Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

VERBAL HI-JINKS

New York Times, Sunday, November 16, 1980

Author:Alfio Micci
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Alfio Micci has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mar : DEFACE
7. Complain : REPINE
13. Drains : SAPS
17. ___ and excursions : ALARUMS
19. Was fearful : COWERED
20. Oregon, for one : TRAIL
22. SNRUT : TURNSUPSIDEDOWN
24. Reindeer, to René : RENNE
25. Irish patriot : EMMET
26. Plural ending : IES
27. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
28. Worked on socks : MENDED
29. "___ Fideles" : ADESTE
32. Mystery writer Josephine : TEY
33. Algonquian : OTTAWA
34. AIR : COMPRESSEDAIR
39. Bow : ARC
40. Roofed passageway : ARCADE
41. Full of fury : IRED
42. Brilliantly colored fish : OPAH
43. Belfry denizen : BAT
46. Shows pleasure : GRINS
47. An old ruse: Colloq. : CONNU
48. Argillaceous rock : SHALE
49. Christian or Roman : ERA
50. Roof feature : EAVE
51. Proscribes : BANS
52. DE DE AL AL : SQUAREDEALS
55. Scuttle : HOD
56. Royal family of Scotland : STUART
57. Double quartet : OCTET
58. Lose : MISLAY
62. Sound of laughter : HAH
64. Actress Balin : INA
65. Flammable hydrocarbon : BUTANE
66. Foreigner : ALIEN
67. Taproom : SALOON
69. Crude abode : HUT
70. AP ES : COREDAPPLES
72. French wives: Abbr. : MMES
74. Terminate : STOP
78. "___ Alone": Romberg : ONE
79. Rudimentary seed : OVULE
80. Robin of balladry : ADAIR
82. "The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
83. Palindromic name : NAN
84. In a high degree : VERY
85. Procure or secure : GAIN
86. Liquified by heat : MOLTEN
87. Beautician Westmore : ERN
88. 1,000,1,000 : ONEINAMILLION
91. Takes the helm : STEERS
95. Actress Tanguay : EVA
96. Maroon : STRAND
97. Decanter : CARAFE
98. Linguist Mario A. ___ : PEI
99. Agcy. succeeded by N.R.C. : AEC
100. Peep show : RAREE
105. Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
106. WORL : WORLDWITHOUTEND
110. Chief ingredient : BASIS
111. Annexed : ADDEDON
112. Bring to a total : SUMMATE
113. Torn : RENT
114. Crystal-lined rocks : GEODES
115. Compound similar to another : ISOMER
1. Boy-meets-girl event : DATE
2. Cle ___, city in Washington : ELUM
3. Old MacDonald had one : FARM
4. Composer of "Comus" : ARNE
5. Desserts : CUSTARDS
6. Ostrich's cousin : EMU
7. Serling or Steiger : ROD
8. Ram's dam : EWE
9. Footed: Comb. form : PEDATI
10. Mangle user : IRONER
11. Given to gossip : NEWSY
12. Bulldog or final: Abbr. : EDN
13. O U T : STRETCHEDOUT
14. Common contraction : ARENT
15. Zoo attraction : PANDA
16. Tendon : SINEW
18. Triple agents : SPIES
19. Artificial reservoirs : CISTERNS
21. Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
23. Part of a seminar : SESSION
28. Esprit de corps : MORALE
30. Sandra or Ruby : DEE
31. Site of Sagan's dragons : EDEN
34. Target for Trottier : CAGE
35. Odd, in Scotland : ORRA
36. Year in the reign of Henry IV : MCIV
37. Oriel part : PANE
38. Scorched : ADUST
39. Separated : APART
42. Flicka's creator : OHARA
43. Blessed Roman Catholic woman : BEATA
44. "Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
45. Discernment : TASTE
47. Bounder : CAD
48. ___ pan (Chinese abacus) : SUAN
51. Dandiprat : BOY
53. One of the Dionnes, for short : QUIN
54. Outside: Comb. form : ECT
55. APPLAUSE : HANDOVERFIST
56. Cordwainer's creation : SHOE
58. City in Georgia : MACON
59. One of the Masseys : ILONA
60. Enchantress : SIREN
61. The quiet side : LEE
62. By chance : HAPLY
63. Everyone, in Essen : ALLE
65. Charabanc : BUS
67. Reject : SPURN
68. Orange or Indian : OSAGE
69. Part of H.R.H., sometimes : HER
71. Disinclined : AVERSE
72. Aver : MAINTAIN
73. Sofia sight : MINARET
74. Order to a broker : SELL
75. Actor Jacques : TATI
76. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
77. Robert ___ Warren : PENN
81. Speaker's milieu : DAIS
82. Becalmed state : DOLDRUMS
86. Andy Gump's wife : MIN
88. Exaggerate : OVERDO
89. Did carpentry : NAILED
90. Jet speed units : MACHS
91. Picket-line crosser : SCAB
92. Devonshire river : TAMAR
93. Expunge : ERASE
94. Dine at home : EATIN
95. Horatian verse form : EPODE
101. Prefix for sphere or meter : ATMO
102. Paper quantity : REAM
103. Being, in Barcelona : ENTE
104. Large German dam : EDER
106. Joker : WAG
107. H.S.T.'s successor : DDE
108. Certain servicemen: Abbr. : WOS
109. French assent : OUI

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