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MOMENT MUSICAL

New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 1967

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 700 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The title in the original is "Moment Musical," so title here is not a mistake.

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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,581
Across
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Songsters. : LARKS
6
Old oboes. : SHAWMS
12
Flapdoodle. : BOSH
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Keys for locks: Fr. : CLES
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Roman official. : EDILE
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Mexican serving. : TAMALE
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Excelled. : SHONE
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Suffer consequences. : FACETHEMUSIC
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Hawker's spiel. : SALESPITCH
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Kid: Var. : TIKE
29
Imitative. : APISH
30
Machine. : LATHE
32
Nimrod. : HUNTER
33
Time spans: Abbr. : YRS
34
Bromidic. : TRITE
35
Edgardo's love. : LUCIA
36
N. Atlantic islands. : FAROES
37
Macon's river. : SAONE
38
___ do with. : HADTO
39
Deep bins. : SILOS
40
Lozenges. : PASTILS
43
Observes. : TAKESNOTEOF
45
Assn. of mfrs. : NAM
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Be present. : ATTEND
49
Trustworthy. : TRIED
50
Campus feature. : DORM
51
Strobile. : CONE
52
Extra. : SPARE
53
Liquid containers. : VIALS
54
Hirsute. : HAIRY
56
Surplice. : COTTA
57
Night spot. : CAFE
58
Indonesian island. : BALI
59
Like a certain bird. : OWLY
60
All in. : BUSHED
61
Yellow fish. : ORF
62
Dictate policies. : CALLTHETUNE
66
Conjecture. : SURMISE
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Yellow pigments. : OCHRES
69
Con ___, in music. : AMORE
70
Plant branch. : STOLON
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Leading. : INFRONT
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U.S. islands. : FLORIDAKEYS
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Flower bed: Abbr. : GDN
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Timbres, in music. : COLORS
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Harte. : BRET
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Letter opener. : SIRS
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Of a continent: Prefix. : AFRO
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"In the hand" asset. : ABIRD
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French composer. : FAURE
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Rouse. : WAKEN
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Half pint. : SPLIT
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Widespread. : RIFE
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Bulblike stem. : CORM
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The Seven of Greece. : SAGES
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Do the right thing. : BEHAVE
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Nigerian town. : EDE
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Smart. : SHARPWITTED
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Hebrews. : LEVITES
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Mite. : ATOMY
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Let up. : ABATE
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Wined and dined. : FETED
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Art works. : MURALS
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Furnaces. : KILNS
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Norse sea god. : AEGIR
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Chalice. : CUP
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Skipjack. : BONITO
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Not current. : DATED
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French troops. : ARMEE
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"How ___ leave thee . . . " : CANI
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Acts haughtily. : PUTSONAIRS
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Contrived explanation. : SONGANDDANCE
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Willow rod. : OSIER
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Concept: Prefix. : IDEO
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Countless. : UNTOLD
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Tennis score. : ADOUT
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Smorgasbord delicacies. : EELS
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Novelist Byrne. : DONN
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Family of painters. : PEALES
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Flavored, in a way. : MINTY
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Odets's taximan. : LEFTY
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Robin of song. : ADAIR
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Straw piles. : RICKS
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Swiss artist. : KLEE
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Movie term. : SET
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Shoes. : STEPINS
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North African. : HAMITE
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Beguile. : AMUSE
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Surge. : WASH
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Date in time of William I. : MLI
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Hidden. : SECLUDED
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Stronghold. : BASTION
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Western Indian. : OMAHA
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Sun, in Di Capua song. : SOLE
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Scurry. : HIE
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Army garb. : CHINOS
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Lehmann. : LOTTE
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Noun suffixes. : ENCES
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Very: Ger. : SEHR
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On the ___ the moment. : SPUROF
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Berlioz's "___ in Italy." : HAROLD
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Israeli greeting. : SHALOM
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Parts of operas. : ACTS
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Noted French historian. : TAINE
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Keuka and Owasco. : LAKES
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Red. : FIERY
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Metric measure. : STERE
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Acclaim. : HAIL
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Ballad's usual basis. : STORY
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Cerro de ___, Peru. : PASCO
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Wall Street term. : ATPAR
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Bread. : STAFFOFLIFE
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Idiosyncrasy. : TRAIT
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French saint. : ODILE
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In ___ (in no time). : NOTHINGFLAT
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Ponies up. : ANTES
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Union general. : MEADE
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Cultivates. : TILLS
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World: Prefix. : COSMO
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Leporello to Don Giovanni. : VALET
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Beautiful maiden. : HOURI
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Having bristles. : AWNED
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Tendrils. : CURLS
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Bucolic sights. : BARNS
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Floats. : BUOYS
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Coda feature. : CHORD
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Czech coin. : HALER
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Act, in a way. : EMOTE
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Craggy hill. : TOR
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Noted violinist. : STERN
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Ten million rupees. : CRORE
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Firmament. : SKIES
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"___ for nobody . . . " : ICARE
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Bridge term. : NOBID
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No fashion plate. : FRUMP
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Quizzed. : ASKED
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Energy. : DRIVE
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High C's. : NOTES
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GOP name. : BARRY
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Insect. : APHID
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Spumes. : FOAMS
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Great name in hymnology. : WATTS
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Awry: Dial. : AGEE
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Divide. : SEVER
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Port SW of Saigon. : CHOLON
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Goes to bat (for). : STANDSUP
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Fit to ___. : BETIED
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Machine part. : STATOR
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Serves. : WAITSON
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Adjective suffix. : IBLE
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Stories. : LEGENDS
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Originates. : ARISES
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Eve. : FEMALE
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Timid one. : MOUSE
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Sanderson song. : UNTIL
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Burmese. : KAREN
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Crude tartar. : ARGOL
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Clergyman. : CANON
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Not abridged. : UNCUT
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Devotion. : PIETY
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Fraternal order. : BPOE
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Prank. : DIDO
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Architectural pier. : ANTA
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Moslem judge. : CADI
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State Dept. group. : AID
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United. : ONE
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Mare. : DAM

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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