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MUSICALE

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1953

Author:
Ethel LeStrange
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 613 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Ethel LeStrange has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

NYT grid mistake — answer to 86-Across clue should be LEVIN, not LEVINE.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,554
Across
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Mrs. Sally Adams. : MERMAN
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Play and opera role. : OTHELLO
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Angles : RADIANS
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Interstice. : AREOLE
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Hoarse. : RAUCOUS
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Out-of-door benches. : EXEDRAE
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One of Berlin's song hits. : GODBLESSAMERICA
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Star in "From Here to Eternity." : SINATRA
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Founded: Abbr. : EST
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Decree. : EDICT
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Undoubting. : SURE
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Hyson and jasmine. : TEAS
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Vase. : URN
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Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
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Sharpen. : STROP
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Sybaritic. : SENSUAL
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Bric-a-___. : BRAC
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Subject. : TOPIC
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Fathered. : SIRED
44
Twist. : CURL
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Composed. : WROTE
46
Anoints: Obs. : ANELES
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Tarries. : BIDES
50
Hankering. : YEN
51
Emulates Cicero. : ORATES
52
First 2 words of the "balcony scene." : OROMEO
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Outside: Comb. form. : ECT
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"La Forza del ___," Verdi opera. : DESTINO
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Britain's air power. : RAF
61
Times. : ERAS
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Oriental maid. : AMAH
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Inlets. : RIAS
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Santa: Abbr. : STA
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Drive. : OPERATE
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Airplane attendant. : HOSTESS
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Giant great. : OTT
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Pullman. : CAR
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Piano ___. : STOOLS
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Lively. : PERT
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Chemical compound. : KETONE
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Halcyon. : CALM
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Aconcagua's range. : ANDES
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Lariat. : RIATA
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Does Tuesday's work. : IRONS
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Workman on organ pipes. : TONER
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Lions. : LEOS
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Tell secrets. : BETRAY
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East Indian palm. : NIPA
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Character in "Anna Karenina." : LEVINE
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Mr. Eban's country: Abbr. : ISR
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Stout. : ALE
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Wagons of the steppes. : TELEGAS
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Deprives of reason. : DEMENTS
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Naval squadron: Abbr. : ESC
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Leisure. : EASE
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Type of exam. : ORAL
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Mass. : HEAP
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Before 2d. : IST
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"Babes in Toyland" composer. : HERBERT
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Japanese coin. : RIN
102
Improves the position of. : RAISES
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Cheers, from the audience. : BRAVOS
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Fabulous bird. : ROC
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Borders. : EDGES
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Regard. : ESTEEM
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Miss Montez and others. : LOLAS
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Snowflake: Sp. : COPO
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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City on the Arkansas R. : TULSA
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State: Suffix. : OSIS
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Peewees. : SHRIMPS
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Kin of a cutter. : SLOOP
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Two equal 25 cts. : BITS
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"Inside ___," musical based on book. : USA
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They're extinct. : MOAS
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Trench around a castle. : MOAT
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Renown. : ECLAT
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Jive enthusiast. : CAT
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Straws. : SIPPERS
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Tchaikovsky ballet. : NUTCRACKERSUITE
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Places apart. : ENISLES
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Relegate. : ENTRUST
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Season for Bach's "St. Matthew Passion." : EASTER
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Honest. : SINCERE
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Looks for again. : RESEEKS
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Stylish. : DRESSY
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Shade of red. : MAGENTA
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Phenomenon of the dust bowl. : EROSION
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Official routine. : REDTAPE
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___ scene. : MOB
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Auk genus. : ALLE
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Lacks. : NEEDS
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"Messiah" or "Elijah." : ORATORIO
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Hero of Burns' poem. : TAM
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Colors. : HUES
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Tans. : ECRUS
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Tours' river. : LOIRE
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Clarity. : LUCENCY
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Girl's name. : OSA
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Close again. : RESEAL
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In a direction from pole to pole. : AXIAL
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TV rooms. : DENS
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Prince Hilarion's bride. : IDA
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The Maestro. : ARTUROTOSCANINI
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Tell a story. : NARRATE
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Meetings. : SEANCES
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Is inactive. : SITS
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Authors. : SCRIBES
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Hollywood's "Merry Widow." : TURNER
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Fodder pit. : SILO
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Base: Abbr. : PED
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Petitioned. : SUED
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Grain husks. : BRAN
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Food. : CEREALS
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Composer of opera with Edna Millay libretto. : DEEMSTAYLOR
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Carpus. : WRIST
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Types. : SORTS
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Go 'way! : SCAT
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Grass for making baskets. : OTATE
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Sultry West. : MAE
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Between "South Pacific" and "Me and Juliet." : THEKINGANDI
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Noun suffixes. : SIONS
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Cole Porter hit. : ROSALIE
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Propensity. : APTNESS
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Metropolitan basso, 1921–29. : FEODORCHALIAPIN
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Arterial trunks. : AORTAE
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Special abilities. : TALENTS
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Place for a doily. : ARMREST
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Caviar. : ROES
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Companion of "soul." : HEART
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Type of film. : SERIAL
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Diapasons. : STOPS
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Trap. : PIT
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Girl's name. : ONA
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Bloke. : COVE
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Captain of the Brooks. : REESE
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Beethoven's Sonata No. 17. : TEMPEST
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Squeals. : BLABS
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Contract. : LEASE
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Planes. : AEROS
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Indian. : ERIE
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Bizet's "Agnus ___." : DEI
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No hits, no runs, no ___. : ERRORS
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Footstool. : HASSOCK
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Miss St. Clare and others. : EVAS
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Pith helmet. : TOPI
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Returns to office. : REELECTS
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Part of a ticket. : STUB
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Middies. : BLOUSES
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Bel-canto composer. : ROSSINI
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Talk intimately. : COMMUNE
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Wares: Abbr. : GDS
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Draws forth. : ELICITS
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Monticello and Mt. Vernon. : ESTATES
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Skill. : MASTERY
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Gliding step. : CHASSE
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Informed: Dial. : TOLE
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More peevish. : SORER
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___-town, Pa. : POTTS
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Consecrated: Fr. : SACRE
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Reduced. : PARED
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Hawaiian song. : MELE
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Constant. : TRUE
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Autocrat. : TSAR
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State agency for public works: Abbr. : PSC
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Biblical name. : NER
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Invite. : ASK
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Custom. : USE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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