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SOUND EFFECTS

New York Times, Sunday, May 22, 1983

Author:
Derrick C. Niederman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 585 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,248
Across
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Voracious S.A. fish : CARIBE
7
Fellows : CHAPS
12
Tortures : WRACKS
18
He has pressing problems : IRONER
19
Byron lass : LEILA
20
Columbo's garb : RAINCOAT
22
Napoleon at St. Helena? : ONEMANBANNED
24
Protective covering : ARMATURE
25
Jacob's brother : ESAU
26
Utah's ___ Mountains : UINTA
27
Willie of boxing fame : PEP
28
Born : NEE
29
Puget Sound port : TACOMA
31
With 98 Down, 1974 Wimbledon winner : CHRIS
34
Colliery roof : ASTEL
36
Regal : QUEENLY
39
Preseason? : AHEADOFTHYME
41
Coffee container : URN
42
Director Jules : DASSIN
45
Keelbill : ANI
46
Marine hazard : REEF
47
Faulkner's "___ Dying" : ASILAY
49
Nero's lang. : LAT
50
Shows compassion : PITIES
52
Fitting : APT
55
Worship : ADORE
56
H.R.E. ruler: 962–73 : OTHO
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Wall Street org. : NYSE
59
Bedouin, e.g. : ARAB
60
Yell : CRY
61
Wheel stoppers : TRIGS
63
Like Venus de Milo : ARMLESS
65
Forbidden : TABOO
68
100% pure beef? : WHOLLYCOW
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Columnist Stewart : ALSOP
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One who scatters things : STREWER
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Tanglewood locale : LENOX
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Expert : PRO
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Devoid of interest : ARID
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Blackstone's subjects : LAWS
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"Babaoua" author : DALI
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Light-greenish colors : AQUAS
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Disencumber : RID
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Greek beginnings : ALPHAS
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Pea dwelling : POD
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A spice : NUTMEG
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Canter's cousin : LOPE
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Equal: Comb. form : ISO
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Prompt a blessing : SNEEZE
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"Ten thousand saw ___ a glance": Wordsworth : IAT
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I.L.A. influence? : PIERPRESSURE
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"Gosh!" : JEEPERS
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Little sketch of a sort : INSET
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Auto-engine category : VTYPE
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Bob, for one : HAIRDO
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A Udall : STU
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___ Air, Md. : BEL
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Evil spirit : FIEND
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Lett's neighbor : ESTH
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Sassoon job : COIFFURE
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Korean fish dish? : FILETOFSEOUL
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Competitors : ENTRANTS
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Slur over : ELIDE
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Stand-in : DOUBLE
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"___ is believing" : SEEING
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Dr. J's alma mater : UMASS
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"I have ___": King : ADREAM
Down
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A.F.L. partner : CIO
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Homophone for rose : ROES
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Prisoner : INMATE
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Indian swain on the hunt? : BEAUANDARROW
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Suffix with east or west : ERN
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Prospector's deed : CLAIM
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Reddish dye : HENNA
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Start of a B'way title: 1978 : AINT
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Braid : PLEACH
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Woebegone : SAD
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Twerp's cousin : WIMP
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Genetic initials : RNA
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Pretend : ACT
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Local taxes? : COUNTYFARES
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Hoopster who was once Lew : KAREEM
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Henry ___ Commager : STEELE
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Swiftness : RAPIDITY
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"You ___ Lovely . . . ": Rodgers-Hart song : ARESO
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Channel markers in harbors : BUOYS
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Like some earth : CLAYEY
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Jalopy : HEAP
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Arrested : RANIN
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Philippine tree : ATES
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Pronoun for a doe : SHE
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Sine ___ non : QUA
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Major or Minor : URSA
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Okla. city : ENID
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Busy mound : ANTHILL
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D.C. art gallery : FREER
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Tree-dwelling animal : SLOTH
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Physician: Comb. form : IATRO
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Caused to go crazy : LOCOED
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" . . . ere ___ Elba" : ISAW
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Recipe meas. : TBSP
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Flirted with : OGLED
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With maximum effort : ALLOUT
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Neurons' point of contact : SYNAPSE
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Turf-roofed shelter? : MARQUEEDESOD
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Whence the reins came? : BRIDLESUITE
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Shawl : WRAP
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Sentence divider : COLON
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Iron ___ : OXIDE
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Viking great Carl ___ : ELLER
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Armored, German style : PANZER
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Train warnings : WHISTLES
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Fresh : SASSY
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French girlfriend : AMIE
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Scorch : SEAR
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Mtg. with a doctor : APPT
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Thick fog : SOUP
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Shipping wts. : GTS
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Bauxite, e.g. : ORE
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Mexican communal farmland : EJIDO
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Fishy sign : PISCES
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Chant : INTONE
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See 31 Across : EVERT
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Shoot over : REFILM
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Affected person : POSEUR
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Obeys : HEEDS
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Starts playing poker : ANTES
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Cask stopper : BUNG
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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What "être" means : TOBE
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Type of hoop or skirt : HULA
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Pt. of T.G.I.F. : FRI
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Strike out : FAN
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Fire, in France : FEU
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Agcy. watching provender and pills : FDA
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Moon-vehicle unit : LEM

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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