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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, April 27, 1979

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, 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. 10,762
Across Down
1. Region of Peru : TACNA
6. Type of jazz : SCAT
10. Blemish : SCAR
14. Actor Richard of silents : ARLEN
15. In addition : ALSO
16. Kafka heroine : OLGA
17. Helping hand : BOOST
18. Christian of Egypt : COPT
19. Ottoman : POUF
20. Pastoral : RUSTIC
22. Yellow and Red : SEAS
24. Clique : SET
25. Honshu bay : ISE
26. Just miss a target : COMECLOSE
29. Bovine of Asia : ZEBU
31. Enticement : BAIT
32. Frail : REEDY
35. Recovery : UPTURN
37. Plains Indian : PAWNEE
38. Area below a horse's neck : WITHERS
40. Coaches : DIRECTS
41. Sidewalk shade : AWNING
42. Suburb of Chicago : CICERO
43. Fans : COOLS
44. Queen of the Nile, for short : CLEO
45. ___ up (recaps) : SUMS
48. Final sales : CLOSEOUTS
51. Enthusiast: Slang : NUT
52. Lively, in Paris : GAI
54. Some gypsies : ROMS
55. Uneven : SPOTTY
57. Therefore : ERGO
59. Foxy look : LEER
61. Utopian : IDEAL
62. Sharif : OMAR
63. Not fooled by : ONTO
64. Menu at Antoine's : CARTE
65. Old instrument : LYRE
66. Do a stevedore's job : STOW
67. Valuable possession : ASSET
1. Iran's second-largest city : TABRIZ
2. Inspirit : AROUSE
3. Off-the-target phrase : CLOSEBUTNOCIGAR
4. Word with crow's or hornet's : NEST
5. Caper : ANTIC
6. Pouch : SAC
7. Encircle and isolate : CLOSEIN
8. View : ASPECT
9. Morgan's "___ Woman" : TOTAL
10. Saturate : SOP
11. Part of a sci-fi movie title : CLOSEENCOUNTERS
12. Chill : AGUE
13. Slew : RAFT
21. City on the Itz : COBURG
23. "And what is ___ as a . . . ?" : SORARE
27. Subject of close-up photos since 1965 : MARS
28. Norton's milieu : SEWERS
30. Difficult : UPHILL
33. Mil. unit : DET
34. Sandburg's "The People, ___" : YES
36. Muscle that stretches : TENSOR
37. Ornamental loops : PICOTS
38. Woman in the service : WAC
39. W.W. II isle, for short : IWO
40. "Mon ___!" : DIEU
42. "Stick ___ your desks . . . ": G.&S. : CLOSETO
44. Solidify : CEMENT
46. Undergo basic change : MUTATE
47. Surgical instrument : STYLET
49. Does a one-man show : SOLOS
50. Overlapping bandage : SPICA
52. Science subj. : GEOL
53. West Point team : ARMY
56. Harem rooms : ODAS
58. Mined material : ORE
60. Shindy : ROW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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