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THE PLAY'S THE THING

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1965

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 667 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,965
Across
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Produced a show. : STAGED
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Sheiks. : ARABS
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Rinehart character. : TISH
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Relative of "wright." : SMITH
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Woolly. : LANATE
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Supernatural servitor. : GENIE
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French river. : ORNE
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Lydia's neighbor. : IONIA
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Type of show. : EXTRAVAGANZA
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Type of show. : TEARJERKER
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Sapient. : WISE
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Tolerate. : ABIDE
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Hemp. : BHANG
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See 102 Across. : ORE
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Iago's forte. : LIES
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Mussel: Fr. : MOULE
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___ all. : FIRSTOF
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Decoration. : DSC
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Beseeches. : SUES
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Auditions. : HEARS
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Horne. : LENA
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Otto's realm: Abbr. : HRE
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Does a tailoring job. : RELINES
49
Scoters. : COOTS
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Indulges to the full. : SATES
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"Brother ___." : RAT
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Bouquets. : AROMAS
53
Kind of act or song. : SHOWSTOPPER
55
Invader of Britain. : PICT
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Garments. : WRAPS
57
Game. : CHESS
58
Bit part. : MAID
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City on the Saale. : HALLE
60
See 69 Across. : SAKI
61
Role in "Glass Menagerie." : LAURA
62
Highland groups. : CLANS
64
Outcry: Colloq. : HOLLER
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Hagen. : UTA
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Describing some shows. : RIBTICKLING
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Recipient. : DONEE
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Colette and others. : PENNAMES
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Indian. : REE
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Wide open town of yore. : GOMORRAH
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___ sole. : DOVER
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Type of show. : CLIFFHANGER
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Proper. : DUE
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Macbeth's wife and others. : LADIES
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Beatitude. : BLISS
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Perennial plants. : ALOES
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Heavenly star. : MIRA
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Examinations. : ORALS
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On the ___. : ROAD
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Loses weight. : SLIMS
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Entrant in 89 Down. : MILER
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Cutting remarks. : DIGS
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Costume play, for one. : PERIODPIECE
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Part of the strings. : CELLOS
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London statue. : GOG
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Cotton fabric. : DENIM
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Bailiff. : REEVE
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___ Paix. : RUEDELA
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Native of: Suffix. : ESE
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___ out. : EKES
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Bold. : NERVY
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Pay ___. : DIRT
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Bolger. : RAY
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Egyptian god. : SERAPIS
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Contract. : LEASE
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Trained performer. : SEAL
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Role in "The Devils." : NUN
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Great physicist. : FERMI
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Many: Prefix. : MULTI
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Caesar's utterance. : ETTU
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Describing some shows. : AVANTGARDE
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Types of shows. : SPECTACULARS
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Type of show. : REVUE
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Colette character. : GIGI
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Headdress. : TIARA
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Weds. : UNITES
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Lock of hair. : TRESS
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Natives of: Suffix. : OTES
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Box office figures. : SALES
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More relaxed. : EASIER
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Street cry. : TAXI
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Hymenoptera. : ANTS
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Beware!: Fr. : GARE
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Lessens, in a way. : DEVALUES
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Future farmers. : AGGIES
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Studies. : READS
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Bancroft. : ANNE
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Show ___. : BIZ
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Water craft. : SEABOATS
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Computes. : TOTALS
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Girl of song. : IRENE
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Stumbling block. : SNAG
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Pronoun. : HER
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Mountains. : SIERRAS
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Customs. : MORES
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The red or the black. : INK
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Foulard. : TIE
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Port: Abbr. : HAR
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Namesakes of Nichols hero. : ABIES
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Carpenter. : JOINER
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Fannie. : HURST
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Felines sounds. : MEOWS
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Gave a party for. : FETED
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See 76 Across. : THRILLERDILLER
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Omniscient one. : ORACLE
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Shackle. : FETTER
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Drafts in due form. : DRAWSUP
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Notched. : SERRATE
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Type of melodrama. : CLOAKANDDAGGER
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Scot's snows. : SNAS
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New England range. : HOOSAC
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___ lazuli. : LAPIS
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Band of Zulu warriors. : IMPI
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Colette character. : CHERI
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Directly: Colloq. : SPANG
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Ceases operation. : SHUTS
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Where Muscat is. : OMAN
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Less colorful. : PALER
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Pole, in a game. : CABER
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Bestow a Tony award. : HONOR
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Whitewashes. : LIMES
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Musical signs. : CLEFS
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Willingly. : LIEF
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See 81 Down. : HOMES
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Favorable notices. : RAVES
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Malay dagger. : KRIS
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Venetian officials. : DOGES
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Short fibers. : NOILS
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Dwarf. : GNOME
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Corona. : AUREOLA
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Rumor. : HEARSAY
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Maintain. : CLAIM
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Adriatic resort. : LIDO
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Operatic composer. : HALEVY
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Albee role. : ALICE
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Hogans. : LODGES
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Melodic. : ARIOSE
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Opera role. : BORIS
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Temperate. : MILD
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Lesage and others. : RENES
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Kitchen device. : SIEVE
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Athletic event. : MEET
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Asian capital. : PEKING
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Part of a Shakespeare title. : DREAM
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Hangs on. : PERSISTS
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Spiral figure. : CURLICUE
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Delegates. : DEPUTES
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Roundup gear. : RIATA
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Daughter of a sea god: Lat. : NEREIS
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Greek letters. : DELTAS
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___ mirabilis. : ANNUS
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Reef. : LEDGE
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Quito coin. : SUCRE
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Makings of glass. : FRIT
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Brunch. : MEAL
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Certain collegians. : ELIS
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French actor. : TATI
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English actor. : TREE
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Nureyev's land. : USSR
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Kind of song. : ART
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Poetry: Abbr. : VER
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Street sign. : AVE
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Past. : AGO
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___ mater. : PIA
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Merkel. : UNA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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