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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, March 5, 1980

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,075
Across Down
1. Record : DISC
5. "A face that would ___ clock" : STOPA
10. Bunk : BED
13. Food thickener : AGAR
14. Channing : CAROL
15. Card game : FARO
16. Roasted, French style : ROTI
17. Standoffish : ALOOF
18. Wading bird : IBIS
19. Bridge framework : TRESTLE
21. Hectic routine : RATRACE
23. Dessert : PIE
24. Actor Tremayne : LES
25. One of a group impelled by 42 Across : FOUNDINGFATHER
33. Thicket : COPSE
34. "Neither a borrower, ___ lender be" : NORA
35. Theda of films : BARA
36. Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
37. Tapestry : ARRAS
38. Steel angle iron : LBAR
39. Coin : MINT
40. Rubies or garnets : GEMS
41. Bel ___ cheese : PAESE
42. Event on March 5, 1770 : BOSTONMASSACRE
45. Número ___ : UNO
46. Wapiti : ELK
47. Prepare : PROCESS
51. Eager : WISHFUL
55. Piggery sound : OINK
56. Hummingbird : TOPAZ
58. Martinelli or Maxwell : ELSA
59. Chooses : OPTS
60. "___ a Parade" : ILOVE
61. World's Fair Sally : RAND
62. Durocher : LEO
63. Hacked it : COPED
64. Sanction : OKAY
1. Kind of board or gun : DART
2. Plane designer Sikorsky : IGOR
3. Satisfy : SATE
4. Victim of 42 Across : CRISPUSATTUCKS
5. Climbed : SCALED
6. Anecdote : TALE
7. Sierra Madre treasure : ORO
8. Inferior : POOR
9. Forage plants : ALFALFAS
10. Ali of storybook fame : BABA
11. Rock star Clapton : ERIC
12. Medicinal amount : DOSE
15. Designation of 4 Down in U.S. history : FIRSTBLACKHERO
20. Prong : TINE
22. Jetsam for Sam Adams's men : TEA
25. Number the pages : FOLIO
26. Unseals : OPENS
27. Against a thing, in law : INREM
28. Bellini opera : NORMA
29. Foxtail or dogfoot : GRASS
30. Nobelist in Chemistry: 1918 : HABER
31. Rub out : ERASE
32. Unusual : RARE
33. Curry or honey follower : COMB
37. Kant was one : AGNOSTIC
41. Buddies : PALS
43. ___-man gang : ONE
44. Captured : SEIZED
47. Business combo : POOL
48. Ready for picking : RIPE
49. Wised up : ONTO
50. Alone : SOLO
51. Flutter : WAVE
52. Strong criticism : FLAK
53. Sch. for future ensigns : USNA
54. Kind of bird or bug : LADY
57. Soda : POP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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