NY Times, Sun, Aug 12, 2007 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Brian Greer
Editor:Will Shortz
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© 2007, The New York Times
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1. Make new recording of selection of classic overtures (5) : COVER
4. Prohibit support for musician (8) : BANJOIST
9. Arrangement for a tenor with piano, having many variations (7) : PROTEAN
10. Start of concert Alice backed, one held for saintly patron (7) : CECILIA
11. Callas forgetting her first operatic part (4) : ARIA
12. Extra note that is included in changes for old string instruments (10) : PSALTERIES
14. Produced nonsense with Verdi pieces haphazardly conducted (8) : DRIVELED
15. John, Paul or George, say, gets on platforms for performances (6) : STAGES
18. E.g., Count Basie and Duke Ellington playing pieces, keeping in time (6) : TITLES
19. A nation's going crazy, making short work of composer (8) : SONATINA
22. Band-leader, not so backward, fathers mass-appeal concerts (6,4) : BOSTONPOPS
24. Album containing "Morning Light" (4) : LAMP
26. I am into great wildly rhythmic music (7) : RAGTIME
27. 1973 film placing Price, liberally, among leaders of sopranos (7) : SERPICO
28. Tenor's excited about G & S vocalist (8) : SONGSTER
29. Rod used to conduct Beethoven's first a lot (5) : BATON
1. American music writer in police state? (7) : COPLAND
2. Instrumental performer 'til vision becomes impaired (9) : VIOLINIST
3. Wind instrument to study for audition (4) : REED
4. Rings me with number for musicians (8) : BANDSMEN
5. From Venice, lyre you can pluck in pleasing style (6) : NICELY
6. 100 needed in rare Holst arrangement for a lot of musicians (10) : ORCHESTRAL
7. Conductor combining notes in diatonic scale (5) : SOLTI
8. As singers, they get on swimmingly in a school (6) : BASSES
13. Musically elaborating on Democratic first lady running (10) : DEVELOPING
16. Material for strings I included with sitar composition for player (9) : GUITARIST
17. E.g., Bach mass, work written up in revised score (8) : COMPOSER
18. Adapted bars to small drums (6) : TABORS
20. Improvised on harp, bringing in large wind instrument (7) : ALPHORN
21. Musical term for cheerful remix of EP with tuba (6) : UPBEAT
23. Notational sign showing end of reprise in song, possibly (5) : SEGNO
25. Fiddler, for example, turned a line of music clockwise (4) : CRAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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