MANGLED MUSIC

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 1975

Author: Tom Mixon
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.45)
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Red or per : CENT
5. Checkroom items : COATS
10. One monitoring a joint : CASER
15. What to put on Mame : BLAME
20. Oriental nurse : AMAH
21. Opera-going attire : TOPHAT
22. Confirm : PROVE
23. Spring singer : ROBIN
24. Hawser : ROPE
25. Hollywood star in a Verdi opera : AMASKEDLUCILLEBALL
28. Indian or West : OTO
29. Russian city : OREL
30. Son of Ares : EROS
31. Poverty : NEED
32. Butterfly's beverage : TEA
33. Dwell on to excess : BELABOR
35. Chemical suffix : PHEN
36. Right-hand page : RECTO
38. Fairy : PERI
39. Discharge : EMIT
40. Sing, but not operatically : CROON
41. Poetic time : EVE
42. Nothing : NIL
44. Legal right : DROIT
46. Highlander : GAEL
47. Blockheads : ASSES
49. Rumanian city : ORADEA
53. ___ de jambe : ROND
54. Covered : HID
55. One counting calories : DIETER
57. Patrick Henry, etc. : ORATORS
58. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
59. Kind of training : BASIC
61. Porn : SMUT
62. " . . . so rare ___ June?" : ASADAYIN
63. "No down ___" (sales come-on) : PAYMENT
65. Moon circles : HALOS
67. Golfing woe : SLICE
68. Actor Carrillo : LEO
69. Group of nine : ENNEAD
70. Star, à la Variety : CELEB
71. Mennonites : AMISH
72. Christie story: Abbr. : MYST
73. Sea eagle : ERNE
74. Admitting : LETTINGIN
76. Of a chemical : AMIC
78. Relative of nix : NOPE
80. Fibbers : LIARS
82. Lehmann : LOTTE
83. Record again : RETAPE
86. Cauliflower or tin : EAR
87. Trumpeters : SWANS
88. Succinct : TERSE
89. Changed : ALTERED
90. ___ wet (soaked) : DRIPPING
92. Barnyard sounds : BAAS
93. Binge : SPREE
95. Numerical prefix : TRI
96. Frauds : DECEITS
97. N.Y.C. river : HARLEM
99. "___ a deal!" : ITS
100. That : LEST
101. Part of an Agee title : ADEATH
102. Main artery : AORTA
103. Trees : OAKS
105. Bumpkins : RUBES
106. ___ room : REC
107. On the ___ : RUN
108. Admiral's boat : BARGE
110. Convoke : CALL
111. Heroic poem : EPOS
114. Moslem princes : AMIRS
116. Declare : AVER
117. Bow-shaped : ARCUATE
120. Writer Deighton : LEN
121. Range : AREA
122. Friends, in Tours : AMIS
123. Like Alice's gown : BLUE
124. "___ any drop to drink" : NOR
125. Donizetti opera introduced by stage star : GWENVERDONPASQUALE
130. Outside: Prefix : ECTO
131. Eagle's nest : AERIE
132. Clothe : INDUE
133. River mouth : OUTLET
134. Food fish : SHAD
135. Musical symbols : RESTS
136. Frivolous years : TEENS
137. Run-down : SEEDY
138. Prefix with cast or type : TELE
1. Medit. tree : CAROB
2. Wax operatic : EMOTE
3. French-pastry diva : NAPOLEONTYNEPRICE
4. Article : THE
5. Promising one : COMER
6. Gem : OPAL
7. Sounds of surprise : AHS
8. Grasp : TAKEHOLD
9. Sound system : STEREO
10. Army men: Abbr. : CPLS
11. Pacific atoll : ARU
12. Newspaper section: Abbr. : SOC
13. Proves : EVINCES
14. Get a new tenant : RELET
15. Born's companion : BRED
16. Tennis stroke : LOB
17. Lessen : ABATE
18. Certain racer : MILER
19. Chou ___ : ENLAI
21. Card for a seer : TAROT
26. Aria popular in South, with "La" : DONNAEMOBILEALABAMA
27. Verdi heroine linked with Nick's wife : LEONORACHARLES
29. News item : OBIT
34. Surrounded by : AMID
35. Common prefix : PRE
36. Transplant : RESET
37. Anon's partner : EVER
38. Silver, in Spain : PLATA
40. Moslem judge : CADI
43. Turkish decree : IRADE
44. Curtain : DRAPE
45. Nose or holiday : ROMAN
46. Essence : GIST
48. Erwin et al. : STUS
50. Opera company with muscle : DOYLYCARTEBLANCHE
51. U. S. Indians : ERIES
52. Like ___ (probably) : ASNOT
54. Warning to piano movers : HANDELWITHCARE
56. Haven for a castaway : ISLET
57. Condition: Suffix : OSIS
59. Calabar or lima : BEAN
60. Toasting word : CHEERS
62. True up : ALINE
64. Only : MERE
66. Heights: Abbr. : ALTS
67. Strikes hard : SMITES
70. Bell sound : CLANG
71. Go-betweens: Abbr. : AGTS
72. Small bit : MITE
75. Oslo people : NORSE
77. Boundary : METE
78. Wife of Canio : NEDDA
79. Rowed : OARED
81. Hunter et al. : IANS
84. By itself : PERSE
85. Does copyreading : EDITS
87. Ill will : SPITE
88. Sharp : TART
89. Beaux-___ : ARTS
91. Tenor Peter : PEARS
92. Farm units : BARNS
94. Walleyed or turn : PIKE
97. Clock hand : HOUR
98. Alhambra's style : MORESQUE
100. Alban Berg opera : LULU
102. Strauss heroine : ARIADNE
104. Farming: Abbr. : AGR
105. Human or rat : RACE
109. Dispatch boats : AVISOS
110. Salad-oil bottle : CRUET
111. Composer Edward : ELGAR
112. Small bird : PEWEE
113. Standouts : ONERS
115. Basis for a scout badge : MERIT
117. Gasoline or Allen's : ALLEY
118. Complete : TOTAL
119. Wear away : ERODE
121. City ways: Abbr. : AVES
122. Imitates : APES
123. Undisguised : BALD
126. Insect egg : NIT
127. Reading matter on an urn : ODE
128. Channel buoy : NUN
129. Western Indian : UTE
130. Time initials : EST

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