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WHEN IN ROME . . .

New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1973

Author: Ronald Hirschfeld
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { K }, Scrabble score: 701 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,639
Across Down
1. Mr. ___ (Squatty one) : VBYV
5. Greek city : SPARTA
11. Pago Pago's location : SAMOA
16. Central Am. Indians : RAMAS
21. African sheep : ARUI
22. Trojan hero : AENEAS
23. Canine young : WHELP
24. Run off : ELOPE
25. Husband: Fr. : MARI
26. Lox's partners : BAGELS
27. Menu user : EATER
28. Bewildered : ATSEA
29. Teacakes : PETITIVS
31. Maxim for the middle-aged : LIFEBEGINSATXL
34. ___-Simon test : BINET
35. Stravinsky : IGOR
36. Name of 13 Popes : LEO
37. Lon of films : CHANEY
39. Volcano : ETNA
40. Ad ___ : HOC
43. Arden and namesakes : ENOCHS
48. Fissile rocks : SHALES
49. Kennedy : ETHEL
50. Greek god : EROS
52. Hebrew measure : EPHAH
53. "I ___ a tale unfold . . . " : COULD
54. Sedate : STAID
55. Beldam : CRONE
56. " . . . they who never ___ newspaper" : READA
57. Paintings : OILS
58. Potok or Weizmann : CHAIM
59. Biblical sufferer : JOB
60. N. J. fort : DIX
62. Velocity initials : RPM
63. Company officials: Abbr. : TRS
64. Brag : BOAST
65. The word, at times : MUM
66. Clayey earth : MARL
67. Bluish color : AQUA
68. Cuckoopint : ARUM
69. Double-crossed : IITIMED
71. Paid ___ : INFULL
73. Roman dressing place : CAESARSALAD
78. Whip : CATOIXTAILS
80. Parcels out : ALLOTS
81. Garden clock : SUNDIAL
83. Very: Ger. : SEHR
84. Boxer Max : BAER
85. Cologne waters : EAUX
87. Building addition : ELL
88. Suffixes for pun or road : STERS
90. Spigot : TAP
93. Rudiments : ABC
94. Study : DEN
95. "All for ___ . . . " : ONE
96. Insults : SLURS
97. "Road" film star : HOPE
98. Evaluator : RATER
101. U. S. playwright : ODETS
103. Marie Antoinette, for one : REINE
104. ___ leaguer : TEXAS
105. Overact : EMOTE
106. Box-office word : NEXT
107. Hajj objective : MECCA
108. Picasso, e.g. : ARTIST
109. Fortune cards : TAROTS
111. Old auto : REO
112. ___ Royale : ISLE
113. Knowing, old style : SCIENT
114. I, in Essen : ICH
116. Aleutian island : ATTU
117. Heavens : ETHER
118. Navigate widely : SAILTHEVIISEAS
125. Gross : XIIDOZEN
129. "___ by Jury" : TRIAL
130. Cautions : WARNS
131. Y. A. of football : TITTLE
133. Stupid one : DOPE
134. Chemical compound : AMINE
135. Omit : ELIDE
136. Tennis sisters : EVERTS
137. Critic Downes : OLIN
138. Adam et al. : BEDES
139. Do a printing job : RESET
140. Strip down a sailboat : DEMAST
141. Bridge holding : XACE
1. Theda Bara, e.g. : VAMP
2. Scottish hill : BRAE
3. Mongol tent : YURT
4. Pool-table hazards : VIIIBALLS
5. Women in famous painting : SABINES
6. Lumber hook : PEAVEY
7. Anxiety : ANGST
8. Female ruff : REE
9. Prayer shawls : TALLITHIM
10. Allocated : ASSIGNED
11. Slow, in Scotland : SWEER
12. Famous whaler : AHAB
13. Dole : METE
14. Cassini : OLEG
15. Kind of fool : APRIL
16. Newscaster Harry : REASONER
17. Can. province : ALTA
18. Greatest amount : MOST
19. Summit : APEX
20. Harbor or eared : SEAL
30. Having prongs : TINED
32. Young horse : FOAL
33. Born: Fr. : NEE
37. Singing group : CHOIR
38. Transports : HAULS
39. Was: Fr. : ETAIT
40. Thyme or rue : HERB
41. Spanish gold : ORO
42. San Juan beach : CONDADO
44. Unlock, to poets : OPE
45. Jerked beef : CHARQUI
46. Was influential : HADPULL
47. Mideast winds : SHAMALS
48. Burns, for one : SCOT
49. Greek letters : ETAS
51. Biblical range : SEIR
54. Hoaxes : SHAMS
55. Droll : COMICAL
58. Ran : COURSED
59. Kind of jaw : JUT
61. S. F. footballers : XLIXERS
64. Nasty tot : BRAT
65. Refuse heaps : MIDDENS
66. Shea player : MET
67. At a distance : AFAR
68. Old zither : ASOR
69. Fleming : IAN
70. ___ de mer : MAL
72. Some degrees : NTHS
73. Minnelli film : CABARET
74. Where stars fell : ALABAMA
75. College man of sorts : ELECTOR
76. " . . . let no man put ___" : ASUNDER
77. Light: Lat. : LUX
79. Rhone tributary : ISERE
82. ___ du Diable : ILE
86. Geological time : AEON
88. Golf error : SLICE
89. Salad base : TUNA
90. Poison : TOXIN
91. Woman with ___ : APAST
92. Nuisance : PEST
95. German king : OTTO
96. Disposed to solitude : SECLUSIVE
97. Unconventional : HETERODOX
99. W. W. II area : ETO
100. Changes a heading : RETITLES
102. English river : EXE
103. Phrased again : RESTATED
104. Had a go at : TRIED
107. Widow's gift : MITE
108. Most painful : ACHIEST
110. Austrian coin: Abbr. : SCH
113. Marsh birds : STILTS
115. Lumberjack, at times : HEWER
116. Property : ASSET
117. Newspaper edition : EXTRA
118. Brief try : STAB
119. Weapon: Fr. : ARME
120. Stereoscopic : IIID
121. Sea route : LANE
122. Glen : VALE
123. Miss Murdoch : IRIS
124. Thence: Lat. : INDE
126. Author of "J'Accuse" : ZOLA
127. "Iliad," for one : EPIC
128. Hawaiian goose : NENE
132. Pro ___ : TEM

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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