A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

New York Times, Saturday, December 24, 1983

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Spans: 2
A. J. Santora has 125 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
1
T
2
D
3
S
4
S
5
H
6
A
7
H
8
A
9
D
10
A
11
M
12
E
13
P
E
R
K
14
C
U
R
E
15
S
O
L
O
N
16
S
L
E
I
17
G
H
B
E
L
18
L
S
R
I
N
G
19
A
L
A
T
E
20
C
O
M
E
Y
E
T
O
21
T
I
M
22
E
23
T
A
L
24
A
R
M
25
N
I
26
P
27
O
P
E
28
N
29
I
30
T
31
S
32
A
33
G
N
O
34
M
E
35
S
O
36
F
37
T
38
H
A
N
39
H
Y
G
I
E
N
40
E
41
V
I
O
42
L
E
N
T
43
S
O
O
44
A
D
I
45
B
46
R
O
A
S
T
47
T
U
F
48
T
49
N
E
50
W
S
51
D
N
A
52
R
53
A
54
W
55
L
A
T
56
H
57
O
C
58
A
59
O
60
C
O
M
E
61
A
L
L
62
M
63
E
W
L
S
64
A
W
H
I
T
E
C
H
R
65
I
S
T
M
A
S
66
B
L
A
K
E
67
T
O
U
R
68
T
A
U
T
69
A
S
T
A
R
70
A
P
S
E
71
A
N
S
© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Grid scores : TDS
4. Former Iranian leader : SHAH
8. "There is nothing like ___" : ADAME
13. Freshen (up) : PERK
14. Remedy : CURE
15. Lawmaker : SOLON
16. Start of a seasonal song : SLEIGHBELLSRING
19. Like Amor : ALATE
20. " . . . ___ Bethlehem" : COMEYETO
21. Dickens's "Carol" boy : TIM
22. Lat. list-ender : ETAL
24. Estuary : ARM
25. Jack Frost's touch : NIP
27. "Do not ___ till Dec. 25" : OPEN
29. "___ boy!" : ITSA
33. Elf's cousin : GNOME
35. Not like the pre-ghosts Scrooge : SOFT
38. Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
39. Good health habits : HYGIENE
41. Savage : VIOLENT
43. Late actor Jack ___ : SOO
44. Draco body : ADIB
46. Oven stuffer : ROAST
47. Cluster : TUFT
49. Tidings : NEWS
51. Body blueprint, for short : DNA
52. Uncooked : RAW
55. Wall sheathing : LATH
57. Wood sorrel : OCA
59. Start of a carol : OCOMEALL
62. Whimpers : MEWLS
64. See 2 Down : AWHITECHRISTMAS
66. "Jerusalem" author : BLAKE
67. Troupe's trip : TOUR
68. Tight : TAUT
69. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
70. Crèche site, at times : APSE
71. Opp. of ques. : ANS
1. " . . . better not pout, I'm ___ why" : TELLINGYOU
2. "I'm ___" (with 64 Across, start of a Berlin classic) : DREAMINGOF
3. Variety-show piece : SKIT
4. Prep. or elem. : SCH
5. Wheel cover : HUBCAP
6. Small cavities : AREOLES
7. Ship's wheel : HELM
8. Semitic lang. : ASSYR
9. Slangy stocking stuffer : DOREMI
10. Landed : ALIT
11. Prefix with plane or tone : MONO
12. Where to have a merrie hol. : ENG
13. High-school jrs.' exam : PSAT
17. Whizzer's word? : GEE
18. Meadow : LEA
23. "The war ___ all wars" : TOEND
26. Oahu food : POI
28. A Christmas-shopping mo. : NOV
30. Epithet for Frosty : THESNOWMAN
31. Kris Kringle : SANTACLAUS
32. Tiny colonist : ANT
34. "Give ___ little kiss . . . " : MEA
36. "The ___ Noel" : FIRST
37. Excessively : TOO
39. Fair Deal Pres. : HST
40. One, in Berlin : EIN
42. Terhune canine : LAD
45. Hotel employee : BELLHOP
48. Trinity, in Russia : TROIKA
50. Mustached mammal : WALRUS
53. Counties, in Denmark : AMTER
54. Tiny : WEE
56. "___ Pinafore" : HMS
58. Aide for a D.A. : ASST
59. Hooters : OWLS
60. Fireside ___ : CHAT
61. "___ Sanctorum" : ACTA
63. Singer James : ETTA
64. Desert coat : ABA
65. Leprechaun's land: Abbr. : IRE

Found bugs or have suggestions?