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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, April 14, 1979

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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. 10,749
Across Down
1. Laziness : SLOTH
6. Hill insect : ANT
9. Capture : NAB
12. Scruffs : NAPES
13. Skulk : LURK
15. Kind of punch : BOLO
16. That is: Lat. : IDEST
17. "Old ___" : IRONSIDES
19. Vivacious : PERT
20. Specialty of certain "deliverymen" : OBSTETRICS
21. Cole or Wood : NATALIE
23. Watched tots : SAT
24. Ditty : TUNE
25. Hospice : RESTHOME
30. African antelope : ORIBI
32. Ernie or Gomer : PYLE
33. Comply : OBEY
34. Road grader : LEVELER
36. Advertising insert : STUFFER
38. New cadet, for short : PLEB
39. What cover girls do : POSE
41. Fry lightly : SAUTE
42. Bacon or Lamb : ESSAYIST
44. " . . . times that try ___ souls" : MENS
45. Egyptian god of music : BES
46. Pulmonary cavities : AIRSACS
49. Dr. Spock's field : PEDIATRICS
53. Famed gallery : TATE
55. Stress : UNDERLINE
56. Hindu instrument : SITAR
57. Provided that : SOAS
58. Continuously : EVER
59. Camber : TOEIN
60. Foxy : SLY
61. Ames and McMahon : EDS
62. Previn : ANDRE
1. Cut : SNIP
2. Fraught : LADEN
3. Secret agents : OPERATIVES
4. Newcomers in the news : TESTTUBEBABIES
5. Before D.D.E. : HST
6. Excuse : ALIBI
7. Day place : NURSERY
8. Hambletonian : TROT
9. Complications : NODI
10. Guinness : ALEC
11. Foreman : BOSS
14. Israeli body : KNESSET
15. Carry's arrival! : BIRTHOFANATION
18. R.B.I.'s, for one : STAT
20. "Blood and Sand" cheer : OLE
22. Blue dye : ANIL
26. Other : ELSE
27. Beclouded : OBFUSCATED
28. Cross paths : MEET
29. "Jane ___" : EYRE
30. Old wine flask : OLPE
31. Kin: Abbr. : RELS
32. Experts : PROS
35. Decretal : EPISTLE
37. Functions : USES
40. Like cathedral window glass : STAINED
43. MCMLXXIX, for one : YEAR
44. Miniver or Gamp : MRS
47. Pastry workers : ICERS
48. Kind of well : STAIR
49. Booted feline : PUSS
50. Organic compound : ENOL
51. Omaha Beach time : DDAY
52. Tear apart : RIVE
54. River into Donegal Bay : ERNE
56. R. R. depot : STA

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

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