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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 Down
1. Without grounds : BASELESS
9. Get : OBTAIN
15. Merge: Abbr. : AMALG
20. Of Zeus's daughter : ASTRAEAN
21. In a while, old style : SOONLY
22. Memory: Suffix : MNESIA
23. Foe of a Hood : THESHERIFFOFNOTTINGHAM
26. Conduit : SEWER
27. Bee: Prefix : API
28. Low sound : MOAN
29. Lexington, Va., campus : WLU
30. "___ La Douce" : IRMA
32. Rogue work by Thomas Dekker : THEBELLMANOFLONDON
36. Arid place : SAHARA
41. Fish : EEL
42. Halloween sound : BOO
43. Middle, in law : MESNE
44. Antonio : THEMERCHANTOFVENICE
51. Mooed : LOWED
52. Back : AID
53. How, in Bonn : WIE
54. Culbertson : ELY
55. Nothing, in Spain : NADA
59. Portent : OMEN
60. Prank : ANTIC
62. Go amiss : ERR
64. Cat, at times : MEOWER
66. James : THEMASTEROFBALLANTRAE
72. Whole: Prefix : TOTI
73. Accomplished : DID
74. Write briefly : JOT
75. Mexican weasel : TAYRA
76. Light-fingered Mideasterner : THETHIEFOFBAGHDAD
83. Quivery tree : ASPEN
86. Audience : EAR
87. Diminutive suffix : ULA
88. Tear apart : RIVE
90. German musician : THEPIEDPIPEROFHAMELIN
97. ___ ficta (altered melody) : MUSICA
98. Maglie of baseball : SAL
99. ___ down (soft-pedaled) : TONED
100. Mine well : SUMP
103. Oslo name : OLAV
104. ___-Magnon : CRO
107. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
109. French article : UNE
110. High spot : AERIE
111. Dr. Primrose : THEVICAROFWAKEFIELD
116. Stock-buying words : ATPAR
120. Underworld god : DIS
121. Army branch: Abbr. : INF
122. Tubby ones : FATSOS
123. Figaro : THEBARBEROFSEVILLE
130. William : TELL
131. The same, in dosages : EAD
132. Sky, in Nancy : CIEL
133. " . . . to shining ___" : SEA
134. Crowd, in Paris : TROIS
139. Michael Henchard : THEMAYOROFCASTERBRIDGE
144. Diners : EATERS
145. ___ opposition (be uncontested) : MEETNO
146. Continuation in time : DURATION
147. African money units: Var. : EMOLS
148. Elliot and Loch : NESSES
149. Treacherous ones : SERPENTS
1. Game items : BATS
2. Netman Arthur : ASHE
3. Confusion : STEW
4. Gaelic : ERSE
5. Comedian Bert : LAHR
6. Shoe width : EEE
7. Divine stage name : SARAH
8. Marsh bird : SNIPE
9. Order of monks: Abbr. : OSF
10. Small spurt in the economy : BOOMLET
11. A hard act ___ : TOFOLLOW
12. Part of Vietnam : ANNAM
13. Miss Massey : ILONA
14. Gotham time initials : NYT
15. Make void : ANNUL
16. Elizabeth's sister : MEG
17. Bathed in sunlight : ASHINE
18. Old French coins : LIARDS
19. Smoked ham : GAMMON
22. Flowering plant : MILFOIL
24. Little lie : FIB
25. End of a countdown : TWOONE
31. Chemical suffix : ANE
32. Feather's partner : TAR
33. Poetic word : EEN
34. Direction: Abbr. : NBE
35. Cockney residence : OME
36. Normandy town : STLO
37. Assam native : AHOM
38. U.S. archeologist : HEWETT
39. Egyptian king known as Ikhnaton : AMENHOTEPIV
40. Buttons or Grange : RED
45. Biblical town : CANA
46. S.R.O. shows : HITS
47. Mine passage : ADIT
48. Feudal estate : FIEF
49. Certain word : VERB
50. Curved molding : CYMA
55. "I would ___" (warn against) : NOTADVISEIT
56. Askew : AWRY
57. Before John : DEAR
58. Tract : AREA
60. Friend, in Paris : AMIE
61. Give up : CEDE
63. Potentate : RAJA
65. Involve : ENTAIL
67. Of a cultural group : ETHNIC
68. Region of Morocco : RIF
69. Aroma, British style : ODOUR
70. Cabin ingredient : LOG
71. Religious degree : LTH
77. Kennedy : TED
78. Arnold : HAP
79. Rainbow : IRIS
80. Ziegfeld : FLO
81. Astern, old style : BAFT
82. Scott : DRED
83. Air: Prefix : ATMO
84. Synagogue : SHUL
85. Old African coin : PESA
89. Habituates : ENURES
91. Apiece : EACH
92. Paris play area : PARC
93. Ancient philosophy center : ELEA
94. ___ Hoek, African city : HOUW
95. Miss Held : ANNA
96. Submissive : MEEK
101. Venus de ___ : MILO
102. People on foot: Abbr. : PEDS
105. Evergreens : REDBAYS
106. City in Spain : OVIEDO
108. Makes three out of one : TRISECTS
110. Esthetic degree : AFA
111. Musical syllable : TRA
112. Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
113. Narrow-road feature : ONELANE
114. R. E. Lees et al.: Abbr. : FFV
115. Letter F, in Spain : EFE
116. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
117. On ___ (ready for golf) : THETEE
118. N.Y.C. suburb : PELHAM
119. Capable of : ABLETO
124. Elevates : REARS
125. Southern river : OCOEE
126. Shrill flutes : FIFES
127. Adherent : IST
128. English city : LEEDS
129. Jack of early films : LARUE
134. Kind of door : TRAP
135. Ceremony : RITE
136. Norse god : ODIN
137. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
138. Wash. people : SENS
140. Brooks of films : MEL
141. San Clemente initials : RMN
142. Sea plea : SOS
143. 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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