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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

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Students & seniors
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
Down
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
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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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