Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

CHARADES

New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 1980

Author:Alfio Micci
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1
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. Humid : DAMP
5. "Time ___ the essence" : ISOF
9. Lecturer's aid : GRAPH
14. Rudiments : ABC
17. Notion : IDEA
18. Sinuses : ANTRA
19. Logrolling contest : ROLEO
20. Emporium : MART
22. Wardens : CONTENDERS
24. Averse to writing research papers : ANTITHESES
26. Circus people : TRAINERS
27. Seabees' motto : CANDO
29. Rock salt : HALITE
30. TV appendage : ANTENNA
31. Cant : LINGO
32. Wild : FERINE
33. Seine : NET
34. Urgency : HASTE
35. Cape hartebeest : CAAMA
36. Humane org. : ASPCA
39. Where a native will clue you in : HINTERLANDS
41. Very softly: Mus. dir. : PPP
44. Your, in Hanover : IHRE
45. Gugelhupf : CAKE
46. Some, in Spain : UNOS
47. Raja ___, Indian novelist : RAO
48. Philippine tree : DAO
49. A man's enunciation : MALEDICTION
53. Choreographer Kurt : JOOSS
55. Elec. unit : AMP
56. Hippolyte's sire : ARES
57. Racket : NOISE
58. Ardor : WARMTH
59. Beam : RAFTER
61. Briefly brilliant stars : NOVAE
62. Curtain recently opened : BAMBOO
63. Popular health food : YOGURT
64. Sourdough : MINER
65. Watson's cry : FORE
66. ___-la-la : TRA
68. Mites : ACARI
69. Allotments in Cluny : LACERATIONS
71. Fleming or Smith : IAN
72. Trading place: Abbr. : MKT
73. Word on a door : PUSH
74. Lyrical literature : ODES
75. Blockhead : DOLT
76. Compass reading : SSE
77. Cutie Knievel guided : DISHEVELLED
81. Tooth surface : MENSA
82. Triangle : DELTA
83. "Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
84. Holiday, for short : VAC
85. Becoming : SEEMLY
87. City east of Erie : OLEAN
88. Some are à trois : MENAGES
92. "Rigoletto" setting : MANTUA
93. Cousin of a union : GUILD
94. Steep in a pickling solution : MARINATE
95. Hinder nice blokes : DETERGENTS
97. Country without women : STAGNATION
99. Natives of: Suffix : ITES
100. Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
101. Sheeplike : OVINE
102. Lab burner : ETNA
103. Tate offering : ART
104. Shipment from Iraq : DATES
105. Wendy Darling's dog : NANA
106. Quiescence : REST
1. Pronouncements : DICTA
2. Bedeck : ADORN
3. Egyptian amulet : MENAT
4. G. & S. heroine : PATIENCE
5. Hindu god of thunder : INDRA
6. Cécile and Jeanne : STES
7. Retiree of hockey fame : ORR
8. Mussolini was one : FASCIST
9. Agriculturist : GRANGER
10. Sonata movement : RONDO
11. Kind of saxophone : ALTO
12. Architect I. M. : PEI
13. Fiery bosses : HOTHEADS
14. Menotti heroine : AMELIA
15. Washbowl : BASIN
16. Minoan's home : CRETE
18. Concerning : ANENT
21. Mao ___-tung : TSE
23. Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
25. Injures : HARMS
28. Feed the kitty : ANTE
31. Divided, as highways : LANED
32. Papal vestment : FANON
34. B.S.A. outings : HIKES
35. Birchbark : CANOE
36. Verdi opera : AIDA
37. Fake jewelry : SHAMROCKS
38. Shore up an entryway : PROPAGATE
39. Item spent in Praha : HALER
40. Rainer : LUISE
41. Snead swing : PROMOTION
42. Former Ph.D. tests : PASTORALS
43. Luxurious : POSH
45. Insert mark : CARET
49. Kind of arch? : MATRI
50. Hole-___ : INONE
51. Shelter : COVER
52. Jeweled band : TIARA
53. He wrote "What Maisie Knew" : JAMES
54. Sphere : ORB
58. Cautions : WARNS
60. Kolinsky, e.g. : FUR
61. Special position : NICHE
62. Expressed dislike : BOOED
63. Sweet potatoes : YAMS
64. "Three Sisters" character : MASHA
65. He overthrew Fulgencio : FIDEL
67. Broadway org. : ANTA
69. Robust : LUSTY
70. Hydrocarbon : TOLAN
73. Tiresome person grew old : PILLAGED
75. Wine bottle : DECANTER
77. Object : DEMUR
78. Gladstones' kin : VALISES
79. Biographer of 53 Down : EDEL
80. Entices : LEADSON
81. Craze : MANIA
82. Execrate : DETEST
84. Sci-fi pioneer : VERNE
85. Andalusian song : SAETA
86. Diarize : ENTER
87. Bizarre : OUTRE
88. ___ cum laude : MAGNA
89. Offenbach's "___ Parisienne" : GAITE
90. Short jackets : ETONS
91. Body meeting in Paris : SENAT
92. Year in Luther's time : MDI
93. Punkie : GNAT
94. Conduit : MAIN
96. Sofia's predecessor : ENA
98. Dam org. : TVA

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