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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Monday, March 31, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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. 11,101

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Students & seniors
Across
1. "It hurts!" : OUCH
5. McNutt of comics : BOOB
9. Pile up : AMASS
14. Hebrew dry measure : EPHA
15. Approximately : ORSO
16. Sublease : RELET
17. Slickers : RAINCOATS
19. Kind of lily : CALLA
20. How March goes : OUTLIKEALAMB
22. Pastiche : SATIRE
25. Strong ___ ox : ASAN
26. Kettle and Barker : MAS
27. Make a fluff : ERR
28. Religious brother : FRA
30. Demolish, British style : RASE
32. Male merganser : DRAKE
34. Adjective for March 31 : LAST
37. Gaelic : ERSE
40. Like March on April 1 : GONEWITHTHEWIND
43. "___ Can," by Sammy Davis Jr. : YESI
44. Diva Ponselle : ROSA
45. Cooper character : UNCAS
46. School dance : PROM
48. Fabulous bird of prey : ROC
50. "Ye ___ the salt of the earth" : ARE
51. Johnny Reb's group : CSA
53. Celebration at Cambridge : BASH
56. Gabrielle (Coco) ___ : CHANEL
58. March followers : APRILSHOWERS
61. N.Y. World's Fair attraction : PIETA
62. Miller's "Death of ___" : ASALESMAN
66. Ocean birds : ERNES
67. Decorate again : REDO
68. Merit : EARN
69. Coup ___ (master stroke) : DETAT
70. Ready for publication : EDIT
71. Kind of board or bag : TOTE
Down
1. Anthem's "above" : OER
2. "___ lazy river . . . " : UPA
3. White Sox on scoreboards : CHI
4. Asian capital : HANOI
5. Kicking specialist : BOOTER
6. Kind of hygiene : ORAL
7. Old port of Rome : OSTIA
8. Thickets : BOSKS
9. Secret remedies : ARCANA
10. Corn or oat follower : MEAL
11. O. J. Simpson was one : ALLAMERICAN
12. Alabama city : SELMA
13. Attempts : STABS
18. Teeners' "be watching" hour? : CURFEW
21. Soil : EARTH
22. Abounding in marsh plants : SEDGY
23. ___ Islands, off New Guinea : ARROE
24. Sheer : TRANSPARENT
29. Voice : ALTO
31. In stitches : SEWN
33. Actor Dullea : KEIR
35. Throat-exam sounds : AHS
36. Game winner : STAR
38. Entrap : SNARE
39. Relative of "The Betsy" : EDSEL
41. "La Douce" and others : IRMAS
42. Hoodwink : EUCHRE
47. Soviet subdivision : OBLAST
49. Wildcat : OCELOT
51. Wearing a sontag : CAPED
52. Steeple : SPIRE
54. Kind of holder : SHARE
55. Watered down : HOSED
57. Property, for one : ASSET
59. Virginia willow : ITEA
60. Ravine : WADI
63. Former Peking name : MAO
64. School class : ART
65. Vane dir. : NNE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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