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WORDS AND MUSIC

New York Times, Sunday, July 1, 1956

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,560
Across Down
1. Time of plenty. : FEAST
6. Country on the Adriatic. : ALBANIA
13. Great name in Salzburg. : MOZART
19. Language. : TONGUE
20. Characters in "Billy Budd." : SAILORS
21. Mangle. : IRONER
22. Inner secrets. : ARCANA
23. Fiddles like a hillbilly. : SCRAPES
24. Bemire. : DAGGLE
25. Operatic prince. : IGOR
26. Mineral that chips or flakes. : SPAR
28. Declination. : REFUSAL
30. Author Tom. : LEA
31. Conducted. : LED
32. Complete musical statement. : PERIOD
34. Coffee vessels. : URNS
35. Sunder. : REND
36. Girl of notes. : STENO
38. Otherwise. : ELSE
39. Disappear. : FLEE
40. Termites, for example. : PESTS
41. Ghost-pale. : ASHY
43. Italian evening. : SERA
45. Item owed. : DEBIT
47. Cunning. : ASTUTE
50. Good condition. : REPAIR
52. Light swords. : RAPIERS
56. First tier of boxes in the Met. : PARTERRE
58. Hillside rubble. : SCREE
60. Poor quality. : RETREE
61. For. : PRO
62. Crosses. : ROODS
64. Fell down (with "over"). : KEELED
66. Feature of Sullivan's tunes. : LILT
67. Fragrances. : ODORS
69. Cio-Cio-San. : BUTTERFLY
71. Convene again. : RESIT
72. Seep: Scot. : SIPE
73. Paint again. : RECOAT
74. Colander. : SIEVE
76. ___ Aviv. : TEL
77. Einstein's concern. : ENERGY
79. ___ days. : EMBER
81. Adjective for 13 Across. : CREATIVE
83. Roles in "Porgy and Bess" troupes. : SERENAS
85. Have the will or wish. : PLEASE
87. Delicatessen machine. : SLICER
88. Historic city of Lorraine. : NANCY
90. Osprey. : ERNE
91. Commotion. : STIR
92. Original source of Lucia di Lammermoor. : SCOTT
95. Spoils. : ROTS
97. Frenzied, Eastern style. : AMOK
99. Naught and nought. : ZEROS
103. Conductor's signals with baton. : TAPS
104. "I ___ little nut tree . . . " : HADA
105. Figure of speech. : SIMILE
107. Outside: Comb. form. : ECT
108. Songwriter Burrows. : ABE
109. Prancer. : CAPERER
112. Captain ___. : NEMO
113. Deeds: Lat. : ACTA
114. Animus. : RANCOR
116. Sideways. : LATERAL
118. French poet. : VALERY
120. Cling to. : CLEAVE
121. Obligation. : ERASURE
122. Combining forms in chemistry. : AMINOS
123. What the minstrel boy did. : HARPED
124. Most reckless. : RASHEST
125. Passage played by all performers. : TUTTI
1. Last word of Kipling's "Recessional." : FORGET
2. Put into cipher. : ENCODE
3. Seaweed substance. : AGAR
4. A day: Poet. : SUN
5. Annoy. : TEASE
6. Attack. : ASSAIL
7. Ball game, with rackets. : LACROSSE
8. ___ es Saba: Beersheba. : BIR
9. Wing-shaped. : ALAR
10. Illiterate negative. : NOPE
11. Angry. : IREFUL
12. Confident. : ASSURED
13. His fate was golden. : MIDAS
14. Spoken. : ORAL
15. Exiled King of 6 Across. : ZOG
16. Fishes. : ANGLES
17. Soften. : RELENT
18. Tire faces. : TREADS
19. Complement for a white tie. : TAILS
27. Victim. : PREY
29. No smile of joy. : SNEER
32. Artistic ads. : POSTERS
33. Profundities. : DEEPS
35. Change the name. : RETITLE
37. Of the sea or ships: Abbr. : NAUT
39. More beautiful. : FAIRER
40. Hamelin sound effect. : PIPE
42. Usually the tenor role. : HERO
44. Criminal. : RACKETEER
46. His plays made many operas. : BARD
47. Places near. : APPOSES
48. Canapé item. : SARDINE
49. Cavalryman. : TROOPER
50. Subdue. : REDUCE
51. Feature of 59 Down. : REEFS
53. Given to disputation. : ERISTIC
54. To spell. : RELIEVE
55. Pioneer. : SETTLER
57. Costume. : ROBE
59. The Lagoon Islands. : ELLICE
63. Noisy jazz dance. : STOMP
65. Gazer at. : EYER
68. Sublets. : RERENTS
70. Arrangements of figures. : TABLES
71. Grasp. : REALIZE
73. American financier. : RYAN
75. Tattersall garment. : VEST
78. Small insect. : GNAT
80. Hindu princes. : RANAS
82. Weary. : TIRE
84. Old auto parts. : SCRAP
86. Advanced courses. : SEMINARS
89. Tirolean singer. : YODELER
91. Glide. : SKIM
92. Washday item. : STARCH
93. Thorton Wilder novel, with "The." : CABALA
94. First of the season. : OPENER
96. "___ Boom Der-e." : TARARA
98. Egg dish. : OMELET
100. Modern. : RECENT
101. Tax official in France. : OCTROI
102. Pauses. : STAYS
104. Ran swiftly. : HARED
106. Historic name in Scotland. : LOVAT
109. Small bay. : COVE
110. Greek letters. : ETAS
111. Hebrew R. : RESH
113. Got down. : ALIT
115. Bonnet. : CAP
117. Herb of regret. : RUE
119. ___ Darya, the Oxus river. : AMU

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