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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Tuesday, June 17, 1980

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 4.86, Missing: { G Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 7, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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. 11,179
Across Down
1. Tease : RIB
4. Codices: Abbr. : MSS
7. A son of Lot : MOAB
11. Fuss : ADO
12. Famed publisher : OCHS
14. Not one's cup ___ : OFTEA
16. Cookie container : JAR
17. Gad about : ROAM
18. W.W. II craft : UBOATS
20. With 49 Across, etc., famous order : DONTFIREUNTIL
23. Conflict of June 17,1775, with 8 Down and 24 Down : THEBATTLE
25. " . . . nothing can ___ lie": G. Herbert : NEEDA
26. The life of ___ : RILEY
27. Frenzied : AMOK
29. Fresh : NEW
30. France, to the colonists : ALLY
31. Ballroom dance : MAXIXE
33. Arafat's org. : PLO
34. Who, in Berlin : WER
35. Sun. talk : SER
36. Bambi's mother : DOE
39. Valerie of TV : HARPER
41. Radio part : DIAL
42. Pal of Shemp and Larry : MOE
45. "Take ___ Leave It," old radio show : ITOR
46. Chatter : PRATE
47. In ___ (agitated) : ASNIT
49. See 20 Across : YOUSEETHE
52. See 20 Across : WHITESOFTHEIR
54. Transaction follow-up : RESALE
55. Take ___ the chin : ITON
56. Aloof : ICY
59. Tuckered out : ALLIN
60. Place for a chapeau : TETE
61. Scarf : BOA
62. See 20 Across : EYES
63. Color worn by Howe's soldiers : RED
64. Comic-strip character : EEK
1. Rule, in India : RAJ
2. Cantor's love : IDA
3. Bagnio : BORDELLO
4. Cream sauce : MORNAY
5. Charles ___, Revolutionary officer : SCOTT
6. Part of a dart : SHAFT
7. Grimace : MOUE
8. See 23 Across : OFBUNKER
9. Do penance : ATONE
10. Whipped : BEATEN
13. Greenhouse plant : SMILAX
15. "There is ___ in the affairs . . . " : ATIDE
19. Cole salad : SLAW
21. Comply : OBEY
22. Surrender by deed : REMISE
23. Snare : TRAP
24. See 23 Across : HILL
28. Hedge preventing cattle from roving : OXER
31. Veal, e.g. : MEAT
32. Ravine : ARROYO
34. Ofay's fib : WHITELIE
36. Invective : DIATRIBE
37. ___ of allegiance : OATH
38. Robert ___ : ELEE
40. Gain : PROFIT
41. Teutonic trio : DREI
42. Bryn ___ : MAWR
43. Music-hall star Tessie : OSHEA
44. Maroon : ENISLE
46. Hammered out dents : PEENED
48. Amerigo Vespucci's homeland : ITALY
50. Speak : UTTER
51. Young hog: Var. : SHOTE
53. Wallop and Bumpers: Abbr. : SENS
57. Track star Sebastian : COE
58. Slangy laugh : YAK

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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