Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

ALPHABETICAL ACROBATICS

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1978

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0 Grid is asymmetric.
Alfio Micci has 86 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York Times
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1. Frolic : ROMP
5. Flat cap : BERET
10. Certification : PROOF
15. Like some cellars : DANK
19. Sioux : OTOE
20. Famed Polish soprano : RAISA
21. Norse pantheon gods : AESIR
22. Great Lake : ERIE
23. Crèche figures : THREEYSMEN
25. Question for Brother John : RUSLEEPING
27. Portable stove : HOTPLATE
28. Gold Coast republic : GHANA
30. Oozes : EXUDES
31. Goes astray : SINS
32. Color of natural wool : BEIGE
33. Except : BUT
34. Perfumed bag : SACHET
37. Ancient: Comb. form : PALEO
38. Coastal dweller : SHOREMAN
43. Musketeer : ATHOS
44. Start of a famed soliloquy : TOBORNOTTOB
46. Wrath : IRE
47. Believe, old style : TROW
48. Rational : SANE
49. Waistcoat : VEST
50. Landing craft : LSTS
51. Evergreen : YEW
52. American novelist : LNGLASGOW
56. Attack : BESET
57. Certain tires : RETREADS
60. Persian sprite : PERI
61. Slants : BEVELS
62. Ponderous : HEAVY
63. Happened : FARED
64. Wined and dined : FETED
65. "Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
66. Adjective ending : ITIC
67. Touching : PATHETIC
70. "Papa" of music : HAYDN
71. Blowguns : PSHOOTERS
73. Abode: Abbr. : HSE
74. Regarding : INRE
75. Nigerian people : EFIK
77. Familiar and cozy : HOMY
78. Obnoxious one : PEST
79. Coin of old : ECU
80. Exam category : SAQUESTIONS
84. Form of croquet : ROQUE
85. Canine specialists : DENTISTS
87. Actress Ellen : TERRY
88. Clergymen's digs : MANSES
89. P.I. native : ATI
90. Razor clam : SOLEN
91. Gasp for breath : PANT
92. A.R.C. founder : BARTON
95. Horrify : APPAL
96. S.A. dances : CARIOCAS
100. Certain testifiers : IWITNESSES
102. English ritual : AFTERNOONT
104. Carter's Attorney General : BELL
105. Mideast hot spot : SINAI
106. Scandinavians : NORSE
107. ___ bene : NOTA
108. Trifling : IDLE
109. Derision : SCORN
110. Administered medicine : DOSED
111. Tore : SPED
1. Philip or Lillian : ROTH
2. Roman emperor: A.D. 69 : OTHO
3. Comedian Sahl : MORT
4. Raree : PEEPSHOW
5. "Thanatopsis" poet : BRYANT
6. Bridge positions : EASTS
7. Hoar : RIME
8. Compass reading : ESE
9. Citrus hybrid : TANGELO
10. Model : PARAGON
11. See former classmates : REUNE
12. Greek peak : OSSA
13. OPEC's concern : OIL
14. Plunder : FREEBOOT
15. Send with authority : DEPUTE
16. Saharan : ARID
17. Sayers's "The ___ Tailors" : NINE
18. Beer containers : KEGS
24. Faure and Wiesel : ELIES
26. Region beyond city limits : EXURB
29. Yesterday, in Paris : HIER
32. Din : BABEL
34. Goatish god : SATYR
35. Up ___ (at a disadvantage) : ATREE
36. Line re a certain threesome : CHOWTHEYRUN
37. Hollow ringing sounds : PONGS
38. Mulligan, for one : STEW
39. Alts. : HTS
40. Had lapses onstage : MISSEDTHEQS
41. Soviet cooperative : ARTEL
42. Cozy retreats : NESTS
44. Actress Jessica : TANDY
45. Egglike : OVOID
48. Bondsman : SLAVE
50. Embankment : LEVEE
53. Beat ___ to (make for hastily) : APATH
54. Tragicomic, for short : SERIO
55. El or José : GRECO
56. One of the "Little Women" : BETH
58. Novelist Charles ___: 1814–84 : READE
59. Merit : EARN
61. Ross or Palmer : BETSY
63. Famed actress, Mrs. ___ : FISKE
64. Acreage : FARMS
65. Reel : DANCE
67. Garden bloomer : PEONY
68. Offspring : ISSUE
69. Whales : CETES
70. Went in haste : HIED
71. Papal name : PIUS
72. Prickle : THORN
75. Casual unconcern : EASINESS
76. Often: Abbr. : FQT
78. Boats used as bridge supports : PONTOONS
80. Repress : SITON
81. Visits briefly : STOPSIN
82. Tissue : TELA
83. Milesian's country : IRELAND
84. Arrested : RANIN
86. Spill the beans : TATTLE
88. Spoiled : MARRED
90. Asparagus unit : SPEAR
91. Country, in Calabria : PAESE
92. Actress Andersson : BIBI
93. Struck with wonder : AWED
94. Streamlet : RILL
95. Donkey, in Durango : ASNO
96. Hubs: Abbr. : CTRS
97. Hen's domain : COOP
98. Feed the kitty : ANTE
99. African village : STAD
101. Abélard's "___ et Non" : SIC
103. ___ yong (Chinese omelet) : FOO

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