Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

OPERA COMIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 1977

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Crude abodes : SHACKS
7. Skiff : BOAT
11. Sweetmeat : COMFIT
17. Passed over : SLURRED
18. ___ de Leon : PONCE
19. Shrub genus : OLEARIA
21. Garland film? : MIMIINSTLOUIS
23. Holdings : TENURES
24. Darts : SCOOTS
25. Carson et al. : KITS
26. Article : THE
28. Despots : TSARS
29. Gaelic : ERSE
30. McCrea : JOEL
31. A West from the East : MAE
32. Toper : SOT
33. Church calendar : ORDO
35. Indian prince : RAJA
37. Lures : ATTRACTS
42. Nabokov heroine : ADA
45. Two make 20 : IOS
46. Horn tissue : SCUR
47. Greek letter : RHO
48. "Arabian Nights" number : IOOI
49. Kind of cheese : COTTAGE
51. Verb ending : ESCE
53. Between Wolfgang and Mozart : AMADEUS
55. ___ Major : URSA
56. Correct : CHASTEN
59. Adjective suffix : IAL
60. Bacheller hero : DRI
61. Marina sights : PIERS
63. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
64. Merry, in Nice : GAI
65. Highlander : SCOT
67. Burns's line? : CARMENTHROUGHTHERYE
73. Abominable Snowman : YETI
74. Bounder : CAD
75. ___-jongg : MAH
76. Germs : SEEDS
78. Trouble : WOE
81. Card game : LOO
82. Worship : ADULATE
84. Sea growth : ALGA
85. Wild sheep : ARGALIS
87. Spanish boy : NINO
88. Ignited : KINDLED
91. Jai ___ : ALAI
92. Guitarist Paul : LES
94. Musical closing : CODA
96. Sarge : NCO
97. Mrs., in Mexico : SRA
98. Fear : COLDFEET
100. Maintain : AVER
101. Sculls : OARS
103. ___ poetica : ARS
104. "The works" : ALL
106. Sediment : SILT
108. Senor's aunts : TIAS
111. Soul : ANIMA
114. Golden or Bronze : AGE
115. Remain : STAY
116. Tibetan porter : SHERPA
118. Game piece : NINEPIN
120. Shaw play? : MANONSUPERMAN
123. Fiddled badly : SCRAPED
124. Reckon : OPINE
125. Wimpole Street resident : BARRETT
126. Fish repository : EELERY
127. Slangy denial : NOPE
128. Not acquired : INNATE
1. Cut : SLICE
2. Wit : HUMOR
3. Melodic passage : ARIOSO
4. Yardsticks : CRITERIA
5. Rosewall and Venturi : KENS
6. Campus militants : SDS
7. Footwear cords : BOOTLACES
8. Stigma : ONUS
9. Chemical prefix : ACI
10. Seed coat : TESTA
11. Birdhouse : COTE
12. Violinist Bull : OLE
13. Guide : MENTOR
14. Magical treatment? : FAUSTAID
15. Singer Petina : IRRA
16. Layer : TIER
17. Sweater sizes: Abbr. : SMS
18. Toolbox item : PLIERS
20. Fool : ASS
22. Ring decision : TKO
27. Attend a concert : HEAR
30. Key words? : JOSECANIOSEE
31. Famed mime : MARCEAU
32. Put up with : STOMACH
34. Peke, for one : DOG
36. Only making the grade? : JUSTGODUNOV
38. Weds? : THAISTHEKNOT
39. Campus figure : COED
40. Go on the road : TOUR
41. Spanish assents : SISI
42. "We'll tak' ___ . . . " : ACUP
43. Column style : DORIC
44. Confused : ATSEA
50. Linger : TARRY
52. Puzzle : ENIGMA
54. Shade of green : ALOES
57. ___ up (angry) : HET
58. Refuse container : ASHCAN
62. Odor : SMELL
66. Step : TREAD
68. Prima ballerinas : ETOILES
69. Extreme : RADICAL
70. Pillbox : HAT
71. Cries : YELLS
72. Trimming tool : EDGER
77. Actress Thompson : SADA
78. "G.I. Jane" of 1942 : WAAC
79. Plinth : ORLO
80. Alike, in Arles : EGAL
83. Magnet : LODESTONE
86. What I do when hungry? : AIDAMEAL
89. Peruvian city : ICA
90. Cross or lights : NORTHERN
93. Smoker : STAG
95. Operatic heroine : ARIANE
99. Fountain treat : FRAPPE
102. Saw-toothed ridge : SIERRA
105. Martini twist : LEMON
107. Ghent's river : LYS
109. Medieval helmet : ARMET
110. Outpouring : SPATE
111. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
112. Pleasing : NICE
113. Regarding : INRE
114. "Showboat" skipper : ANDY
115. Cut : SNIP
116. Bridge : SPAN
117. Emmet : ANT
119. Comparative ending : IER
121. G.I. address : APO
122. Where: Lat. : UBI

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