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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, May 13, 1977

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, 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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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,135

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Cry of disappointment : RATS
5
Bikini part : BRA
8
Pundit : SWAMI
13
Turkish title : AGHA
14
Eternity : AEON
16
Mongolian : TATAR
17
Today, with 3 Down : FRIDAYTHE
19
Extreme : ULTRA
20
Hot roofing : TAR
21
A-Victoria : FLU
22
Fate of one walking under a ladder : BADLUCK
24
Higgins, to Eliza : TUTOR
26
A.F.L. partner : CIO
27
England's second-longest river : SEVERN
28
Advances : STEPSUP
32
One on the lam : FLEER
33
Yearned : HOPED
35
Compass point : ESE
36
Indian prince : RANA
37
Compact : SOLID
38
Gobi-explorer Hedin : SVEN
39
River island : AIT
40
Beast of Arabia : CAMEL
41
Rigid : STERN
42
Dislodge an equestrian : UNHORSE
44
Napery : LINENS
46
Astronaut Grissom : GUS
47
Alarming : SCARY
48
Ancient superstition : EVILEYE
52
Set a dog after : SIC
53
Cannes water : EAU
56
Old Scratch : DEVIL
57
Ominous crossers ahead : BLACKCATS
60
Praying figure : ORANT
61
Invoice : BILL
62
Annoys : IRKS
63
Squalid : MANGY
64
Cannes season : ETE
65
Russian ruler : TSAR
Down
1
Crude ferry : RAFT
2
Site of the Pearl Mosque : AGRA
3
See 17 Across : THIRTEENTH
4
Downcast : SAD
5
Waco's ___ Bears : BAYLOR
6
Neutralize encounter with 57 Across : RETURNHOME
7
Hibernian org. : AOH
8
Did homework : STUDIED
9
Hard punch : WALLOP
10
Island of Alaska : ATTU
11
Chagall : MARC
12
Arab land: Var. : IRAK
15
Beak : NEB
18
"The morning ___" : AFTER
23
Performed : ACTED
25
Part of the eye : UVEA
27
Done in : SLAIN
28
Courts trouble : SPILLSSALT
29
Mirror-breaker's unlucky period : SEVENYEARS
30
Customers : USERS
31
Early Quaker : PENN
32
Wife, in Berlin : FRAU
34
Mexican cheer : OLE
37
Impertinent : SASSY
38
Ending for young : STER
40
Sadism : CRUELTY
41
Eat junk food : SNACK
43
Staring, in a way : OGLING
45
Eaves hanger : ICICLE
48
Land conquered by Saul : EDOM
49
Actress Vague : VERA
50
"The Terrible" : IVAN
51
Recede : EBB
54
Island of Alaska : ATKA
55
U.N. member : USSR
58
Recline : LIE
59
Op. ___ : CIT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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