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MUSIC BOX

New York Times, Sunday, January 22, 1978

Author:
Walter Webb
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 89, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Walter Webb has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,389
Across
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Witty bit : JEST
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Field yield : CROP
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Caesar : SID
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"___ Death": Grieg : ASES
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New slant : IDEA
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Although: Lat. : ETSI
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Course of a sort : LINKS
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Kerouac's contemporaries : BEATGENERATION
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Make precious : ENDEAR
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Made a debut : ENTERED
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Aspen, e.g. : POPLAR
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Dupes : GULLS
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Bouquets : AROMAS
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Drill command : PARADEREST
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Tests of Sills' skills : ARIAS
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Tristram's beloved : ISEULT
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Galley symbol : CARET
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Base runner's delight : WILDPITCH
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Farm implement : SEEDER
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U.S.S.R. silk city : OSH
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Mascagni flirt : LOLA
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" . . . gem of purest ray ___": Gray : SERENE
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Rage : IRE
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Quechuan : INCA
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Crystalline sugar : MALTOSE
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Health club : SPA
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Railroad car : SMOKER
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Organic pigment : TONER
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Admit : LETIN
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Concerning : ANENT
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Fuss : ADO
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Noncom : STAFFSERGEANT
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"The People, ___": Sandburg : YES
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Dangerous damsel : CIRCE
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Soprano Mitchell : LEONA
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Supply for Bench : MITTS
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Get by threat : EXTORT
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Possess : OWN
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Sec. Brown's concern : DEFENSE
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Danish-American writer : RIIS
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Suffix with cloth : IER
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Opera by Thomas : HAMLET
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Ponselle or Raisa : ROSA
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___ canto : BEL
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Ella in Hartford : GRASSO
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Maine resort : BARHARBOR
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"Mein ___," Wagner's autobiography : LEBEN
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Hood's case : QUIVER
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Composer ___-Saëns : SAINT
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Qualifies : MEASURESUP
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Dreams of youth : IDEALS
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Presents : GIFTS
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Lathered : SOAPED
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Kind of plain : COASTAL
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Spin a yarn : RELATE
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Financial agreement : PROMISSORYNOTE
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One making the grade : RATER
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City on the Wabash : PERU
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Hirt's companion : HORN
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Stravinsky ballet: 1957 : AGON
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Japanese monastery : TERA
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Least old: Abbr. : YST
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Best of movies : EDNA
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Schools of whales : GAMS
Down
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Agree : JIBE
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Jack London hero : EDEN
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Membership : SEAT
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London gallery : TATE
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Gaiety : CHEER
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Sonata finale : RONDO
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Blende or sphalerite : ORE
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N.Y.S.E. term : PAR
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Fleck : STIPPLE
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Pinpoint : ISOLATE
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Yugoslav coin : DINAR
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Porter : ALE
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Gorme or Torme : SINGER
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Tolerate : ENDURE
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Whodunit devices : SKELETONKEYS
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W.W. II initials : ETO
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Bando and Maglie : SALS
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Comprehend : GRASP
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Church section : APSE
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Alphabetic trio : RST
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Rutherford, for one : RACER
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Tiny moth : MICRO
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Fire residue : ASHES
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Bells the cat : DARES
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Saddler's tool : AWL
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Branco or Bravo : RIO
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Kind of wind : ILL
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First man: It. : ADAMO
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Application : USE
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Key : ISLET
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Tropical fish : TETRA
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Keaton : DIANE
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Diorama : SCENE
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Lorenz and Moss : HARTS
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Senator from Wis. : NELSON
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Plato dialogue : ION
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Fellini's "La ___": 1954 : STRADA
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Dr. Doolittle's Gub-Gub : PIG
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Dillon and Snell : MATTS
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Steinbeck novel : TORTILLAFLAT
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Poetic time : EEN
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Like green apples : ACERB
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Emmett song : DIXIE
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Vegetation : FLORA
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Not many : FEW
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Afghan V.I.P. : AMEER
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Beethoven's "___" : NINTH
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Romaine lettuce : COS
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___ alba (gypsum) : TERRA
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A.L. player : TIGER
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Inlay : EMBED
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Skirt style : FLARE
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Sea birds : ERNES
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___ polloi : HOI
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Sash for Yum-Yum : OBI
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Sohrab, to Rustum : SON
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Skill : ART
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Sixty-four, in chess : SQUARES
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Backing : SUPPORT
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Analyze : ASSAY
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Social rank : ESTATE
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Another Keaton : BUSTER
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Middle of Caesar's report : VIDI
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Dept. store figure : MGR
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Eggs, in Berlin : EIER
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Saturated : SOPPY
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It fell on Chicken-Little : ACORN
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Blackmore beauty : LORNA
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Ratite bird : EMU
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Catch : SNAG
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Pompey's mufti : TOGA
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Basic particle : ATOM
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Avedon's concern : LENS
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Letters for equality : ERA
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Grassy patch : SOD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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