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SUITING SOUND TO NONSENSE

New York Times, Sunday, August 23, 1981

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 512 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,611
Across
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Founder of Dogpatch : CAPP
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Nickname for Aqueduct Race Track : BIGA
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"¿Quién ___?" : SABE
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Scorch : SEAR
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Manila hemp : ABACA
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Houdini's real name : WEISS
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London's subway : TUBE
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French window : DOOR
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Shakespeare's tamed shrew : DOMESTICATE
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Norwegian river : OTRA
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Collision : IMPACT
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Actor Alan from N.Y.C. : ARKIN
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Guardians of a celestial throne : SERAPHIM
32
Cockloft : ATTIC
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Growlers : BERGS
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Sea squirt : SALPA
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Nobelist in Literature: 1909 : LAGERLOF
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Lower or resign : DEMIT
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Climbing plants : LIANAS
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Mayan or Mundane : ERA
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Drink noisily : SLURP
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English county bordering Wales : SALOP
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Staring : AGAZE
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C.I.A. operatives : AGTS
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Kind of tide : NEAP
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Philippine mahogany : NARRA
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Ariosto's patron : ESTE
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Fuliginous : SOOTY
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"Romola" character : TESSA
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Robe for Calpurnia : STOLA
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Plural endings : IES
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On the way : ENROUTE
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Pungent : TART
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Influential acquaintance : CONTACT
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Indonesian island : ALOR
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Stoneworts : ALGAE
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"___ Perpetua," Idaho motto : ESTO
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Printer's dummy : PASTEUP
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Flanders of fiction : MOLL
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Seurat's technique : STIPPLE
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Father, in Arabia : ABU
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Hide the loot : STASH
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Upholstered couches : SOFAS
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Parts of pippins : CORES
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Glove leather : NAPA
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"Slammin' Sam" : SNEAD
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Betel : SIRI
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Starts' partners : FITS
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"Angélique" composer : IBERT
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Biblical witch's home : ENDOR
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"Like ___, all tears": Hamlet : NIOBE
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Lincoln note : VEE
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___ blanches : CARTES
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Rental sign : TOLET
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Word game : ANAGRAMS
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Medicinal plant : SENNA
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Defeated narrowly, with "out" : NOSED
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Proboscis : SNOUT
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Indemnify, in law : PRESTATE
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Tonic water, e.g. : MIXER
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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Napoleon won here in 1796 : LODI
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Vaterland : GERMINATION
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Exchange membership : SEAT
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Cruising : ASEA
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Noted Cairene : SADAT
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Cuttlefish : SEPIA
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"La Douce" : IRMA
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Wide-awake : TERN
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___ nostrum : MARE
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Some roulette bets : REDS
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Vice prin. : ASST
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Moslem judge : CADI
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Mighty mite : ATOM
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Decorous reptile : PROPAGATOR
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Henry Morgan was one : PIRATE
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" . . . ___ I be best": "Henry VI, Part III" : BADTILL
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Nigerian native : IBO
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Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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Bitter : ACERB
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Roundup rider : SWINGMAN
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Org. succeeded by the N.R.C. : AEC
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Prejudice : BIAS
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Plumber's problem : STOPPAGE
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Young Burmese at home : EUTHANASIA
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Dugout : ABRI
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Quantity of paper : REAM
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Invited : ASKED
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Of certain ecological areas : SERAL
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Flags : TIRES
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Men in front of QB's : CTRS
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Ending for margin or Saturn : ALIA
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Use an analgesic : COUNTERPANE
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Lapham of literature : SILAS
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Broker's concern : LEASE
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Gaseous element : ARGON
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Manumit : FREE
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Basis for a civil suit : TORT
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Nahuatl : AZTEC
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"What thou ___, write in a book . . . " : SEEST
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Ziti, e.g. : PASTA
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Meetings of McEnroe and Borg : PROCESSIONS
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Ermine : STOAT
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Sacred song : PSALM
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Cather's "___ Lady" : ALOST
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Christmas-tides : YULES
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Rival of Sparta and Athens : ARGOS
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Huxley's "___ Hay" : ANTIC
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Ballyhoos : TOUTS
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Mythical man of brass : TALOS
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"On ___ Old Smokey" : TOPOF
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Puckish : ELFIN
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Kind of button : PANIC
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Addis ___ : ABABA
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Excellent material for furniture : SUPERSEDER
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Result of solitary sorrow : PRIVATEERS
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"___ Eat Cake," 1933 musical : LETEM
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Curves : ESSES
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Posted : SENT
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Wore : HADON
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Song for Horne : ARIA
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___ well : ARTESIAN
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Rock-forming mineral : DOLOMITE
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Where Achilles sulked : TENT
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Pitch : RESIN
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Honduran exports : BANANAS
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Analysts' concerns : EGOS
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Obstructions : SNAGS
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Tower's territory : TEXAS
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Where Peter was great : RUSSIA
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" . . . ___ of snow-white horses" : ATEAM
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Inhibit : DETER
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City map : PLAT
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Rambler : ROSE
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Wagnerian earth goddess : ERDA
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Mellow : RIPE
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Yorty and Spade : SAMS
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Photo or thermo follower : STAT
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Vandalize : MAR
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Resembling: Suffix : OID

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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