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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

TITILLATING TUNES

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1980

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 603 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,226
Across
1
Right-angle extension : ELL
4
Ready : PAT
7
___ as a ghost : ASPALE
13
Thespian : ACTOR
18
Architect I. M. : PEI
19
Soup green : OKRA
21
"___, My God, to Thee" : NEARER
22
Polynesian native : MAORI
23
Suffix with editor or janitor : IAL
24
"Chanson d'Amour" subtitle : THERADADADADASONG
27
Como hit of 1947 : CHIBABACHIBABA
29
Grenoble's river : ISERE
30
Writer Christie : AGATHA
31
"___ Time": 1921 : ANY
32
British parties : DOS
33
"___ Maria" : AVE
35
Rubberneck : STARER
38
A Siamese twin : ENG
39
Part of H.S.H. : HER
40
Not windward : ALEE
41
Roger and Madeline : KAHNS
42
Inflict : WREAK
45
Part of a table setting : SALADFORK
47
Steer's wild ancestor : URUS
48
Appearances : MIENS
49
Sills specialty : TREMOLO
50
Attorney's deg. : LLB
51
"Song of the South" song: 1946 : ZIPADEEDOODAH
54
Nessen or Ziegler : RON
57
Sire of Osiris : KEB
58
Sharpshooter : ACE
59
Blackbird : MERL
60
One-time Mrs. Sinatra : AVA
61
Call ___ day : ITA
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Song by Sayers: 1891 : TARARABOMDERE
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Gulliver, for short : LEM
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Ezra Pound work : NOH
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Tra followers : LALA
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Comedian DeLuise : DOM
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Natural resource : ORE
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Zoo favorite : GNU
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Berlin song: 1913 : SNOOKEYOOKUMS
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Pussycat's poetic partner : OWL
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Dispossess : BEREAVE
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Vincent of chillers : PRICE
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Algonquian language : CREE
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Pure : UNBLOTTED
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Trade-in candidate : CRATE
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Range between continents : URALS
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Island feast : LUAU
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Kin of tri : TER
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Emulate Daedalus : FLY
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Relieves : SPELLS
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Speedometer rdg. : MPH
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They, in Marseille : ILS
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"___ Hear a Waltz?": 1965 : DOI
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Member of the sacerdocy : PRIEST
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"Cosi fan ___" : TUTTE
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Oscar-winning song of 1964 : CHIMCHIMCHEREE
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Como hit of 1950 : BIBBIDIBOBBIDIBOO
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Fire : AXE
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Elephant of juveniles : BABAR
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"___ Kelly, I Love You": 1922 : NELLIE
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Dispatched : SENT
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Peerce : JAN
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Luce : CLARE
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Kind of fee : GREENS
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A.D.A. member's degree : DDS
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Chip's sis : AMY
Down
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"Beowulf," e.g. : EPIC
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Laban's daughter : LEAH
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"Hi-___, Hi-Lo": 1953 : LILI
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Broths : POTAGES
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Greatest Mogul emperor of India: Var. : AKHBAR
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Minister to : TREAT
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"The Breeze ___": 1940 : ANDI
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Shore or dune : SEABANK
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Sumatran seaport : PADANG
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Berlin song: 1915 : ARABY
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Mother of the Gemini : LEDA
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The Big Band ___ : ERA
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Pile up : AMASS
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Word in Gardner titles : CASE
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An "Irish Lullaby": 1914 : TOORALOORALOORAL
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"It's Now ___": 1960 : ORNEVER
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Tractor-trailer : RIG
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St. Louis sight : ARCH
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"I caught you!" : AHA
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Miniature scene : DIORAMA
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Heifers' habitats : BARNS
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Took out : DELED
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"A mouse!" : EEK
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Sneak's activity : SKULKING
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Officer under Cornwallis : TARLETON
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"Dig You Later" subtitle: 1945 : AHUBBAHUBBAHUBBA
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Naturalness : EASE
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Arlen or 67 Down : HAROLD
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C.I.O.'s complement : AFL
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Car attachment : WIPER
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U.S. cartoonist : REA
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Denouement : END
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Williwaw : STORM
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First note: Var. : DOH
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Glistening mineral : MICA
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"Iz ___ so!" : ZAT
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Surround : EMBAY
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___ volente : DEO
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More than satisfactorily : OVERWELL
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Unknown : NAMELESS
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"Everybody Loves ___": 1958 : ALOVER
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Smoothed sand traps : RAKED
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Stout : ALE
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Draw out : EDUCE
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"Fanny" songwriter: 1954 : ROME
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Rheine's river : EMS
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Full-house sign : SRO
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In a pique : NETTLED
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Warren or Joyce Carol : OATES
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Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
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Plural of os : ORA
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Little fox : KIT
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Chosen, in Cannes : ELU
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Where the Minotaur menaced : CRETE
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Kind of vows : NUPTIAL
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Welcome words to a hitchhiker : CLIMBIN
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Outcomes : UPSHOTS
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Human frailty : FOIBLE
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Kind of base or fiddle : SECOND
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" . . . long before ___": Brooke : ITIRE
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Ferocious dog of India : DHOLE
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Prof. probably : PHD
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Journalist Jacob : RIIS
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Plant deeply : IMBED
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Aspen transport : TBAR
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Betty Ford is one : CBER
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Companies, in Caen : CIES
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Delhi noble : RAJA
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Midterm or final : EXAM
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"___ Meeny Miney Mo": 1935 : EENY
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U.K. network : BBC
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Gerund ending : ING

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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