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Jim Page
Jim Page

PLAY IT BY EAR

New York Times, Sunday, April 28, 1985

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,955
Across
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Sale sign : ATCOST
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Iroquoian people : ERIES
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Chilean revolutionist: 1785–1821 : CARRERA
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Unfair critic : MEANIE
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Connective tissue : TENDON
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Woofer's kin : TWEETER
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Brewer from Toledo : TERESA
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Esposito under contract? : HAVINGONESPHIL
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Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
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Infrequently : SELDOM
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Kind of branch : OLIVE
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Papuan natives : TELEIS
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Della and Pee Wee : REESES
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Jazzes up the punch : LACES
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Slangy denials : NAHS
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Fogs' fellow travelers : MISTS
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Little ___ (the Ocean State) : RHODY
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Endings for chemicals : ANES
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Unemployment act of 1973: Abbr. : CETA
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Redactor's word : STET
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Fencing blade : EPEE
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Say further : ADD
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Bridge passes : BYS
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Marriage doc. : LIC
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D.I.'s "stop" : HALT
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Transportation notable : DOLE
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Skull: Comb. form : CRANIO
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Japanese P.M.: 1972–74 : TANAKA
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Israeli city : LOD
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Christmas-tree concern : OIL
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Jackpot, e.g. : PAYOFF
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Vertebral-column parts : SACRA
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Ornamental clasps : AGRAFES
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Abdul-Jabbar, to Laker fans? : KAREEMOFTHECROP
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Constable : OFFICER
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U.S. naval historian: 1840–1914 : MAHAN
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E.T. et al. : ALIENS
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Little corn grower : TOE
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"Charley's Aunt" character : ELA
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Ridicule : DERIDE
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"When I ___ my fiddle . . . ": Yeats : PLAYON
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Champagne bucket : ICER
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Elbe tributary : ISER
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Oxford measure : EEE
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"___ will be done . . . " : THY
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Before, to Keats : ERE
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Refer to : CITE
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Schmaltz of "Moon Mullins" : EMMY
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"___ Death": Grieg : ASES
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___ de vivre : JOIE
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"Fe fi ___!" : FOFUM
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Devilfish : MANTA
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On the horizon : AFAR
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Annoyed : IRKED
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Fished with a net : SEINED
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Confine, as a stream : EMBANK
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Mountain in Spain : CARRO
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Thin-skinned : TOUCHY
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Moon goddess : SELENE
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Borg: 6/6/56? : BJORNTOSUCCEED
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Slenderize : REDUCE
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Sea cow : MANATEE
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Flimflammers : SHARPS
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Nautilus construction site : GROTON
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Hebrew greetings : SHALOMS
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" . . . ___ of singing birds": S. Johnson : ANEST
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Makes resolute : STEELS
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Bank-account fig. : AMT
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___ off (sore) : TEED
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What Middlecoff hoped to do in the 1955 Masters? : CARYTHEDAY
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Harmony; concord : ONENESS
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Cordage fiber : SISAL
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Comb wool : TEASE
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Suffix with go : ETH
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E. Indian herbs : REAS
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Turn upside down : INVERT
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Posts held by Cato and Caesar : EDILES
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Meteorological device : SONDE
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Boxer's need: Abbr. : CTN
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Windmill sail : AWE
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Peddled a used car : RESOLD
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Ran a tape back : REPLAYED
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Set of moral values : ETHIC
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Raid: Scot. : REIVE
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Kingdom of Burgundy : ARLES
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Vietnamese political family : NGOS
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Sicilian code of silence : OMERTA
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Fleet Street name : TIMES
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Perch : SIT
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Wood finish : SHELLAC
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Civil-rights org. : NAACP
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Comb. form after pachys : ANDRA
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Moslem salutation : SALAAM
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What QB Graham signed? : OTTOGRAPHS
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What Young caused Red Sox fans to heave? : CYOFRELIEF
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___ Na Na, rock group : SHA
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Magician's utterance : POOF
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Wigglers : EELS
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Hand ax : BIFACE
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Figure in a bracket : INCOME
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The high cost of leaving : CARFARE
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Rock rat : NOKI
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Singer Sullivan : KATHIE
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With humor : DROLLY
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Capital of Western Samoa : APIA
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Dutch scholar: 1466?–1536 : ERASMUS
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Of the underworld : HADEAN
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Wind dir. : ENE
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Relating to the ear : OTIC
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Centers of activity : FOCI
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Pumps' contents : FEET
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Part of Rockne's needle found in the Bard's cauldron? : EYEOFKNUTE
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Scornful look : SNEER
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Kind of cell : DRY
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Job interviewee, sometimes : REFERRAL
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Family of an Irish hero : EMMETS
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Mets, Jets and Nets : TEAMS
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Nameless one's name : JANEDOE
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Tooth: Comb. form : ODONTO
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Mohammed, for one : MECCAN
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Stick : ADHERE
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Some U.S. missiles : ICBMS
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Indian prince : RAJAH
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Scandinavian money : KRONA
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Markers : IOUS
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Nape : NUCHA
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Ice floes : BERGS
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Vigilant : ALERT
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Nopes' antitheses : YEPS
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Bionomics: Abbr. : ECOL
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Faroe Islands whirlwinds : OES
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Summertime in N.Y.C. : DST
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U.S.N.A. graduate : ENS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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