A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora 

New York Times, Tuesday, March 15, 1983

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 3
A. J. Santora has 133 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Interrupter's sound : AHEM
5. A locale for a physics course : LAB
8. Intriguing group : CABAL
13. Panty-hose shade : NUDE
14. Dock item : BALE
15. Former Dodger : REESE
16. Actor Jannings : EMIL
17. Greek and Roman : ERAS
18. "And every goose ___ . . . ": Kingsley : ASWAN
19. He of "a lean and hungry look" : YONDCASSIUS
22. Pismire : ANT
23. Deler's choice? : ERASURE
24. The sky : ETHER
26. Err at bridge, in a way : RENEGE
28. Armadillo : PEBA
31. He should have heeded Calpurnia : CAESAR
35. Postponed : RESPITED
37. Duo quadrupled : OCTET
38. Grassy patch : SOD
39. Pigment for Opie : OCHRE
40. Withdraws : RETREATS
42. Annual-report item : ASSETS
43. Rub-___ : ADUB
44. Baskets for trouters : CREELS
46. Kind of knife : BOWIE
48. Did a p.r. job : PLUGGED
53. Spoil : MAR
55. See 10 Down : IDESOFMARCH
57. As ___ (generally) : ARULE
59. Start of a March 17 greeting : TOPO
60. ___ Alto : PALO
61. Honey badger : RATEL
62. River that joins the Fulda : EDER
63. Maine, to some Canadians : ETAT
64. Belief : CREED
65. Norma or Charlotte : RAE
66. Nones, e.g. : DATE
1. Keep ___ on (watch over) : ANEYE
2. Levity : HUMOR
3. Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
4. Combos in cards : MELDS
5. London's Wolf ___ : LARSEN
6. Cry for Yorick : ALAS
7. Like Acre in 1799 : BESIEGED
8. Depression precursor : CRASH
9. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
10. With 55 Across, Soothsayer's warning : BEWARETHE
11. Straight ___ arrow : ASAN
12. Feb.16–Apr. 2 period in 1983 : LENT
14. One presenting a check : BEARER
20. Auxiliary cleric : CURATE
21. Western college team : UTES
25. Heroic sagas : EPICS
27. Like some leaves : EROSE
29. Jones of football : BERT
30. Cool drinks : ADES
31. Cooper's ___ Munro : CORA
32. Scored on a serve : ACED
33. Penultimate words of 31 Across : ETTUBRUTE
34. ___-Croatian : SERBO
36. What Pogo plays : POSSUM
38. "Father of the Bride" author : STREETER
41. Destructive kind of rain : ACID
42. Musketeers' "___ one . . . " : ALLFOR
45. Literary genre : EPOPEE
47. Manipulate : WIELD
49. Yawned : GAPED
50. Persona non ___ : GRATA
51. Fame or fanfare : ECLAT
52. Table ___ (not à la carte) : DHOTE
53. ___ Antony : MARC
54. Sandarac tree : ARAR
56. Fountain drink : SODA
58. Actor Marvin : LEE

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