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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

MUSICAL CENTENARIAN

New York Times, Sunday, May 15, 1988

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 10, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,068
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Spartan slaves : HELOTS
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Resort town of Belgium : SPA
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R.N. specialty : TLC
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Assagai : SPEAR
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Kazoo's cousin : OCARINA
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Conflict partly logomachical : COLDWAR
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Beside oneself : IRATE
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A 1939 song by 64 Down : GODBLESSAMERICA
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Seed covering : TESTA
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Light amplifier : LASER
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Con men : ANTIS
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Use a swizzle stick : STIR
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Pain in the neck : PEST
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Press for payment : DUN
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"Dinner ___," 1933 film : ATEIGHT
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Afore : ERE
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Professional standard : ETHIC
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God of revelry : COMUS
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Made serious : SOBERED
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A 1942 song by 64 Down : WHITECHRISTMAS
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Twist out of shape : WARP
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Metalworker : SMITH
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Will, the historian : DURANT
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Bring up a subject : BROACH
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Murrow's "___ Now" : SEEIT
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Verse form : RONDEAU
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Vier preceder : DREI
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___ tai (rum drink) : MAI
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Cure : REMEDY
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Has to have : NEEDS
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Be on the payroll : EARN
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Opposite of dep. : ARR
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Single-seeded fruit : AKENE
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Poor grade : DEE
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Hindu good spirit : DEVA
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Take a sip : TASTE
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___ million : ONEINA
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Sigmoid shape : ESS
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Indigo : ANIL
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Theoretically : ONPAPER
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Habit : DRESS
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Prophetic : MANTIC
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Arctic and Antarctic : OCEANS
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Pianist's perch : STOOL
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Birthplace of Goliath : GATH
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A 1927 song by 64 Down : THESONGISENDED
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Reproduce in kind : INBREED
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Shade of blue : ETAIN
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Electrical rectifier : DIODE
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Formerly named : NEE
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"Tender ___," 1983 film : MERCIES
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Home of the Keydets : VMI
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Avian crop : CRAW
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Bosnian : SERB
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Metric weights : KILOS
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Do a double take : REACT
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Runs in neutral : IDLES
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A 1929 song by 64 Down : PUTTINONTHERITZ
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Trombone section : SLIDE
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Rustic : PEASANT
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Stone Age tools : EOLITHS
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Belief : TENET
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QB's measures : YDS
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Modernist : NEO
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Middle East waterway : REDSEA
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Glutton : HOG
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"The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
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Youth : LAD
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Symbol of royalty : ORB
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Work the land : TILL
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Three-time Masters winner : SNEAD
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Incision aftermath : SCAR
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Lap dog, for short : POM
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Schooner contents : ALE
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Strong string : TWINE
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Milk: Comb. form : LACTI
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"___ Wife," Pulitzer Prize play by George Kelly : CRAIGS
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Mind the baby : SIT
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Chief exec. : PRES
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A 1933 song by 64 Down : EASTERPARADE
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Get-up : ATTIRE
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Bred : REARED
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In itself : ASSUCH
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Euphemistic expletive : DRAT
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Man of La Mancha : SENOR
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A 1946 song by 64 Down : SHOWBUSINESS
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Seat at St. Patrick's : PEW
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Ordinal endings : ETHS
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Leveling wedge : SHIM
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Monkeys or trees : TITIS
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Conveyance for skiers : TBAR
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Et follower : CETERA
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In the thick of : MID
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Shylock's practice : USURY
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Wear away : ERODE
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A 1935 song by 64 Down : CHEEKTOCHEEK
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Literature Nobelist: 1929 : MANN
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Like llamas : ANDEAN
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Packed in the hold : STEEVED
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Largest asteroid : CERES
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Fatha of jazz : HINES
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Clarifying words : IMEAN
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Sawbuck : TENSPOT
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Robin of ballad fame : ADAIR
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"Call Me ___," musical with songs by 64 Down : MADAM
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Coliseum : ARENA
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Subject of this puzzle, born May 11, 1888 : IRVINGBERLIN
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Disconnect : DETACH
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Endured : LASTED
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Knot-tying location : ALTAR
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Fencing piece : EPEE
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"Believe It ___" : ORNOT
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Allays : EASES
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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Paragraph in the paper : ITEM
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Scottish skiing surface : SNA
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Olfactory datum : ODOR
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Mother of the Gemini : LEDA
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Donated : GIVEN
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Cell dweller : INMATE
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Morning coat? : DEW
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Declare firmly : INSIST
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Ride : NEEDLE
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Overly sentimental : DRIPPY
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Wrote a puzzle definition : CLUED
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Tittles : IOTAS
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Superlative suffixes : ESTS
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Venous fluid for Venus : ICHOR
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Venerable one : BEDE
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Gravure prefix : ROTO
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TV part : TELE
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Fixed : SET
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Singer Whitcomb : IAN
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Compass point : NNE
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Disencumbered : RID
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"___ a Lovely Day Today," 1950 song by 64 Down : ITS
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"When I Leave ___ World Behind," 1915 song by 64 Down : THE
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Half a Gabor : ZSA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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