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SETTING THE TONE

New York Times, Sunday, May 28, 1972

Author:
Martin J. Wargo
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 23, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Martin J. Wargo has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,324
Across
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"___ and Variations" : THEME
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Texas river : SABINE
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___ Major : URSA
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Balakirev tone poem : THAMAR
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Composer's first effort : OPUSONE
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Lampblack : SOOT
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Enjoy to ___ : THEFULL
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Certain Chopiniana : NOCTURNESINB
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___ de basque (leaps) : SAUTS
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Indian ape : KRA
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One joining a toast : HONORER
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Krypton or neon : GAS
29
Miller and Sheridan : ANNS
30
Plunders : LOOTS
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Medit. land : SYR
33
W. W. II craft : LSTS
34
Brit. fliers : RAF
35
Tebaldi, e.g. : CANTATRICE
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Sieve, in England : TEMSE
40
Napoli's land : ITALIA
42
Sand, in Capri : RENA
43
Seasoned : SAGY
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Fireplace fodder : PINELOG
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Bygone: Sp. : PASADO
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Certain student : PREMED
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Releases : EMITS
52
British parent : PATER
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Play a sidewalk game : SKIPROPE
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Tear down: Var. : RASE
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"Eine kleine ___" : NACHTMUSIK
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Mus. voice : TEN
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Indian replies : UGHS
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"Rheingold" role : LOGE
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Aida's river : NILE
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Past, old style : THRO
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She, in Bonn : SIE
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"___ in Paris" : ANAMERICAN
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Mil. force : REGT
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"Fiddle-Faddle" man : ANDERSON
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Opera heroine : MANON
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W.W. I river : MARNE
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Tenant : LESSEE
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Decent : SEEMLY
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Not performed : UNACTED
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French river : YSER
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Melon : PEPO
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Garden shrub : SPIREA
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Desert ship : CAMEL
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Rimsky-Korsakov pupil : STRAVINSKY
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___ tree : UPA
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Fort Collins campus : CSU
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What some divas do : EMOTE
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Turkish titles : AGAS
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Cheer : RAH
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Dutch philosopher : SPINOZA
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Police org. : PBA
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Glass ovens : LEHRS
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Composer's direction : MOLTOALLEGRO
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Like memoirs of stars : GHOSTED
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Author Seton : ANYA
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Annapolis men : MIDDIES
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Respect: Fr. : ESTIME
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U. N. vote : NYET
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Examiner's object : TESTEE
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Gawk : STARE
Down
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Masterpiece, almost : THEUNFINISHEDSYMPHONY
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Knife handles : HAFTS
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Big birds : EMUS
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Bad: Prefix : MAL
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Lied subject : ERLKONIG
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Recital piece : SONATA
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G.I. address : APO
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Tome: Ger. : BUCH
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That ___ say : ISTO
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Certain word : NOUN
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"La Vie ___" : ENROSE
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Neighbor of Pol. : USSR
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Louis or Philippe : ROI
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Hand-me-downs of sorts : SONGSMYMOTHERTAUGHTME
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Box-score entries : ATBATS
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Higher ___ kite : THANA
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'iggins of "Fair Lady" : ENRY
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Ruler : TSAR
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Doer: Suffix : EER
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Church court : ROTA
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Compass point : SSE
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French composer : LALO
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Valley, in Scotland : STRATH
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French cubist : LEGER
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Tjader and others : CALS
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Adjust : RESET
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Arm ___ : INARM
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Heel's relative : CAD
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Shea accessory, for short : TARP
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French heads : TETES
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Bandman Jones : SPIKE
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Scrutiny : PERUSAL
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Conjecture : IMAGINE
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"___ in Terris" : PACEM
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Gaelic hero : OSSIAN
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Table piece : EPERGNE
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Indicated : DENOTED
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Heathens : PAGANS
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Oven : KILN
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Nanette words : NONO
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Not shy : UNCOY
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Light beam : LASER
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Copy : TRACE
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Arab prince : EMEER
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Madrid airport item : RAMPA
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Smitten : INLOVE
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Road curves : ESSES
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Dance : REEL
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Miss Garden : MARY
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I.R.S. concern: Abbr. : EPT
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Steals a scene : UPSTAGES
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U. S. missile : NIKE
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Highbrow : SNOB
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Vehicle : CAR
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"Today I ___" : AMAMAN
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Like some skies : SUNLIT
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Prevail on : IMPOSE
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Gay ___ : PAREE
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Fixed a tax base: Abbr. : ASSD
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U.S.N. rank : CPO
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China Sea gulf : SIAM
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Chief Norse gods : AESIR
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Photocopy : STAT
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Ye ___ shoppe : OLDE
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British letters : ZEDS
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Shake, in pharmacy : AGIT
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Burbot genus : LOTA
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Caustic : LYE
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Western Indian : REE
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Follower of F.D.R. : HST

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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