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Brian Greer
Brian Greer

NY Times, Sun, Aug 12, 2007 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Brian Greer
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across
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Make new recording of selection of classic overtures (5) : COVER
4
Prohibit support for musician (8) : BANJOIST
9
Arrangement for a tenor with piano, having many variations (7) : PROTEAN
10
Start of concert Alice backed, one held for saintly patron (7) : CECILIA
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Callas forgetting her first operatic part (4) : ARIA
12
Extra note that is included in changes for old string instruments (10) : PSALTERIES
14
Produced nonsense with Verdi pieces haphazardly conducted (8) : DRIVELED
15
John, Paul or George, say, gets on platforms for performances (6) : STAGES
18
E.g., Count Basie and Duke Ellington playing pieces, keeping in time (6) : TITLES
19
A nation's going crazy, making short work of composer (8) : SONATINA
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Band-leader, not so backward, fathers mass-appeal concerts (6,4) : BOSTONPOPS
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Album containing "Morning Light" (4) : LAMP
26
I am into great wildly rhythmic music (7) : RAGTIME
27
1973 film placing Price, liberally, among leaders of sopranos (7) : SERPICO
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Tenor's excited about G & S vocalist (8) : SONGSTER
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Rod used to conduct Beethoven's first a lot (5) : BATON
Down
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American music writer in police state? (7) : COPLAND
2
Instrumental performer 'til vision becomes impaired (9) : VIOLINIST
3
Wind instrument to study for audition (4) : REED
4
Rings me with number for musicians (8) : BANDSMEN
5
From Venice, lyre you can pluck in pleasing style (6) : NICELY
6
100 needed in rare Holst arrangement for a lot of musicians (10) : ORCHESTRAL
7
Conductor combining notes in diatonic scale (5) : SOLTI
8
As singers, they get on swimmingly in a school (6) : BASSES
13
Musically elaborating on Democratic first lady running (10) : DEVELOPING
16
Material for strings I included with sitar composition for player (9) : GUITARIST
17
E.g., Bach mass, work written up in revised score (8) : COMPOSER
18
Adapted bars to small drums (6) : TABORS
20
Improvised on harp, bringing in large wind instrument (7) : ALPHORN
21
Musical term for cheerful remix of EP with tuba (6) : UPBEAT
23
Notational sign showing end of reprise in song, possibly (5) : SEGNO
25
Fiddler, for example, turned a line of music clockwise (4) : CRAB
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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