Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

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New York Times, Sunday, April 24, 1983

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Alfio Micci has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York Times
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1. Name in an Inge title : SHEBA
6. Lawmaker : SOLON
11. Highland precipitation : SNA
14. Shampoo additive : EGG
17. Macho types : HEMEN
18. Justify : PROVE
19. Erudite : SCHOLARLY
22. Party giver's req. : ARESSVEEPEE
24. G.I. garb : OLIVEDRAB
25. Metrist : POET
26. Unambitious one : IDLER
27. "Giselle" composer : ADAM
28. Ninny : GOOSE
29. Matriculate : ENROLL
31. Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
33. Batters : MAULS
34. Youth org. : WYEEMCEEA
38. Commuters' haven : EXURB
40. Bright stars that fade : NOVAE
43. Rice dish : PILAF
44. Poisonous Tibetan plant : ATIS
45. Skulk : LURK
49. "Green Mansions" hero : ABEL
50. Alit : GOTOFF
51. Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
52. Pa. port : ERIE
53. Hubbub : DIN
54. Well-known : FAMED
55. Bones, in Bologna : OSSI
57. Nonsense : FUDGE
58. A Kennedy Center honoree : ASTAIRE
60. River of song : AFTON
61. Crow, e.g. : SIOUAN
62. Rights org. : ENDOUBLEACEEPEE
66. Singer Smith : BESSIE
69. Tolls : PEALS
70. A Carter : LILLIAN
74. At ___ (bewildered) : ALOSS
75. Playground for Pierre : PARC
76. Cooking direction : BLEND
78. Corrida shout : OLE
79. Use shears : CLIP
80. Little, for one : APER
82. Plaza moppet : ELOISE
84. Argument : PLEA
85. Cabbage variety : KALE
86. Wood quantity : CORD
87. Bridge positions : EASTS
88. Upright : ERECT
89. Moral : ETHIC
91. Govt. agency : AITCHUDEE
93. Buckle : TACHE
95. ___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : LEROI
97. Eloquent one : ORATOR
101. Copland ballet : RODEO
102. Ardent : WARM
103. Himalayan land : NEPAL
107. Long vestment : COPE
108. Highway feature : UNDERPASS
110. Doctoral deg. : PEEAITCHDEE
112. Garnished, N Italian style : MILANAISE
113. Baseball statistic : ERROR
114. Examined judicially : HEARD
115. "The Gold Bug" author : POE
116. Brynner : YUL
117. Together : ASONE
118. Caucasians : ARYAS
1. Mold : SHAPE
2. Bittern's kin : HERON
3. Moslem prince : EMEER
4. Gift : BESTOWAL
5. Reply to a ques. : ANS
6. Tore : SPED
7. City on the Oka : OREL
8. Easy stride : LOPE
9. Page's other side : OVERLEAF
10. Formerly named : NEE
11. Wedge : SHIM
12. Fall mo. : NOV
13. Sour brew : ALEGAR
14. Flynn or Fauntleroy : ERROL
15. Word with spy or hour : GLASS
16. Agree: Var. : GYBE
19. Fountain treat : SODA
20. Dark-red color : CLARETWINE
21. Mil. truant : ADOUBLEUOEL
23. Unspeakable : VILE
27. "Today I ___ man" : AMA
30. Soap ingredient : LYE
32. Workers' org. : AEFFOFELCEEIO
33. Requirement : MUST
35. Monte ___, Ischia : EPOMEO
36. Arachnid : MITE
37. Dull person : CLOD
39. Clock numeral : XII
40. Nothing, in Navarra : NADA
41. Cummerbunds of a sort : OBIS
42. Opening : VENT
44. Soc. : ASSOC
46. Hindustani language : URDU
47. Latvian port : RIGA
48. Wail : KEEN
50. Avant-___ : GARDE
54. The end : FINIS
56. RR stops : STAS
57. Cyrus or Sally : FIELD
59. Humane org. : AESSPEECEEA
60. Winged : ALAR
61. Backbone : SPINE
63. Elitist : UPPERCLASS
64. Defy : BEARD
65. Baton Rouge inst. : ELESSU
66. Support : BACK
67. Singer Logan : ELLA
68. Besmirch : SOIL
71. Hercules captured her : IOLE
72. Templeton or Waugh : ALEC
73. Undiluted : NEAT
76. Autumn fruit : BOSC
77. Stone: Comb. form : LITH
80. Grieve : ACHE
81. South Seas staple : POI
83. Livy lovers, e.g. : LATINERS
84. A Roe with a fishy pitch : PREACHER
88. Always, poetically : EER
90. Vexatious : THORNY
91. Fortify : ARM
92. Blockhead : DOLT
93. Clown lashed by Nedda : TONIO
94. Confuse : ADDLE
96. Gaelic : ERSE
98. Popular morning show : TODAY
99. "Martha" or "Louise" : OPERA
100. Orchestra section : REEDS
101. Meat cut : RUMP
102. Bemoan : WAIL
104. Saarinen : EERO
105. Peacock : PAON
106. River at Leeds : AIRE
109. Hawaiian sarong : PAU
110. Kind of jacket : PEA
111. Slangy suffix with hot or got : CHA

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