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MUSIC LESSON

New York Times, Sunday, June 15, 1969

Author: John D. Owens
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
John D. Owens has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,246
Across Down
1. Gil ___ : BLAS
5. Stunted tree : SCRUB
10. Doze : SLEEP
15. Some radio men : HAMS
19. Hindu scale : RAGA
20. Record player: Abbr. : PHONO
21. Anathema : CURSE
22. Thanks ___ : ALOT
23. Borodin hero : IGOR
24. Beethoven Quartets Opus 59 : RASOUMOVSKY
26. Part of N. B. : BENE
27. Musical key : TONALITY
29. A kind of ear : TIN
30. Quadrangle : TETRAGON
32. Prohibits : BANS
33. Kind of pie : MINCE
35. Reddish brown : ROAN
36. Song: Ger. : GESANG
39. Following : SEQUENT
41. Decoration on metal : NIELLO
45. Imitating : APING
46. Disease germ : VIRUS
47. Breach : GAP
49. Dehydrated : DRIED
50. Reward, old style : MEED
51. Spanish cleric : PADRE
52. Noted columnist : ALSOP
54. Flying prefix : AERO
55. Plead : BEG
56. Passageway : ALLEY
57. "Turn of the Screw" composer : BRITTEN
59. ___ jour : BON
60. Evil Jewish spirit : ASMODEUS
62. Do a grammar chore : PARSE
63. Amen : SOBEIT
65. Uneven : EROSE
66. Pentateuch : TORAH
67. Passengers : FARES
68. Monks : FRIARS
70. Indian soldier : SEPOY
71. Choral works : CANTATAS
74. ___ Alamos : LOS
75. Danish composer (1865–1931) : NIELSEN
77. ___ organ : MOUTH
78. Irving character : RIP
79. French opera section : ACTE
81. Soot marks : SMUTS
82. Lowland: Scot. : CARSE
83. Sheath : CASE
84. Perfume : SCENT
86. Paleolithic, for one : ERA
87. French painter : MONET
88. Greenland base : THULE
89. U.S. composer : HARRIS
91. Composer of symphonic poems : STRAUSS
93. Rang a bell : CHIMED
94. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
96. Tidal flood : EAGRE
97. Connery : SEAN
98. Italian opera, with "La" : TRAVIATA
102. Large bird : MOA
103. One kind of partner : SPARRING
107. ___ soit . . . : HONI
108. Baroque forms of composition : TRIOSONATAS
111. College course: Abbr. : ECON
112. Greek letters : ETAS
113. U.S. emblem : EAGLE
114. Stale : TRITE
115. Bristle : SETA
116. System: Abbr. : METH
117. Taters : SPUDS
118. Misplayed : ERRED
119. Waste allowance : TRET
1. Small herring : BRIT
2. Como : LAGO
3. Greek contest : AGON
4. Spanish dance : SARABAND
5. Schumann's first symphony : SPRING
6. Talks : CHATS
7. Optimistic : ROSY
8. One: It. : UNO
9. Small shop : BOUTIQUE
10. Wall bracket : SCONCE
11. Recent Broadway hit : LUV
12. Formerly, old style : ERST
13. Glacial ridge : ESKER
14. TV place : PEYTON
15. Carmen specialty : HABANERA
16. Shake ___ : ALEG
17. Prefix for gram or lith : MONO
18. British gun : STEN
25. Without : MINUS
28. Eng. or Lat. : LANG
31. Police activity : RAID
33. Lehar's widow : MERRY
34. Title of six Bach suites : ENGLISH
36. Viola da ___ : GAMBA
37. Swords : EPEES
38. Composer of "Ozark Set" : SIEGMEISTER
39. Teams : SIDES
40. Experience : TASTE
42. Liszt opus : LIEBESTRAUM
43. Vive ___ : LEROI
44. Tooth: Prefix : ODONT
46. Worth : VALUE
48. Kitty : POT
51. South African composer : PLESSIS
52. Finery : ARRAY
53. Heavily: Music : PESANTE
56. Ornament : ADORN
57. Nobleman : BARON
58. Direction : NORTH
61. ___ pro nobis : ORA
62. Gregory et al. : POPES
64. Miss Lillie : BEA
66. Having left a will : TESTATE
67. Opera : FAUST
68. Gordon of the comics : FLASH
69. Composer of the "Dybbuk" : ROCCA
70. Legatos : SLURS
71. Centers : CORES
72. Passageway : AISLE
73. Tempo : SPEED
76. Uncle: Dialect : EME
77. Pastor's home : MANSE
80. Throw into ecstasy : ENRAVISH
82. Old French dance : COURANTE
83. Violin part : CHINREST
85. S. A. monkey : TITI
87. Myopic cartoon Mister : MAGOO
88. ___ she blows! : THAR
90. Conditions : STATES
92. Egyptian king : RAMSES
93. Stopped : CEASED
95. Subway fixture : STRAP
97. Outpouring : SPATE
98. Pronoun : THEM
99. Routine : ROTE
100. Med. course : ANAT
101. Pointed: Fr. : AIGU
103. Recipe word : STIR
104. Cooler : ICER
105. Half or quarter, for instance : NOTE
106. Pest : GNAT
109. King Cole : OLD
110. Timetable abbreviation : ARR

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