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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, June 9, 1978

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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. 10,527
Across
1. Seemingly : QUASI
6. Nav. officer : ENS
9. Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
13. Less than : UNDER
14. "The King and I" setting : SIAM
16. "Cleopatra" setting : NILE
17. "___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
18. Attractive on the tube : TELEGENIC
20. Dossier : FILE
21. ___ Aviv : TEL
22. Rich cakes : TORTES
23. Spire : FLECHE
25. Took giant steps : STRODE
27. ___ with (interfered) : TAMPERED
29. Buttons : RED
32. Mother of Caligula : AGRIPPINA
35. Irritable : TESTY
37. "Highway Patrol" role : TROOPER
38. Foolish fancy : CHIMERA
40. Itsy-bitsy : TEENY
41. Took a shot at : ATTEMPTED
43. Writer Rand : AYN
44. Person feeling abhorrence : DETESTER
46. Irish city of song : TRALEE
48. Exhausted : USEDUP
52. Takes five strokes on a par-4 hole : BOGEYS
54. 15% of the tab, usually : TIP
56. Quench : SATE
57. Gigantic : OVERSIZED
59. In ___ (agitated) : ASNIT
60. Foch of films : NINA
61. Ireland : EIRE
62. Do a double take : REACT
63. Part of A.A.A. : ASSN
64. Old Test. book : PSA
65. Put to a test : ASSAY
Down
1. Drink heartily : QUAFF
2. Up to the time that : UNTIL
3. Allan of old ballads : ADALE
4. Program choice : SELECTION
5. Anger : IRE
6. East, in Madrid : ESTE
7. TV rating : NIELSEN
8. Bando of baseball : SAL
9. Mortimer of TV fame : SNERD
10. Play by Maxwell Anderson : WINTERSET
11. Nastase : ILIE
12. Barnaby Jones et al. : TECS
15. British track-meet measure : METRE
19. Cheery TV title : GOODTIMES
21. Bowl-game site in Ariz. : TEMPE
24. Cheery TV title : HAPPYDAYS
26. Expanses of land : TRACTS
28. Steal from a script : PIRATE
30. Common French verb : ETRE
31. Couple : DYAD
32. "___ boy!" : ATTA
33. Zane or Lady Jane : GREY
34. Units of radiation dosage : ROENTGENS
36. Eugénie and Catherine : EMPRESSES
39. Hot under the collar : HETUP
42. Wobbles : TEETERS
45. Famous cow : ELSIE
47. Showed again on TV : RERAN
49. Andrews and others : DANAS
50. City on the Mohawk : UTICA
51. Insignificant : PETTY
52. ___ fide offer : BONA
53. Sheep genus : OVIS
55. ___ man (game-show creator) : IDEA
58. Fasten, with "up" : ZIP
59. Parseghian of football and TV : ARA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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