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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Tuesday, March 17, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, 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.
David Steinberg notes:

In 33-Down clue, "O'Keeffe" should have been "O'Keefe"; left as in the original.

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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,452
Across
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Used a hot tub : BATHED
7
Where St. Augustine is : FLA
10
Hemingway or Bear : PAPA
14
Kin of propane : ETHANE
15
OPEC product : OIL
16
Swear : AVOW
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Actor Brian : AHERNE
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Type of lizard : UMA
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Domesticate : TAME
20
Popular Irish song : LOVELYLEITRIM
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Greensward : LEA
24
Ear: Comb. form : AUR
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Get someone's Irish up : RILE
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Irish Sweepstakes figures : ODDS
28
Observational : EMPIRIC
30
Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
32
Puckered : COCKLED
36
Monogram of a great Irish-American playwright : EGO
37
Sandy's bark : ARF
39
Chiang ___-shek : KAI
40
Diggings : ORE
41
Long-tailed whydah : REDBILL
43
Actor Lee : MARVIN
45
Mrs. ___ cow : OLEARYS
48
Counting-out word : EENY
49
Piece of land : ACRE
51
Ad ___ committee : HOC
52
Happy ___ lark : ASA
53
Where persuasive talkers kissed a stone : BLARNEYCASTLE
57
Like ___ out of hell : ABAT
58
Stat for Nolan Ryan : ERA
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J.F.K.'s prep school : CHOATE
61
Irish poet Aubrey de ___ : VERE
62
Expanse west of Ire. : ATL
63
More succinct : TERSER
64
"When Irish ___ are . . . " : EYES
65
Cleansing solution : LYE
66
Existing : INESSE
Down
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Lillie or Arthur : BEA
2
Sports: Abbr. : ATHL
3
Hibernia : THEOLDSOD
4
Reap : HARVEST
5
Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
6
Shannon feeder : DEEL
7
Bungle : FOULUP
8
A lace of Irish origin : LIMERICK
9
Jai ___ : ALAI
10
___ Street (Cork business area) : PATRICK
11
Benefit : AVAIL
12
___ de terre (potato) : POMME
13
Disciple's emotion : AWE
21
"I ___ what I . . . ": Popeye : YAM
22
Julie's sister : TRICIA
26
Unique person : ONER
27
Venetian official : DOGE
28
City near Memphis : EARLE
29
Gads about : ROAMS
31
Common scold : RAILER
33
"Amo, amas, I ___": O'Keeffe : LOVEALASS
34
Ireland : ERIN
35
Gainsay : DENY
38
"Pegeen Mike" in a Synge play : FLAHERTY
42
Acid salts : BORATES
44
Bring back : RESTORE
46
Egg custard : ROYALE
47
Little brother of the C.C.C. : YCC
49
Dublin's ___ Theatre : ABBEY
50
Irish county : CLARE
52
Pale : ASHEN
54
Gaelic boy's name : NEAL
55
Start of an O'Casey opus : ACTI
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Vous ___ (you are): Fr. : ETES
57
Fifth ___, parade site : AVE
60
Homophone for Eire : ERE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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

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