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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

BEARDING THE LIONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1982

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,891
Across Down
1. Mountain ash : ROWAN
6. Trattoria offering : SCAMPI
12. Harbor sights : BARGES
18. Piqued : IRATE
19. Ancient Egyptian : TASIAN
20. Doubter of dogma : AGNOSTIC
23. Give the sack to Foch and Ney : FIREMARSHALS
25. Call Franchot : DIALTONE
26. Single : LONE
27. Mr. and Mrs. : MATES
28. Strong pulls : TUGS
30. Struck out : DELED
31. Wallach : ELI
32. "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
33. Cab customer : FARE
34. Extirpate : RAZE
35. Popular fabric : DENIM
37. Directing Claude's course : DRIVINGRAINS
43. Mike shields : GOBOS
45. Relative : NIECE
46. Alphabetical trio : MNO
47. Trevi number : TRE
50. Bills collector : DEBTOR
52. Corner ___ (trap Irving) : STONE
53. Meat cut : VEALCHOP
55. Military command : ATEASE
56. Ziegfeld star : HELD
57. Lyricist David : MANN
58. Himalayan creature : YETI
59. Presidential nickname : CAL
60. "And what is ___ . . . ?" : SORARE
62. Watchmen : WARDERS
64. ___ May, in "Tobacco Road" : ELLIE
66. Russian John : IVAN
67. Spooky-sounding city : ERIE
68. Ready to swing : ATBAT
72. Divide geometrically : TRISECT
74. Cleaned the blackboard : ERASED
76. Hokkaido, formerly : EZO
77. Semicircular recess : APSE
80. Sahl : MORT
81. Second word in a Wilder title : SKIN
82. Shreds : RIPSUP
84. Submissive ones : DOORMATS
86. Bamboozle : CHEAT
87. Author of "Nausea" : SARTRE
88. Kind of code : ZIP
89. Go-between: Abbr. : AGT
90. Give ___ (care) : AHANG
91. Salt trees : ATLES
92. Flabbergast George : FLOORSANDERS
95. List components : ITEMS
98. Prefix for scope : TELE
101. Leeds's river : AIRE
102. Greek peak : OSSA
104. Wreath : LEI
105. Dispatch boat : AVISO
107. Mrs. Leonowens : ANNA
108. Appraise : VALUE
110. Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
111. Forsook Learned : LEFTHAND
113. Coach Edgar Lee : DRILLMASTERS
116. Detergent : CLEANSER
117. Heroic verse : EPOPEE
118. Road sign in Montreal : ARRET
119. Like a hazardous wintry day : SLEETY
120. Shoemakers, at times : SOLERS
121. "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
1. Went through a safe : RIFLED
2. Baltimore or orchard : ORIOLE
3. Admonishing Alexander : WARNINGBELL
4. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
5. Thread: Comb. form : NEM
6. Leaves in difficulty : STRANDS
7. Swiveling wheel : CASTER
8. Davis Cup figure : ASHE
9. Farrow and Slavenska : MIAS
10. Chum : PAL
11. Case : INSTANCE
12. Harass : BADGER
13. Spartan king : AGIS
14. Genetic inits. : RNA
15. Forty-niner's quest : GOLD
16. Glycerides : ESTERS
17. Garb for Calpurnia : STOLA
21. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
22. Relinquish : CEDE
24. Nice friend : AMI
29. Yen : URGE
32. Punch used in repoussé work : EMBOSSER
33. Demon : FIEND
36. Small amount : IOTA
38. Have reciprocal effect : INTERACT
39. Frenzied : VIOLENT
40. ___ honorables (reparations) : AMENDES
41. Frivolous : INANE
42. Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
44. Mountain: Prefix : OREO
47. Article : THE
48. Trumpery : ROT
49. Prefix for gram : EPI
50. Cyprinoid fish : DACE
51. Etc.'s relative : ETAL
52. Little ones : SHAVERS
53. Mutation : VARIANT
54. Vesicle : CYST
57. Event for Figaro : MARRIAGE
61. Italian rice dish : RISOTTO
62. "Lost" item in a Milland film : WEEKEND
63. Wristbones : RADIALIA
65. Brain passage : ITER
69. Defeat Peter : BESTSELLERS
70. Côte d'___ : AZUR
71. Small shark : TOPE
73. Mature insect : IMAGO
75. Once, once : ERST
77. Cutting tool : ADZ
78. Island food : POI
79. Something for Cerberus : SOP
81. Ladd role : SHANE
83. Ready in Rennes : PRET
85. ___ de mer : MAL
86. Parlor game : CHARADES
90. A ___ apple : ASIN
91. Posits : ASSUMES
92. Typical of a holiday : FESTAL
93. Became nonproductive, as a well : RANDRY
94. Kind of derby : ROLLER
96. British measures : METRES
97. Forty winks : SIESTA
98. After-bath item : TALC
99. Knievel : EVEL
100. "___ but a walking shadow . . . ": Shak. : LIFES
103. Plaice's place : SEA
106. Strauss's "Die Frau ___ Schatten" : OHNE
107. Dill of the Bible : ANET
108. Stringed instrument : VIOL
109. Mont Blanc is one : ALPE
110. Town near Teramo : ATRI
112. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
114. Postal abbr. : RPO
115. Penrod's playmate : SAM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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