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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
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Seemingly : QUASI
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Nav. officer : ENS
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Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
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Less than : UNDER
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"The King and I" setting : SIAM
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"Cleopatra" setting : NILE
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Attractive on the tube : TELEGENIC
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Dossier : FILE
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Rich cakes : TORTES
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Spire : FLECHE
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Took giant steps : STRODE
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___ with (interfered) : TAMPERED
29
Buttons : RED
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Mother of Caligula : AGRIPPINA
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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
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Old Test. book : PSA
65
Put to a test : ASSAY
Down
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Drink heartily : QUAFF
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Up to the time that : UNTIL
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Allan of old ballads : ADALE
4
Program choice : SELECTION
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Anger : IRE
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East, in Madrid : ESTE
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TV rating : NIELSEN
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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
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British track-meet measure : METRE
19
Cheery TV title : GOODTIMES
21
Bowl-game site in Ariz. : TEMPE
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Cheery TV title : HAPPYDAYS
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Expanses of land : TRACTS
28
Steal from a script : PIRATE
30
Common French verb : ETRE
31
Couple : DYAD
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Zane or Lady Jane : GREY
34
Units of radiation dosage : ROENTGENS
36
Eugénie and Catherine : EMPRESSES
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Hot under the collar : HETUP
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Wobbles : TEETERS
45
Famous cow : ELSIE
47
Showed again on TV : RERAN
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Andrews and others : DANAS
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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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