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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Friday, September 14, 1979

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, 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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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,902

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Across
1. Author Rostov: "Eroica," 1977 : MARA
5. Letter : ESS
8. Feast of Lots : PURIM
13. Kind of sax : TENOR
14. Letter with jay or tee : VEE
15. Word with mentioned : AFORE
16. ___ a dozen : ADIME
17. "___ citizen": Cicero : IAMAROMAN
19. Novel in which real persons are fictionalized : ROMANACLEF
21. Adding word : AND
22. Card game : CANASTA
23. Ripped : TORN
26. Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
27. Of sound : TONAL
30. Wave, for short : PERM
33. Piano city of the Netherlands : EDE
34. Suburb of Los Angeles : POMONA
35. Boils over : ERUPTS
37. Landlord's concern : LEASES
38. Has compassion for : PITIES
39. E.T.O. general : DDE
41. Triton : NEWT
42. Earthy pigment : OCHRE
43. Pelagic eagles : ERNES
45. National League team : REDS
47. Two-handed pinochle : GOULASH
50. Abbott's first baseman : WHO
52. Far from fervent : UNROMANTIC
55. Coarsely ground wheat, rye and flaxseed : ROMANMEAL
58. Fallacies in thinking : IDOLA
59. Old violin : AMATI
60. Praiseful poem : ODE
61. Sister of Notre Dame de ___ : NAMUR
62. Kind of code : PENAL
63. Buntline : NED
64. Biblical land : ELAM
Down
1. Bordeaux wine : MEDOC
2. ___ mundi (vital force) : ANIMA
3. Part of H.R.E. : ROMANEMPIRE
4. Omni and Cobo : ARENAS
5. Forced out : EVICTED
6. Trade route : SEALANE
7. Dotted with stars : SEME
8. Average : PAR
9. Sky sighting? : UFO
10. Type of facial feature : ROMANNOSE
11. OPEC nation : IRAN
12. Repair : MEND
13. Relative of blacktop : TAR
18. Sternward : AFT
20. Estimate : ASSESS
24. Nebraska Indian : OTOE
25. Type of footwear : ROMANSANDAL
28. Over again : ANEW
29. At the tail end : LAST
30. Pumpkin or cucumber : PEPO
31. Rock entertainer Clapton : ERIC
32. Actress from Boston : RUTHROMAN
34. General assembly of legislators : PLENUM
36. ___ off (annoyed) : TEED
39. Corrupt : DEGRADE
40. Slavered : DROOLED
44. May from Philadelphia : ELAINE
46. Aggregate : SUM
48. Mouthlike opening : STOMA
49. Scar on the seed of a bean : HILUM
50. Conclude, with "up" : WRAP
51. Word with run or spun : HOME
53. The "new gas" : NEON
54. The Oakland was one : CAR
56. ___ loss (bewildered) : ATA
57. Nothing : NIL

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

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