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TUNING UP

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 1962

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 686 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,811
Across
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Illustration. : SAMPLE
7
Warms up. : THAWS
12
Stowe character. : TOPSY
17
Extra at a dance. : STAG
21
"The ___ o' the Green." : WEARIN
22
American poet. : RILEY
23
Theme of "South Pacific" song. : ADAME
24
Indian. : ERIE
25
Old-time herald of Spring. : ORGANGRINDER
27
Riddles. : CONUNDRUMS
29
Spit of land. : POINT
30
Cousin of a daisy. : ASTER
31
Wounded. : STUNG
32
Ant. : EMMET
33
Certain courts: Abbr. : CCS
34
Intimate. : NEAR
35
Cathedral feature. : SPIRE
36
Defendant in 1925 trial. : SCOPES
37
Umpire's call. : SAFE
39
Business abbreviation. : ACCT
40
Dress goods. : WOOLS
41
Excel. : SHINE
42
Yes. : ALLRIGHT
44
Boat. : CANOE
45
Oriental temple. : TAA
46
Article. : THE
49
More, in music. : PIU
50
Modern: Prefix. : NEO
51
Hold sway. : REIGN
52
Next to the summit. : HIGHLEVEL
55
Series of notes. : OCTAVE
57
___ Delgada. : PONTA
58
Shade. : TONE
59
Spanish city. : AVILA
60
Bailiff. : REEVE
61
___ virumque cano. : ARMA
62
Of the nostrils: Anat. : NARIC
64
Musical instrument. : SPINET
65
Menu item. : ENTREE
67
Spanish port. : ADRA
68
Line for marble shooters. : TAW
70
Smooth, in phonetics. : LENE
71
Tip. : NEB
74
Broadway hit. : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
78
Downcast. : SAD
79
Court cry. : OYES
81
Feminine suffix. : ESS
82
Chew. : GNAW
83
State. : OREGON
85
"___ in F." : MELODY
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Where La Scala is. : MILAN
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Tar: Sp. : BREA
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Sound of doubt. : HUMPH
94
Fran's friend. : OLLIE
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Color. : NAVY
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Goddess of vegetation. : CERES
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Suckfish. : REMORA
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Dining hall. : REFECTORY
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Whale: Lat. : CETUS
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Cony. : FUR
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Sine qua ___. : NON
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World War II theatre. : ETO
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Seoul soldier. : ROK
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Constant objector. : NOMAN
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Picked. : SELECTED
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Plunder. : RAVIN
112
Maxim. : MORAL
113
Recital. : TALE
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Sticky. : LIMY
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Slow ballet dance. : ADAGIO
117
Famous Broadway name. : COHAN
118
Bird's cry. : CALL
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Short coat, for short. : MAC
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Beverages. : SODAS
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Shallow. : SHOAL
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Not allowed. : TABOO
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"And ___ pray . . . " : ONETO
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Ethelreda Lewis' 1927 book. : TRADERHORN
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Ground pines. : YELLOWBUGLES
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Eastern queen. : RANI
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Put forth. : POSED
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Famous Fred. : ALLEN
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Opera role. : ISOLDE
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Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
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Rewards: Poet. : MEEDS
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Braids. : PLATS
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Marked with wavy lines. : GYROSE
Down
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Trade: Colloq. : SWOP
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Flying prefix. : AERO
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Mozart subject. : MAGICFLUTE
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High-stepper. : PRANCER
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Ravelings. : LINTS
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Mechanical man: Abbr. : ENG
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The way to divide Gaul. : TRISECT
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Suggest. : HINTAT
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Common shrub. : ALDER
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Quite a lot smaller. : WEER
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Neighbor of Jordan: Abbr. : SYR
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Tangible. : TACTILE
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Scents, in London. : ODOURS
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Smooth fabric. : PANNE
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Complacent. : SMUG
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Ginza money. : YEN
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Discourse. : SERMON
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Variety of creepers. : TRUMPETVINES
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Beloved: Fr. : AIMEE
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Feats. : GESTS
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Lodge of llaneros. : RANCHO
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One tenth of: Prefix. : DECI
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Runcible ___. : SPOON
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See 117 Across. : SONGANDDANCEMAN
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Ruler. : SHAH
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Relish. : SAPOR
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Ben Bolt's girl. : ALICE
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Askew: Dial. : AGEE
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Carol singer. : WAIT
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Nestor. : SAGE
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Think up. : INVENT
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Dinner: Lat. : CENA
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Medicinal solutions. : TINCTURES
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"All's Well" character. : HELENA
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Exultant. : ELATED
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Gounod opera role. : ROMEO
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___ polloi. : HOI
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Circuit. : LAP
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Unlucky. : EVIL
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"___ Maria." : AVE
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Printer's sign. : PRESSMARK
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Moving cars, trucks, etc.: Abbr. : TRAF
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Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
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Lined up. : AROW
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Gulp: Colloq. : SWIG
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People generally. : THEY
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"King and I" role. : ANNA
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On the deep. : ASEA
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"Weep ___ . . . " : NOMORE
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Grommet. : EYELET
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1944 novel. : BELLFORADANO
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Unsightly. : UGLY
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Customs. : MORES
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Stick. : COHERE
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Silk: Fr. : SOIE
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O. T. book. : NUM
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Month: Abbr. : DEC
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Campus plant. : IVY
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Brown: Fr. : BRUN
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Virginia shrine. : MONTICELLO
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Introduction. : PROEM
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Adroit. : HANDY
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Time. : NOON
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Etc. : ETAL
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See 51 Across. : RULE
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Musical group. : TRIO
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Color. : CORAL
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University trustee. : FELLOW
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"Look, ma, ___." : NOHANDS
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Spacious halls. : SALOONS
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Noise. : CLANGOR
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Moroccan port. : AGADIR
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Holding device. : VISE
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Tied up. : MOORED
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Marker. : TABLET
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Ad ___ (to the stars): Lat. : ASTRA
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Miss Spenlow and others. : DORAS
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See 107 Across. : CHOSE
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Lily. : CALLA
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Timid. : MOUSY
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Sabot. : SHOE
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Inform. : TELL
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Scatters (grass). : TEDS
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Form of Hosea. : OSEE
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Motor speed: Abbr. : RPM
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Caroline island. : YAP
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Impressive. : BIG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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