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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

MILESTONES

New York Times, Sunday, March 10, 1974

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 685 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original had first line of 45-Down "Asian flower" clue duplicated after 73-Down; corrected this so the clues correctly match the grid.

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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,975
Across
1
Locust : CICADA
7
Nicholas, for one : TSAR
11
Of grandparents : AVAL
15
Horses : MARES
20
Took turns : ROTATED
21
"Pay ___ mind" : ITNO
22
Cab or dancer : TAXI
23
Suffering : AGONY
24
Cactus flower : OPUNTIA
25
Len Deighton best-seller : FUNERALINBERLIN
28
Rude beginning : BAPTISMOFFIRE
30
Kind of lab : SKY
31
In addition : ALSO
32
Stiff or side : ARM
33
Russian city : KIEV
34
Beaver or Hoover : DAM
37
___ tree : UPA
39
Antiquity, old style : ELD
40
Condition : STATE
43
Can. province : MAN
44
Certain fashion displays : EASTERPARADES
48
"My Heart Belongs ___" : TODADDY
50
Married woman : MRS
51
Railroad span : TRESTLE
52
Sky Altar : ARA
53
Wrath : IRE
55
Generally : ASARULE
57
___ combat : HORSDE
61
James Joyce work : FINNEGANSWAKE
65
Defeat : LOSS
67
Pronoun : HER
68
___ loan (get financing) : FLOATA
69
Young salmon : PARR
70
Not one ___ questions : TOASK
73
Court plea, for short : NOLO
74
Kind of ulcer : PEPTIC
76
Loud cries : YAUPS
78
"___ Born" : ASTARIS
81
Gist of a Jolson line : APRILSHOWERSMAYCOME
84
Reddish purple : MAGENTA
86
French tin : ETAIN
87
Miss Andress : URSULA
88
Teen-___ : AGED
89
"A horse designed by a committee" : CAMEL
91
Grapevine disease : ESCA
93
Additional trial : RETEST
97
Wrongdoing : SIN
98
Whip : FLOG
100
Childhood milestone : TENTHBIRTHDAY
103
___ the truth : TOTELL
105
Crosby alma mater : GONZAGA
108
Gear for Killy : SKI
109
Swindle : GYP
110
Resort area : SEASIDE
112
Mop cloth : RAG
113
Lift : ELEVATE
116
Ruth Stuart tale : GOLDENWEDDING
120
Prosecutors, for short : DAS
122
Weather satellite : TIROS
123
Common verb : ARE
124
Coming-out party : TEA
125
Latvia, for one: Abbr. : SSR
126
Of great size : EPIC
128
Shinto temple : SHA
129
Confirm in a way : SIGN
131
Pennsy et al. : RRS
133
Former fall observances : ARMISTICEDAYS
139
Autumn girl : HOMECOMINGQUEEN
143
Copyholds : TENURES
144
Buoy up : ELATE
145
Charles Lamb : ELIA
146
Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
147
Kind of paint job : ONECOAT
148
Feel : SENSE
149
Opinion : DOXY
150
Restrain : STAY
151
Man of wisdom : NESTOR
Down
1
___ plea : COPA
2
Live ___ (have fun) : ITUP
3
Choral work : CANTATA
4
Dressed : ATTIRED
5
Belief in God : DEISM
6
Bede : ADAM
7
Luncheon : TIFFIN
8
Step, in Berlin : STUFE
9
Jerome Chodorov comedy : ANNIVERSARYWALTZ
10
Big game gun : ROER
11
One ___ time : ATA
12
Fine lace : VAL
13
Alliance of W. W. II : AXIS
14
Space dockings : LINKUPS
15
Miss West : MAE
16
Tourist spot of India : AGRA
17
Did the honors at dice : ROLLED
18
Isolate : ENISLE
19
Church councils : SYNODS
20
Thieve : ROB
26
Rose and cherry : REDS
27
Hiking areas : BYPATHS
29
Trappist cheese : OKA
35
Aleutian island : ATTU
36
Blackbird : MERL
38
Guthrie and namesakes : ARLOS
40
Kind of sergeant : STAFF
41
Bullring area : TORIL
42
Bell town : ADANO
43
Pianist Hess : MYRA
45
Asian flower tree : ASAK
46
Spools : REELS
47
Chalice veil : AER
49
Set a trap for : DIGAPIT
50
Bryn ___ : MAWR
54
De mal ___ (from bad to worse): Fr. : ENPIS
56
Theatrical booking : RETURNENGAGEMENT
58
Patrol or leave : SHORE
59
Salami spot : DELI
60
Cupid : EROS
62
Siestaed : NAPPED
63
Long time, in poems : ETERN
64
Tammany leader : SACHEM
66
Sanctions : OKAYS
71
Harvest goddess : OPS
72
The same : ASMUCH
73
Broadway Joe : NAMATH
75
Mexican coin : TLACO
77
Start of a vowel recital : AEI
79
Abusive: Var. : SCURRIL
80
Rental sign : TOLET
81
Hollywood figure : AGENT
82
Native of: Suffix : OTE
83
Oil suppliers : ARABS
84
Spar : MAST
85
Money changing : AGIO
90
Texas A. and M. student : AGGIE
92
Groom's party : STAG
94
Mystery award : EDGAR
95
"What Do You ___ a Naked Lady?" : SAYTO
96
Does pool work : TYPES
98
Well-known London street : FLEET
99
Cowboy of Southwest : LLANERO
101
Merit : EARN
102
Alibi people : IKES
104
Apocrypha book: Abbr. : ESD
106
Gambling figures : ODDS
107
Calmer and Rorem : NEDS
111
Congregated : SWARMED
114
Flammable gases : ETHENES
115
Railroad span : VIADUCT
116
Deep cuts : GASHES
117
Earl Weaver's bird : ORIOLE
118
Reporter : LEGMAN
119
Asian land : IRAQ
120
Land or cartoon : DISNEY
121
Perform : ACT
127
Michelangelo work : PIETA
128
Temper display : SCENE
130
Profits : NETS
132
Farm structure : SILO
134
De Rivoli, etc. : RUES
135
Take ___ the chin : ITON
136
Irish indeed : AROO
137
Time division : YEAR
138
Super plane : SST
140
After jay or em : CEE
141
Nothing doing! : NIX
142
Enola or Paree : GAY

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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