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New York Times, Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 2.49 This is puzzle # 171 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Until David C. Duncan Dekker broke the record in 2016, this grid had the highest Scrabble score in NYT history.

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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0130 ( 20,902 )
Across
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Speak in Spain : HABLA
6
Certain orchestra : POPS
10
Kid's racer : KART
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Make housebound, say, in the winter : ICEIN
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Fair's opposite : FOUL
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Building beam : IBAR
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Bear of children's verse : FUZZYWUZZY
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Chucklehead : BOZO
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Indignation : IRE
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"___ Silver, away!" : HIYO
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Lively, as dance music : JIVEY
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Sandwich sausage : SALAMI
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Kismet : FATE
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Congratulatory cry : HUZZAHHUZZAH
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"This looks ver-r-ry bad!" : OHGOD
36
Neptune's realm : OCEAN
37
Prefix with skeleton : EXO
38
Last episode in a Monday-Friday miniseries : PARTV
39
ATM maker : NCR
40
Spares, e.g. : TIRES
42
"___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
43
Motionless : INERT
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Superstars, to fans : IDOLS
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Flashiness : RAZZLEDAZZLE
49
"Nana" author Émile : ZOLA
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All one can see : EYEFUL
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Prize highly : VALUE
56
Splinter group : SECT
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"That's ___-brainer" : ANO
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Tennis score : ADIN
61
Slogan of Little Caesars : PIZZAPIZZA
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Made a case? : SUED
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Zhivago's love : LARA
66
Had a traditional dinner : ATEIN
67
Head angel in "Touched by an Angel" : TESS
68
Epps of "Scream 2" : OMAR
69
Dangerous nestful : WASPS
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45 players : HIFIS
2
Integra maker : ACURA
3
Gem holder : BEZEL
4
Gossipy Smith : LIZ
5
"___ objections?" : ANY
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"Bah, humbug!" : PFUI
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Leaking goop : OOZY
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"The Godfather" novelist : PUZO
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Surreptitious : SLY
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Give unwanted advice : KIBITZ
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Like hoped-for winter temps in the North : ABOVEZERO
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Demolish : RAZE
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Home of Paris : TROY
18
Crackerjack : WHIZ
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In a stylish way : JAUNTILY
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On ___ streak (lucky) : AHOT
25
Joyless town after Casey struck out : MUDVILLE
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Govt. mortgage provider : FHA
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In districts : ZONED
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Ghana's capital : ACCRA
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Alamo competitor : HERTZ
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Leap for Lipinski : AXEL
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"Bonanza" brother : HOSS
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Phone button : OPER
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___-kiri : HARA
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Scary bears : GRIZZLIES
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What the French think? : IDEE
44
Granting grp. : NEA
47
"Holy smokes!" : ZOUNDS
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Epsilon follower : ZETA
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Unsettles : FAZES
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Open, as a jacket : UNZIP
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Bank sign : LOANS
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Seemingly boundless : VAST
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Together, musically : ADUE
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"The King and I" setting : SIAM
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Book after Chronicles : EZRA
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Father of a grand duke : CZAR
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Hamas rival, for short : PLO
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Hairy hand : PAW
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"Ain't ___ shame?" : ITA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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