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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, April 21, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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. 10,756
Across
1. Health clubs : SPAS
5. Skelton role : CLEM
9. Painful memory : SCAR
13. Savoy beat : STOMP
14. Critic's kudos : RAVE
15. Kind of deck : TAPE
16. Veranda : LANAI
17. Giant of Norse myths : YMIR
18. ___ now! (immediately!) : ASOF
19. TV sitcom : EIGHTISENOUGH
22. In attendance : PRESENT
23. Hundred yrs. : CEN
24. Numerical ending : ETH
27. Part of Mao's name : TSE
28. Grand lady : DAME
30. Two-way ___ : RADIO
32. White poplar : ABELE
34. Not in the pink : AILING
35. TV sitcom : THREESCOMPANY
38. Bided one's time : WAITED
39. Definitions in puzzles : CLUES
40. Good looks, to a starlet : ASSET
41. Flunk out : FAIL
42. G.I. garb : ODS
45. Clock setting in summer : DST
46. Gibbon : LAR
48. Oryx : GEMSBOK
51. TV sitcom : ONEDAYATATIME
54. Population-growth number : ZERO
56. Cake worker : ICER
57. French composer : SATIE
58. Tel companion : AVIV
59. Opp. of feminine : MASC
60. Fragrant : OLENT
61. S.A. rodent : PACA
62. Tallinn man : ESTH
63. Wolfe of fiction : NERO
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1. Homophone for stares : STAIRS
2. Soft cloth : PONGEE
3. Nanking nanas : AMAHS
4. Venom : SPITE
5. Watch parts : CRYSTALS
6. Like Charley's horse? : LAME
7. Display : EVINCE
8. Ruined city on the Nile : MEROE
9. Unattached male : STAG
10. Redeemed : CASHEDIN
11. G.I. address : APO
12. Grid "zebra" : REF
13. What Washington did "here" : SLEPT
20. Word of emphasis : INDEED
21. Like a green banana : UNRIPE
25. Alice or Tim : TINY
26. Go the whole ___ : HOG
29. Holy city : MECCA
31. Grieving word : ALAS
32. You can call him Johnson : ARTE
33. Bailey of comics : BEETLE
34. Phylactery : AMULET
35. Soviet wire service : TASS
36. Adjective for Bunker Hill : HISTORIC
37. Despot : OLIGARCH
38. Lump of tobacco : WAD
41. Brawl : FRACAS
42. Kind of dictum : OBITER
43. "Fats" : DOMINO
44. Marksman's game : SKEET
47. Price for a dozen? : ADIME
49. Raymond Burr's early TV role : MASON
50. No longer fresh : STALE
52. Lou ___, boxing star of the past : NOVA
53. A day ago: Abbr. : YEST
54. Strafe, in slanguage : ZAP
55. Bartok : EVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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