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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Wednesday, August 6, 1980

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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. 11,229
Across Down
1. Promptly : ONTIME
7. Youngster : LAD
10. Stew meat : LAMB
14. "Tillie the ___" : TOILER
15. Senior citizen : OLDTIMER
17. More folksy : HOMIER
18. "Sudden death" period : OVERTIME
19. Opp. of WNW : ESE
20. He wrote "The Trial" : KAFKA
22. Enthusiasm : ARDOR
23. In the order mentioned: Abbr. : RESP
25. Truth, in a Chinese philosophy : TAO
26. Tint : DYE
27. Part of a magnet : ARMATURE
30. See 49 Across : TSE
33. C'est ___ : LAVIE
35. More opportune : TIMELIER
38. "___ be born . . . " : ATIMETO
41. Early : BETIMES
42. Quickly : INNOTIME
44. Della of songdom : REESE
45. Affenpinscher, e.g. : DOG
46. Dwelling in a city : TENEMENT
49. Chinese philosopher, with 30 Across : LAO
51. ___ volente (God willing) : DEO
52. Topers : SOTS
55. Gamble or Robertson : OSCAR
58. Washday in Paris : LUNDI
60. Gratuity : TIP
61. Double-crosser : TWOTIMER
63. Keeping the rhythm : INTIME
65. Mountain or Pacific : TIMEZONE
66. Flower part : STAMEN
67. Hebrew dry measure : OMER
68. Notebook : PAD
69. Straightforward : HONEST
1. The ___ day (recently) : OTHER
2. Slipknot loop : NOOSE
3. Expeditious : TIMESAVING
4. Sino-Russian river : ILI
5. Submissive : MEEK
6. Corrigenda : ERRATA
7. Sentry : LOOKOUT
8. Edison name : ALVA
9. Winner over R.A.T. in 1952 : DDE
10. Metric measure, in Manchester : LITRE
11. Surrounded by : AMID
12. Reminder : MEMO
13. ___ Fox : BRER
16. Salver : TRAY
21. Obese : FAT
24. Carnera of ring fame : PRIMO
26. Ecological grouping : DEME
28. Oppose : MEET
29. Kind of roast : RIB
30. From ___ (at intervals) : TIMETOTIME
31. Bishops' jurisdictions : SEES
32. Gaelic : ERSE
33. Deposited : LAID
34. ___ time (never) : ATNO
36. Raison d'___ : ETRE
37. Claims on property : LIENS
39. Late European leader : TITO
40. "Follow Me ___," Kipling poem : OME
43. Suffered : ENDURED
47. Ending for Hallow : EEN
48. In style : MODISH
49. After a time : LATER
50. Neighbor of N.M. : ARIZ
53. ___ Square : TIMES
54. Exhausted : SPENT
55. Velez of the Blue Jays : OTTO
56. In the ___ (participating) : SWIM
57. Occur in time : COME
58. Horne or Nyman : LENA
59. Look ___ (investigate) : INTO
62. Dry ___ (duster) : MOP
64. Thrash : TAN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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