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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

LITERARY FILMS

New York Times, Sunday, November 19, 1989

Author: A.J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 23, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,621
Across Down
1. Bit part : SPOT
5. Parka piece : HOOD
9. Intrigue : CABAL
14. Whippersnapper? : SADIST
20. Blockheads : OAFS
21. Memorable English official in India : YALE
22. Allan-___ : ADALE
23. Monte Carlo number : TRENTE
24. "Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
25. Nanny's carriage : PRAM
26. Short ___ (little attention) : SHRIFT
28. Pencil "helmet" : ERASER
29. Greek letter : PHI
30. Film from a biblical phrase : THEVOICEOFTHETURTLE
33. Foiled the posse : ESCAPED
35. Marcel ___, film director : CARNE
36. Naval off. : ENS
37. Jerky, e.g. : MEAT
38. Ruins : DOESIN
39. Manual arts : TRADES
41. Ex-constellation : ARGO
42. Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
43. Portly : FAT
44. Placed in a heavenly area : SPHERED
46. Consecrate : ANOINT
48. "___ Dei" (prayer) : AGNUS
50. "But ___ begin": J.F.K. : LETUS
51. Orale : FANON
52. Cara or Papas : IRENE
57. " . . . grow too ___ dream" : OLDTO
58. Sponsorship : EGIS
59. Sugarless ___ : GUM
60. One leaving a will : TESTATOR
62. Slipper : ROMEO
63. "We ___ the World" : ARE
64. Fine wool : MERINO
66. Root and 21 Across : ELIHUS
67. Three, at the Trevi : TRE
68. Houston org. : NASA
70. With "The," film from a biblical phrase : LITTLEFOXES
72. Writer Rand et al. : AYNS
74. Abrogate : REPEAL
76. ___ of (addressing term) : INCARE
77. Whilom : ERST
81. Film based on a biblical phrase : ARISEMYLOVE
84. ___ Halaby (Jordan's Queen Noor) : LISA
86. Cry of pleasure : OOH
87. " . . . baked ___" : INAPIE
90. Actress North : SHEREE
91. Mideastern org. : PLO
92. Tally : SCORE
94. Site of Stanford U. : PALOALTO
96. Capek classic : RUR
97. Boat-bottom timber : KEEL
98. Less apt to bolt : TAMER
99. "___ Like I," Loos autobiography : AGIRL
100. Frequently : OFTEN
102. Boris Becker "boomer" : SERVE
103. Sultan's decree : IRADE
104. In the attic, e.g. : STOWED
106. Brief : CONCISE
108. Giant Hall of Famer : OTT
109. Place for a roast : OVEN
113. Laugh, in Lyon : RIRE
114. Condiment : FENNEL
115. "___ Way," Cahn–Van Heusen song : ALLTHE
118. Prometheus' theft : FIRE
119. "Life ___ jest . . . ": Gay : ISA
120. Worthless talk : BILGE
121. Flood : FRESHET
122. Film from a Donne phrase : FORWHOMTHEBELLTOLLS
127. Crock or trick ending : ERY
128. Overjoyed : ELATED
129. Croaky : HOARSE
130. Call at sea : AHOY
131. Power source : ATOM
132. Ripped again : RETORE
133. Gives forth : EMITS
134. Sanction : FIAT
135. No great shakes : SOSO
136. Grand places? : STANDS
137. Strikes out : DELES
138. In ___ (completely) : TOTO
139. In business : OPEN
1. In a lather? : SOAPED
2. Film from a phrase in Gray's "Elegy . . . " : PATHSOFGLORY
3. Film from a Burnsian phrase : OFMICEANDMEN
4. Monogram of an e.e.c. contemporary : TSE
5. - - - - - - - : HYPHENS
6. Sculled : OARED
7. Norwegian saint : OLAV
8. Show car : DEMO
9. Range including Mt. Rainier : CASCADES
10. Stuck : ADHERED
11. Cuts of beef : BARONS
12. "What ___," 1939 film : ALIFE
13. Portside : LEFT
14. Autry's hat : STETSON
15. Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARRU
16. Chicken Little's cry : DEARME
17. Conforming : INSTEP
18. Old headstones : STELAE
19. Cylindrical : TERETE
27. Film from a biblical phrase : THEROOTOFALLEVIL
30. Meas. of revolutions : TPI
31. First flier lost at sea : ICARUS
32. Donkey, e.g. : ENGINE
34. Sagacious : ASTUTE
39. Film from a Julia Ward Howe phrase : THEGRAPESOFWRATH
40. Get even again : RETIE
41. ___-Margret : ANN
45. Satisfies : PLEASES
46. He wrote "Now We Are Six" : AAMILNE
47. Component of this puzzle's theme : TITLE
48. Blood line : AORTA
49. Forthwith : SOON
51. Stealthy : FURTIVE
53. Bump, in poker : RAISE
54. Numerical ending : ETH
55. ___ Turn (road sign) : NOU
56. Ending for 76 : ERS
59. Fetch : GET
61. Embattled personae : SEXES
64. Average : MILLRUN
65. Required: Abbr. : NEC
69. A moon of Uranus : ARIEL
70. Having strata : LAYERED
71. Babe Ruth's team, once : ORIOLES
73. Flavor : SAPOR
75. Monogram of the author of "The Killers" : EMH
78. Film from a Daniel Webster quote : ROOMATTHETOP
79. Film from a FitzGerald phrase : SOREDTHEROSE
80. Voilà! : THERE
82. Omani money : RIALS
83. Neath's opposite : OER
85. Vino center : ASTI
87. NW Argentine group : IPA
88. Fishwife's cousin : NAG
89. Holmes called him "The Oldest" : ALI
91. Nez ___ (American Indian) : PERCE
93. Old round dances : CAROLS
95. Me-___ (coattails policy) : TOOISM
97. Doghouse : KENNEL
101. Ball prop : TEE
102. Like some birds : SONGLESS
105. Electron tubes : TRIODES
106. Actress Holm : CELESTE
107. "___ bed . . . " : EARLYTO
109. Bids : OFFERS
110. Bloomer girl? : VIOLET
111. Typos : ERRATA
112. Name often in Vegas lights : NEWTON
114. Small thread : FIBRIL
116. Bandleader Brown : LES
117. Root word : ETYMON
120. Former N.Y.C. mayor : BEAME
121. Raft : FLOAT
123. Remuda : HERD
124. Weeded : HOED
125. Big name in 126 Down : TAFT
126. Where Ashtabula is : OHIO
131. Japanese national park : ASO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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