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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

TIPPLING TO THE TOP

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1989

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,369
Across Down
1. "Rug" area? : SCALP
6. Pledge : OATH
10. Catch flies : SHAG
14. Fla. city : OCALA
19. Eremite : LONER
20. Surfeit : CLOY
21. Cook book : COMA
22. More developed : RIPER
23. Very, to Verdi : ASSAI
24. Good guy at the O.K. Corral : EARP
25. Mad as ___ hen : AWET
26. Old Testament book : NAHUM
27. Start of a four-line verse : THEREWASANIRISHTENOR
31. José or Giovanni : DON
32. Story start : ONCE
33. Overthrowing first, e.g. : ERROR
34. Hoffman from L.A. : DUSTIN
38. Brahman, for one : CASTE
40. Implore : PRAY
41. Leb. neighbor : ISR
44. Pilasters : ANTAE
45. Arias : SOLI
46. Speaker's place : DAIS
47. Concerning : ASTO
48. Second line of the verse : WHOPUTWHISKEYINHISTEA
53. Broadway hit of 1982 : NINE
54. Tropics topic : HEAT
55. Half an aromatic oil : ILANG
56. Netting for snaring : TOILS
57. Fr. holy woman : STE
58. Bearing : MIEN
59. Manilow's "___ It Through the Rain" : IMADE
60. Surgical tool : LANCET
61. Skerry : PUNT
62. Coin receivers : SLOTS
63. Nap : PILE
64. Computer component : MODULE
67. Avignon's river : RHONE
68. G. & S. executioner : KOKO
69. Thrash : TAN
72. Inclined, as a ship : ALIST
73. Lotto's kin : BEANO
74. Whale : CETE
75. Marquand sleuth : MOTO
76. Third line of the verse : HESAIDITWASTHEONLYWAY
80. "Ich ___," Prince of Wales's motto : DIEN
81. Suffix with canon : ICAL
82. Sow sound : OINK
83. Fanon : ORALE
84. Admiral Benbow, e.g. : INN
85. Hitch : SNAG
86. Walk daintily : MINCE
88. Knots : GNARLS
89. Top of the crop : CREAM
91. Kan. senator : DOLE
92. Pisan Mr. : SIG
93. Last line of the verse : THATHECOULDSINGHIGHC
101. Praying figure : ORANT
102. Campaigns : RUNS
103. Mozart's "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
104. Wickerwork material : OSIER
105. Patois : LINGO
106. "Down with!" in Dieppe : ABAS
107. "The Four Seasons" star : ALDA
108. Actress Taylor : RENEE
109. Is overly fond : DOTES
110. Like a certain Apley : LATE
111. Kind of processor : FOOD
112. English hymnologist : NEALE
1. Blind part : SLAT
2. Blackjack, in Soho : COSH
3. Faulkner character : ANSE
4. Regan's father : LEAR
5. Place for devout petitions : PRIEDIEU
6. Arctic or Indian : OCEAN
7. "Sustineo ___," U.S.A.F. motto : ALAS
8. African antelope : TORA
9. Mesmer's field : HYPNOSIS
10. Like hen's teeth : SCARCE
11. Actor Mandel : HOWIE
12. Iowa State site : AMES
13. Assemblage : GATHERING
14. Stubborn : ORNERY
15. Mussolini's son-in-law : CIANO
16. Like an adage : APHORISTIC
17. Their, in Tours : LEUR
18. Radius's locale : ARM
28. Took the blue ribbon : WON
29. Bankbook abbr. : INT
30. Worthless writing : TRASH
34. Cockcrows : DAWNS
35. Like World Series pitcher Larsen: Oct. 8, 1956 : UNHIT
36. Oscar-winning director of "Platoon" : STONE
37. Use the VCR : TAPE
38. He wrote "Little Johnny Jones" : COHAN
39. Landed : ALIT
40. "Public Good" publisher: 1780 : PAINE
42. Inscribed pillar : STELE
43. Dean Martin affair : ROAST
45. Nectarous : SWEET
46. Pairs : DYADS
47. Unisonally : ASONE
49. Yours of yore : THINE
50. Kyoto garments : KIMONOS
51. Put on cloud nine : ELATE
52. Tajo of the Met : ITALO
58. Kind of millionaire : MULTI
59. Novelist Karmel : ILONA
60. Compare : LIKEN
61. Korean port : PUSAN
62. Paisley : SHAWL
63. Asher Lev's creator : POTOK
64. Islamic prophet : MAHDI
65. Lard constituent : OLEIN
66. Free from illusion : DISENCHANT
67. Put a new label on : RETAG
68. City on the Ashuelot : KEENE
69. "Marching as ___": Baring-Gould : TOWAR
70. Under any circumstances : ATALL
71. "The Loom of Years" poet : NOYES
73. Like Congress : BICAMERAL
74. Smart : CHIC
75. Pianist Hess : MYRA
77. Shore from Tenn. : DINAH
78. Far from musical : TONEDEAF
79. A moist Cheddar : LONGHORN
85. Bouts : SETTOS
86. Chocolate ___ : MOUSSE
87. Under the weather : ILL
88. Captain's boat : GIG
90. Scope : RANGE
91. Mr. Chips portrayer : DONAT
92. Sam of golf : SNEAD
93. Beethoven's "Archduke," for one : TRIO
94. Isla de Pinos site : CUBA
95. Cylindrical structure : SILO
96. Chinese preceder : INDO
97. Prophet's words : ISEE
98. Lollobrigida : GINA
99. Cad : HEEL
100. An Algonquian : CREE
101. Antediluvian : OLD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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