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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, June 16, 1978

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, 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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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,534
Across
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Langley Field is one: Abbr. : AFB
4
Kind of cap : DUNCE
9
Lhasa ___ (show dog) : APSO
13
Looby-___ (singing game) : LOO
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Register reading : NOSALE
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Big, strong dog : CHOW
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Touchdown : SIXPOINTER
18
Hole up : HIDE
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Margarines : OLEOS
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Right arm : AIDE
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Golden dog : RETRIEVER
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Skyline letters in N.Y.C. : RCA
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Disaffect : ESTRANGE
30
Hanker : YEARN
32
Numerical suffix : ETH
33
Freshwater mussel : UNIO
34
Hunter's quarry : STAG
35
Bottom-of-the-league perennial : DOORMAT
37
Hound dogs : BASSETS
40
Aircraft, for short : GIRO
41
Like a cereal grass : OATY
42
Ready to go : SET
43
Singing voices : ALTOS
45
Faced in the right direction : ORIENTED
47
Scale notes : RES
48
Hair style : POODLECUT
50
Animal pen, in Provence : PARC
51
Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
54
A dog, for short : PEKE
57
"The Lord is ___" : MYSHEPHERD
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Gulf of ___ : OMAN
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Fuel gas : ETHANE
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"Flying Down to ___" : RIO
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Mongrel : MUTT
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Singer Della : REESE
66
Soviet inits. : SSR
Down
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Further : ALSO
2
Metallic paper : FOIL
3
Underwear : BOXERSHORTS
4
"___ Hear a Waltz?" : DOI
5
Serv. branch : USN
6
Turner or Cole : NAT
7
Adhere or sever : CLEAVE
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Unnatural : EERIE
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Tired "dogs" do this : ACHE
10
Greek letter : PHI
11
Instant grass : SOD
12
Part of i.o.u. : OWE
14
Remedy : NOSTRUM
17
Verse person : POET
21
Jejune : DRY
23
New Delhi noble : RANA
24
"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Self : EGO
26
Fee adjusters : RATESETTERS
27
Boxed : CRATED
28
Feeling of dread : ANGST
29
Première danseuse : ETOILE
31
Curved letter : ESS
32
___ Rice Burroughs : EDGAR
36
Milne animal : ROO
37
Judge's decision : BAIL
38
To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
39
Swoon or contraction : SYNCOPE
41
Fort ___, Calif. : ORD
44
Evian is one : SPA
45
Egg before maturation : OOCYTE
46
Cry of reproof : TUSH
49
Abalone : ORMER
50
___ up (held back) : PENT
52
Greek goddess : ERIS
53
Fragrance : ODOR
54
A dog, for short : POM
55
Three-toed bird : EMU
56
"Krazy ___" : KAT
58
Pronoun for Lassie : SHE
59
"Every dog ___ his day" : HAS
60
Direction letters : ENE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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