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A Musical Quiz

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 1995

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0618 ( 16,658 )
Across
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Gruesome : MORBID
7
Appeal : PRAY
11
Mount for Abraham : ASS
14
Cut : SNIP
18
Lawrence of Arabia portrayer : OTOOLE
19
Résumé entry : REFERENCE
22
New Rochelle college : IONA
23
Creedence Clearwater question, 1970 : WHOLLSTOPTHERAIN
25
Skier's aid : TBAR
26
"There, there," e.g. : SOFTWORDS
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War room fixture : MAP
28
Moss Hart's autobiography : ACTONE
30
Prominent legal celebrity : ITO
31
"Cat on ___ Tin Roof" : AHOT
33
Blocked : IMPEDED
34
Sonny and Cher question, 1966 : WHATNOWMYLOVE
40
1813-14 Vice President : GERRY
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Sought congers : EELED
42
First manned mooncraft : EAGLE
43
Maj.'s superior : COL
44
Sound exasperated : SIGH
47
False god : BAAL
48
Off track : ASTRAY
50
Minnesota appellation : FATS
51
Mauna ___ : KEA
52
Exaggerated : STRETCHED
54
1973 Vidal novel : BURR
55
Extend, in a way : RENEW
57
Slavic hero : TITO
58
Prophet in I and II Kings : ELIJAH
60
Uneven : EROSE
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Kind of panel : SOLAR
64
Press : PUBLICITY
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Not so many : FEWER
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Holiday hanging : CREPE
69
Degrades : ABASES
70
Sci-fi film of 1954 : THEM
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X-___ : RATED
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Damask, for one : ROSE
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Speaks tersely : APHORIZES
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"___ been real!" : ITS
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Immerse : SOAK
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Common answering machine message : CALLME
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Compact : TAMP
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Phone or cycle preceder : MEGA
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Montana call : HUT
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"Cheers" character : CARLA
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Visit again : RESEE
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Liquid fat : OLEIN
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Young Rascals question, 1967 : HOWCANIBESURE
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Gave consent : ACCEDED
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"My Way" songwriter : ANKA
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Jiff : SEC
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Speed : BARREL
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Patient's need : TLC
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Arctic habitats : SEALERIES
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One ___ (ball game) : OCAT
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Bobby Freeman question, 1958 : DOYOUWANTTODANCE
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Source of confusion : MAZE
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Michael Jordan, e.g. : SUPERSTAR
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L.A.'s ___ Boulevard : VENICE
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Hopalong Cassidy portrayer : BOYD
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Legal things : RES
116
Carry on : WAGE
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Ready for typesetting : EDITED
Down
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Cuts : MOWS
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First-century Roman emperor : OTHO
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Rafter's locale : ROOF
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Flee : BOLT
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Proverbial bringer of misfortune : ILLWIND
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Nash competitor : DESOTO
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Cattle ___ : PROD
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Exercise units : REPS
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Behind : AFT
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Slangy assent : YEH
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Freshen, as milk : AERATE
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Hike : SNAP
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School subj. : SCI
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They usually work evenings : SITTERS
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Peter and Gordon's answer to 23-Across : NOBODYIKNOW
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Nutty : INANE
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Trimmed : PARED
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Take out : REMOVE
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Paint store choices : ENAMELS
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Think, old-style : TROW
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E.M.T.'s procedure : CPR
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Bit of Chlorophyta : ALGA
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Sacrosanct : HOLY
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Gershwin's answer to 107-Across : IGOTRHYTHM
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Entanglements : WEBS
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Make simmer : HEAT
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Winglike : ALAR
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Coded wire transmission : TELETAPE
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Apportion : METE
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Lager quantity : YARD
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200 milligrams : CARAT
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Specklebreasts, e.g. : GEESE
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One who hesitates : HAWER
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Behave : ACT
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The Miracles' answer to 91-Across : SHOPAROUND
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Honshu peak : FUJI
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Out of gas : TIRED
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Some ballpoints : BICS
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Send (to) : REFER
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Solitary ones : EREMITES
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Choice word : ELSE
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George Washington no-no : LIE
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Open-weave fabric : SCRIM
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Emulate Webster : ORATE
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Prince's answer to 34-Across : LETSGOCRAZY
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Sinker of sorts : UBOAT
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Luxuriate : BASK
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Toolshed item : HOE
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"...and to ___ good night!" : ALLA
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Approach : PLAN
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Actress Pitts : ZASU
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Like certain profs. : EMER
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Maximilian von ___ : SPEE
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Badges : SHIELDS
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Opaque barite : CAWK
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Ancient strongbox : ARCA
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Cautioned : ALERTED
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Agree : CONCUR
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Withdrew : RECEDED
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City east of Utrecht : EDE
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Nimbi : HALOES
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"They laughed when ___..." : ISAT
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"Could This ___?" (1990 song) : BELOVE
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Invention of 1945 : ABOMB
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Kind of bean : CACAO
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A or O, e.g. : TYPE
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Catch : SNAG
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French 101 verb : ETRE
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Hindu royalty : RANI
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Monogram part: Abbr. : INIT
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___ signum : ECCE
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Spring purchases : SEED
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Part of S.O.S., supposedly : OUR
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Vane dir. : WSW
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___ loss : ATA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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