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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
1. Songsters. : LARKS
6. Old oboes. : SHAWMS
12. Flapdoodle. : BOSH
16. Keys for locks: Fr. : CLES
20. Roman official. : EDILE
21. Mexican serving. : TAMALE
22. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
23. Excelled. : SHONE
24. Suffer consequences. : FACETHEMUSIC
26. Hawker's spiel. : SALESPITCH
28. 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
48. 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
67. Yellow pigments. : OCHRES
69. Con ___, in music. : AMORE
70. Plant branch. : STOLON
71. Leading. : INFRONT
73. U.S. islands. : FLORIDAKEYS
75. Flower bed: Abbr. : GDN
78. Timbres, in music. : COLORS
79. Harte. : BRET
80. Letter opener. : SIRS
81. Of a continent: Prefix. : AFRO
82. "In the hand" asset. : ABIRD
83. French composer. : FAURE
84. Rouse. : WAKEN
86. Half pint. : SPLIT
87. Widespread. : RIFE
88. Bulblike stem. : CORM
89. The Seven of Greece. : SAGES
90. Do the right thing. : BEHAVE
91. Nigerian town. : EDE
92. Smart. : SHARPWITTED
95. Hebrews. : LEVITES
96. Mite. : ATOMY
97. Let up. : ABATE
98. Wined and dined. : FETED
99. Art works. : MURALS
101. Furnaces. : KILNS
102. Norse sea god. : AEGIR
103. Chalice. : CUP
106. Skipjack. : BONITO
107. Not current. : DATED
108. French troops. : ARMEE
109. "How ___ leave thee . . . " : CANI
110. Acts haughtily. : PUTSONAIRS
112. Contrived explanation. : SONGANDDANCE
115. Willow rod. : OSIER
116. Concept: Prefix. : IDEO
117. Countless. : UNTOLD
118. Tennis score. : ADOUT
119. Smorgasbord delicacies. : EELS
120. Novelist Byrne. : DONN
121. Family of painters. : PEALES
122. Flavored, in a way. : MINTY
Down
1. Odets's taximan. : LEFTY
2. Robin of song. : ADAIR
3. Straw piles. : RICKS
4. Swiss artist. : KLEE
5. Movie term. : SET
6. Shoes. : STEPINS
7. North African. : HAMITE
8. Beguile. : AMUSE
9. Surge. : WASH
10. Date in time of William I. : MLI
11. Hidden. : SECLUDED
12. Stronghold. : BASTION
13. Western Indian. : OMAHA
14. Sun, in Di Capua song. : SOLE
15. Scurry. : HIE
16. Army garb. : CHINOS
17. Lehmann. : LOTTE
18. Noun suffixes. : ENCES
19. Very: Ger. : SEHR
23. On the ___ the moment. : SPUROF
25. Berlioz's "___ in Italy." : HAROLD
27. Israeli greeting. : SHALOM
31. Parts of operas. : ACTS
34. Noted French historian. : TAINE
35. Keuka and Owasco. : LAKES
36. Red. : FIERY
37. Metric measure. : STERE
38. Acclaim. : HAIL
39. Ballad's usual basis. : STORY
40. Cerro de ___, Peru. : PASCO
41. Wall Street term. : ATPAR
42. Bread. : STAFFOFLIFE
43. Idiosyncrasy. : TRAIT
44. French saint. : ODILE
45. In ___ (in no time). : NOTHINGFLAT
46. Ponies up. : ANTES
47. Union general. : MEADE
49. Cultivates. : TILLS
51. World: Prefix. : COSMO
53. Leporello to Don Giovanni. : VALET
54. Beautiful maiden. : HOURI
55. Having bristles. : AWNED
56. Tendrils. : CURLS
58. Bucolic sights. : BARNS
60. Floats. : BUOYS
62. Coda feature. : CHORD
63. Czech coin. : HALER
64. Act, in a way. : EMOTE
65. Craggy hill. : TOR
66. Noted violinist. : STERN
68. Ten million rupees. : CRORE
70. Firmament. : SKIES
71. "___ for nobody . . . " : ICARE
72. Bridge term. : NOBID
73. No fashion plate. : FRUMP
74. Quizzed. : ASKED
76. Energy. : DRIVE
77. High C's. : NOTES
79. GOP name. : BARRY
81. Insect. : APHID
83. Spumes. : FOAMS
84. Great name in hymnology. : WATTS
85. Awry: Dial. : AGEE
86. Divide. : SEVER
88. Port SW of Saigon. : CHOLON
89. Goes to bat (for). : STANDSUP
90. Fit to ___. : BETIED
92. Machine part. : STATOR
93. Serves. : WAITSON
94. Adjective suffix. : IBLE
95. Stories. : LEGENDS
96. Originates. : ARISES
98. Eve. : FEMALE
99. Timid one. : MOUSE
100. Sanderson song. : UNTIL
101. Burmese. : KAREN
102. Crude tartar. : ARGOL
103. Clergyman. : CANON
104. Not abridged. : UNCUT
105. Devotion. : PIETY
106. Fraternal order. : BPOE
107. Prank. : DIDO
108. Architectural pier. : ANTA
109. Moslem judge. : CADI
111. State Dept. group. : AID
113. United. : ONE
114. 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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