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MUSICAL MENAGERIE

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1985

Author:
Edward Marchese
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Edward J. Marchese has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,948
Across
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N.R.A. man : FDR
4
Preceder of cut or fire : CROSS
9
Israeli dance : HORA
13
Leading : AHEAD
18
Middle Easterner : ARAB
20
Virile : MACHO
21
Primordial substance : YLEM
22
Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
23
Kern musical, with "The" : CATANDTHEFIDDLE
26
Air or motor follower : DROME
27
French school : ECOLE
28
Henry was one : ORATOR
29
Restrain legally : ESTOP
31
Hit song from "The Firefly" : DONKEYSERENADE
34
European blackbirds : OUSELS
38
Rialto sign : SRO
39
Appraise : RATE
40
Word-for-word : LITERAL
41
Sphere : ORB
44
Former Syr.-Egypt. union : UAR
47
Art stand : EASEL
49
Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
50
Lute-shaped marine creature : GUITARFISH
55
Drudge : SLAVE
56
Meat cut : LOIN
57
Find out : LEARN
58
Water pots of India : LOTAS
60
Small sum : MITE
62
Make picots : TAT
63
Krupp steel city : ESSEN
64
Author St. Johns et al. : ADELAS
66
Believes in : TRUSTS
68
Popular piano piece : KITTENONTHEKEYS
73
Sadat's predecessor : NASSER
76
"___ with flagons . . . ": Song of Solomon : STAYME
77
Dog's role in "Peter Pan" : NURSE
81
Veterans' org. : AVC
82
Triangle ratio : SINE
85
Fencing feint : APPEL
86
Eminent : GREAT
87
Biblical nation : MOAB
89
Composer of "The Bohemian Girl" : BALFE
92
Movie western : HORSEOPERA
94
Grayish yellow : ECRU
95
Rattled : UPSET
96
"Whoopee!" : YOW
97
Be suitable : FIT
98
Lie back : RECLINE
100
Altars for Augustus : ARAE
103
"Old MacDonald" refrain letters : EIO
106
"Streetcar" character : STELLA
107
Birds with loud calls : TRUMPETERSWANS
114
Humpback salmon : HOLIA
116
Mine engineer : SAPPER
117
Aquiline abode : AERIE
118
Husband of la reine : LEROI
121
A.k.a. "Christmas Don't Be Late": 1958 : THECHIPMUNKSONG
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Angler's problem : SNARL
125
Trifle : IOTA
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Biting : NIPPY
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Japanese emperor's title : TENNO
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Playwright O'Casey : SEAN
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"Beau ___" : GESTE
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Compass dir. : ESE
Down
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Confronted : FACED
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Northern constellation : DRACO
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Boca ___, Fla. : RATON
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Direct with auth. : CMD
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Some NASA takeoffs : RATOS
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Pigment for Joseph Turner : OCHRE
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Clip : SHEAR
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Not so adamant : SOFTER
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Water compounds : HYDRATES
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Worn : OLD
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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Innovative Broadway producer: 1871–1937 : AMES
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Down ___ (destitute) : ANDOUT
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Common arctic sea mammal : HARPSEAL
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"The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
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Prepare for battle : ARM
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Frances or Ruby : DEE
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Obstructs : BALKS
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At no time, to Keats : NEER
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College in Westchester Co., N.Y. : IONA
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Formal or fashionable attire : TOILETTE
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"Hold ___ horses!" : YOUR
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Fir or pine board : DEAL
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Cereal fungi : ERGOTS
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Prop for Will Rogers : LARIAT
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Distorts : SLANTS
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A brother of Simeon : LEVI
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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Feels remorse : RUES
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Inclination : BIAS
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Musical key : AFLAT
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___ Janeiro : RIODE
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U.S. missile : SAM
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Laborious travels : TREKS
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Oakley and Rooney : ANNIES
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British carbine : STEN
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Rings of light : HALOS
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Tot's hero : SANTA
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Spiny, blue-flowered plant : ERYNGO
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Short for infection-causing bacteria : STAPH
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Take forcibly : USURP
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The Supreme Court, e.g. : TRIBUNAL
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Photog's solution : HYPO
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Grinding material : EMERY
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Big turf winner : KELSO
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Designators : NAMERS
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Wading bird : AVOCET
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Rare : SCARCE
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Coral strip : REEF
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Hindu dress : SARI
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Nucha : NAPE
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Sextet in "Little Nellie Kelly" : ELS
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Voice amplifier : BULLHORN
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"Ode to ___": Collins : FEAR
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Pre-Roman in Italy : ETRUSCAN
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Water pitcher : EWER
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Philippine seaport with a repetitive name : ILOILO
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Oriental baby tender : AMAH
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___ Forest, former English royal park : EPPING
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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"Lend less than thou ___": Shak. : OWEST
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California-Nevada lake : TAHOE
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Marner's adopted child : EPPIE
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"A la Recherche du ___ Perdu": Proust : TEMPS
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Break out : ERUPT
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Rebelled : AROSE
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Foch and Simone : NINAS
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River in NE Spain : SEGRE
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"Seems, madam! Nay, ___": Hamlet : ITIS
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Utah Beach craft : LST
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Operated : RAN
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Age, in Asti : ETA
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American humorist: 1850–96 : NYE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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