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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,222
Across
1. Prophet rebuked by an ass : BALAAM
7. Precept : LAW
10. All-inclusive : ATOZ
14. Puzzle : ENIGMA
15. A Gabor : EVA
16. Gauze : LENO
17. Woolworth split, in bowling : FIVEANDTEN
19. Division word : INTO
20. Fragrant : OLENT
21. ___ as a beet : ASRED
23. Sun : SOL
24. Polite chap : GENT
25. Deuces : TWOS
26. Final: Abbr. : ULT
28. Kin of two-fisted : TENFINGERED
32. Feed the fire : STOKE
35. Darius III, to Alexander : FOE
36. Skirt style : MINI
37. Scallops, clams, etc. : SEAFOOD
39. "Lolita" writer : NABOKOV
41. Island of Alaska : ATKA
42. Opp. of masculine : FEM
44. Mac Davis products : TUNES
45. Stud holding : PAIROFFIVES
48. Unspecified degree : NTH
49. "Coming ___ a wing and a prayer" : INON
50. Kind of sphere : HEMI
54. Incite, with "on" : EGG
56. ___-depressive : MANIC
58. Jute's ally : SAXON
59. Go out together : DATE
61. Shape of a "Mister" of songdom : FIVEBYFIVE
63. Verily : AMEN
64. Highway: Abbr. : RTE
65. Horn of a roebuck : ANTLER
66. Repair : MEND
67. Above, to Key : OER
68. Abandon : DESERT
Down
1. Muddle : BEFOG
2. Old-womanish : ANILE
3. Animate : LIVEN
4. Proxy : AGENT
5. Amas follower : AMAT
6. Fellow : MAN
7. Suspends the sentence : LETSOFF
8. Distaste : AVERSION
9. Recede : WANE
10. A Baba : ALI
11. Alley spill : TENSTRIKE
12. Aware of : ONTO
13. Branch of biol. : ZOOL
18. Sunup : DAWN
22. Excavated : DUG
25. Start a golf game : TEEOFF
27. Yellow shade : LEMON
28. Boxing stat. : TKO
29. Finish carefully, in sewing : NEATEN
30. Cabell of baseball : ENOS
31. Mil. unit : DIV
32. ___ precedent : SETA
33. Resting from the 9-to-5 routine : TAKINGTEN
34. Work ___ : OFART
37. Nitwit : SAP
38. Explicit : DEFINITE
40. Integrate, in a way : BUS
43. Trimming for a king's robe : MINIVER
46. Unit in electricity : OHM
47. Viva ___ (spoken) : VOCE
50. Knife handles : HAFTS
51. Banish : EXILE
52. Van man : MOVER
53. Like neon gas : INERT
54. Processed cheese : EDAM
55. Hunter's quest : GAME
57. Hairstyle : AFRO
58. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
60. Purpose : END
62. Naughty : BAD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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