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MANGLED MUSIC

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 1975

Author:
Tom Mixon
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,353
Across
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Red or per : CENT
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Checkroom items : COATS
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One monitoring a joint : CASER
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What to put on Mame : BLAME
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Opera-going attire : TOPHAT
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Confirm : PROVE
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Spring singer : ROBIN
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Hawser : ROPE
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Hollywood star in a Verdi opera : AMASKEDLUCILLEBALL
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Indian or West : OTO
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Russian city : OREL
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Son of Ares : EROS
31
Poverty : NEED
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Butterfly's beverage : TEA
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Dwell on to excess : BELABOR
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Chemical suffix : PHEN
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Fairy : PERI
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Discharge : EMIT
40
Sing, but not operatically : CROON
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Poetic time : EVE
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Nothing : NIL
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Legal right : DROIT
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Highlander : GAEL
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Blockheads : ASSES
49
Rumanian city : ORADEA
53
___ de jambe : ROND
54
Covered : HID
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One counting calories : DIETER
57
Patrick Henry, etc. : ORATORS
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Kind of training : BASIC
61
Porn : SMUT
62
" . . . so rare ___ June?" : ASADAYIN
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"No down ___" (sales come-on) : PAYMENT
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Moon circles : HALOS
67
Golfing woe : SLICE
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Actor Carrillo : LEO
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Group of nine : ENNEAD
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Star, à la Variety : CELEB
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Mennonites : AMISH
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Christie story: Abbr. : MYST
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Admitting : LETTINGIN
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Of a chemical : AMIC
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Relative of nix : NOPE
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Fibbers : LIARS
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Lehmann : LOTTE
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Record again : RETAPE
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Cauliflower or tin : EAR
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Trumpeters : SWANS
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Succinct : TERSE
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Changed : ALTERED
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___ wet (soaked) : DRIPPING
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Barnyard sounds : BAAS
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Binge : SPREE
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Frauds : DECEITS
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N.Y.C. river : HARLEM
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"___ a deal!" : ITS
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That : LEST
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Part of an Agee title : ADEATH
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Main artery : AORTA
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Trees : OAKS
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Bumpkins : RUBES
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___ room : REC
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On the ___ : RUN
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Admiral's boat : BARGE
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Convoke : CALL
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Heroic poem : EPOS
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Moslem princes : AMIRS
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Declare : AVER
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Bow-shaped : ARCUATE
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Writer Deighton : LEN
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Range : AREA
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Friends, in Tours : AMIS
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Like Alice's gown : BLUE
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"___ any drop to drink" : NOR
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Donizetti opera introduced by stage star : GWENVERDONPASQUALE
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Outside: Prefix : ECTO
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Clothe : INDUE
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River mouth : OUTLET
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Food fish : SHAD
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Musical symbols : RESTS
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Frivolous years : TEENS
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Run-down : SEEDY
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Prefix with cast or type : TELE
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Medit. tree : CAROB
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Wax operatic : EMOTE
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French-pastry diva : NAPOLEONTYNEPRICE
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Article : THE
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Promising one : COMER
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Gem : OPAL
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Sounds of surprise : AHS
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Grasp : TAKEHOLD
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Sound system : STEREO
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Army men: Abbr. : CPLS
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Pacific atoll : ARU
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Newspaper section: Abbr. : SOC
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Proves : EVINCES
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Get a new tenant : RELET
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Born's companion : BRED
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Tennis stroke : LOB
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Lessen : ABATE
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Certain racer : MILER
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Card for a seer : TAROT
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Aria popular in South, with "La" : DONNAEMOBILEALABAMA
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Verdi heroine linked with Nick's wife : LEONORACHARLES
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News item : OBIT
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Common prefix : PRE
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Transplant : RESET
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Anon's partner : EVER
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Silver, in Spain : PLATA
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Moslem judge : CADI
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Turkish decree : IRADE
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Curtain : DRAPE
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Nose or holiday : ROMAN
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Essence : GIST
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Erwin et al. : STUS
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Opera company with muscle : DOYLYCARTEBLANCHE
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U. S. Indians : ERIES
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Like ___ (probably) : ASNOT
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Warning to piano movers : HANDELWITHCARE
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Haven for a castaway : ISLET
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Condition: Suffix : OSIS
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Calabar or lima : BEAN
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Toasting word : CHEERS
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True up : ALINE
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Only : MERE
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Heights: Abbr. : ALTS
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Strikes hard : SMITES
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Bell sound : CLANG
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Go-betweens: Abbr. : AGTS
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Small bit : MITE
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Oslo people : NORSE
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Boundary : METE
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Wife of Canio : NEDDA
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Rowed : OARED
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Hunter et al. : IANS
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By itself : PERSE
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Does copyreading : EDITS
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Ill will : SPITE
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Sharp : TART
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Beaux-___ : ARTS
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Tenor Peter : PEARS
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Farm units : BARNS
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Walleyed or turn : PIKE
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Clock hand : HOUR
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Alhambra's style : MORESQUE
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Alban Berg opera : LULU
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Strauss heroine : ARIADNE
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Farming: Abbr. : AGR
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Human or rat : RACE
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Dispatch boats : AVISOS
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Salad-oil bottle : CRUET
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Composer Edward : ELGAR
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Small bird : PEWEE
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Standouts : ONERS
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Basis for a scout badge : MERIT
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Gasoline or Allen's : ALLEY
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Complete : TOTAL
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Wear away : ERODE
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City ways: Abbr. : AVES
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Imitates : APES
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Undisguised : BALD
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Insect egg : NIT
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Reading matter on an urn : ODE
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Channel buoy : NUN
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Western Indian : UTE
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Time initials : EST

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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