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RAZZLE-DAZZLE

New York Times, Sunday, July 31, 1977

Author:
Tom Mixon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,214
Across
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Social standing : CASTE
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Heap of stones : SCREE
11
Disguise : MASK
15
Accursed : DOOMED
21
Of a continent : ASIAN
22
Rich copper ore : PRILL
23
Melba specialty : ARIA
24
Store fodder : ENSILE
25
"Sleeping Murder," e.g. : CHRISTIESMYSTERY
28
Part of a text : LESSON
29
Tilt : HEEL
30
Poker stake : ANTE
31
Space filler : SHIM
32
Canticle : ODE
34
Vipers : ASPS
35
Remnant : END
36
Shoe grip : CLEAT
37
Function : USE
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Lupino : IDA
40
Equestrian's order : GEE
41
Concern of some sportsmen : THESNOWATSTOWE
46
Hindu title : SRI
48
Guide : STEER
50
Seine feeder : OISE
51
Alcott girl : MEG
52
Sample : TASTE
55
Marsh bird : SORA
56
Beach : STRAND
60
Prefix with sol and stat : AERO
61
French disbeliever : ATHEE
62
Out on ___ : ALIMB
64
Jumble : HODGEPODGE
67
Durable fiber : SISAL
68
Bogus : FALSE
69
Rams' mates : EWES
70
Wagnerian role : ERDA
71
" . . . ___ the ocean" : GEMOF
73
___-König (legendary goblin) : ERL
74
Gazelle : ARIEL
76
Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
77
Nimbus : AURA
78
"___ a deal!" : ITS
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Sonny's sibling : SIS
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Bette's strings : MIDLERSFIDDLERS
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Sp. wife : SRA
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Bar bill : TAB
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Midi seasons : ETES
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Flightless birds : EMUS
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Cash or charm : ASSET
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Spasmodic sound : HIC
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Affirmatives : YESES
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Lean : SLIM
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Epochs : ERAS
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Church officer : ELDER
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Subdued : TAMED
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Leontyne plus Vincent : TWICEPRICE
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Cultivate : RAISE
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Buzzing sound : WHIRR
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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James of TV : ARNESS
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Doers: Suffix : ISTS
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Davis from Ga. : OSSIE
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Poet's word : EER
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Other : ELSE
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Spanish city : ELCHE
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Red or Black : SEA
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Movie highlights of the 30's : TEMPLESDIMPLES
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Headland : RAS
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West or Murray : MAE
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Operated : RAN
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Pleats : FOLDS
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Pat : DAB
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Arena sound : OLE
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Chooses : OPTS
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Prefix with gram and logue : IDEO
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Large book : TOME
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Nab : COLLAR
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Highlight of some musicals : THESONDHEIMRHYME
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Obliquely : ASLANT
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Approach : COME
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Florida city : OCALA
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Spartan slave : HELOT
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Money in Madrid : PESETA
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Dame Myra : HESS
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Tarried : BIDED
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Portents : OMENS
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Hiding place : CACHE
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Pallid : ASHEN
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Begot : SIRED
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Follow : TAIL
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Nav. officer : ENS
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Parts of books : SPINES
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Greek islander : CRETAN
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___ the occasion : RISETO
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Shade tree : ELM
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Culbertson et al. : ELYS
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French painter : MATISSE
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" . . . ___ in thee tonight" : AREMET
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Falstaff's title : SIR
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Numbing blow : KAYO
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Removed : DELED
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Unit : ONE
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Lillian's seafood platter : MISSGISHSFISHDISH
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Slip away : ELOPE
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Thick : DENSE
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German dollars : TALERS
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Padlocks : SHUTS
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Muralist Rivera : DIEGO
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Guevara : CHE
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Nick Charles : ASTASMASTER
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Crews : TEAMS
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World's most common names : WONGS
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Assistant : AIDE
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The end : OMEGA
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"The Way We ___" : WERE
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Proportion : RATIO
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Sun parlors : SOLARIA
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Highlights for some : TRILLSBYMISSSILLS
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Hyson, e.g. : TEA
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Conger or moray : EEL
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Least perilous : SAFEST
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"Beware ___ of March!" : THEIDES
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Spur wheels : ROWELS
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Victor Hugo's wife : ADELE
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Supplementary : ADDED
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Big Apple solvency forever : BEAMESDREAM
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Fragrance : PERFUME
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Avifauna : ORNIS
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Some are "educated" : GUESSES
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French ship's course : ERRE
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Ceremony : RITE
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Of the world's heaviest metal : OSMIC
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Region near the Rhine : ALSACE
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Italian port : TRIESTE
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French coronations : SACRES
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Vestige : RELIC
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A memorable Bobby : DARIN
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Weird : EERIE
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Throng : SWARM
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Goofed : ERRED
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Laymen : LAICS
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Brace : TWO
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Cries of delight : AHS
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Hazel or walnut : TREE
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Annie Oakley : PASS
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Climbing pepper : BETEL
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Infrequently : SELDOM
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Slips away : ELAPSES
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Musical direction : LENTO
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Prefaces : PROEMS
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"___ My Way" : IFIHAD
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Parisian poser : MODELE
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Daughter of Atlas : PLEIAD
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Newsy digest : RECAP
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Part of a Stein line : AROSE
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Artery : AORTA
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Sherlock's creator : DOYLE
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Ancient land near the Jordan : AMMON
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Borscht ingredients : BEETS
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Amor's wings : ALAE
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Do aquatints : ETCH
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High-hat : SNOB
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Oates book : THEM
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Emmet : ANT
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Garden tool : HOE
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Half of MCCII : DCI
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Pi follower : RHO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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