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SOUND OUT THE SONGS

New York Times, Sunday, March 7, 1993

83-Down : Hotel gofer

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 9, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,825
Across
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Layer of tissue : TELA
5
Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
9
Optimistic : UPBEAT
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Peter and Paul : TSARS
20
Gossip tidbit : ITEM
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El ___, "View of Toledo" artist : GRECO
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Rap session : SEANCE
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Wrinkles on Cato's brow : RUGAE
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Quaker pronoun, use a scale, tiny, wing sound? : THEEWEIGHWEEWHIRR
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Flabbergast : AMAZE
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Cleric's collection box : LADLE
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Mighty small : TEENY
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___ Bingle (Crosby) : DER
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" ... the sky ___": Matt. 16:2 : ISRED
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Store grain : ENSILE
35
Valued goods : ASSETS
38
Ratio words : ISTO
40
Perfume base : ATTAR
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Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
44
___ culpa : MEA
45
In apple-pie order : NEAT
49
Shavian monogram : GBS
52
Chapfallen : SAD
53
Consequently, hesitation sound, Magi gift, snout? : THUSUMMYRRHNOSE
57
Actual : REAL
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Strong aversion : HORROR
61
Podium : DAIS
62
Erse : GAELIC
63
Stares at a pinup : OGLES
65
Diagnostic technique : BIOPSY
67
Soak hemp : RET
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Its bells jingle : SLEIGH
69
Electrical measure, recline, owing? : WATTLIEDUE
71
Tarsus adornment : ANKLET
74
Certain Turkish chambers : ODAHS
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Phidian work : STATUE
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Hogwash : TRIPE
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Some Sp. women : SRAS
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Sluggard's suggested role model : ANT
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Clutch : GRAB
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Health club : SPA
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Slangy assent : YEAH
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Maxim : SAW
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Scads : SLEW
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Dodecanese island : LEROS
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Flash ___ of comics : GORDON
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Sharpen a razor : STROP
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Type of mining : PLACER
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Observe, os, poet's always? : SEEBONEAYE
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Not so strong : WEAKER
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Of good size: Abbr. : LGE
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Strong beer in a local : STINGO
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Noted designer of chairs : EAMES
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"Measure for Measure" deputy : ANGELO
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Whirlybird : HELO
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Member of a southern Md. ethnic group : WESORT
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Procacious : PERT
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Actors Dudley, Roger, Constance? : MOOREMOOREMOORE
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Forty winks : NAP
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Draft initials : SSS
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Fire: Comb. form : IGNI
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Road shoulder : BERM
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Icy cold : GELID
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Singer Tennille : TONI
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Transient of a sort : ROOMER
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She starred in "42d Street" : KEELER
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Pounds the keys : TYPES
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Small fry : TOT
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Capital of Morocco : RABAT
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Exact duplicate : CLONE
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Kindled anew : RELIT
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Biblical pronoun, heath, watch, body of water, tree? : THEEMOOREYESEAYEW
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Soprano Farrell : EILEEN
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River to the Humber : TRENT
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Easily maneuverable, as a ship : YARE
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Flat: Comb. form : PLANO
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"Annie ___ Live Here Anymore" : DOESNT
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Where Priam ruled : TROY
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One-armed bandit : SLOT
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What Riddick Bowe won in 1992 : TITLE
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Green Mountain's Allen : ETHAN
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Where you can get out in the Aire : LEEDS
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Menotti heroine : AMELIA
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Vital statistic : AGE
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Pluck : GRIT
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Outfit anew : REGEAR
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Yearns : ACHES
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Take advantage of : USE
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Seat in the amen corner : PEW
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Phooey! : BAH
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Actress Markey : ENID
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Farm unit : ACRE
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Fox or Skye : TERRIER
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Characteristic : TRAIT
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Total, male offspring, require, first letter? : SUMSONNEEDA
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Demolish : RAZE
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Spore or pippin : SEED
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Possesses : OWNS
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Strips of shoe leather : WELTS
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Observe, walls in Arles? : EYEMURS
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Peary's winter headquarters : ETAH
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Thy, in Toulon : TES
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King for whom a country was named : SAUD
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Marionette maker's family : SARGS
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Hacienda material : ADOBE
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German monetary unit, for short : DMARK
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Christie product : MYSTERY
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Kind of harp : EOLIAN
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___ for sore eyes : ASIGHT
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Skilled workers, for short : TECHS
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Expands : GROWS
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Sired : BEGAT
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Chinese checkers' cousin : SALTA
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Namaycush, e.g. : TROUT
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Aspirant : HOPER
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Bee products, in Bayeux : MIELS
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Symbol of virtue : HALO
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Riga resident : LETT
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Disencumber : RID
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Garden pest : SLUG
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Chatterboxes : YAPPERS
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Suffixes with cloth and cash : IERS
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Close at hand : NEAR
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Monogram at Menlo Park : TAE
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Key or cay : ISLE
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Starchy foodstuff : SAGO
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The Matterhorn, for one : ALP
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Hotel gofer : BELLHOP
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Use a whetstone : HONE
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Dictator's writer, for short : STENOG
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"Front rouge" poet : ARAGON
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Left dreamland, ceremony, hotel? : WOKERITEINN
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Bet : WAGER
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Willow : OSIER
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Import : SENSE
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Lop the crop : REAP
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Beknighted females : DAMES
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Some criminal trials : OYERS
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Fits snugly : NESTS
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Soccer great : PELE
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V.I.P. : CELEB
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Self : EGO
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Carried, as by the wind : BORNE
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Kind of candle : ROMAN
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Duo, a Filipino? : TWOMORO
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One-tenth of an ephah : OMER
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Lecture : TALK
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Left out : OMITTED
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Conquistador's quest : ORO
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Segment : PIECE
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More dismal, as skies : GRAYER
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Tests of patience : DELAYS
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Kind of path : OSTEO
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Trade center : MART
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Siskel's partner : EBERT
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True blue : LOYAL
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January, in Jalisco : ENERO
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Moisten again : REWET
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Ensnare : TRAP
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Holler : YELL
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Buckeye State : OHIO
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Far: Comb. form : TELE
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"A ___ clock scholar" : TENO
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Some M.I.T. grads : EES
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"Tin ___," 1987 film : MEN
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Canadian prov. : ONT
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Messy ménage : STY

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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