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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

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Leghorn's largesse : EGGS
5
Deep cut : GASH
9
Kind of toast : MELBA
14
Air route : LANE
15
Oils of old Rome : OLEA
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Slightly ahead, in a golf game : ONEUP
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How yo-yos go : UPANDDOWN
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Ulan ___ : BATOR
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Disappointment : LETDOWN
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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
Down
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
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Easily : HANDSDOWN
9
___ Sese Seko of Zaire : MOBUTU
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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
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Eaglewood : ALOES
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Inspirited : CHEEREDUP
34
Anagram for item, mite and time : EMIT
35
Speck : MOTE
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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
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Fighting, as nations : ATWAR
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Hacienda room : SALA
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Caucasic tongue : UDIC
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Promontory : PEAK
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___ up (exhaust) : USE
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W.W. II agency : OPA

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

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