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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

MARK MY WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, October 10, 1982

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,024
Across Down
1. Unbending : RIGID
6. Reduce : PARE
10. Greek letter : CHI
13. Singular : ODD
16. Correct : EMEND
17. Prospero's servant : ARIEL
18. One feted : HONOREE
20. Receipts of a kind : CANCELLEDCHECKS
22. Cloakroom personnel : HATCHECKGIRLS
24. Ionian gulf : ARTA
25. Mrs. Mahler : ALMA
26. Streeter's "___ Mable" : DERE
27. Book of Hours : HORAE
28. Honey buzzard : PERN
29. Fannie follower, in banks : MAE
30. Submerge : WHELM
32. Type of skirt : ALINE
33. Sow's pad : STY
34. Make sure : CHECKANDDOUBLECHECK
37. Nuclear particle : MESON
38. "___ iron bars a cage" : NOR
39. "Israel in Egypt," for one : ORATORIO
41. Cold : ALOOF
44. ___ dimittis : NUNC
46. Aromatic spice : NUTMEG
51. Letter stroke : SERIF
52. Prefix for date or cede : ANTE
53. Legal matter : RES
56. Leather worker : TOOLER
58. Champ in 1934 : BAER
59. Riv. boat : STR
60. Exhausted : SPENT
62. Curb : BRIDLE
63. Energy unit : ERG
64. Berlin divider : CHECKPOINTCHARLIE
67. Greek undergrounders : EAM
68. Trap setter : SNARER
70. Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
71. Like: Suffix : OID
72. Sra.'s daughter : SRTA
73. Teacher's concern : TENURE
74. For good, to Gray : EER
75. Noted Jesuit lexicographer : RALE
77. Impenetrable : SOLID
78. Near the back : DORSAL
80. Asther of old films : NILS
81. "Home, Sweet Home" author : PAYNE
82. Inclined : DISPOSED
87. Scull : OAR
88. Aristocles : PLATO
93. Game using marbles : CHINESECHECKERS
96. Scale notes : MIS
99. Trooper's beam : RADAR
100. Pequot sachem : UNCAS
101. Alphabetic trio : MNO
102. "Lead us not into ___ Station" : PENN
103. Role in "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
104. Selvage : EDGE
105. Actor from N.Y.C. : CAAN
106. Biblical preposition : UNTO
107. These have 64 squares : CHECKERBOARDS
109. Supermarket feature : CHECKOUTCOUNTER
112. Like Simba : LEONINE
113. Not rented : UNLET
114. Accumulate : STORE
115. Coterie : SET
116. Debussy's "La ___ " : MER
117. Buddies : PALS
118. Brings home the bacon : EARNS
1. Summaries : RECAPS
2. Inn of Istanbul : IMARET
3. The upper class : GENTRY
4. Quechua : INCAN
5. Ike : DDE
6. Course for a future g.p. : PREMED
7. Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
8. Inspect again : RECHECK
9. Overhead transports : ELS
10. Casanova type : CHARMER
11. Table d'___ : HOTE
12. Contained : INCHECK
13. Passerine bird : ORIOLE
14. Plant poisonous to fish : DERRIS
15. Part of F.D.R. : DELANO
17. Historian Nevins : ALLAN
19. Old Irish alphabet : OGHAM
21. Truman's birthplace in Mo. : LAMAR
22. Greeting for Parton? : HELLO
23. Witnessed : SEEN
26. Obligation : DEBT
30. Mass. city : WORCESTER
31. Mao's successor : HUA
34. Homophone for Chekhov : CHECKOFF
35. Admonitory word : DONT
36. Sign the register : CHECKIN
38. Rouge's counterpart : NOIR
40. Win at an auction : OUTBID
41. ___ as possible : ASBEST
42. Erudite : LEARNED
43. Pizza spice : OREGANO
44. Western alliance : NATO
45. Green : UNRIPE
47. Sped : TORE
48. "Après ___ le déluge . . . " : MOI
49. Getting on : ELDERLY
50. Glutinous material : GELATIN
53. Gain further potential from : REHARNESS
54. Alfonso's queen : ENA
55. Amble : STROLL
57. Transformed : REMADE
59. Coverlet : SPREAD
61. Agt.'s cut : PCT
64. Nixon's spaniel : CHECKERS
65. Never, in Bonn : NIE
66. Tall tales : LIES
69. River in W. Germany : RUR
72. Hang-glide : SOAR
76. Staff man : AIDE
77. Evian and Dax : SPAS
79. Permit: Abbr. : LIC
83. Quake : SHUDDER
84. Engine knocks : PINGS
85. Head of a tale : ONCE
86. Tar's milieu : SEA
87. U. of Maine locale : ORONO
88. Verify before proceeding : PRECHECK
89. Stickers : LABELS
90. Jeanne de la Fonte : ADOREE
91. Large hound : TALBOT
92. Hunter on high : ORION
94. Defeats in chess : CHECKMATES
95. Play the part : ENACT
96. Coach : MENTOR
97. Hospital figure : INTERN
98. Saws cords at night : SNORES
102. ___ Arenas, Chile : PUNTA
104. Marine flier : ERNE
105. Choose what is choice : CULL
108. Objective : AIM
109. Medical examination : CHECKUP
110. "___ Clear Day" : ONA
111. Function : USE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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