A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

New York Times, Saturday, December 31, 1983

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
A. J. Santora has 145 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lets in : ADMITS
7. Sound heard in a library : SSH
10. Loman portrayer : COBB
14. Shrimp's relative : PEANUT
15. Item on Ali's record : TKO
16. Podded plant : OKRA
17. Orwell's year : EIGHTYFOUR
19. Something often polished : NAIL
20. Party song : AULDLANGSYNE
22. Asian weight unit : TAEL
25. " . . . ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
26. Yellow flags : IRISES
27. Against the thing, in law : INREM
29. N.L. teams : NINES
31. Prominent Democrat : MONDALE
34. Certain marbles : AGATES
37. Hebrew word for Lord : ELI
38. Negligent : LAX
39. Army Joe and Jane : GIS
40. ___ Fail (coronation stone) : LIA
42. Name linked with cruelty : DESADE
44. Castle innovation : ONESTEP
46. Assignation : TRYST
48. "Lust for Life" author : STONE
49. Salad-bar bean : ADSUKI
52. Morning-after cries : OWS
55. Have ___ to grind : ANAX
56. Annual cry at midnight : HAPPYNEWYEAR
59. "___'Clock Jump," 1938 song : ONEO
60. Jan. 1 decision : RESOLUTION
64. Ending for hip or gag : STER
65. Chemical suffix : ENE
66. Tune : MELODY
67. Lewis and Fiorito : TEDS
68. Nabokov novel : DAR
69. Colosseum and Circus Maximus parts : ARENAE
1. Be Little : APE
2. "Agnus ___" : DEI
3. Periodical, for short : MAG
4. Smoked, in a way : INHALED
5. Costume for Gelsey Kirkland : TUTU
6. Milady's concern : STYLE
7. Like some kisses : STOLEN
8. Jaeger : SKUA
9. Kibitzer's activity : HORNINGIN
10. Be made up (of) : CONSIST
11. Approves : OKAYS
12. Pickle : BRINE
13. Bundles of hay : BALES
18. H.C.H. successor : FDR
21. Lubes : GREASES
22. Father ___ : TIME
23. " . . . teach ___ dog new tricks" : ANOLD
24. A singing Ford : ERNIE
28. Bunkum : MALARKY
30. Classic villain : IAGO
32. Belle of a 1935 song : LADYINRED
33. Former spouses : EXES
35. Singer John : ELTON
36. Music center in Italy : SIENA
41. Twelve on the clock : APEX
43. Squiffed conditions : STUPORS
45. Surprise : STARTLE
47. Name for a dog : TOWSER
49. "___ of golden daffodils": Wordsworth : AHOST
50. "Inferno" writer : DANTE
51. Kind of trap : SPEED
53. A neighbor of S.D. : WYO
54. Nobelist Lagerlöf : SELMA
57. Counting-out word : EENA
58. Elman's teacher : AUER
61. Tiriac of tennis : ION
62. Zenana area : ODA
63. Louis or Bill : NYE

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