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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, March 7, 1979

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, 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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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,711
Across Down
1. Leghorn's largesse : EGGS
5. Deep cut : GASH
9. Kind of toast : MELBA
14. Air route : LANE
15. Oils of old Rome : OLEA
16. Slightly ahead, in a golf game : ONEUP
17. How yo-yos go : UPANDDOWN
19. Ulan ___ : BATOR
20. Disappointment : LETDOWN
21. Actress Joanne : DRU
23. Número ___ : UNO
24. "Nasty" Nastase : ILIE
25. Attack : SETUPON
27. Kite : ELANET
30. Make sense : ADDUP
31. Ice-bucket gear : TONGS
32. Lump of clay : CLOD
33. Cordage plant : HEMP
37. Word with hop or tree : TOAD
38. Ostentatious : SHOWY
39. Melville novel : OMOO
40. Capable of : UPTO
41. Owner of "Leapin' Lena" : TEEN
42. Upper class : ELITE
43. Carouser's sounds : WHEES
45. Network : SYSTEM
46. Softer, as pillows : DOWNIER
49. Up and ___ (working) : ATIT
50. Barnyard animal : EWE
51. Prefix with judge or trial : PRE
52. Gets ready to give a concert : TUNESUP
56. Words on a shop sign : ANDUP
58. Denigrate : DOWNGRADE
60. Actress Rainer : LUISE
61. "___ a Villa . . . ": Browning : UPAT
62. Kazan : ELIA
63. ___ up (accelerate) : SPEED
64. Norms : PARS
65. ___ up (prepare to play pool) : RACK
1. Hebrew month : ELUL
2. Yawn : GAPE
3. Mosquito's relative : GNAT
4. Expelling, Oxford style : SENDINGDOWN
5. Wading bird : GODWIT
6. Unaccompanied : ALONE
7. ___ up (clinch) : SEW
8. Easily : HANDSDOWN
9. ___ Sese Seko of Zaire : MOBUTU
10. Last queen before Sofia : ENA
11. Slackening : LETUP
12. Actor Victor : BUONO
13. Kitchen garment : APRON
18. Metes or parcels : DOLES
22. "I Am Woman" singer : REDDY
26. He pads parlor pieces : UPHOLSTERER
27. Words said to Brutus : ETTU
28. Part of a bowknot : LOOP
29. Med. school subj. : ANAT
30. Eaglewood : ALOES
32. Inspirited : CHEEREDUP
34. Anagram for item, mite and time : EMIT
35. Speck : MOTE
36. Christina Rossetti's "Up-Hill," e.g. : POEM
38. Guide : STEER
42. Looking up and down : EYING
44. Obsessed, with "on" : HIPPED
45. Tricks on trapezes : STUNTS
46. Transactions : DEALS
47. Confess : OWNUP
48. " . . . for tomorrow ___" : WEDIE
49. Fighting, as nations : ATWAR
53. Hacienda room : SALA
54. Caucasic tongue : UDIC
55. Promontory : PEAK
57. ___ up (exhaust) : USE
59. W.W. II agency : OPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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