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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, May 17, 1980

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 342 (avg 1.86)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,148
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1. Sine ___ non : QUA
4. Quaff for Quintilian : AQUA
8. Oligophrenic's problem : LOWIQ
13. " . . . lamp ___ my feet": Psalms : UNTO
15. Presses for payment : DUNS
16. Hades, to Babylonians : ARALU
17. "___ of Ohio" (McKinley) : IDOL
18. Flippant : AIRY
19. Eyelashes : CILIA
20. Person in power : TOPDOG
22. Capp and Hirt : ALS
24. Harem rooms : ODAS
25. Assert oneself : SPEAKUP
27. Places : LOCI
28. Completely : QUITE
31. Stupefy : BEMUSE
33. His forte is to exhort : URGER
34. A Ford : EDSEL
35. Immediately : PDQ
38. "And pretty maids all ___" : INAROW
40. Infamous camp site : DACHAU
42. Chum : PAL
43. Out of ___ (ailing) : SORTS
47. Dough or cabbage : MOOLA
48. Hat named for a Sardou play : FEDORA
49. Speechless : MUTED
50. Takeoff acronym : JATO
53. Owner of a contiguous estate : ABUTTER
55. Norse god : ODIN
56. Sportscaster Martin : NED
57. Hopper or Turner : ARTIST
61. Indic tongue : HINDI
63. Stagger : REEL
65. Eskimo settlement : ETAH
66. Israeli desert : NEGEV
67. Lanky : TALL
68. Noah's messenger : DOVE
69. An asking : QUERY
70. Levee : QUAY
71. Need: Abbr. : REQ
1. Resign : QUIT
2. Destroy : UNDO
3. At the peak : ATOP
4. Saying : ADAGE
5. On the ___ vive : QUI
6. Not gathered, as leaves : UNRAKED
7. Havens : ASYLUMS
8. Resinous substance : LAC
9. Baltimore player : ORIOLE
10. Mr. Pepper : WALDO
11. Sacro follower : ILIAC
12. Seeming : QUASI
14. Octogenarian : OLDSTER
21. Laborious : OPEROSE
23. Oozed forth : SPUED
26. Ribicoff : ABE
28. Wisecrack : QUIP
29. Receptacle for flores : URNA
30. One of David's guard : IGAL
32. Calaboose or stir : SLAMMER
35. Unit of illumination : PHOT
36. Carnegie : DALE
37. Oxford area, for short : QUAD
39. Teutonic god : WODAN
41. Wooed : COURTED
44. Lewis of radio's "The Little Show" : ROBERTQ
45. Canadian V.I.P. : TRUDEAU
46. Cal. day : SAT
48. " . . . heart grow ___" : FONDER
50. Mr. Public : JOHNQ
51. Ta-ta, in Troyes : ADIEU
52. Trace : TINGE
54. Score : TALLY
58. "Believe ___ Not" : ITOR
59. Pitching statistic : SAVE
60. On ___ T. (secretly) : THEQ
62. Brown's vines : IVY
64. High note : ELA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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