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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, July 9, 1977

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, 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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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,192
Across Down
1. Salute : HAIL
5. Old Testament book : RUTH
9. Colleague of Freud : ADLER
14. Armbone : ULNA
15. Form of "Hosea" : OSEE
16. Orange Bowl site : MIAMI
17. Anthropologist Margaret : MEAD
18. Felicitations : BESTWISHES
20. Some teeth : INCISORS
22. Pied-___ (lodging) : ATERRE
23. Frauds : DECEITS
24. "Do you take ___ woman . . . " : THIS
25. Where an Ens. serves : USN
26. Short solo : ARIETTA
29. Mrs. Humphrey : MURIEL
32. Garrets : MANSARDS
34. Algerian port : ORAN
35. " . . . nothing like ___" : ADAME
37. Starr of Green Bay : BART
38. Wraps around : ENTWINES
40. Nobelist Lagerlöf et al. : SELMAS
42. Eerie sittings : SEANCES
43. Immerse : DIP
44. Article : ITEM
45. Marooned : ENISLED
49. Click beetle : ELATER
52. Imprecation : ANATHEMA
53. Light-blue items in a nest : ROBINSEGGS
55. River to the Elbe : ISER
56. Sacred figures : ICONS
57. Fun affair : GALA
58. Kind of cone : NOSE
59. Burn slightly : SINGE
60. City on the Oka : OREL
61. Angry-dog sound : GNAR
1. Vaporous : HUMID
2. Coeur d'___ (resort lake) : ALENE
3. Faulty : INACCURATE
4. Palace help : LADIESINWAITING
5. Mechanical man : ROBOT
6. Customers : USERS
7. Dick Tracy's wife : TESS
8. ___ up (excited) : HET
9. Friendships : AMITIES
10. Withdrawing support, as from a church : DISESTABLISHING
11. Comic Bert : LAHR
12. Retired: Abbr. : EMER
13. Stand up : RISE
19. Hilo girls : WAHINES
21. Function, in trig : SINE
24. Cable car : TRAM
26. Gather : AMASS
27. Tyrannizes : TRAMPLESON
28. Port of Spain : ADRA
29. One of the "Stooges" : MOE
30. Coffeemakers : URNS
31. Cavalry, of old : LANCERS
33. Aves. : STS
36. Think : DEEM
39. Fierce : INTENSE
41. Redact : EDIT
45. "Worn Earth" poet : ENGLE
46. Twangy : NASAL
47. City of old Syria : EMESA
48. He bells the cat : DARER
49. Apple-tossing goddess : ERIS
50. Points; places : LOCI
51. ___ marché (cheap) : ABON
52. Solidifying agent : AGAR
54. Kind of trip : EGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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