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B MAJORS

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 1993

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { F Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,049
Across
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Composer Schoenberg : ARNOLD
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Chatters : PRATES
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Kind of jet : PROP
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Far from factory-fresh : USED
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Translucent playing marble : MOONIE
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Outcome : RESULT
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Cast : HURL
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Country that's almost pure? : PERU
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19th-century Austrian composer of nine symphonies : ANTONBRUCKNER
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Composer of "Lulu" : ALBANBERG
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Disheartens : DAUNTS
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Honkers : GEESE
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Punter's asset : TOE
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Early 12th-century date : MCV
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Uncertain : ATSEA
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Nonglossy finish : MATTE
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Beverage : POTABLE
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Operatic melody : ARIA
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Musket end : EER
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Tinged in the past : TINCT
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Painting the town red : ONATEAR
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Responsive detection devices : SENSORS
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Italian composer-cellist: 1743-1805 : BOCCHERINI
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Ewing's org. : NBA
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Stockpiles : CACHES
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Character actor Eric ___ : BLORE
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Current ref. on some appliances : ACDC
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A bro. of Benjamin : JOS
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Islamic chieftain : AMEER
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Former multinational gp. : SEATO
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"___ a biped without feathers": Plato : MANIS
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Time of alarm : SCARE
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Sunder : REND
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Ruth's second : BOAZ
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Erie Canal craft : BARGE
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Juicer : REAMER
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Wood-trimming tool : ADZ
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Pulitzer Prize composer 1958 and 1963 : SAMUELBARBER
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Reversed : UNDID
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Take to the soapbox : ORATE
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Reed or Mills : DONNA
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Forcefully : AMAIN
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Over : ABOVE
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"L'Arlesienne" composer : GEORGESBIZET
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"___ Mir Bist Du Schoen" : BEI
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Anne of ___, Henry VIII's IVth : CLEVES
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___ Maritimes, French department : ALPES
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Islands off Galway : ARAN
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High-fiber food : BRAN
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Fritz's everything : ALLES
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Campaign ploy : SMEAR
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Cato's tongue : LATIN
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Dank : MOIST
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0 : NIL
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"Pictures ___ exhibition" : ATAN
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City-state in ancient Greece : POLIS
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Neb. river : PLATTE
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"Do ___ say, not . . . " : ASI
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Composer of "Duke Bluebeard's Castle" : BELABARTOK
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Lash with words : BLISTER
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County in N Eire : DONEGAL
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Native of Kiska : ALEUT
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Gp. that abducted Ms. Hearst : SLA
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Sea swallow : TERN
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Perk up : ANIMATE
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Brinks : BRIMS
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Railroad switch : SHUNT
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Compass dir. : NNE
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Giant giant : OTT
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Short-legged dog : CORGI
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Card game for two : ECARTE
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"The Shakespeare of music" : BEETHOVEN
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Composer of "Les Troyens" : HECTORBERLIOZ
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Beginning pot : ANTE
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Hercules' captive : IOLE
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Company of actors : TROUPE
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Branching : RAMOSE
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Use tea leaves : READ
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Backward star : RATS
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Continuing TV fare : SERIES
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Did wrong : SINNED
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Van Druten's "I ___ Camera" : AMA
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Actor Silver : RON
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"We are ___ amused" : NOT
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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Girl in a 1944 song : LINDA
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Clinton and Bush, one-on-one : DEBATERS
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Tree surgeon : PRUNER
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Cyma ___ (a molding) : RECTA
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Sets a price : ASKS
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Heavy cask? : TUN
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Refined grace : ELEGANCE
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Seventh-inning tradition : STRETCH
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Aspect : PHASE
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Decide judiciously : RULE
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Eyeball : ORB
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Purely spiritual : PLATONIC
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Optimistic : UPBEAT
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Diocese : SEE
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Blunder : ERR
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Broke ground : DUG
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Artifices : RUSES
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___ bene : NOTA
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Kitchen ending : ETTE
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Lash darkener : MASCARA
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Lambasted : CREAMED
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Composer of "Norma" : VINCENZOBELLINI
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Kind of film or wave : MICRO
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Meres : PONDS
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Composer of "Billy Budd" : BENJAMINBRITTEN
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Strained : LABORED
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School-board standby : ERASER
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Burned thoroughly : ASHED
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Binge : TOOT
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"___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
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Flame : BLAZE
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Missile-testing area : RANGE
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Not so cordial : ICIER
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Dandy : BEAU
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Finish for hand or win : SOME
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Seine feeder : MARNE
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Turkish carriages : ARBAS
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French legislature : SENAT
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Muslim magistrate : CADI
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Lewiston campus : BATES
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Forward hairdo : BANGS
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First stomach of a cow : RUMEN
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Hoards : SAVES
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Drug used in treating parkinsonism : LDOPA
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Invasive insect : BORER
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Wander : ROVE
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Muslim call to prayer : AZAN
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Fran ___, Kukla's friend : ALLISON
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___ Abdel Nasser : GAMAL
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Hand-dyeing technique : BATIK
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Pupil's site : IRIS
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Part of E.S.T. : EASTERN
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Impound for the duration : INTERNE
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British North America, today : CANADA
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Reason for pride : BOAST
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Stone pillar : STELE
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Dreamy fruit of myth : LOTUS
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Plenty : ALOT
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Livys' 1,051 : MLI
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Slaughterhouse : ABATTOIR
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First showing : PREMIERE
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Decorative flower pots : PLANTERS
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Reno's predecessor : BARR
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Dismounts : ALIGHTS
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Book-jacket ad : BLURB
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Hammed it up : EMOTED
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Philistine city : GATH
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Stock units : SHARES
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Galloping dominoes : BONES
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Free play : SCOPE
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Broad-brimmed sun hat : TERAI
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Welshman or Irishman : CELT
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Ornamental case : ETUI
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Stand in the way : BAR
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Chemical ending : ENE
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Airport abbr. : ETA
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U.S.I.A. div. : VOA
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Either of two N.T. books : COR
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K-O filler : LMN
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Charged atom : ION
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Verb ending : OSE
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Last letter from London : ZED

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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