Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

A TAXING SITUATION

New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1979

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 4
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Allay : SLAKE
6. Pivotal : POLAR
11. Epic containing 24 books : ILIAD
16. ___-à-dire : CEST
20. Beset : HEMIN
21. P.D.Q. : APACE
22. Dipper : LADLE
23. Polo : MARCO
24. Start of a verse : OHALASWITHEVERYTOMORROW
28. Rodomontade : RANT
29. Douze mois : ANNEE
30. Napoleon: 1814 : EXILE
31. Chant : INTONE
32. Diocletian and Julian : ERAS
33. Painter Jan van der ___ : MEER
34. Ryan of L.A. : ONEAL
35. Party man : CATERER
36. Absquatulated : FLED
37. Pastry shell : CRUST
38. Desert transport : CAMEL
39. Mutism : ALALIA
43. Verbal lumps for umps : BOOS
44. Water buffalo : ARNI
45. Caesar's X : TEN
48. Note : REMARK
49. Bread, in Brest : PAIN
50. Foreigner : ALIEN
52. Subtle emanations : AURAE
54. Second line of verse : MYASSETSGROWLESSANDLESS
58. Regretful one, in songdom : OTIS
59. Beldams : HAGS
60. Gets better : HEALS
61. Dunne and Rich : IRENES
62. Fez color : RED
63. Abounding with clay : MARLY
65. Intrinsically : PERSE
66. Tasks : STINTS
67. Brazilian port : BELEM
68. El Greco's homeland : CRETE
69. Larceny : THEFT
70. Practice the horn : TOOTLE
72. Fulcrum for an oar : THOLE
73. Courage : HEART
74. Brazier : PAN
77. Third-largest island : BORNEO
78. Breathe hard : HEAVE
79. Scriptorium item : DESK
80. Stupefy : DATE
81. Third line of verse : ANDNOWIAMFORCEDTOBORROW
86. Take the helm : STEER
87. Hornswoggles : DUPES
88. Marchioness : LADY
89. Varnish bases : ELEMIS
90. Opposite of vert. : HOR
91. Courteous bloke : GENT
92. That: Fr. : CELA
93. Heir's windfall : LEGACY
94. Native of Yugoslavia : CROAT
96. Brilliance : ECLAT
98. Dickens's Betsey ___ : PRIG
100. Miserly : SAVEALL
103. Pub offering : STOUT
104. British measure for herring : CRAN
105. Title for Hess or Evans : DAME
109. Danish seaport : ODENSE
110. Disdain : SCORN
111. Inclination : TREND
112. Greek group in W.W. II : ELAS
113. End of verse : FORSOMETHINGTHEYCALLIRS
117. Crime laid to Nero : ARSON
118. Sky over Seville : CIELO
119. Chinese province : HOPEH
120. Skirt : EVADE
121. Erect : REAR
122. Eve of films : ARDEN
123. Surpass : OUTDO
124. Plant substance : RESIN
1. Land's end : SHORE
2. "Gypsy Love" composer : LEHAR
3. Iowa church society : AMANA
4. Black Watch garb : KILTS
5. Queen before Sofia : ENA
6. Okla. city or county : PAWNEE
7. Thought : OPINED
8. Mañana : LATER
9. Charley horse : ACHE
10. Cousin of 6 Down : REE
11. Hollies : ILEXES
12. Roper's item : LARIAT
13. Pastoral poem : IDYLL
14. Berlin graybeard : ALTE
15. ___ volente : DEO
16. Monopoly : CARTEL
17. Baseball statistic : ERROR
18. High-tea tidbit : SCONE
19. London landmark : TOWER
23. Casino game : MONTE
25. Author of the verse : SAMLAKE
26. Target of the Pioneer : VENUS
27. Southern resort : MIAMI
34. U. of Maine town : ORONO
35. Tropical plant : CANNA
36. Pulp sources : FIRS
37. Coconut fibers : COIRS
38. Salad ingredient : CRESS
39. Garb for Gawain : ARMOR
40. One of the Philippines : LEYTE
41. "The way of a man with ___" : AMAID
42. Jeune fille : LASS
43. Like old trousers : BAGGY
44. Two on the ___ : AISLE
45. Helen of soap operas : TRENT
46. Makes simpler : EASES
47. Loch ___ : NESS
49. Sacred song : PSALM
50. Parisian's air-raid alarm : ALERTE
51. Tenant's contract : LEASE
52. Loose, as a boat : ADRIFT
53. Suffix with fraud or flat : ULENT
55. What "baby makes" : THREE
56. V.P.: 1877–81 : WHEELER
57. Chilean export : NITER
63. Shooting star : METEOR
64. Concede : ALLOW
65. Radical European youths : PROVOS
66. Military headdress : SHAKO
67. French maid : BONNE
68. Abrade : CHAFE
69. Waspish : TESTY
70. Scout's rider : TONTO
71. Bid : ORDER
72. Emulate Circe : TEMPT
73. Ibsen woman : HEDDA
74. Toscanini's birthplace : PARMA
75. Without life : ATOIC
76. Paperboy : NEWSY
77. Southampton shindig : BASH
78. Favorite resort : HAUNT
79. Started a card game : DEALT
80. Vestige : DREG
82. Utopian : IDEAL
83. Ground gripper : CLEAT
84. "Johnny ___," 1948 film : BELINDA
85. Cassini : OLEG
91. Legendary robot : GOLEM
92. Emulated a limpet : CLUNG
94. Cato's title in 184 B.C. : CENSOR
95. Cassock's relative : RASON
96. Principal dancer : ETOILE
97. ___ the cob : CORNON
98. Sought a victim : PREYED
99. Estancia : RANCHO
100. Until now : SOFAR
101. Dote on : ADORE
102. Vice follower : VERSA
103. Timetable, for short : SCHED
104. Moved on all fours : CREPT
105. Probe : DELVE
106. A.k.a. : ALIAS
107. ___ Gras : MARDI
108. German city : ESSEN
110. Cooking direction : STIR
111. Biblical pronoun : THOU
114. Government agcy.: 1948–51 : ECA
115. However, for short : THO
116. Celtic Neptune : LER

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