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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
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Time of plenty. : FEAST
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Country on the Adriatic. : ALBANIA
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Great name in Salzburg. : MOZART
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Language. : TONGUE
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Characters in "Billy Budd." : SAILORS
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Mangle. : IRONER
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Inner secrets. : ARCANA
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Fiddles like a hillbilly. : SCRAPES
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Bemire. : DAGGLE
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Operatic prince. : IGOR
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Mineral that chips or flakes. : SPAR
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Declination. : REFUSAL
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Author Tom. : LEA
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Conducted. : LED
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Complete musical statement. : PERIOD
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Coffee vessels. : URNS
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Sunder. : REND
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Girl of notes. : STENO
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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Disappear. : FLEE
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Termites, for example. : PESTS
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Ghost-pale. : ASHY
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Italian evening. : SERA
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Item owed. : DEBIT
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Cunning. : ASTUTE
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Good condition. : REPAIR
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Light swords. : RAPIERS
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First tier of boxes in the Met. : PARTERRE
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Hillside rubble. : SCREE
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Poor quality. : RETREE
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For. : PRO
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Crosses. : ROODS
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Fell down (with "over"). : KEELED
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Feature of Sullivan's tunes. : LILT
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Fragrances. : ODORS
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Cio-Cio-San. : BUTTERFLY
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Convene again. : RESIT
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Seep: Scot. : SIPE
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Paint again. : RECOAT
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Colander. : SIEVE
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Einstein's concern. : ENERGY
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___ days. : EMBER
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Adjective for 13 Across. : CREATIVE
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Roles in "Porgy and Bess" troupes. : SERENAS
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Have the will or wish. : PLEASE
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Delicatessen machine. : SLICER
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Historic city of Lorraine. : NANCY
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Osprey. : ERNE
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Commotion. : STIR
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Original source of Lucia di Lammermoor. : SCOTT
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Spoils. : ROTS
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Frenzied, Eastern style. : AMOK
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Naught and nought. : ZEROS
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Conductor's signals with baton. : TAPS
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"I ___ little nut tree . . . " : HADA
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Figure of speech. : SIMILE
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Outside: Comb. form. : ECT
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Songwriter Burrows. : ABE
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Prancer. : CAPERER
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Captain ___. : NEMO
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Deeds: Lat. : ACTA
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Animus. : RANCOR
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Sideways. : LATERAL
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French poet. : VALERY
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Cling to. : CLEAVE
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Obligation. : ERASURE
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Combining forms in chemistry. : AMINOS
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What the minstrel boy did. : HARPED
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Most reckless. : RASHEST
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Passage played by all performers. : TUTTI
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Last word of Kipling's "Recessional." : FORGET
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Put into cipher. : ENCODE
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Seaweed substance. : AGAR
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A day: Poet. : SUN
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Annoy. : TEASE
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Attack. : ASSAIL
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Ball game, with rackets. : LACROSSE
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___ es Saba: Beersheba. : BIR
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Wing-shaped. : ALAR
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Illiterate negative. : NOPE
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Angry. : IREFUL
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Confident. : ASSURED
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His fate was golden. : MIDAS
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Exiled King of 6 Across. : ZOG
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Fishes. : ANGLES
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Soften. : RELENT
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Tire faces. : TREADS
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Complement for a white tie. : TAILS
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Victim. : PREY
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No smile of joy. : SNEER
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Artistic ads. : POSTERS
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Profundities. : DEEPS
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Change the name. : RETITLE
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Of the sea or ships: Abbr. : NAUT
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More beautiful. : FAIRER
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Hamelin sound effect. : PIPE
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Usually the tenor role. : HERO
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Criminal. : RACKETEER
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His plays made many operas. : BARD
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Places near. : APPOSES
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Canapé item. : SARDINE
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Cavalryman. : TROOPER
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Subdue. : REDUCE
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Feature of 59 Down. : REEFS
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Given to disputation. : ERISTIC
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To spell. : RELIEVE
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Pioneer. : SETTLER
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Costume. : ROBE
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The Lagoon Islands. : ELLICE
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Noisy jazz dance. : STOMP
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Gazer at. : EYER
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Sublets. : RERENTS
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Arrangements of figures. : TABLES
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Grasp. : REALIZE
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American financier. : RYAN
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Tattersall garment. : VEST
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Small insect. : GNAT
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Hindu princes. : RANAS
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Weary. : TIRE
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Old auto parts. : SCRAP
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Advanced courses. : SEMINARS
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Tirolean singer. : YODELER
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Glide. : SKIM
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Washday item. : STARCH
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Thorton Wilder novel, with "The." : CABALA
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First of the season. : OPENER
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"___ Boom Der-e." : TARARA
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Egg dish. : OMELET
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Modern. : RECENT
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Tax official in France. : OCTROI
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Pauses. : STAYS
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Ran swiftly. : HARED
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Historic name in Scotland. : LOVAT
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Small bay. : COVE
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Hebrew R. : RESH
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Got down. : ALIT
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Bonnet. : CAP
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Herb of regret. : RUE
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___ Darya, the Oxus river. : AMU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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