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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, May 29, 1974

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, 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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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,055
Across
1. Worthless matter : CHAFF
6. Presidential name : ADAMS
11. Mitzvah or sinister : BAR
14. Hourly : HORAL
15. Send payment : REMIT
16. Muhammad ___ : ALI
17. Preface, for short : INTRO
18. Digression : ASIDE
19. Mutuel investment : BET
20. Helen Reddy hit song : IAMWOMAN
22. Court cry : OYEZ
23. Went out front : LED
24. Union units : LOCALS
27. Visible : APPARENT
31. Kind of office machine : ADDING
34. Highest of the Alps : BLANC
35. Houston athlete : ASTRO
37. Even up : TIE
38. Construction worker : HARDHAT
40. Narrates : RELATES
42. Inhabitant: Suffix : OTE
43. "___ to bury Caesar . . . " : ICOME
45. Upright : ERECT
46. Irritate : RANKLE
48. Auto graveyards, etc. : EYESORES
50. Spread hay : TEDDED
52. S.M.U. rival : TCU
53. Road, in Germany : BAHN
55. Keeps going : PUSHESON
59. W. W. II area : ETO
60. W. W. I soldier : POILU
62. Tibet's neighbor : NEPAL
64. From ___ Z : ATO
65. Auntie's mate : UNCLE
66. Thick liqueur : CREME
67. Parent : DAD
68. That is ___ : TOSAY
69. Queen Elizabeth's friend : ESSEX
Down
1. Greek letter : CHI
2. "___ soit qui . . . " : HONI
3. City in Greece : ARTA
4. Certain acreage : FARMLAND
5. Former Haight-Ashbury sight : FLOWERCHILD
6. Syria, in Biblical days : ARAM
7. Treats sea water : DESALTS
8. Kind of acid : AMINO
9. "___ pleasures and . . . " : MID
10. French holy one: Abbr. : STE
11. Saturday-night specialist : BABYSITTER
12. Sheltered : ALEE
13. Put on the ___ : RITZ
21. Keats specialty : ODE
22. Bailey or Vic : OLD
25. Part of TLC : CARE
26. Time of life : ADOLESCENCE
27. Loathe : ABHOR
28. Rio de la ___ : PLATA
29. Family status : PARENTHOOD
30. Treaty org. : NATO
32. Relative : NIECE
33. Adventure stories : GESTS
36. Playing card : TREY
39. Scored in tennis : ACED
41. Roosters, at dawn : AROUSERS
44. Pithy part of a plant : MEDULLA
47. Golfer Venturi : KEN
49. Numerical suffix : ETH
51. Long poems : EPICS
53. String a necklace : BEAD
54. "___ boy!" : ATTA
56. Chop ___ : SUEY
57. Starts, in poems : OPES
58. Designate : NAME
60. Build, with "up" : PUT
61. Yoko ___ : ONO
63. Roman law : LEX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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