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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J M Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, 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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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,474
Across Down
1. Creation of Ade or Aesop : FABLE
6. Northern European : LAPP
10. First, second or third : SACK
14. Fragrant rootstock : ORRIS
15. Jai ___ : ALAI
16. City in Utah : LEHI
17. San Francisco strides? : GIANTSTEPS
19. Algerian port : ORAN
20. Gossage statistic : SAVE
21. Pittsburgh jaeger? : PIRATEBIRD
23. Gaelic : ERSE
25. Minnesota cots? : TWINBEDS
26. Oglivie or Ayala : BEN
28. Taken advantage of : HAD
30. Caustic : LYE
31. Milwaukee plants : BREWERIES
35. A.L. infielder Jorge : ORTA
38. "Oui, oui," from Luis Tiant : SISI
39. Loose pieces of rock : SCREE
41. Gaelic Ireland : EIRE
43. Slave of old : ESNE
45. Man in an L.A. shelter? : TAXDODGER
47. Hosp. test : EEG
49. Evergreen : YEW
50. Give birth to a lamb : EAN
51. Cincinnati color scheme? : DEEPREDS
56. Burn : SEAR
58. Houston's spacemen? : ASTRONAUTS
60. Coaster : SLED
63. Spillane's "___ Jury" : ITHE
64. Cleveland book on Yankees, Royals et al.? : INDIANFILE
66. Mariners' milieus : SEAS
67. " . . . one way to skin ___" : ACAT
68. Light raft : BALSA
69. Desires : YENS
70. Marquisette : LENO
71. Indo-Iranian : ARYAN
1. Obscures : FOGS
2. A Met score? : ARIA
3. Atlanta heroics? : BRAVENESS
4. Type of hit : LINER
5. Id follower : EST
6. "Amo, amas, amat" course in H.S. : LATI
7. Warn : ALERT
8. Custard apple : PAPAW
9. Flower part : PISTIL
10. Talked like a toper : SLOBBERED
11. Hawk's nest : AERIE
12. Beet variety : CHARD
13. Classifications : KINDS
18. Catches, as a hard-hit ball : SPEARS
22. Companion of Ares : ENYO
24. Pronoun for the Pinta : SHE
26. Pellets : BBS
27. Scene of Perry's victory : ERIE
29. Part of O.E.D. : DICT
32. Napa squeezer : WINEPRESS
33. Pitching stat. : ERA
34. Sensuous : SEXY
36. Detroit plant? : TIGERLILY
37. Playing ___ (field) : AREA
40. Urfa, once : EDESSA
42. Oriole's distant relative : ERN
44. Architect Saarinen : EERO
46. Be obligated : OWE
48. Friendly : GENIAL
51. Field flower : DAISY
52. One of the Lauders : ESTEE
53. Frome of fiction : ETHAN
54. Prom or hop : DANCE
55. African area : SUDAN
57. ___ as possible : ASFAR
59. Memorable Slav : TITO
61. Memorable lioness : ELSA
62. Diz of Cardinal fame : DEAN
65. Org. for Nets between nets : NBA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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