27
Star from Virginia : GEORGECSCOTT
30
Operated : RAN
31
Small island : AIT
32
A.E.S. was one : DEM
35
Conference site in N.H.: 1944 : BRETTONWOODS
41
Light carriage : CALASH
43
Henley activity : OARING
44
Mouth and hand instruments : ORGANS
45
In proportion : PRORATA
47
Memorable star from Ireland : GEORGEBRENT
49
Precious : RARE
50
Sensational miler : STEVEOVETT
55
Greek letters : ETAS
56
Occupy : USE
57
Commuter : RIDER
58
Episcopacy : SEE
59
Eur. plane : SST
60
Ugly : NASTY
Down
1
Forenoons, for short : AMS
2
Caesar's lang. : LAT
3
Anger : IRE
4
Kind of phr. : ADV
5
Surrounding a fort : SIEGING
6
Neckwear : ASCOT
7
Some stylish creations : DIORS
8
Prof. of 27 Across : ACTG
9
Leatherneck : GYRENE
10
Emulates Isocrates : ORATES
11
Sun and Bible : BELTS
14
Stickler re diction, etc. : PURIST
16
Hearing, for one : SENSE
17
Beat : TEMPO
20
Contest : BOUT
21
Petition : PLEA
22
"In Winter" cat : LION
23
Word form for "gas" : AER
25
D.C. Cabinet post : AGR
26
Cicero's VIII : OCTO
28
Notre Dame is one: Abbr. : CATH
29
Command to Fido : SIT
32
Porter's "Let's ___": 1928 : DOIT
33
Novelist Ferber : EDNA
34
Teleg., for one : MSG
35
Tantaras : BLARES
36
Resounded : RANG
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Predecessors of tees : ESSES
38
Misanthrope's love? : NOONE
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Like Warsaw 40 years ago : WARTORN
40
Domesday Book money : ORA
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Devise : CREATE
42
Marketplaces in old Greece : AGORAE
44
Snarly giants : OGRES
45
Squeeze : PRESS
46
Wall an incline : REVET
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Abbr. used in air conditioning : BTUS
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Roma's ___ Appia : VIA
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Ames and Ott : EDS
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Hanoi holiday : TET
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Give it a go : TRY

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

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