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MUSICAL METEOROLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 1981

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,716
Across
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"___ 'em!" : SIC
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Tax : SCOT
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500 lbs. of cotton : BALE
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Forecast: tornado alert : ILLWIND
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V.I.P. at Burning Tree : PRO
20
City in Kansas : IOLA
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Type of car : USED
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On a 24-hour schedule : DIURNAL
23
Regatta necessity : OAR
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Enlivening : ANIMATING
26
Charms : INCANTS
27
Forecast: 20° Celsius : ITSALOVELYDAYTODAY
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Actor Erickson : LEIF
31
Basketry fiber : ISTLE
32
Lowell and Carter : AMYS
33
Univ. degrees : BSS
36
The Red Raiders : COLGATE
39
Mar. follower : APR
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Start of the "Aeneid" : ARMA
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Island off Copenhagen : AMAGER
44
Forecast: flood watch : RAINONTHEROOF
50
155-mm. gun : LONGTOM
52
___ B'rith : BNAI
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Cottonseed residue : OILCAKE
54
Hedonist of a sort : PLAYBOY
55
N.B.A. team : NETS
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Tamarisk salt tree : ATLE
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Beth ___, Jewish tribunal : DIN
58
Certain pols : DEMS
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Suffix with ethyl : ENE
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Openers for documents : PREAMBLES
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___ culpa : MEA
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Forecast: drought continues : HOWDRYIAM
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Fleur-de-___ : LYS
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Archibald Leach : CARYGRANT
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Bon follower : MOT
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Born, in Bourges : ISSU
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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Virginia City phenomenon : LODE
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Quadragesimal period : LENT
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Immersed : STEEPED
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Machiavelli : NICCOLO
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Navy warrant officer : BOSN
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"The ___," Handel opus : MESSIAH
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Forecast: precipitation : STORMYWEATHER
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Suppliants : ASKERS
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Pinza : EZIO
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Highway sign : GAS
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Card game : OLDMAID
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Pop : DAD
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Monk's cloak : COWL
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Hindu lute : SITAR
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Group of poems : EPOS
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Forecast: –20° Celsius : BABYITSCOLDOUTSIDE
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President Doe's land : LIBERIA
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"___ cannot be undone": Lady Macbeth : WHATSDONE
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Arrowroot : PIA
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Whence Tosca leaped : PARAPET
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Chaplin's widow : OONA
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Church mem. : EPIS
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Prefix for Asian : EUR
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Forecast: smog warning : INAMIST
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Film ambiances : SETS
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Gypsy gentlemen : RYES
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Want-ad abbr. : RMS
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Damage : SPOIL
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Teed off : IRATE
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City SE of Dallas : CORSICANA
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Outer portion of the earth : SIAL
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Product of a Spanish pine : CONO
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Malvolio's employer : OLIVIA
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Least feral : TAMEST
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Synthetic rubber : BUTYL
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Stage direction : ASIDE
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Popilius ___, of "Julius Caesar" : LENA
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Raw-nerved : EDGY
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Dialect of a people : IDIOM
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Hop of the 40's : LINDY
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Painter ___ van Leyden : LUCAS
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Fay of "King Kong" : WRAY
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Hostel : INN
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Turner or Hentoff : NAT
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Librarian's deg. : DLS
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___ ego : ALTER
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Forecast: travelers' advisory : AFOGGYDAY
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Pool for an oread : TARN
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In coarse fashion : BROADLY
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Appalachian range, popularly : SMOKIES
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Reduces toxic effects : SAFENS
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Leave intact : LETBE
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He has a stable job : GROOM
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Mallard genus : ANAS
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Hawaiian staple : POI
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Rainbow : ARC
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Zugspitze, for one : ALP
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Gram weight : MOL
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Evening in Berlin : ABEND
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Fit together : INTERMESH
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Emblem worship : TOTEMISM
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Starch grain nuclei : HILA
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Plat. or plut. : ELEM
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"Me and ___," air for Feb. 2 : MYSHADOW
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Triton : NEWT
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Constellation : ARA
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The Panthers : PITT
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Forecast: clearing trend : BLUESKIES
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Countess of a Kálmán operetta : MARITZA
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Heathlike : ERICOID
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Waugh's "The Loved ___" : ONE
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Seine tributary : YONNE
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Used a thurible : CENSED
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Swipe : GLOM
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Poly preceder : ROLY
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Kind of bath or boat : STEAM
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Shakespeare's "Hurry!" : SESSA
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Real estate : LOTS
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Legendary German musician : PIEDPIPER
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Stirrup site : EAR
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A.L. tenth men : DHS
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Cote noise : BAA
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Palermo pronoun : EGLI
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Moslem weights : ROTLS
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Run, British style : LADDER
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Tuckered out; mopish : DROOPY
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Wrist bones : CARPI
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Awards for playwrights Breuer and Durang: 1979–80 : OBIES
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Mother in "Father Knows Best" : WYATT
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Not enough : SCANT
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Whits : IOTAS
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Stigma : ODIUM
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Name on the world's tallest building : SEARS
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I or H : BEAM
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Bills seldom passed : TWOS
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Loafer, e.g. : SHOE
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In Gallic harmony : UNIE
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Polanski heroine : TESS
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Pelican State inst. : LPI
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Author Fleming : IAN
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Bikini part : BRA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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