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New York Times, Saturday, February 4, 1978

23-Across : Titled ones

Author:
Michael Priestley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Michael J. Priestley has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,402
Across
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Unwind : RELAX
6
Scriven : PEN
9
N.H.L.'s Sanderson : DEREK
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Overhead : ABOVE
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"Then to the spicy nut-brown ___": Milton : ALE
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Act the ham : EMOTE
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Most common throw in dice : SEVEN
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Heart of a certain tart : RASPBERRY
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January, in Cádiz : ENERO
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D.A.'s : ATTS
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Gypsy gentlemen : RYES
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Titled ones : NOBILITY
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Nessen et al. : RONS
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Ice field : FLOE
31
Skedaddle : SCRAM
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"See ___ ... " : APIN
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Ward (off) : FEND
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Greetings from Hilo : ALOHA
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Locale in Twain's "Roughing It" : NEVADA
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Ethan and Zeena : FROMES
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Thin pancake : CREPE
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Out of port : ASEA
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Elegant wood : TEAK
46
Crew members : HANDS
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May heroines : MOMS
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Bricklayers' troughs : HODS
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Small streams : RIVULETS
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This, in Taxco : ESTA
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Winged : ALAR
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Trickster : KNAVE
61
Lear's trio : DAUGHTERS
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Odin, Thor et al. : AESIR
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Ramada : ARBOR
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Uncle, to Pablo : TIO
66
Procrastinator's word : LATER
67
Appearances : MIENS
68
Manuel or Martin : SAN
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Rubbish : DROSS
Down
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Make an incised mark : RASE
2
O'Neill character : EBEN
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It's nothing to Chris Evert : LOVE
4
Protest or testify : AVER
5
Gas used in TV tubes : XENON
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New Testament allegory : PARABLE
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Euphoria : ELATION
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Settled down comfortably : NESTLED
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Fledgling in society : DEB
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Fabric used as an abrasive : EMERYCLOTH
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Calhoun : RORY
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Bien-___ (well-being): Fr. : ETRE
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Cronin's "The ___ of the Kingdom" : KEYS
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"___ Love You," Mercer hit : PSI
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Medieval king : OFFA
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Despot : TSAR
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Home, to cattle : RANCH
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Locale for lorgnettes : OPERA
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Oscar winner: 1958 : NIVEN
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Garden flower : SNAPDRAGON
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Amorist : ROMEO
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In the lead : AHEAD
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Goalies' protections : MASKS
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Lucy's TV partner : DESI
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Lenten observance : FAST
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Lucky pieces : AMULETS
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Sun-rooms : SOLARIA
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"Nature" essayist : EMERSON
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Brewer's aid : VAT
51
Norse bard of yore : SKALD
52
Cheese market : EDAM
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Hindu wrap : SARI
54
Subway tunnel : TUBE
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Within arm's length : NEAR
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Regarding : ASTO
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Contends : VIES
60
Blunders : ERRS
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Wage units: Abbr. : HRS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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