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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
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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
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Pilasters. : ANTAE
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"Be my ___." : GUEST
27
Mimic. : APER
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Clergyman. : DEACON
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Language: Abbr. : GER
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Astounds. : STUNS
33
Cow barn. : BYRE
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Box ___. : SEAT
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Latin abbreviation. : ETAL
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Arikara. : REE
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Cote sound. : BAA
40
State: Fr. : ETAT
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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
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On one's ___. : TOES
87
Program item: Abbr. : SEL
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Pirates. : CORSAIRS
90
Make ___ at. : APASS
92
Sartre novel. : NAUSEA
94
Torn. : RENT
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Fabled birds. : ROCS
96
Go on a date: Colloq. : STEPOUT
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"Marche ___." : SLAV
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Dried up. : SERE
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Spirit. : GENIE
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Melody. : AIR
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Very soon after. : UPON
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With 143 Across, 1865 opera. : TRISTAN
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State: Abbr. : KAN
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Stop: Naut. : AVAST
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Scenery. : SET
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Home of Hector. : ILIUM
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Rinaldo's magic horse and others. : BAYARDS
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Singer's direction. : REST
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Cooper heroine. : CORA
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Type of train: Abbr. : LTD
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Voice. : SAY
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Ooze. : SEEP
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Opera role. : ELSA
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French title. : ABBE
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Copland. : AARON
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Musical instrument. : SPINET
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Stead. : LIEU
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The same. : DITTO
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Pend. : AWAIT
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Heroine of 1904 opera. : CIOCIOSAN
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Famous prima donna. : LEONTYNEPRICE
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See 104 Across. : UNDISOLDE
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Pepusch's musical work (with "The"). : BEGGARSOPERA
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Game. : POOL
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Worker with fabrics. : DYER
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Curls one's lip. : SNEERS
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Certain words: Abbr. : SYNS
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Indifferent. : NEUTRAL
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Arm bone. : ULNA
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High ___. : NOTES
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Compass point. : SSE
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Harmonious. : INTUNE
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Moldings. : OGEES
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Part of opera glasses. : LENS
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Small island: Fr. : ILOT
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Region: Abbr. : TER
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Endeavor. : ESSAY
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Peachtree and others. : STREETS
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Legatee. : HEIR
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School subject: Abbr. : ALG
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Crystal-lined stone. : GEODE
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Opera house. : THEATRE
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Defense group. : ROTC
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Preposition. : INTO
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Toiler. : PEON
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___ death. : DONETO
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Has words. : ARGUES
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Excuse. : PLEA
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Penned in. : CAGED
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Meadow: Fr. : PRE
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Vibrato: Abbr. : TREM
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Opera written in 13 days (with "The"). : BARBEROFSEVILLE
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Narrow runway. : STRIP
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Loch ___. : LOMOND
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Bangkok coin. : BAHT
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Particle. : ACE
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Object. : AIM
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Brünnehilde's scene. : IMMOLATION
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Famous Gilda, Lakmé, etc. : GALLICURCI
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Black birds. : ANIS
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Rapid scale passage. : RUN
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Quarrel. : SPAT
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Nimbus. : AURA
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Directions for vocalists: Abbr. : RITARDS
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Norse adventurer. : ERICSON
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Informal party. : SOCIAL
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Diagram. : MAP
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Black Sea port. : ANAPA
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Part of many operas. : RECITATIVE
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Nonmusical dramas. : SOAPOPERAS
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Apt term for Carmen. : FLIRT
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Army man: Abbr. : SERG
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Herb. : RUE
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"Who ___?" : AMI
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Card game. : GIN
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Perceive. : DISCERN
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Supplements. : EKESOUT
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Outcome. : RESULT
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Role in "The Devil and Daniel Webster." : STONE
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Nobel prize writer. : HESSE
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Light meals. : TEAS
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Pasture. : LEA
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Opera, as a form. : ART
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Doze. : NAP
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Where some operas are done. : ARENAS
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Have a meal. : SUP
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Kalman operetta. : SARI
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20 quires. : REAM
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River into the Moselle. : SAAR
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La ___ (Floria). : TOSCA
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Boss. : STUD
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Author of 144 Across. : GAY
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New: Prefix. : NEO
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Pose. : SIT
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Boxing term. : KAYO
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Secretarial job. : STENCIL
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Athlete's aide. : TRAINER
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Scarpia and others. : BARONS
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Amends. : REPAIRS
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VIP of Italian movies. : DESICA
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Malice. : SPITE
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Lincoln. : ABE
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Butterflies. : SATYRS
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Mementos of the 50th. : LEIS
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Attended SRO performance. : STOOD
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Footlights. : BULBS
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Rose oil. : ATTAR
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Downy. : NAPPY
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Porgy. : SCUP
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Italian tree. : PINO
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Prefix in chemistry. : IODO
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Take on cargo. : LADE
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Venetian magistrate. : DOGE
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American dramatist. : INGE
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Often-heard singer. : WREN
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Astute. : SLY
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Time of day: Poet. : EEN
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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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