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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
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Mr. ___ (Squatty one) : VBYV
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Greek city : SPARTA
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Pago Pago's location : SAMOA
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Central Am. Indians : RAMAS
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African sheep : ARUI
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Trojan hero : AENEAS
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Canine young : WHELP
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Run off : ELOPE
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Husband: Fr. : MARI
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Lox's partners : BAGELS
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Menu user : EATER
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Teacakes : PETITIVS
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Maxim for the middle-aged : LIFEBEGINSATXL
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___-Simon test : BINET
35
Stravinsky : IGOR
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Name of 13 Popes : LEO
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Lon of films : CHANEY
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Volcano : ETNA
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Ad ___ : HOC
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Arden and namesakes : ENOCHS
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Fissile rocks : SHALES
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Kennedy : ETHEL
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Greek god : EROS
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Hebrew measure : EPHAH
53
"I ___ a tale unfold . . . " : COULD
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Sedate : STAID
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Beldam : CRONE
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" . . . they who never ___ newspaper" : READA
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Paintings : OILS
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Potok or Weizmann : CHAIM
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Biblical sufferer : JOB
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N. J. fort : DIX
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Velocity initials : RPM
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Company officials: Abbr. : TRS
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Brag : BOAST
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The word, at times : MUM
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Clayey earth : MARL
67
Bluish color : AQUA
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Cuckoopint : ARUM
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Double-crossed : IITIMED
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Paid ___ : INFULL
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Roman dressing place : CAESARSALAD
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Whip : CATOIXTAILS
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Parcels out : ALLOTS
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Garden clock : SUNDIAL
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Very: Ger. : SEHR
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Boxer Max : BAER
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Cologne waters : EAUX
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Building addition : ELL
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Suffixes for pun or road : STERS
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Spigot : TAP
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Rudiments : ABC
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Study : DEN
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"All for ___ . . . " : ONE
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Insults : SLURS
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"Road" film star : HOPE
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Evaluator : RATER
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U. S. playwright : ODETS
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Marie Antoinette, for one : REINE
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___ leaguer : TEXAS
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Overact : EMOTE
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Box-office word : NEXT
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Hajj objective : MECCA
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Picasso, e.g. : ARTIST
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Fortune cards : TAROTS
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Old auto : REO
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___ Royale : ISLE
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Knowing, old style : SCIENT
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I, in Essen : ICH
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Heavens : ETHER
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Navigate widely : SAILTHEVIISEAS
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Gross : XIIDOZEN
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"___ by Jury" : TRIAL
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Cautions : WARNS
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Y. A. of football : TITTLE
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Stupid one : DOPE
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Chemical compound : AMINE
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Omit : ELIDE
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Tennis sisters : EVERTS
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Critic Downes : OLIN
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Adam et al. : BEDES
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Do a printing job : RESET
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Strip down a sailboat : DEMAST
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Bridge holding : XACE
Down
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Theda Bara, e.g. : VAMP
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Scottish hill : BRAE
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Mongol tent : YURT
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Pool-table hazards : VIIIBALLS
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Women in famous painting : SABINES
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Lumber hook : PEAVEY
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Anxiety : ANGST
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Female ruff : REE
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Prayer shawls : TALLITHIM
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Allocated : ASSIGNED
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Slow, in Scotland : SWEER
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Famous whaler : AHAB
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Dole : METE
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Cassini : OLEG
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Kind of fool : APRIL
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Newscaster Harry : REASONER
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Can. province : ALTA
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Greatest amount : MOST
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Summit : APEX
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Harbor or eared : SEAL
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Having prongs : TINED
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Young horse : FOAL
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Singing group : CHOIR
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Transports : HAULS
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Was: Fr. : ETAIT
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Thyme or rue : HERB
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Spanish gold : ORO
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San Juan beach : CONDADO
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Unlock, to poets : OPE
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Jerked beef : CHARQUI
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Was influential : HADPULL
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Mideast winds : SHAMALS
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Burns, for one : SCOT
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Biblical range : SEIR
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Hoaxes : SHAMS
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Droll : COMICAL
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Ran : COURSED
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Kind of jaw : JUT
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S. F. footballers : XLIXERS
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Nasty tot : BRAT
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Refuse heaps : MIDDENS
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Shea player : MET
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At a distance : AFAR
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Old zither : ASOR
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Fleming : IAN
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___ de mer : MAL
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Some degrees : NTHS
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Minnelli film : CABARET
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Where stars fell : ALABAMA
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College man of sorts : ELECTOR
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" . . . let no man put ___" : ASUNDER
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Light: Lat. : LUX
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Rhone tributary : ISERE
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Geological time : AEON
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Golf error : SLICE
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Salad base : TUNA
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Poison : TOXIN
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Woman with ___ : APAST
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Nuisance : PEST
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German king : OTTO
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Disposed to solitude : SECLUSIVE
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Unconventional : HETERODOX
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W. W. II area : ETO
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Changes a heading : RETITLES
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English river : EXE
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Phrased again : RESTATED
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Had a go at : TRIED
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Widow's gift : MITE
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Most painful : ACHIEST
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Austrian coin: Abbr. : SCH
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Marsh birds : STILTS
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Lumberjack, at times : HEWER
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Property : ASSET
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Newspaper edition : EXTRA
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Brief try : STAB
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Weapon: Fr. : ARME
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Stereoscopic : IIID
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Sea route : LANE
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Glen : VALE
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Miss Murdoch : IRIS
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Thence: Lat. : INDE
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Author of "J'Accuse" : ZOLA
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"Iliad," for one : EPIC
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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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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