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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

SORE BONES AND SAWBONES

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1987

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,858
Across Down
1. Poet Nicolson : ADELA
6. Dolphin's cousin : GRAMPUS
13. ___ Lama : DALAI
18. Pliant : DOCILE
20. Reaches : ATTAINS
21. Pattern : DESIGN
22. Start of a four-line verse : ONHALLOWEENAMEDICSAID
25. Accumulated : STOREDUP
26. Santa ___ : ANA
27. Innuit or Yuit : ESKIMO
28. Understand : GET
29. Chuck's follower : WAGON
31. French soul : AME
32. Tongs' partner : HAMMER
36. Ceremonial acts : RITES
37. Saharan : ARID
38. Lummox : OAF
41. Length times width, e.g. : AREA
42. Part of être : SONT
43. Galatea's lover : ACIS
44. Model McPherson : ELLE
45. Second line of verse : ILLJOINYOUONTHESTREET
51. "A ___ cara," Bellini aria : TEO
52. Court allegations : PLEAS
53. Despicable : VILE
54. Teheran native : IRANI
55. Caravansary : INN
56. Bluewing : TEAL
57. Group of six : HEXAD
58. Three sheets to the wind : STONED
59. Choreographer Michael : KIDD
60. Vetches : TARES
61. Mend : HEAL
62. Edit film : SPLICE
65. Judges' garb : TOGAS
66. Marine flier : TERN
67. Summer quaff : ADE
70. Living teddy bear : KOALA
71. Of a hypothetical unit of living matter : IDIC
72. Veranda : LANAI
73. Pedro's aunt : TIA
74. Third line of verse : IWILLNOTDOTHETRICKING
79. Mind, to Marcus : MENS
80. Paris airport : ORLY
81. "An apple ___ . . . " : ADAY
82. Winged : ALAR
83. Opposite of post : PRE
84. Off Broadway award : OBIE
85. Pipe : BRIAR
87. Mower : SCYTHE
89. Wheat, in Grenoble : BLE
90. Brands : SEARS
91. Neckpiece : BOA
92. Kind of path : BEATEN
95. Word with kin or nip : CAT
96. Ode : CANTICLE
101. End of the verse : ILLJUSTBETHERETOTREAT
105. Nimble : VOLANT
106. Was a diarist : ENTERED
107. Strip a whale's blubber : FLENSE
108. Clio or Edgar : AWARD
109. Certain motel fee : DAYRATE
110. Tallinn natives : ESTHS
1. Brouhahas : ADOS
2. Mama's imperative : DONT
3. Repeat : ECHO
4. Kind of dice : LIAR
5. Purport : ALLEGE
6. Stare openmouthed : GAWP
7. Map abbr. : RTE
8. Munched : ATE
9. Run : MANAGE
10. Instruments for Ax and Watts : PIANOS
11. Deprive, in a way : UNMAN
12. Compass pt. : SSE
13. Adorned : DECKED
14. Holly of Dixie : ASSI
15. Writer O'Flaherty : LIAM
16. Comfort, in Calabria : AGIO
17. Neither Rep. nor Dem. : IND
19. Church official : ELDER
21. Fire : DISMISS
23. Ump's cry : OUT
24. Hon : DEARIE
29. Bowery figures : WINOS
30. Aleutian isle : ATTU
32. "Katie Went to ___": C. Porter : HAITI
33. "Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
34. Casaba : MELON
35. Army off. : MAJ
36. Queenly : ROYAL
37. Yearned : ACHED
38. N.Y. city : OLEAN
39. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
40. Malodorous : FETID
42. Sam of links fame : SNEAD
43. World supporter : ATLAS
44. Flynn of flicks : ERROL
46. Kind of illusion : OPTICAL
47. ___ la Cité : ILEDE
48. Ham it up : OVERACT
49. Puts thumbs down : NIXES
50. Immense : TITANIC
57. Sacred: Comb. form : HAGIO
58. Oriental hostelry : SERAI
59. Prevents publication of : KILLS
60. Hot drink : TODDY
61. Unit of inductance : HENRY
62. Cut corners : SKIMP
63. Capability : POWER
64. Woolen cloth : LAINE
65. Legal paper : TITLE
66. Turkic language : TATAR
67. Inclining : ATILT
68. Alice's cat : DINAH
69. Tidal flood : EAGRE
72. Namesakes of Clytemnestra's mother : LEDAS
75. "This was the ___ Roman . . . ": Shak. : NOBLEST
76. Help to adjust : ORIENT
77. Long-running Broadway musical : HAIR
78. Round Table knight : KAY
84. Deaden : OBTUND
85. Star of "Shampoo" : BEATTY
86. Cronkite successor : RATHER
87. What "Mac" means : SONOF
88. Guernseys : CATTLE
90. "Aida" segment : SCENA
91. Leatherwing : BAT
92. Cuff : BLOW
93. Singer Logan : ELLA
94. Discordant : AJAR
96. Surrender formally : CEDE
97. Piques : IRES
98. Copper : CENT
99. Castigate : LASH
100. Vous ___ : ETES
101. Marsh elder : IVA
102. Partner of board : BED
103. Roman or Christian : ERA
104. Macerate : RET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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