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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, March 19, 1982

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,819

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Across
1
"Simple" letters : ABC
4
Art follower : DECO
8
"Bad guy" followers : POSSE
13
PT or U : BOAT
15
The same, to Seneca : IDEM
16
Cinched : ONICE
17
Red letters : USSR
18
A ___ Abie : ASIN
19
Within the law : LEGAL
20
Sight from 51 Across : CHANNELISLANDS
23
Idol : BAAL
24
"High" place in a play : TOR
25
Attired, in a way : CAPED
28
Xylophones' kin : MARIMBAS
33
King of the Visigoths : ALARIC
35
Tokyo, once : EDO
36
___ corda: Dir. to a pianist : UNA
37
Sight from 51 Across : SANTAYNEZVALLEY
41
It begins in juin : ETE
42
Lab work : RES
43
Safe, as morels : EDIBLE
44
Whence signer Caesar Rodney hailed : DELAWARE
47
Carter vis-à-vis Reagan : LOSER
48
Sought a public office : RAN
49
Strong ___ ox : ASAN
51
Reagan's California spread : RANCHODELCIELO
58
Whence Sen. Borah hailed : IDAHO
59
She, in Nice : ELLE
60
Shortly : SOON
62
Locket stone : CAMEO
63
___-Hoa, Vietnam : BIEN
64
Extra large, for one : SIZE
65
Hebrew measures : OMERS
66
Normal, in a way : SANE
67
Put in stitches : SEW
Down
1
___ Dhabi, Mideast sheikdom : ABU
2
Autumn pear : BOSC
3
Noted country singer : CASH
4
Bride of July 1981 : DIANA
5
Lemon once exported from Michigan : EDSEL
6
Designer Chapman : CEIL
7
Where Tree Rollins dunks : OMNI
8
Many, in Miletus : POLLOI
9
Kind of bandit : ONEARM
10
Put under contract : SIGN
11
Marine fish : SCAD
12
When split and cooked, these become spitchcocks : EELS
14
Tony of tennis : TRABERT
21
Olga's rival in the 70's : NADIA
22
Worked hard : STROVE
25
Studied "the joint" : CASED
26
Ant that can fly : ALATE
27
TV group : PANEL
28
Reagan adviser : MEESE
29
Wood-trimming tool : ADZ
30
Underground group : BULBS
31
Anoint, old style : ANELE
32
Sooth follower : SAYER
34
Rostand's "snooty" hero : CYRANO
38
Saul's uncle or grandfather : NER
39
Lyndon's U.N. delegate : ADLAI
40
Elsa was one : LIONESS
45
Toxophilite : ARCHER
46
Small elms : WAHOOS
49
Steve of TV : ALLEN
50
Spectacle : SCENE
51
Carty of baseball : RICO
52
Rib donor : ADAM
53
Door inscription : NAME
54
Politician-labor leader : DEBS
55
Creator of Mrs. Sarah Battle : ELIA
56
Lane of The Daily Planet : LOIS
57
Transude : OOZE
61
Not used : NEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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