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MUSICAL ALPHABET

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 1952

Author: Ethel LeStrange
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Ethel LeStrange has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 92-Down clue had "in" printed twice; removed one.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 931
Across Down
1. French composer (1845–1924). : FAURE
6. Diplomat's requisite. : TACT
10. Needed for a duet. : PAIR
14. Author of "Nearer, My God, to Thee." : ADAMS
19. New Yorker cartoons. : ARNOS
20. Woodwind. : OBOE
21. The "A" of A. D. : ANNO
22. Officer-to-be. : CADET
23. Lohengrin, for one. : BRIDEGROOM
25. Soaks. : RETS
26. Hackneyed. : TRITE
27. Common heather. : LING
28. Confiscate. : USURP
29. Writer of Mississippi River lore. : TWAIN
31. Part of a ship. : KEEL
32. Chemical compounds. : ESTERS
34. Half. : DEMI
36. Belt: French. : CEINTURE
38. Amatory sentiments. : EROTICISMS
41. Geisha girls dance there. : TOKYO
42. "___ de Puck," by Debussy. : DANSE
44. Of a great Italian writer. : DANTEAN
46. Gosh! : GEEWHIZ
50. Actor in "Guys and Dolls." : ALDA
51. Greek letter. : BETA
52. Show scorn. : SNEER
54. Snuff a candle: Scot. : SNITE
55. Aspect. : MIEN
56. Endures. : LASTS
58. Envelop. : WRAP
60. Toboggan. : SLED
61. Gene Autry sings of being back in it. : SADDLE
63. Spanish jar. : OLLA
66. Additions to TV sets. : ADAPTORS
68. Cure. : HEAL
70. Curtains do, after overture. : RAISE
72. "Auld Lang Syne" is sung at its end. : YEAR
73. Provides capital. : FINANCES
77. Chow ___. : MEIN
78. Entertains. : AMUSES
82. The same. : IDEM
83. Book of hours. : HORA
85. Descending: Poet. : ADOWN
88. Become more agreeable. : THAW
89. Sews together. : SEAMS
91. Standards. : NORMS
94. Turkish weights. : OKAS
95. Hartebeest. : TORA
96. Nonconformist. : HERETIC
98. What atabrine prevents. : MALARIA
100. Nickname for a small girl. : TEENY
101. Radio detecting and ranging. : RADAR
103. Pillagers. : RANSACKERS
105. Kitchen appliance. : GASSTOVE
108. ___ dixit. : IPSE
109. Chopped and mixed. : HASHED
112. Actor's last move. : EXIT
113. Burdened. : LADEN
115. River of N. Honshu. : OMONO
118. Twining stem. : BINE
119. Showed preference. : SIDED
121. Miss Horne, songstress. : LENA
122. They meet at Panmunjom. : NEGOTIANTS
124. Describing a serious-minded citizen. : SOLID
125. Milk: French. : LAIT
126. Concerning: Latin. : INRE
127. Salesperson. : CLERK
128. Warnings. : OMENS
129. Favorite adjective for shoppe. : OLDE
130. Roscoe ___, comedian. : ATES
131. Girls named after Wagnerian heroine. : ELSAS
1. Aesop's forte. : FABLE
2. Molding edge. : ARRIS
3. Not meant. : UNINTENDED
4. Musical comedy kings. : RODGERSANDHAMMERSTEIN
5. Compass point. : ESE
6. High hills. : TORS
7. "___ ben Adhem." : ABOU
8. Harmonizer. : COORDINATOR
9. Beethoven's Sonata No. 17. : TEMPEST
10. Devoted adherent. : PARTISAN
11. Again. : ANEW
12. Whole. : INTACT
13. Subject of an oldtime song. : ROSIEOGRADY
14. Vaudeville turn. : ACT
15. "Better be ready at 8:30," for this. : DARKTOWNSTRUTTERSBALL
16. Farewell. : ADIEU
17. Rhythmical structure. : METER
18. Inscribed pillar. : STELE
24. Sudden brief blast. : GUST
30. Greek goddess of Victory. : NIKE
33. Deer. : ROE
35. Ladies: Abbr. : MMES
37. Pheasant broods. : NYES
39. Fantasy. : IDEA
40. "Hep" ones love jive. : CATS
42. Wilson, Norris and Hoover. : DAMS
43. Another: Latin. : ALIA
45. ___ World Symphony. : NEW
47. Seaport of Hawaii. : HILO
48. Roman highway. : ITER
49. Letters. : ZEDS
51. Washday aid. : BLEACH
53. Epoch. : ERA
57. Bridge player's delight. : SLAM
59. Songs of joy. : PAEANS
62. Conductor Bernstein to his friends. : LEN
64. One of world's key statesmen. : LIE
65. Continent. : ASIA
67. Mrs. James Mason. : PAM
69. Composer of "Pagliacci." : LEONCAVALLO
71. Approval. : ENDORSEMENT
73. Seek to obtain by artifice. : FISH
74. Notion: Fr. : IDEE
75. Miserly. : NEAR
76. Sign of a hit. : SRO
79. Bootblack's services. : SHOESHINES
80. Merit. : EARN
81. Swing and ___. : SWAY
84. Weapon. : ARM
86. Weight of Egypt. : OKIA
87. Predecessor of the WAC. : WAAC
90. "The Thinker," for one: Abbr. : STAT
92. Let stand in a vinegar-oil mixture. : MARINATE
93. Sarcastic rebuke. : SLAP
97. Caruso was one. : IDOL
99. City in S. W. Connecticut. : ANSONIA
100. Drink in a Youmans song title. : TEA
102. Bridge term. : REDEAL
104. Contractor in India. : KHOT
105. Plaster of Paris. : GESSO
106. Maxim. : AXIOM
107. Move sidewise. : SIDLE
110. Come in: Sp. : ENTRA
111. Kneehole furniture. : DESKS
114. Girl's name. : ENID
116. Giant. : OGRE
117. Negative votes. : NOES
120. Dentist's degree. : DDS
123. Symbol of winter. : ICE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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