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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Tuesday, June 14, 1977

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 5 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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. 10,167
Across Down
1. Man of Amman : ARAB
5. One of the Bears : PAPA
9. We'll tak ___ o' kindness . . . " : ACUP
13. Star with home-run star : POLARISANDMARIS
17. Dog star with Canadian star : LASSIEANDMASSEY
18. Saul's herdsman : DOEG
19. Animal : BEAST
20. "___ in the bag!" : ITS
21. Do trucking : HAUL
23. Midge : GNAT
24. Doctors' org. : AMA
27. Towboat : TUG
28. Burton's homeland : WALES
30. Smaller : NOTASBIG
33. Fury : IRE
34. Silent star with opera star : NALDIANDTEBALDI
39. Do figuring : ADD
40. Family member : SONINLAW
41. One being decorated : CITEE
43. Ignited : LIT
44. Sibling of dau. : BRO
45. Form by carving : RASE
46. He has a "prophetable" job : SEER
47. "___ Gang" comedies : OUR
48. Afghan bigwig : AMEER
51. Word form with dextrous : AMBI
55. Two movie stars : BLAIRANDASTAIRE
59. Red and John : SKELTONANDELTON
60. Plumlike fruit : SLOE
61. Hill insects : ANTS
62. Wait on : TEND
1. Spring mo. : APL
2. Highway : ROAD
3. In addition : ALSO
4. Unrefined : BASE
5. Jack's snack : PIE
6. As snug ___ . . . : ASABUGIN
7. Cover, as den walls : PANEL
8. A year ___ day : ANDA
9. Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
10. En tout ___ (vanity case) : CAS
11. Of bears : URSINE
12. Some holy paintings : PIETAS
14. Location of a British driver's seat : RIGHTSIDE
15. Med. degree : DMS
16. Org. : SYST
22. Morning song : AUBADE
23. Gather the leftovers : GLEAN
24. Harding or Arbor : ANN
25. Flightless bird of yore : MOA
26. An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
28. Hot dog : WIENIE
29. Be a referee : ARBITRATE
31. "___ which will live in infamy" : ADATE
32. Mdse. : GDS
35. Broad-minded : TOLERANT
36. Law-school grad : LLB
37. Novel by Nabokov : DAR
38. ___ Jima : IWO
41. Seals cracks : CAULKS
42. Begin's concern : ISRAEL
45. Hijacks : ROBS
46. Type of automobile : SEDAN
48. Johnson of TV : ARTE
49. Peking name : MAO
50. Town in Sicily : ENNA
52. Soda-fountain drink : MALT
53. Fall for a trick : BITE
54. Dietary need : IRON
56. Labor org. : ILO
57. Student radical org. : SDS
58. Terminate : END

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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