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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

MUSICAL ASSOCIATION GAME

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1992

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 605 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,538
Across
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Hodgepodge : HASH
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Plods through clods : SLOGS
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École event : LECON
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Unit of illumination : PHOT
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Choir voices : ALTI
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Holy Ark's contents : TORAH
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Principle of good conduct : ETHIC
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Newspaper section, for short : ROTO
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Farewell to a tot on the first day of school : BYEBYEBABY
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Sweetheart's needless question : DOILOVEYOU
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Venerated : ESTEEMED
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Sidetrack : SHUNT
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In honor of : AFTER
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Butts : RAMS
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Calls a halt : STOPS
33
Norwegian river : OTRA
35
Inflammation of tonsils : QUINSY
38
Frangipani, e.g. : SCENT
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Popular board game : SCRABBLE
43
Not qualified : UNFIT
44
Hood's decision re a payoff : WHEREORWHEN
46
Car makers' gp. : UAW
47
Virginia willow : ITEA
48
Climb : SHIN
49
Gaels' republic : EIRE
50
Eye sore : STYE
51
___ grass (meadow barley) : RIE
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Statement from Liberace : ILOVEAPIANO
56
Director Clair et al. : RENES
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Underwater plant : EELGRASS
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Framework : CADRE
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Jourdan role in "The Swan" : TUTOR
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Established as true : PROVE
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Glazed fabrics : CIRES
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C3PO in "Star Wars" : ROBOT
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Old, withered woman : CRONE
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"___ the Beasts and Children," Kramer film of 1972 : BLESS
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Gave the cold shoulder : REBUFFED
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Gumlike : CHEWY
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Flattery for the boss : YOURETHETOP
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Granada cheer : OLE
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Barabaras : HUTS
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Actor Moses ___ of "Roots" : GUNN
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Where Reykjavik is: Abbr. : ICEL
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Narrow fillet : ORLE
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Banking abbr. : INT
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Muti's opinion of skat : CRAZYRHYTHM
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Fortified : ARMED
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Indirect sunlight : SKYSHINE
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"___ up, wear it out" (New England maxim) : USEIT
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City on the Somme : AMIENS
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Port in Libya : HOMS
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Of the bees : APIAN
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Crow : BRAG
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George Peppard's TV group : ATEAM
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Close to, in poesy : ANEAR
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Victoria, e.g. : CARRIAGE
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Dream of every gold digger : BIGSPENDER
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Eloper's secret : NOONEKNOWS
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Between quod and faciendum : ERAT
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Depended (upon) : LEANT
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Icelandic literary works : EDDAS
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Old-time dill : ANET
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Lady of Lisbon : DONA
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Dix and Lee : FORTS
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Distributed : DEALT
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Actress Olin : LENA
Down
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"The Poisoned Stream" author: 1969 : HABE
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Khan's namesakes : ALYS
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Nullify a correction : STET
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Latin name for a British isle : HIBERNIA
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Abounding in stalks : STEMMY
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Cam-wheel projections : LOBES
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Chew the fat : GAB
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Ambulance-chaser, e.g. : SHYSTER
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Prepared the way for : LEDUPTO
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Certain collars : ETONS
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Signed voucher : CHIT
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Source of the Ewing fortune : OIL
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Sarge : NCO
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Type of house : PREFAB
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Singer-guitarist Axton : HOYT
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Member of a Siouan tribe : OTOE
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What a cicerone conducts : TOUR
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Product used in baking : YEAST
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Monitor lizard : VARAN
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Sharpen : HONE
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Mielziner design : SCENE
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Pale yellow: Comb. form : OCHRO
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Dryad's home : TREE
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Quantity of paper : QUIRE
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Loosen : UNTIE
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Woman's post-plastic surgery song : IFEELPRETTY
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Knives: Slang : SHIVS
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Peccaries : SWINE
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Dieter's song while looking at a sweets table : BUTNOTFORME
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Stratum : LAYER
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Farm animals : EWES
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"___ Life Is It Anyway?": Dreyfuss movie : WHOSE
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Fosters : REARS
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Kind of driver : SLAVE
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"Where men go at ___ day": Wharton : SETOF
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Wit of a sort : IRONY
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Quaker gray : ACIER
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Do Latin homework : PARSE
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That is, to Tacitus : IDEST
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Recall, in London : RUBUP
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Sprouts : GROWS
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River rising in the Urals : TOBOL
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"___ Brown," Jennifer Jones film : CLUNY
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Desert shrub : RETEM
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Slab : CHUNK
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Buddhist monk : BONZE
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Right, in Rostock : RECHT
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Terry or Drew : ELLEN
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Gary Cooper role : DEEDS
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Greek letters : CHIS
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Chinese councils : YUANS
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Polo play : HITIN
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Like the Reaper : GRIM
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Fresh and unusual : ORIGINAL
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Chew : CHOMP
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Brooke and Hughes : RUPERTS
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First Dynasty in Chinese history : HSIA
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Ached : YEARNED
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"And the Lord set ___ upon Cain . . . ": Gen. 4:15 : AMARK
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Mountain peak in Calif. : SHASTA
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Nab : ARREST
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Concerning : ANENT
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Very commonplace : BANAL
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Not arisen : ABED
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Cicero's famous scribe : TIRO
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Richard of the screen : EGAN
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The month following Shebat : ADAR
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Closing passage in music : CODA
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First-rate : AONE
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Verdon of "Sweet Charity" : GWEN
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"¿Cómo ___?" : ESTA
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Ouph : ELF
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Modernist : NEO
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Epinicion : ODE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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