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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

MUSICAL ADAPTATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, July 7, 1985

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,025
Across
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Swagger : SWASH
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Calendar abbr. : SEPT
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Gridiron gear : PADS
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State forcefully : ASSERT
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Usher's beat : AISLE
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Hosiery fabric : LISLE
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Entice : LURE
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Elementary textbook : READER
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Iron alloy : STEEL
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Salts or Downs preceder : EPSOM
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Berlin's "He's ___ Picker" : ARAG
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Air : MELODY
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Theme from "Candida"? : SHAWMETHEWAYTOGOHOME
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Hands-up time : NOON
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Other, in Oviedo : OTRO
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Olive product : OIL
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TV spots : ADS
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Bus. degree : MBA
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Theme from "Bus Stop"? : JUNEINGEANUARY
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Actor Marvin : LEE
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Awkward person : GALLOOT
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Inlet : RIA
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Evangeline's Grand ___ : PRE
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Singer Lane : ABBE
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Forte : LOUDLY
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Graven image : IDOL
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Pub missile : DART
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Recess : BREAK
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Companion of Artemis : OREAD
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Shortly : ANON
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End: Prefix : TELEO
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Reproductive cell : GAMETE
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Kinsman : SIB
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Theme from "Playboy of the Western World"? : SYNGEYOUSINNERS
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Sun. talk : SER
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Autocrat : TSAR
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A grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Release from confinement : UNPEN
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Dawdles : LOITERS
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Reddish brown : RUSSET
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Stout holder : STEIN
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Dog star : LASSIE
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Taiwan, once : FORMOSA
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Large fishhooks : GAFFS
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Clan : GENS
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Places in opposition : PITS
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Italian diminutive suffix : INI
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Theme from "Lady Windermere's Fan"? : WILDEBLUEYONDER
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Jock's negative : NAE
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Close-fitting jacket : REEFER
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Matriculate : ENROL
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Regretful Miss : OTIS
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Point of view : ANGLE
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Surrey district : ESHER
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Hammer part : CLAW
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Vivacity : ELAN
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Did as told : OBEYED
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Chow follower : MEIN
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Word with dance or hold : TOE
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Wapiti : ELK
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Menlo Park family : EDISONS
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The works : ALL
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Theme from "Under Milk Wood"? : THOMASONMYSIDE
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"For shame!" : TUT
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Letters for a fall Sunday : NFL
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Female lobster : HEN
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"And ___ bed" : SOTO
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Monogram unit: Abbr. : INIT
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Theme from "Once in a Lifetime"? : MYHARTBELONGSTODADDY
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Ultimately : INTIME
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Pied pony : PINTO
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Signorina's love : AMORE
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Birthplace of Virgil : MANTUA
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Shadow : TAIL
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Close, to Coleridge : ANEAR
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Last : FINAL
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Vouch for : ATTEST
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Kind of clarinet : ALTO
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Munich mister : HERR
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Vagabond : TRAMP
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In the company of : WITH
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Out of port : ASEA
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Ruck : SLEW
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Tiller : HELM
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Tube for transferring liquid : SIPHON
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Early ascetic : ESSENE
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Get rid of snow : PLOW
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Musical subject : TEMA
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Neb. river : PLATTE
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The dawn : AURORA
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Puff of songdom : DRAGON
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State flower of Utah : SEGO
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Ornate cabinet : ARMOIRE
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Decorous : SEEMLY
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Vendition : SALE
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Tokyo, formerly : EDO
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Rubescent : RED
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Examine judicially : TRY
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Emit : LETOUT
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Benefit from : ENJOY
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System of exercises : YOGA
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Kind of frost : HOAR
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Theme from "The Zoo Story"? : ALBEESEEINGYOU
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Candidate, at times : DEBATER
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Inquirers : SEEKERS
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N.Z. natives : MAORIS
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Theme from "Peter Pan"? : BLUEBARRIEHILL
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Hawkeye portrayer : ALDA
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Subtle sarcasm : IRONY
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Nothing : NIL
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Author Sinclair : UPTON
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Glazed ware : GLOST
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Part of R.E.O. : OLDS
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Weapon : ARM
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Bar of metal : INGOT
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Carries out : DOES
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Regard as contemptible : DESPISE
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Saucer creature : ALIEN
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German W.W. I novelist : RENN
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Foundation : BASIS
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Strengthen and temper : ANNEAL
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Melodious : TUNEFUL
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___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
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Private's reply : YESSIR
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Efflux : OUTFLOW
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Klipspringers' kin : ELANDS
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Pirate's drink : RUM
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Pourboire : TIP
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Johnny Appleseed, e.g. : SOWER
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Native Israeli : SABRA
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He replaced Kerensky : LENIN
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He goes to blazes : FIREMAN
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Reflexive pronoun : ONESELF
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Ike in W.W. II : GENL
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"I've ___ Secret" : GOTA
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Scout's quest : TALENT
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Tennis rankings : SEEDS
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X : DECEM
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Vitelline : YOLKY
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Nobelist in Physics: 1944 : RABI
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Marsh : FEN
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Hatching post : NEST
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Slippery tree : ELM
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"___ Billy Joe" : ODETO
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"If you can't stand ___ . . . " : THEHEAT
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An O'Neill : OONA
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Masthead listing : EDITOR
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Gland of uncertain function : THYMUS
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Stellar : ASTRAL
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Amen : SOBEIT
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Verdi opera : OTELLO
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Hancock or Franklin : SIGNER
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Spangle : INSTAR
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Tiny arachnid : MITE
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Church court : ROTA
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Thrice three : NINE
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Goofy : DAFT
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Mideast prince : AMIR
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Lady of Spain : DONA
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Sixty grains : DRAM
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Shrill cry : YELP
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"___ little teapot . . . " : IMA
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A Turner : NAT
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Shell filling : TNT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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