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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

HOMOPHONY

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 1983

24-Down : Mufflers

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q V }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,444
Across
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Risky biz : SPEC
5
Tyrian contemporary of Solomon : HIRAM
10
Philadelphia suburb : PAOLI
15
Anjou or Bosc : PEAR
19
Dolphin's predator : ORCA
20
Writer Rogers St. John : ADELA
21
Dynel relative : ORLON
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River to the Laptev Sea : LENA
23
Arlene's puppets? : DAHLSDOLLS
25
Disney's dance? : WALTSWALTZ
27
Impassive : STOICAL
28
Protozoan : AMEBA
30
Singer-actress O'Shea : TESSIE
31
Broadway musical : CATS
32
London lane : DRURY
33
Author Stoker : BRAM
34
Hoople's rank : MAJOR
37
Personal assurance : SAYSO
38
Four-in-hand kin : FOULARDS
42
___ Dhabi, Arab emirate : ABU
43
Composer's coins? : FRANCKSFRANCS
47
Peppery : HOT
48
___ Aviv : TEL
49
Psalm ending : SELAH
50
Elizabeth II, to Lady Sarah : AUNT
51
Lay at anchor : RODE
52
Type of eng. : ELEC
54
Lew's lilts? : AYRESAIRS
58
Symbol of a sort : BADGE
59
Asset : RESOURCE
61
Gore : INSET
62
Bigwig in Kabul : AMEER
63
Violinist Laredo : JAIME
64
Debussy's "___ de lune" : CLAIR
65
Nicholas and Alexander : TSARS
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Furthers : ABETS
69
Star of "The In-Laws" : ARKIN
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Laments : DEPLORES
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Lapwing : PEWIT
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Madison's makeup : GUYSGUISE
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A Copperfield : DORA
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Mars, to Menander : ARES
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Short word after long : AGO
83
Doing poorly : ILL
84
Sprite's sensors? : ARIELSAERIALS
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January on the links : DON
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Breathes : RESPIRES
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Carthaginian : PUNIC
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Dough : PASTE
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English architectural style : ADAM
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Best seller in 1924 : SOBIG
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Hershfield's "agent" : ABIE
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One of six Vatican leaders : ADRIAN
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Pivots : SLUES
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Drew or Lester : PEARSON
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Harlow's heritage? : JEANSGENES
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Sin of one of the Finns? : LAPPSLAPSE
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Peak : ACME
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Storehouse : ETAPE
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Glorify : EXALT
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Scenery changer : TRIP
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Antarctic sea : ROSS
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Univ. divisions : DEPTS
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Strikes out : DELES
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Gives the once-over : EYES
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Repairs the lawn : SODS
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Low trick: Scot. : PRAT
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A feature of this puzzle : ECHO
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Printed cotton : CALICO
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Attacked : HADAT
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Fans' favorites : IDOLS
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Electrical unit : REL
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"___ These Women," 1964 Bergman film : ALL
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First president of Czechoslovakia : MASARYK
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___ attorney : POWEROF
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"The Sheik of ___" : ARABY
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Pot, in Potosí : OLLA
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Oft-drawn item : LOT
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School : INSTRUCT
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Transfusion infusion : PLASMA
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Fish dish : EELS
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Prefix for septic or social : ANTI
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Demolish : RAZE
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Mufflers : SCARFS
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Whip marks : WEALS
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Rumple : MUSS
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Chapeau designer Lilly : DACHE
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Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
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"Stabat ___" : MATER
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A poplar : ABELE
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Massenet's marquises? : JULESJEWELS
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Springe : SNARE
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Gounod opera : FAUST
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Cecil's streets? : RHODESROADS
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Sidestep : DODGE
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Cowpoke's charge : STEER
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Fortify again : REARM
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Type of clover : ALYCE
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Less common : RARER
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Muzzle stuffer : RAMROD
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Mexican tree dwellers : COATIS
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Describing armozeen : SILKY
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Author Nin : ANAIS
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"Of Thee ___" : ISING
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Jezebel's god : BAAL
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One of the Hebrides : UIST
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Unrelenting : CRUEL
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Edison contemporary : TESLA
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Hex : SPELL
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"___ of star-cross'd lovers": Shak. : APAIR
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A Milton who found paradise in TV : BERLE
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Choreographer de Mille : AGNES
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Chemical suffix : DIOIC
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Cereal blight : ERGOT
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Rhone feeder : SAONE
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Strip a ship of tackle : UNRIG
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Put in order : ARRANGED
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African's leather thong : RIEM
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Sighting : ESPIAL
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Roles for sopranos : AIDAS
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Consorts : SPOUSES
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Champagne department : AUBE
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Isolated : ENISLED
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Tom and Robert Treat : PAINES
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Charge with gas : AERATE
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Was dormant : SLEPT
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Sweeting, e.g. : APPLE
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Surpasses : BESTS
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Open a bit : AJAR
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Art ___ : DECO
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L.A. team : RAMS
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Pushover : SNAP
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Agile : SPRY
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Baritone Hawkins : OSIE
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Fiber clusters : NEPS
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Summer, in Saumur : ETE
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"Whackswork" : AXE
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Buddy : PAL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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