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MUSIC IN THE AIR

New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 1963

Author:
Tom Mixon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 609 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,194
Across
1. Carmelites. : NUNS
5. Gem. : IOLITE
11. Heavy nap. : SHAG
15. Caper. : TRIP
19. Barcelonian diva. : DELOSANGELES
21. 1947 opera (with "The"). : TELEPHONE
23. Seldom-heard singers. : COUNTERTENORS
24. Verdi buffoon. : RIGOLETTO
25. Pilasters. : ANTAE
26. "Be my ___." : GUEST
27. Mimic. : APER
29. Clergyman. : DEACON
30. Language: Abbr. : GER
31. Astounds. : STUNS
33. Cow barn. : BYRE
34. Box ___. : SEAT
35. Latin abbreviation. : ETAL
37. Arikara. : REE
38. Cote sound. : BAA
40. State: Fr. : ETAT
42. Latvian port. : RIGA
46. Historic mission in San Francisco. : DOLORES
48. Certain bones. : SACRA
50. Beecham's title. : SIR
51. Give new courage to. : REMAN
52. Silent. : MUM
53. Young Greek citizen. : EPHEBUS
55. Operatic seamstress. : MIMI
57. Eleventh century date. : MLI
58. Punishable crime. : ARSON
61. Campus group. : FRAT
62. Greek god. : EROS
64. Guards. : PATROLS
66. Light. : NEON
67. Hit upon. : ALIT
68. Adorned. : GRACED
70. Russian czar, 1796–1801. : PAULI
71. Pedantic. : ACADEMIC
73. River: Sp. : RIO
74. Mascagni opera. : IRIS
76. Attain. : REACH
78. Cabin boy in "Moby Dick." : PIP
79. Famous Elsa, Kundry, etc. : KIRSTENFLAGSTAD
83. Kill: Fr. : TUE
84. In accord. : ATONE
86. On one's ___. : TOES
87. Program item: Abbr. : SEL
88. Pirates. : CORSAIRS
90. Make ___ at. : APASS
92. Sartre novel. : NAUSEA
94. Torn. : RENT
95. Fabled birds. : ROCS
96. Go on a date: Colloq. : STEPOUT
98. "Marche ___." : SLAV
99. Dried up. : SERE
100. Spirit. : GENIE
101. Melody. : AIR
102. Very soon after. : UPON
104. With 143 Across, 1865 opera. : TRISTAN
106. State: Abbr. : KAN
107. Stop: Naut. : AVAST
109. Scenery. : SET
111. Home of Hector. : ILIUM
112. Rinaldo's magic horse and others. : BAYARDS
116. Singer's direction. : REST
117. Cooper heroine. : CORA
119. Type of train: Abbr. : LTD
120. Voice. : SAY
121. Ooze. : SEEP
122. Opera role. : ELSA
125. French title. : ABBE
127. Copland. : AARON
129. Greek letter. : PSI
130. Musical instrument. : SPINET
133. Stead. : LIEU
134. The same. : DITTO
136. Pend. : AWAIT
138. Heroine of 1904 opera. : CIOCIOSAN
140. Famous prima donna. : LEONTYNEPRICE
143. See 104 Across. : UNDISOLDE
144. Pepusch's musical work (with "The"). : BEGGARSOPERA
145. Game. : POOL
146. Worker with fabrics. : DYER
147. Curls one's lip. : SNEERS
148. Certain words: Abbr. : SYNS
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1. Indifferent. : NEUTRAL
2. Arm bone. : ULNA
3. High ___. : NOTES
4. Compass point. : SSE
5. Harmonious. : INTUNE
6. Moldings. : OGEES
7. Part of opera glasses. : LENS
8. Small island: Fr. : ILOT
9. Region: Abbr. : TER
10. Endeavor. : ESSAY
11. Peachtree and others. : STREETS
12. Legatee. : HEIR
13. School subject: Abbr. : ALG
14. Crystal-lined stone. : GEODE
15. Opera house. : THEATRE
16. Defense group. : ROTC
17. Preposition. : INTO
18. Toiler. : PEON
19. ___ death. : DONETO
20. Has words. : ARGUES
22. Excuse. : PLEA
23. Penned in. : CAGED
28. Meadow: Fr. : PRE
32. Vibrato: Abbr. : TREM
33. Opera written in 13 days (with "The"). : BARBEROFSEVILLE
34. Narrow runway. : STRIP
36. Loch ___. : LOMOND
38. Bangkok coin. : BAHT
39. Particle. : ACE
41. Object. : AIM
43. Brünnehilde's scene. : IMMOLATION
44. Famous Gilda, Lakmé, etc. : GALLICURCI
45. Black birds. : ANIS
47. Rapid scale passage. : RUN
48. Quarrel. : SPAT
49. Nimbus. : AURA
51. Directions for vocalists: Abbr. : RITARDS
53. Norse adventurer. : ERICSON
54. Informal party. : SOCIAL
56. Diagram. : MAP
58. Black Sea port. : ANAPA
59. Part of many operas. : RECITATIVE
60. Nonmusical dramas. : SOAPOPERAS
61. Apt term for Carmen. : FLIRT
63. Army man: Abbr. : SERG
65. Herb. : RUE
67. "Who ___?" : AMI
68. Card game. : GIN
69. Perceive. : DISCERN
72. Supplements. : EKESOUT
73. Outcome. : RESULT
75. Role in "The Devil and Daniel Webster." : STONE
77. Nobel prize writer. : HESSE
80. Light meals. : TEAS
81. Pasture. : LEA
82. Opera, as a form. : ART
85. Doze. : NAP
89. Where some operas are done. : ARENAS
91. Have a meal. : SUP
93. Kalman operetta. : SARI
94. 20 quires. : REAM
96. River into the Moselle. : SAAR
97. La ___ (Floria). : TOSCA
99. Boss. : STUD
100. Author of 144 Across. : GAY
103. New: Prefix. : NEO
105. Pose. : SIT
106. Boxing term. : KAYO
108. Secretarial job. : STENCIL
110. Athlete's aide. : TRAINER
112. Scarpia and others. : BARONS
113. Amends. : REPAIRS
114. VIP of Italian movies. : DESICA
115. Malice. : SPITE
118. Lincoln. : ABE
120. Butterflies. : SATYRS
123. Mementos of the 50th. : LEIS
124. Attended SRO performance. : STOOD
126. Footlights. : BULBS
127. Rose oil. : ATTAR
128. Downy. : NAPPY
130. Porgy. : SCUP
131. Italian tree. : PINO
132. Prefix in chemistry. : IODO
133. Take on cargo. : LADE
134. Venetian magistrate. : DOGE
135. American dramatist. : INGE
137. Often-heard singer. : WREN
139. Astute. : SLY
141. Time of day: Poet. : EEN
142. Dawn goddess. : EOS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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