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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

CRAZY RHYTHMS

New York Times, Sunday, January 25, 1981

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,401
Across
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Actor's quest : ROLE
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Pindar, e.g. : ODIST
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Half of MMMD : MDCCL
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C.S.A. soldiers : REBS
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Rival of Babylonia : ELAM
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Nab : PINCH
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Bribe money : PAYOLA
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"Bobby Shaftoe's gone ___" : TOSEA
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Author's song? : ALCOTTSCHILLUNGOTRHYTHM
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Trattoria buy : PASTA
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Highland refusal : NAE
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Arizona city : YUMA
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Equal : PEER
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"Old MacDonald" refrain : EIO
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Soft shoe, short style : MOC
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Shade of blond : ASH
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Wee ones : BAIRNS
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Mathematician's song? : ILOVEMYWIFEBUTOHEUCLID
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Scale start : DOREMI
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Construe : INFER
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Summer quencher : ICEDTEA
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Before, to Blake : ERE
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State without proof : ALLEGE
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N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
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Parts of psyches : IDS
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Ivy clump : TOD
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Bando and Mineo : SALS
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Tiriac of tennis : ION
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Nasal prefix : RHIN
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Road runner's cousin : ANI
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Containing good earth : LOAMY
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Prince's song? : TISTHESEASONTOBECHARLIE
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Agrippina's son : NERO
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Make a gaffe : ERR
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Innsbruck area : TYROL
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Dispossesses : EVICTS
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Girds up : ARMS
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Morning abbrs. : AMS
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After printemps : ETE
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Pirate's take : SWAG
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Soporific fly : TSETSE
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W. Indies fish : MAPOS
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Holiday in Hanoi : TET
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Howls at the moon : BAYS
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Jazzman's song? : EUBIESONICETOCOMEHOMETO
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Gators' kin : CROCS
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Lettuce variety : COS
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Actress Kedrova : LILA
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Spelldown : BEE
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Biddy : HEN
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Cub Scout unit : DEN
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Arafat's org. : PLO
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Arizona political family : UDALLS
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Zeta's follower : ETA
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Sabra : ISRAELI
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Partisan : SIDER
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Rely for support : LEANON
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Poet's song? : LISTENTOTHEMARKHAMBIRD
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Uri, for one : CANTON
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Sky sighting, perhaps : UFO
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Boxing great : ALI
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Slithery slayers : ASPS
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Garfunkel : ART
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Bruins' home : UCLA
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Pteroid : ALAR
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Nabokov novel : DAR
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Spooky : EERIE
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Actress's song? : KEEPTHEHOLMFIRESBURNING
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Best and Ferber : EDNAS
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Tattletale : TELLER
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Rife : ARIOT
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Blockage : CLOG
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Morse E's : DOTS
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Stockpile : AMASS
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Romanovs : TSARS
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Poetic dusks : EENS
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Lop the crop : REAP
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Spanish jug : OLLA
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Resinous substances : LACS
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Hortatory : EMOTIVE
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Decide in favor of : OPT
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"Fantasia" creator : DISNEY
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Quechuan : INCA
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Given to machinations : SCHEMING
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Weatherman's abbr. : THI
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Kenyan rebel : MAUMAU
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Like Ming rulers : DYNASTIC
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Gear tooth : COG
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Sabot sound : CLOP
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Word for Apley : LATE
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Singer Acuff : ROY
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Affari ___ (foreign affairs): It. : ESTERI
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In arrears : BEHIND
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Aegean island : SAMOS
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Not sing. : PLU
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Greek region : THRACE
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Artist Alma-___ : TADEMA
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French school : LYCEE
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Argues back : REBUTS
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One of the Dionnes : EMILIE
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Bids : OFFERS
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Hic, haec, ___ : HOC
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Dock union: Abbr. : ILA
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I.e. : IDEST
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Cleveland neighbor : LORAIN
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Ultimatum words : ORELSE
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Wurst : WIENER
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Like an egghead : BRAINY
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"Die Lorelei" author : HEINE
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Of Old Norse poetry : EDDIC
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"Poirot ___ a Client": Christie : LOSES
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Mezzanine : ENTRESOL
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After-shave item : TALC
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Fail to include : OMIT
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Anil and eosin : DYES
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Pertaining to rock layers : STRATIC
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July phenomenon : HOTSPELL
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"And no man was ___ answer . . . ": Matt. : ABLETO
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Decorative basin : LAVABO
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Japanese paper-folding art : ORIGAMI
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Lippizaners : HORSES
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A Musketeer : ARAMIS
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Scottish "not in" : OOT
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Wield an ax : HEW
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Parisian possessive : MES
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Fleetwood ___ : MAC
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Pittsburgh export : STEEL
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Cal or Carnegie : TECH
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Unfailing : SURE
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Black: Poetic : EBON
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Lazy : OTIOSE
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Go aboard : EMBARK
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Native of Sana : YEMENI
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Fixed part of a motor : STATOR
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Cousteau's milieu : OCEAN
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Ennead : NONET
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Near the tail : CAUDAL
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Greece, to the Greeks : HELLAS
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___ off (intermittently) : ONAND
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Soak : DRENCH
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Booby traps : PITFALLS
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Scornful ones : DERIDERS
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"___ Fidelis" : SEMPER
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Adherent: Suffix : IST
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Strong ales : STOUTS
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Boudreau of baseball : LOU
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Japanese porcelain : IMARI
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Truancy, e.g. : ABSENCE
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Texas border city : LAREDO
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Rapt : INTENT
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Doyle hero : HOLMES
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Mooring place : HARBOR
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Congealed : CAKED
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"___ Smile B . . . " : LETA
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Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
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Loc. of Mali : AFR
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Far East area : ASIA
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Get one's goat : RILE
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Privy to : INON
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Souffle ingredients : EGGS
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___ de deux : PAS
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Spanish Main wave : OLA
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Bandicoot : RAT
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Con Ed et al. : UTS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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