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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, July 27, 1991

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,236
Across
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Arabian woodcutter : ALIBABA
8
Residue in a pipe : DOTTLE
14
Royal headpiece : CORONET
15
"___ Choice," Streep movie : SOPHIES
16
Ragtime dance : ONESTEP
17
Falls : AUTUMNS
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Sportscaster Berman : LEN
19
Virginia Senator : ROBB
21
Baritone Boucher : GENE
22
Nancy, the amateur sleuth : DREW
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Parts of 14 Across : JEWELS
26
"Deep" number : SIX
27
Blow ___ (rant) : AFUSE
29
Do aquatints : ETCH
31
Board a shuttle : EMPLANE
34
Rapid-fire U.S. Navy gun : PHALANX
37
___ on (checks) : LOOKSIN
38
Brown study : REVERIE
39
Yellowish orange : APRICOT
40
Cricket teams : ELEVENS
41
Actor Dullea : KEIR
42
In reserve : ASIDE
43
Spoil : MAR
45
Flow : AFFLUX
47
Author Jaffe : RONA
51
"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
53
Type of sch. : ELEM
54
Bit : TAD
55
Last Supper room : CENACLE
57
Be Little : IMITATE
61
Programmed "person" : ANDROID
62
White key on a piano : NATURAL
63
Site of many Hardy novels : WESSEX
64
Droplet : GLOBULE
Down
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"Feed ___ ... " : ACOLD
2
Recluse : LONER
3
S. Johnson verse drama : IRENE
4
Jackson and Didley : BOS
5
Rocker Adam ___ : ANT
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Nectar collector : BEE
7
Now : ATPRESENT
8
DNA structure : DOUBLEHELIX
9
Elect : OPT
10
Goon : THUG
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Vacation house co-op plan : TIMESHARE
12
___ Lenape, Delaware Indian : LENNI
13
Paramour of Elizabeth I : ESSEX
15
Tonto's "Kemo ___" : SABE
20
Be in arrears : OWE
23
___ talkie : WALKIE
24
One of the Angels : JUNIORFELIX
25
___ off (forestalled) : STAVED
28
Architectural band : FASCIA
30
Quick-witted : CLEVER
31
Qua ___ (here and there, in Roma) : ELA
32
Disheveled hair : MOP
33
Dish for Bush : PORKRINDS
34
Overconfident : PRESUMING
35
"Delta of Venus" author : NIN
36
Xerxes duo : XES
42
October brew : ALE
43
Bright-colored parrot : MACAW
44
Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
46
Ran off : FLED
48
W Hokkaido's commercial hub : OTARU
49
Of birth : NATAL
50
Fashion designer Simpson : ADELE
52
"The walls have ___" : EARS
56
College in Cedar Rapids : COE
58
___ de mer : MAL
59
Actor Robert of "Quincy, M.E." : ITO
60
Hot spot : TUB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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