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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, August 24, 1977

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, 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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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,238

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Office V.I.P. : BOSS
5. Coarse : GROSS
10. Freesia or dill : HERB
14. Ending for system : ATIC
15. College or city in Wisconsin : RIPON
16. Egg-shaped : OVAL
17. Sizzling line : HIGHTENSIONWIRE
20. Skivvies : TSHIRTS
21. Woven, in a way : TWILLED
22. Sector : ZONE
23. Nectar collector : BEE
24. "___ Hot Tin Roof" : CATONA
27. Perfect : ROUNDOFF
32. His, in Paris : ALUI
33. Animal : BEAST
34. Monk's title : FRA
35. Between extremes : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
39. Service club, for short : USO
40. Llama's habitat : ANDES
41. Dancer of the Orient : ALME
42. Peacock, at times : STRUTTER
44. Fire-engine appurtenance : LADDER
46. Word with diem or annum : PER
47. Alone: Comb. form : SOLI
48. Beg : ENTREAT
52. Portable stand : TABORET
56. Group on the edge of poverty : LOWINCOMEFAMILY
58. Clark Kent's co-worker : LOIS
59. Treasure ___ : TROVE
60. A social sci. : ECON
61. Stake : ANTE
62. Done : ENDED
63. Not any : NONE
Down
1. Thai money : BAHT
2. One of the Skinners : OTIS
3. Lament : SIGH
4. Having a split personality : SCHIZOID
5. ___ Green, elopers' one-time mecca : GRETNA
6. Wash lightly : RINSE
7. Mother of Jupiter : OPS
8. "Honi ___ qui . . . " : SOIT
9. Shrub with white flowers : SNOWBUSH
10. Ululated : HOWLED
11. Satan sows its seeds : EVIL
12. Uncommon : RARE
13. Blackmailed : BLED
18. Ending for cyclo : TRON
19. Dolce far ___ (delightful idleness : NIENTE
24. French writer of "The Fall" : CAMUS
25. Heeling, as a ship : ALIST
26. English dynasty : TUDOR
27. Direct attention (to) : REFER
28. Stable fare : OATS
29. "The beauty ___ men is the gray head": Proverbs : OFOLD
30. Canvas enhancer : FRAME
31. Flower on the wane : FADER
33. Portend : BODE
36. Triangular sail : LATEEN
37. Play interlude : ENTRACTE
38. Wireless operators : RADIOMEN
43. Revolt : UPRISE
44. Dawdled : LOAFED
45. ___ Longa : ALBA
47. Singer Lawrence : STEVE
48. Gov. Grasso : ELLA
49. Midday : NOON
50. Ridicule : TWIT
51. Shredded : TORN
53. Puerto ___ : RICO
54. College in N.C. : ELON
55. River in England : TYNE
57. Fashionable : MOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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