Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

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New York Times, Sunday, December 3, 1978

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Quest of some scouts : TALENT
7. Mess of cress : SALAD
12. Trilby : FOOT
16. Retired : ABED
20. Woman in Corneille's "Cinna" : AMELIE
21. "Philebus" author : PLATO
22. Precipitate : RASH
23. Antitoxins : SERA
24. Worthy fellow? : BADFORNOTHING
27. Late? : AFTERHAND
29. Person on commision : BROKER
30. Giant with a hundred eyes : ARGUS
32. Stupefy : BEMUSE
33. Bustle : ADO
36. One at table : EATER
37. Lippizaner, e.g. : STEED
38. Anabaena : ALGA
39. Sutherland, for one : DIVA
41. Time span: Abbr. : CEN
42. Less cordial : ICIER
43. Joe Doakes : SOANDSO
47. Obtained vindication : AVENGED
49. Honorable racket game? : GOODMINTON
52. Resident of: Suffix : OTE
53. Wedded : MERGED
54. Masters's river : SPOON
56. "Hawaii Five-O" star : LORD
57. Kind of dive : SWAN
58. Garden bloom : ASTER
59. Steep declivity : SCARP
60. Small role : CAMEO
62. Dance in a Brando film title : TANGO
63. Most extreme : NTH
64. Ladd or King : ALAN
65. Garage and yard events : SALES
66. Secrete : CACHE
67. Half a fly : TSE
68. Dice game in the van? : FRONTGAMMON
71. Miscalculation : ERROR
72. Where G.W. nestles with A.L. : WALLET
74. Run off : ELOPE
75. Espadrille : SANDAL
77. Martinique volcano : PELEE
78. Drawing near the index? : BACKISPIECE
80. Time for a ser. : SAB
83. Respiratory sounds : RALES
84. Alaskan auk : ARRIE
85. Soprano Grist : RERI
86. Singing syllable : TRA
87. About 39 inches : METER
88. Felicity : BLISS
89. Utah city : PROVO
91. Bravo or brava : CHEER
93. Pale : ASHY
94. Caterpillar's hair : SETA
95. Caesura : PAUSE
96. Prefix with nuclear or plastic : THERMO
97. ___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
98. Cause of disaster? : BEFOREMATH
101. Man of Oman : ARABIAN
102. Met tenor : CORELLI
104. Word of procrastination : LATER
105. Sixth-century date : DLI
106. Finish, in Frankfurt : ENDE
107. Attic : LOFT
108. Birds' morning song : MATIN
109. Dating from birth : NATAL
111. Understand : GET
112. Malay mammals : TAPIRS
115. Horse follower : SENSE
116. Merciful : HUMANE
117. Unrealistic? : UPTOEARTH
119. Large valise? : UNDERNIGHTBAG
125. Decree : FIAT
126. Gist : MEAT
127. Discontinue : CEASE
128. Work, in Milano : LAVORO
129. Russian news service : TASS
130. " . . . ere I saw ___" : ELBA
131. Went after morays : EELED
132. Cleaned the blackboard : ERASED
1. Filer's aid : TAB
2. Doctors' org. : AMA
3. Wielded a baton : LED
4. Tolkien creature : ELF
5. Zeus turned her into stone : NIOBE
6. Like some hillsides : TERRACED
7. Oral : SPOKEN
8. Modify : ALTER
9. Memorable comedian : LAHR
10. P.I. native : ATI
11. Eleemosynar's gift : DONATION
12. Humbug : FRAUD
13. Dolts : OAFS
14. German direction : OST
15. Stir ___ (excite) : THEBLOOD
16. Furnace worker : ASHMAN
17. Lover : BEAU
18. Water birds : ERNS
19. Richest county in Fla. : DADE
25. Famous : NOTED
26. Von Stroheim classic : GREED
28. She gave Lear the air : REGAN
31. Seed : GERM
33. Unyielding : ADAMANT
34. Strips : DIVESTS
35. In good health? : OVERTHEWEATHER
37. Reporter's coup : SCOOP
38. Texas athlete : ASTRO
40. French seraph : ANGE
42. Sikorsky : IGOR
44. Uncovering sofas? : DOWNHOLSTERING
45. Old hand : STAGER
46. Vinous prefix : OENO
48. Eur. country : GER
50. Lake south of Leningrad : ILMEN
51. Certain votes : NOES
54. Limited : SCANT
55. Gasp for air : PANT
57. ___ Romana Rota : SACRA
59. ___ gin fizz : SLOE
60. Coeds' milieux : CAMPI
61. Eaglewood : ALOES
62. Late, in León : TARDE
64. City on the Rhone : ARLES
65. Williams' "Summer and ___" : SMOKE
66. Shelley's "The ___" : CENCI
68. Mock : FLEER
69. These make a mesh : GEARS
70. Sister of Androclea : ALCIS
73. Tin Pan or Gasoline : ALLEY
75. "Jumblies" craft : SIEVE
76. Flying prefix : AERO
77. Quickly, maestro! : PRESTO
78. Pipe : BRIAR
79. Those in favor : PROS
81. "Marriages ___ in heaven": Lyly : AREMADE
82. English title : BARONET
84. Kind of tenor : ALTO
87. Not fem. or neut. : MASC
88. Suit : BEFIT
89. Priest's plate : PATEN
90. Where Dortmund is : RUHR
91. Rolled tea : CHA
92. Wife of Hercules : HEBE
94. Identical : SELFSAME
95. G. and S. operetta : PATIENCE
96. Eternal or Bermuda : TRIANGLE
98. Eric of films : BLORE
99. Dash : ELAN
100. Island off China : MATSU
101. Asian range : ALTAI
103. T. S. and George : ELIOTS
105. Put a curse on : DAMNED
108. Famed Indian conductor : MEHTA
109. Nightingale, for one : NURSE
110. Composer of "Vilia" : LEHAR
112. Clump : TUFT
113. Samoan port : APIA
114. School orgs. : PTAS
115. Awkward try : STAB
116. Get better : HEAL
118. Electrical unit : REL
120. Aberdeen's stream : DEE
121. Sen. Norris's pride : TVA
122. Cattle genus : BOS
123. Beatitudes verb : ARE
124. Jehovah : GOD

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