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FORGETTABLE PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 1977

Author:
Elmer Toro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,046
Across
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Without grounds : BASELESS
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Get : OBTAIN
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Merge: Abbr. : AMALG
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Of Zeus's daughter : ASTRAEAN
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In a while, old style : SOONLY
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Memory: Suffix : MNESIA
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Foe of a Hood : THESHERIFFOFNOTTINGHAM
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Conduit : SEWER
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Bee: Prefix : API
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Low sound : MOAN
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Lexington, Va., campus : WLU
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"___ La Douce" : IRMA
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Rogue work by Thomas Dekker : THEBELLMANOFLONDON
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Arid place : SAHARA
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Fish : EEL
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Halloween sound : BOO
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Middle, in law : MESNE
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Antonio : THEMERCHANTOFVENICE
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Mooed : LOWED
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Back : AID
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How, in Bonn : WIE
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Culbertson : ELY
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Nothing, in Spain : NADA
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Portent : OMEN
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Prank : ANTIC
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Go amiss : ERR
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Cat, at times : MEOWER
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James : THEMASTEROFBALLANTRAE
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Whole: Prefix : TOTI
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Accomplished : DID
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Write briefly : JOT
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Mexican weasel : TAYRA
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Light-fingered Mideasterner : THETHIEFOFBAGHDAD
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Quivery tree : ASPEN
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Audience : EAR
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Diminutive suffix : ULA
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Tear apart : RIVE
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German musician : THEPIEDPIPEROFHAMELIN
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___ ficta (altered melody) : MUSICA
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Maglie of baseball : SAL
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___ down (soft-pedaled) : TONED
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Mine well : SUMP
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Oslo name : OLAV
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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French article : UNE
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High spot : AERIE
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Dr. Primrose : THEVICAROFWAKEFIELD
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Stock-buying words : ATPAR
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Underworld god : DIS
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Army branch: Abbr. : INF
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Tubby ones : FATSOS
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Figaro : THEBARBEROFSEVILLE
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William : TELL
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The same, in dosages : EAD
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Sky, in Nancy : CIEL
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" . . . to shining ___" : SEA
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Crowd, in Paris : TROIS
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Michael Henchard : THEMAYOROFCASTERBRIDGE
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Diners : EATERS
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___ opposition (be uncontested) : MEETNO
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Continuation in time : DURATION
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African money units: Var. : EMOLS
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Elliot and Loch : NESSES
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Treacherous ones : SERPENTS
Down
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Game items : BATS
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Netman Arthur : ASHE
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Confusion : STEW
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Comedian Bert : LAHR
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Shoe width : EEE
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Divine stage name : SARAH
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Marsh bird : SNIPE
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Order of monks: Abbr. : OSF
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Small spurt in the economy : BOOMLET
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A hard act ___ : TOFOLLOW
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Part of Vietnam : ANNAM
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Miss Massey : ILONA
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Gotham time initials : NYT
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Make void : ANNUL
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Elizabeth's sister : MEG
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Bathed in sunlight : ASHINE
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Old French coins : LIARDS
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Smoked ham : GAMMON
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Flowering plant : MILFOIL
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Little lie : FIB
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End of a countdown : TWOONE
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Feather's partner : TAR
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Poetic word : EEN
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Direction: Abbr. : NBE
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Cockney residence : OME
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Normandy town : STLO
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Assam native : AHOM
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U.S. archeologist : HEWETT
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Egyptian king known as Ikhnaton : AMENHOTEPIV
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Buttons or Grange : RED
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Biblical town : CANA
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S.R.O. shows : HITS
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Mine passage : ADIT
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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Certain word : VERB
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Curved molding : CYMA
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"I would ___" (warn against) : NOTADVISEIT
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Askew : AWRY
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Before John : DEAR
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Tract : AREA
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Friend, in Paris : AMIE
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Give up : CEDE
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Potentate : RAJA
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Involve : ENTAIL
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Of a cultural group : ETHNIC
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Region of Morocco : RIF
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Aroma, British style : ODOUR
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Cabin ingredient : LOG
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Religious degree : LTH
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Kennedy : TED
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Arnold : HAP
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Rainbow : IRIS
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Astern, old style : BAFT
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Scott : DRED
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Air: Prefix : ATMO
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Synagogue : SHUL
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Old African coin : PESA
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Habituates : ENURES
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Apiece : EACH
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Paris play area : PARC
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Ancient philosophy center : ELEA
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___ Hoek, African city : HOUW
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Miss Held : ANNA
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Submissive : MEEK
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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People on foot: Abbr. : PEDS
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Evergreens : REDBAYS
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City in Spain : OVIEDO
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Makes three out of one : TRISECTS
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Esthetic degree : AFA
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Musical syllable : TRA
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Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
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Narrow-road feature : ONELANE
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R. E. Lees et al.: Abbr. : FFV
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Letter F, in Spain : EFE
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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On ___ (ready for golf) : THETEE
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N.Y.C. suburb : PELHAM
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Capable of : ABLETO
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Elevates : REARS
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Southern river : OCOEE
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Shrill flutes : FIFES
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Adherent : IST
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English city : LEEDS
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Jack of early films : LARUE
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Kind of door : TRAP
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Ceremony : RITE
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Norse god : ODIN
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Wash. people : SENS
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Brooks of films : MEL
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San Clemente initials : RMN
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Sea plea : SOS
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Shivery sound : BRR

Answer summary: 24 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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