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OPERA-TION TIN PAN ALLEY

New York Times, Sunday, May 15, 1983

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,241
Across
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Deep sleep : SOPOR
6
Former film heavy : RAFT
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Rounded hill : KNOB
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Bridgebid : ISPADE
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Antistrophe follower : EPODE
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Jack's adversary : OGRE
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Wolfe : NERO
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Biblical plain : SHARON
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Joshua's fellow-survivor : CALEB
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Squabble : BRANNIGAN
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La Brea, Calif., phenomenon : TARPIT
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THE TALES OF HOFFMANN : OHYOUBEAUTIFULDOLL
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Pts. of days : HRS
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Author Whitten : LES
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___ Rio of silent films : DEL
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Swain : BEAU
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Univ. degrees : ABS
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Photographic light : STROBE
43
Bounder : CAD
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"___ Peace" : WARAND
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Deadly : FATAL
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31 gal. : BBL
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Subj. in the news : ECOL
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Loud noises : REPORTS
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LA TRAVIATA : THELADYISATRAMP
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Ethiopian battle site : ADOWA
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Capital of County Kerry : TRALEE
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Seine River feeder : MARNE
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Slayer of Castor : IDAS
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Under ___ (afoot) : WAY
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Broadway : MAINSTEM
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Obstinate : ASININE
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S.E.C. member : ALA
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Automotive blooper : EDSEL
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Wild sheep of the Punjab : SHA
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Very foolish : IDIOTIC
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Bldg. maintenance man : PLBR
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Of sons or daughters : FILIAL
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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO : OHSUSANNA
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Abridged, in a way : EDITED
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Word of approval : AMEN
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Musical instrument : OCARINA
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Newscaster Pappas : IKE
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Woodcutting tools : ADZES
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Sphere upholder : TEE
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Rooted out : EVULSED
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Yes man's forte : ACCEDING
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Parapsychological letters : ESP
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Former Portuguese coins : REIS
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Sebastian's twin : VIOLA
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Absorb : INGEST
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Northern Chinese city : YENAN
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I PAGLIACCI : SENDINTHECLOWNS
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Music for a text : SETTING
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For a rectangle, length x width : AREA
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Halloween sound : BOO
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Growing out : ENATE
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Straightened : ALINED
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Homeless ones, for short : DPS
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Member of the Five Nations : SENECA
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Fast jet : SST
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Melodic subject : TEMA
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Roscoe Tanner specialty : ACE
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The Long March leader : MAO
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In from the field : ATBAT
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Second person : EVE
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RIGOLETTO : DOWNBYTHERIVERSIDE
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Not forming an angle : AGONIC
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Having an independent accent : ORTHOTONE
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Kind of bucket : OAKEN
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Indian name of Mt. Rainier : TACOMA
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Call to hunting dogs : TOHO
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Buckwheat tree : TITI
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___-out (inconsistent) : INAND
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Puffs up : ELATES
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Certain dyes : AZOS
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N. C. college : ELON
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Endures : LASTS
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Dry, in Durango : SECO
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Large ocean fish : OPAH
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Jacket material : POLYESTER
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Concert hall : ODEON
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Contradict : REBUT
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Klein or Young : ROBERT
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City of the Taj : AGRA
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Sudermann's "___ Sorge" : FRAU
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Kind of caterpillar : TENT
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Appellation for Mack : KNIFE
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Flavored wine drink : NEGUS
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Type of vaccine : ORAL
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Ward or James : BOND
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Basketry fiber : ISTLE
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SALOME : SHALLWEDANCE
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Bogey minus one : PAR
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A Dada founder : ARP
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DER ROSENKAVALIER : DOIHEARAWALTZ
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Starter : ENTRANT
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Blue or White : NILE
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Egyptian pleasure god : BES
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___ man out : ODD
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Beer, in slanguage : SUDS
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Forehead : BROW
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Sternward : AFT
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Thai monetary unit : BAHT
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Box-score stat. : RBI
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Dictionary abbr. : OBS
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Culpability : BLAME
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Enters : COMESIN
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Grunhorn or Jagerhorn : ALP
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Strike ___ (model) : APOSE
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Montgomery of ___ : ALAMEIN
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Musical refrain syllables : LALALA
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Boot one : ERR
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Kind of goose or lynx : CANADA
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Parts of circles : RADII
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"Agnus ___" : DEI
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Hankerings : YENS
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Scotch bonnet : TAM
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Type of valve : INTAKE
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"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Nautical spars : YARDS
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Navigational hazards : SHOALS
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Nepalese goats : TAHRS
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Verse foot : IONIC
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New Hebrides island : EFATE
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John D. giveaways : DIMES
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DIE WALKURE : SLEEPYTIMEGAL
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"Rose ___ rose . . . " : ISA
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Garson co-star : PIDGEON
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LA BOHEME : LOVEANDADIME
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1957 A.L. home-run king : SIEVERS
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Water nymph : UNDINE
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Resemble some participles : DANGLE
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Prompter's job : CUING
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An Adams : EDIE
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Bert's Sesame St. sidekick : ERNIE
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He won the Manila thriller : ALI
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"Now It ___ Told," 1938 song : CANBE
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Murder, ___ : INC
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Harem room : ODA
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Hakenkreuze : SWASTIKAS
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Explosives : TNTS
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Vulcan's forge : ETNA
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Vitiate : SAP
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Bon ___ (high style) : TON
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Straddler, e.g. : HOE
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A race-starting word : SET
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Cloy : SATE
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Ennoble : ELEVATE
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Mountain ___ (hooch) : DEW
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Part of London : SOHO
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Spelunking hazard : CAVEIN
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Mischievous child of Eris : ATE
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Imogene et al. : COCAS
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Fable: Comb. form : MYTHO
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Pseudonym in a Dumas novel : ATHOS
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Perform a cook-out job : BROIL
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Yoga posture : ASANA
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___ bene : NOTA
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Tito : BROZ
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Major ending : ETTE
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Make turbid : ROIL
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Familiar with : INTO
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Jalopy feature : DENT
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Termini : ENDS
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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___ a little (quite a bit) : NOT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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