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AS THE ROMANS DID

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 1977

Author:
Anthony B. Canning
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Anthony B. Canning has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,326
Across
1
Farewells in No. L : ALOHAS
7
Start of a Wolfe title : THEWEB
13
Smoked salmon : LOX
16
Insignificant one : SPRAT
21
Yacht basin : MARINA
22
Ciudad for Castro : HABANA
23
Amin : IDI
24
A thing found : TROVE
25
X-rated language : IVLETTERWORDS
27
Revolver : VISHOOTER
29
X follower : RAY
30
Veil : SCREEN
31
Prone (to) : GIVEN
33
Clinic apprentice : INTERN
34
Stag's mate : HIND
35
Scheherazade's forte : TALES
36
Listener's phrase : ISEE
37
Girl of song : SAL
40
Xth: Prefix : DECI
41
Release : EMIT
42
Grenade filling : TNT
43
Lay off : STOP
47
African port : TRIPOLI
49
Track strips : LANES
51
Missile's home : SILO
52
Exact : TRUE
53
A major crime : ARSON
54
Famed French friends : IIIMUSKETEERS
58
Inquired, in Dogpatch : AST
59
Dubs : TITLES
61
Radar image : BLIP
62
"___ peace" : RESTIN
63
Hagen : UTA
64
Knievel : EVEL
65
The Balearics : ISLAS
67
Cavatina : AIR
68
Mount in Israel : CARMEL
70
Leo's lair : DEN
71
Gardner vehicle of MCMXLVIII : ITOUCHOFVENUS
76
Towers : REARS
77
Tinker's target : EVERS
78
III: Prefix : TRI
79
Appointed : NAMED
81
City on the Ganges : PATNA
84
Curly et al. : THEIIISTOOGES
89
X x XXX : CCC
92
On deck : ATHAND
94
Plat abbrs. : STS
95
Old Greek flasks : OLPES
96
Hokum : BLAH
97
Conjunction : NOR
98
Space laps : ORBITS
101
Ford : WADE
102
Layers : STRATA
104
Chemical suffix : ANE
105
Pride plus VI : VIIDEADLYSINS
109
Less common : RARER
110
Refection : MEAL
112
___-do-well : NEER
113
Bardot's income : RENTE
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Eastern name of fame : TSETUNG
116
Sparkling-wine city : ASTI
117
Indian ape : KRA
118
Baez : JOAN
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Like X-o'clock scholars : LATE
120
Thus, to Burns : SAE
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Item stolen while a crowd watches : BASE
123
Jupiter's XII : MOONS
124
Caterpillar hair : SETA
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"___ Need Is Love" : ALLYOU
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Nobelist Neruda : PABLO
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Architects' concerns : STAIRS
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Behan's "Borstal ___" : BOY
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U.S.S.R. enterprise : VYEARPLAN
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Fortunate finds : IVLEAFCLOVERS
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Kind of sale : ICENT
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Tate treasures : ART
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Vex : NETTLE
142
May or Stewart : ELAINE
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Backs : DORSA
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Sch. affiliate : PTA
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___ cheese : GRATED
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Cloth-drying frame : TENTER
Down
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Moslem lord : AMIR
2
Destroyer in A.D. LXXIX : LAVA
3
Parisian suburb : ORLY
4
Shake a leg : HIE
5
Formicidae : ANTS
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Pitcher Paige : SATCHEL
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Lyrical laments : THRENI
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Hesitated orally : HAWED
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Hardwood tree : EBON
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MDCCCXII event : WAR
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Finales for Fischer : ENDGAMES
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Legendary reptile : BASILISK
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Plutarch title word : LIVES
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Bor's son : ODIN
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Numbers or letters : XIS
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XIV lbs., in England : STONE
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Object : PROTEST
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Set system : ROTE
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Claim : AVER
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Sea swallow : TERN
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Danish king called "the Memorable" : ERICII
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Adjective for an event in MLXVI : HISTORIC
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D.V.M. : VET
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X ahead, in golf : TENUP
36
Entrance : INLET
37
Said : STATED
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Succeed : ARRIVE
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Attend : LISTEN
40
Consummated : DONE
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Haberdashery : TIES
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Wound : TRAUMA
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Expulsion : OUSTER
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Peony parts : PETALS
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Straw vote : POLL
49
Blossom for Whitman : LILAC
50
Followers of Ammann : AMISH
51
Violinist Isaac : STERN
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"___ for thee, Ben!": Thomas Moore : IBLUSH
56
Dunkirk's lake : ERIE
57
Captures : SNARES
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Spot : SITE
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File : SORT
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Flier, to Ovid : AVIS
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Rubescent : RED
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Chekhov's first play : IVANOV
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Sistrunk of football : OTIS
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Mon. plus IV : FRI
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Sealed : UNOPEN
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Pundit : SAGE
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Wife of Alfonso XIII : ENA
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Flattop fare : MESS
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Jipijapa item : PANAMA
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Does penance : ATONES
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Blackmailer's weapon : THREAT
85
Chemical compound : ESTER
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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French or milk : TOAST
88
Joe Miller joke : OLDIE
89
Bright, to Brutus : CLARUS
90
Connected series : CATENA
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Put on the cuff : CHARGE
93
Chug-a-lugs : DRINKSUP
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Jackanapes : BRAT
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Parisian's drink : BIERE
100
Inkling : IDEA
101
Ed and Keenan : WYNNS
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Joshua, e.g. : TREE
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Talking foolishly : DROOLING
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___ backward : LEANOVER
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Unchanging : STATIC
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Natives of XLVII Across : LIBYANS
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Hollywood hopeful : STARLET
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Post : JOB
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Browsed, in a way : LEAFED
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Corporeal channel : AORTA
123
Colombian cloak : MANTA
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Unappetizing : STALE
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Athirst : AVID
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Wolf: Comb. form : LYCO
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Lascivious look : LEER
128
Bit or lead : PART
129
Paving stone : SETT
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Flatfish : SOLE
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"___ ever so humble . . . " : BEIT
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Nieuport's river : YSER
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Sitter's creation : LAP
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Kind of aircraft: Abbr. : LTA
138
Head : VAN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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