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COLORFUL PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 1977

Author:
Barbara Gillis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Barbara Lunder Gillis has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,158
Across
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Jazz singing : SCAT
5
Substance : MEAT
9
City in Florida : TAMPA
14
Disturb : AGITATE
21
Soft drink : COLA
22
Norse Fate : URTH
23
Migrant workers : OKIES
24
North Star : POLARIS
25
Exam : ORAL
26
Jolly one : GREENGIANT
28
Pullovers : SLIPONS
29
Winter wear : PARKAS
31
Nautical term : ABEAM
32
Supplemented, with "out" : EKED
34
Slave : ESNE
35
Tree : ELM
36
"Good man" : CHARLIEBROWN
40
Raids : FORAYS
42
Particle : ATOM
43
Destroyer : UNDOER
44
Egyptian goddess : ISIS
46
Convinced : SOLD
49
Haul : TOTE
51
Secures : BATTENS
53
Greek island : KOS
56
Mature : ADULT
58
Chatters : YAKS
60
Maine tree : PINE
61
Opposed : AGAINST
63
Classes : GENERA
65
Like some bills : UNPAID
67
American writer : AGEE
69
Middling : SOSO
70
Starry : ASTRAL
71
Legendary home of Hercules : TIRYNS
72
Row : OAR
73
Jug : EWER
74
Wedding words : IDO
76
Carnival man : GEEK
77
Precipice : CRAG
79
Mountain ridge : ARETE
80
Simon subject : LASTOFTHEREDHOTLOVERS
86
Mulcts : FINES
87
Belongs : FITS
88
Chilean President: 1942–46 : RIOS
89
Caesar's pronoun : EGO
90
Hide-out : LAIR
91
Legal deg. : BCL
92
Sound system : STEREO
94
Debris : RUBBLE
99
Porch part : ANTA
100
Heaps : LOTS
102
Carved emblems : TOTEMS
103
Cream puff : ECLAIR
104
Conjugal : MARITAL
106
Mountain lake : TARN
108
Season : SALT
110
Indian language : HINDI
111
That, in Taxco : ESA
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Assistant : ACOLYTE
114
Artist Bonheur : ROSA
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Inert gas : NEON
117
Gumbo : OKRA
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Bequest : LEGACY
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Berserk, in Burma : AMOK
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Badger : HARASS
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Man from Minsk : WHITERUSSIAN
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Quick to learn : APT
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Landed : ALIT
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"___ soit . . . " : HONI
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Religious leader : RABBI
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Homophone for a Roman : SEIZER
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Scored : TALLIED
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Oldsters : GRAYBEARDS
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Brazilian Indian : MURA
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Wrinkled : CREASED
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Asian capital : HANOI
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English historian : BEDE
150
Invites : ASKS
151
European mints : HYSSOPS
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Medicinal herb : SENNA
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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TV show : MASH
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Range : SCOPE
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Atoll builder : CORAL
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Tocsin : ALARM
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Lecture : TALK
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Kind of photo : MUGSHOT
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Stray : ERR
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"The homage of ___": Byron : ATEAR
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Policeman on TV : THEBLUEKNIGHT
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Dressed like Cicero : TOGAED
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Hand on hip : AKIMBO
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Farrow : MIA
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Female swan : PEN
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In ___ (worried) : ASTEW
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Church section : APSE
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Fleming villain : GOLDFINGER
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River in China : ILI
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Candle : TAPER
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Swiss resort : AROSA
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Metallic : TINNY
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Snaky shapes : ESSES
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Frau's refusal : NEIN
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Personate : ACT
33
Heal : KNIT
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Port opposite Taiwan : AMOY
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Bridge calls : REBIDS
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Algerian city : ORAN
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Peak in Thessaly : OSSA
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Noted conductor : ADLER
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Osprey : SEAEAGLE
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Heroic tale : SAGA
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Verses : ODES
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Theater name : LUNT
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Firm : TAUT
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Earl Grey, e.g. : TEA
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Informed one : KNOWER
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Caucasians : OSSETS
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Bootery : STORE
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Features : TRAITS
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Binges : SPREES
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Puccini lieutenant : PINKERTON
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French Alps area : ISERE
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Actor Ray : ALDO
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Town in Mass. : AYER
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Fall guy : GOAT
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Racy : OFFCOLOR
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Tasks : CHORES
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Levin novel : ROSEMARYSBABY
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Guarantee : AVOUCH
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Climbing plants : LIANAS
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"Peer Gynt" enchantress : ANITRA
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Caravansary : SERAI
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Pinball-machine sign : TILT
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Parliament : DIET
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Fiend : OGRE
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Sweetheart : FLAME
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Prodigal son : BLACKSHEEP
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Wall or Fleet : STREET
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European capital : OSLO
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Trice : BLINK
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Poison : BANE
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Italian resort : LIDO
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Innisfail : ERIN
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Piggery : STY
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N.M. art center : TAOS
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Gudrun's king : ATLI
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Chinese hero, for short : TSAI
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Sheer fabric : LAWN
115
Collector : AMASSER
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Monster slain by Hercules : GERYON
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Saracen's milieu : ARABIA
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Kind of root : CUBE
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United : ONE
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Originate : HATCH
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Winglike : ALARY
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Peeves : RILES
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Overburdened Titan : ATLAS
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Anticyclones : HIGHS
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Paddock papas : SIRES
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City near L.A. : AZUSA
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Freshens (up) : PERKS
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Junk : TRASH
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Track figures : ODDS
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Moslem leader : IMAM
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Equal: Prefix : ISO
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Arctic explorer : RAE
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Raggedy doll : ANN
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J.F.K. predecessor : DDE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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