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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.
PS 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 Down
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
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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