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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, March 15, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, 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.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,085

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Across
1. Spout : JET
4. Side dish : SLAW
8. Fur : OTTER
13. Gold for Gerardo : ORO
14. Ancient capital of Mongolia : HOLIN
16. Babel : NOISE
17. Snead or Houston : SAM
18. Pay hike : RAISE
19. Coins : CENTS
20. Stamina : STAYINGPOWER
23. Captured : TAKEN
24. Nervous disorder : CHOREA
27. Convenience for a driver : POWERSTEERING
29. Nomads of Nordland : LAPPS
30. Bank abbr. : INT
31. Procreate : SIRE
33. Levin or Wolfert : IRA
34. Small swords : EPEES
36. D.D.E. was one : GEN
37. Speech problem : LISP
39. Wallach : ELI
40. Robert ___ Sherwood : EMMET
42. Avoiding : STEERINGCLEAR
46. Fearless : HEROIC
47. ___ once (suddenly) : ALLAT
48. No problems : CLEARSAILING
52. Former Turkish soldier : SPAHI
55. Amazonian group : TUPIS
56. Cowardly fellow : CUR
57. West Coast sound : PUGET
58. January, in Rio : ENERO
59. Fuss and feathers : ADO
60. Mortify : ABASH
61. Adam's garden : EDEN
62. Actor Ayres : LEW
Down
1. Chinese idol : JOSS
2. It was, to Caesar : ERAT
3. Item for an Italian recipe : TOMATOPASTE
4. Butcherbirds : SHRIKES
5. Bank president's role : LOANER
6. Does a wheel job : ALIGNS
7. Frail thing : WISP
8. ___ twice (occasionally) : ONCEOR
9. "___ human": Pope : TOERRIS
10. Stannum : TIN
11. N.Y. time : EST
12. Home: Abbr. : RES
15. Division of the Tertiary period : NEOCENE
21. Complain : YAWP
22. Sharpens : WHETS
25. Puzzling : ENIGMATICAL
26. Yes man : AGREER
27. Part of a see : PARISH
28. Connection : TIEIN
29. Abner's adjective : LIL
32. Suffix with differ : ENT
34. Spooky : EERIE
35. Arranged in folds : PLICATE
38. Roosts for roasters : PERCHES
40. Writer Ralph Waldo : ELLISON
41. Fast breaker : MEAL
43. Flint tool : EOLITH
44. Painted : GASPED
45. Actress Bloom : CLAIRE
49. Finnish poem : RUNE
50. Museum painting : NUDE
51. Cultivate : GROW
52. Health club : SPA
53. Tavern : PUB
54. Turkish title : AGA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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