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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, July 1, 1978

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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. 10,549

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Across
1. Servicewoman : SPAR
5. Where harem girls live : ODAS
9. Usher's beat : TIER
13. Texas battle scene: 1836 : ALAMO
14. Lugosi : BELA
15. Come ___ (inherit) : INTO
16. "Total Woman" types : MODELWIVES
18. ___ time (never) : ATNO
19. World's third largest island : BORNEO
20. Kind of parlor : ICECREAM
22. Unclose, to poets : OPE
23. Church list : ROTA
25. Wild hog : BOAR
26. Tranquilizers : SEDATION
28. Boorish male : APE
31. Set free : DELIVERED
34. German dollar : TALER
36. Noteworthy : EMINENT
37. Piece of jewelry : EARRING
39. Kathleen Winsor's heroine : AMBER
40. Citizens of the "Heart of Dixie" : ALABAMANS
42. Liquor-cabinet item : RYE
43. Bumpers and Wallop : SENATORS
45. Raise a family : REAR
47. Truck rig : SEMI
48. Wallach : ELI
51. Like "Little Rhody" : SMALLEST
54. Lacking pep : ANEMIC
56. Dancer's skirt : TUTU
57. "Leg art" : CHEESECAKE
59. Not new : USED
60. Act studied in law school : TORT
61. ___ away from (shunned) : SHIED
62. Adam of literature : BEDE
63. Just average : SOSO
64. Realtor's sign : SOLD
Down
1. Cutter's next of kin : SLOOP
2. Chaplain : PADRE
3. Chaplain's word : AMEN
4. Phenomenon in many modern marriages : ROLEREVERSAL
5. Geisha's sash : OBI
6. Stray : DEVIATE
7. Guinness : ALEC
8. Japanese seaport : SASEBO
9. Queen's headdress : TIARA
10. Among other things: Lat. : INTERALIA
11. Sicilian spewer : ETNA
12. Part of a bridal suite : ROOM
13. Pulpit in early Christian churches : AMBO
17. One of the anniversaries : WOODEN
21. Frequent topic in marriage counseling : CONTRARINESS
24. Plaid garment : TARTAN
26. Kind of curve, in math : SINE
27. Picture in the mind : IDEATE
29. State or Station : PENN
30. Work units : ERGS
31. Darling : DEAR
32. TV statuette : EMMY
33. Free at last : LIBERATED
35. Branches : ARMS
38. S.A. snakes : ABOMAS
41. Iron men : LASTERS
44. Builds : ERECTS
46. Dodge : ELUDE
48. French enamel : EMAIL
49. Popular : LIKED
50. Kind of tea : ICED
51. Part of a ticket : STUB
52. Ruminate : MUSE
53. Chicken chaser's word : SHOO
55. Repeat : ECHO
58. W.W. II theater : ETO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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