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ROMAN HOLIDAY

New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 1970

Author:
Philip K.-Youritzin
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { F Z }, Scrabble score: 526 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Philip K.-Youritzin has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,666
Across
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Letter-opener for some : STEAM
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African gazelle : ADMI
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Duel souvenir : SCAR
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Rustle : SWISH
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Rustic place : LODGE
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Time periods : ERAS
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White: Prefix : ALBO
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Church income : TITHE
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Play an ice game : CURL
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Eldest of the Pleiades : MAIA
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Kind of band : STEEL
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Apparatus : GEAR
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You: Ger. : SIE
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Well-soaped : SUDSY
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Quibble : CARP
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Locust tree : ACACIA
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Disengage : DETACH
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Stock-market word : PAR
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Asian sea : ARAL
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Czech town name : SPISSKA
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Symbol of power : ORB
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In ___ way (tunefully) : AMUSICAL
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Alas, to Caesar : EHEU
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Western lake : TAHOE
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Scene of old Roman war games : CAMPUSMARTIUS
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___ church-mouse : POORASA
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Downstairs: Fr. : ENBAS
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Caesar's way : ITER
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Taken : CAPTURED
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Film actor Arnold : STANG
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Church areas : APSES
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Asians who sealed Marcus Crassus's fate : PARTHIANS
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Moscow money : RUBLES
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Transverse, as through tulips : TIPTOE
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Emperor who started the Colosseum : VESPASIAN
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___ hair (lava froth) : PELES
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City on Nile : CAIRO
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Like a babe : INNOCENT
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Role for Liz : CLEO
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Boo-boo : ERROR
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Having a wall bracket : SCONCED
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Father of Latin poetry : QUINTUSENNIUS
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Graze past : BRUSH
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Western Indians : UTES
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"Let that be a ___ you" : LESSONTO
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Nevertheless : YET
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Lacking experience : UNTRIED
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Mexican coin : PESO
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Army V.I.P. : GEN
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Loan shark : USURER
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Beverages : CIDERS
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Off-center : ALOP
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Gin's friend : TONIC
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Chinese pagoda : TAA
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Shrew : HARPY
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Napoleonic battle site : JENA
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Visitor to Siam : ANNA
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Ennoble : EXALT
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French year : ANNEE
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Garish : LOUD
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Max and Buddy : BAERS
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Little Helen : NELL
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___ majesty : LESE
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Go onstage : ENTER
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Ore refuse : SLAG
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Disrupted : TORE
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Saga's relative : EDDA
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Athenian center : AGORA
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Debussy topic : MER
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U.S. power agency : AEC
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Mistress of Caligula : DRUSILLA
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Callas : MARIA
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Wight : ISLE
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Uncle and Spade : SAMS
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Robert Graves's emperor : CLAUDIUS
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Remains : ABIDES
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Cookouts : ROASTS
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Ways: Abbr. : STS
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Broom user : WITCH
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Willow : ITEA
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Persian tiger : SHER
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Hired hands : HELP
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Ox of Tibet : YAK
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Famous Roman reformer : CAIUSGRACCHUS
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Bows : ARCS
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Loom part : CAAM
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He wanted Carthage destroyed : CATOTHECENSOR
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Tempos : PACES
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Lover in France : AMANT
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Cuban dance : RUMBA
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Recoils : SHIES
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Fear: Fr. : PEUR
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Maureen or Scarlett : OHARA
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German flowers : ROSEN
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Neckwear : BEADS
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Extend over : SPAN
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Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
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African sheep : ARUI
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Up : RISEN
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Hair lines : PARTS
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Vision: Prefix : OPTO
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Cod or Horn : CAPE
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In ___ (beset) : ABIND
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Land map : PLAT
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Flier : PILOT
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One who benefits : USEE
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Certain ages : TEENS
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City in Sweden : VISBY
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Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
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Tapir's pride : SNOUT
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Opera's Lily : PONS
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Carried on : PLIED
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Metal-drum hook : IRING
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Way : ROUTE
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Welles : ORSON
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Clever : CUTE
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Hill of Rome : QUIRINAL
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Domitius ___, Roman jurist : ULPIANUS
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Gardener's need : SEED
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Sum, ___, fui : ESSE
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Zany one : NUT
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Kind of ancient horse : TROJAN
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Make an error at bridge : RENEGE
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Shoe part : UPPER
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Portage item : CANOE
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Britisher : SAXON
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Famous whaler : AHAB
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Turner : LANA
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French river : ORNE
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Writer Carmer : CARL
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Like some stories : TALL
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Trade center : MART
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Ballet movement : PLIE
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Top banana : STAR
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O.K. : YES
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Drink : ADE
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Dutch town : EDE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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