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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, July 25, 1981

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J K Q }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,582

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Across
1
As tight as ___ : ADRUM
6
Blemish : SCAR
10
Orchestra led by John Williams : POPS
14
Sierra ___ : LEONE
15
Aureole : HALO
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Central American tree : EBOE
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Hitchcock put-down re thespians : ACTORSARECATTLE
20
Kanga's kin : ROO
21
Another Sierra : MADRE
22
Sea lion's cows : HAREM
23
She played Nora Charles : MYRNALOY
25
Read through : PERUSE
26
A Goldwynism, with 45 Across : INTWOWORDS
28
Le Mas d'___, near Toulouse : AZIL
31
"The new gas" : NEON
32
Actress Claire : INA
35
Crammed for exams : BONEDUP
39
Backwatered, in a scull : SHEAVED
41
Romaine : COS
42
Widow of Ernie K. : EDIE
44
Carl of movies and TV : BETZ
45
See 26 Across : IMPOSSIBLE
50
Einstein, e.g. : GENIUS
52
Pandect : TREATISE
56
Crow : EXULT
57
Chase originating in N.Y.C. : CHEVY
58
Flange : RIM
59
"___, Mr. De Mille" (famous tag line) : READYWHENYOUARE
62
Spouse : MATE
63
Kind of mail : HATE
64
Sheer : UTTER
65
Swelter : STEW
66
Has to pay : OWES
67
Itsy-bitsy : TEENY
Down
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Clock-radio device : ALARM
2
Lure : DECOY
3
Part of a dynamo : ROTOR
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Número ___ : UNO
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An Annie of 1946 and 1966 : MERMAN
6
Omniscient radio character : SHADOW
7
Wage : CARRYON
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Away from the gales : ALEE
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Bird of legend : ROC
10
Firecracker : PETARD
11
Kibitzing : OBTRUSIVE
12
Chopin's people : POLES
13
Part of a Mae West line : SEEME
18
Problem for Reagan : SALT
19
Brian from Worcestershire : AHERNE
24
African river : NILE
25
Milne's ___ Corner : POOH
27
Unseld of N.B.A. fame : WES
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Cosell's milieu : ABC
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Where to view a gnu : ZOO
30
Imply : INSINUATE
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Court divider : NET
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Cutting tool : ADZ
36
Chester Proudfoot of "Gunsmoke" : DEPUTY
37
Edible Japanese herbs : UDOS
38
Greek letters : PIS
40
To coach a thief? : ABET
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Beauty lover : ESTHETE
46
Humidity problem : MILDEW
47
Rich and Worth : IRENES
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Girls, girls, girls : BEVY
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Floor plan : LAYOUT
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Microbes : GERMS
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Permission to leave Oxford : EXEAT
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Hopping mad : IRATE
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Bewitcher : SIREN
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Abrasive : EMERY
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Tobacco cud : CHAW
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The ___, rock group : WHO
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Chief John Duncan was one : UTE

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

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