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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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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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