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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

EASY WRITERS, INC.

New York Times, Sunday, July 22, 1979

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,848
Across Down
1. Principal : HEAD
5. Altar's neighbor : APSE
9. Oriental weights : TAELS
14. Lobster feature : CLAW
18. Capri, for one : ISLE
19. Composer Manuel de ___ : FALLA
21. Lowest deck : ORLOP
22. Bait : LURE
23. Certain travelers? : STOWEAWAYS
25. Indiscretions by two? : WILDEOATES
27. Young plant : SEEDLING
28. Works on shoes : SOLES
30. Ansermet : ERNEST
31. Muffler manglers : RUTS
32. Learner : PUPIL
33. Coyote State: Abbr. : SDAK
34. Fabric : CLOTH
36. Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
37. Procures the release of : BAILSOUT
41. Where a kanone glides : SLOPE
42. Pittsburgh sights? : STEELEMILLS
44. Canals of Venice : RII
45. Gumshoes : TECS
46. Attempt : STAB
47. Palm leaf: Var. : OLAY
48. Warbled : SANG
49. Acorn sprouter : OAK
50. Valuable deer? : HARTEOFGOLD
54. Feed the kitty : ANTE
55. Wields the gavel : PRESIDES
57. Ointments : NARDS
58. Sofia native : BULGAR
60. Provisional document : SCRIP
61. One of the Philippines : PANAY
62. Hindu wear : SAREE
63. Lower in rank : DEMOTE
65. Rife : ARIOT
66. Partner of saved : SCRIMPED
69. Colleen's land : ERIN
70. Glares? : STERNELOOKS
72. Three-toed bird : EMU
73. Deceased : LATE
74. Whimper : PULE
75. Cather's "One of ___" : OURS
76. Same, to Stéphanie : MEME
77. Ordinal suffix : ETH
78. Horticulturist's milieu? : GREENEHOUSE
82. Pianist Jorge : BOLET
83. Files : DOSSIERS
85. Frenzy : MANIA
86. Belief : TENET
87. Automotive pioneer : OLDS
88. Buenos ___ : AIRES
89. Change the décor : REDO
90. Ancient capital of Laconia : SPARTA
93. Pain: Comb. form : ALGIA
94. Titian was one : VENETIAN
98. Pennsylvanian? : KEYESTONER
100. Gives a false alarm? : CRIESWOLFE
102. Rainbow : IRIS
103. Presume : OPINE
104. Vex : TEASE
105. River into the Tiber : NERA
106. Flatboat : PUNT
107. Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
108. Took to the hills : FLED
109. Famed fabler: Var. : ESOP
1. Serpent sound : HISS
2. Noted Italian family : ESTE
3. Drug plant : ALOE
4. Morning moisture : DEWDROPS
5. "'Tis not the dying for ___ that's so hard . . . ": Thackeray : AFAITH
6. Chess pieces : PAWNS
7. Metallic residue : SLAG
8. Cathedral city : ELY
9. Pulling cable : TOWLINE
10. "Tempest" sprite : ARIEL
11. Building additions : ELLS
12. City of Israel : LOD
13. Apace : SPEEDILY
14. Chain sounds : CLANKS
15. Pandurina : LUTE
16. "Scourge of mortals": Homer : ARES
17. Bridge position : WEST
20. Undertake : ASSUME
24. Wash out : ELUTE
26. Postgraduate's concern : ORALS
29. Gem : OPAL
32. West Pointer : PLEBE
33. Menu item : SALAD
34. Weather forecast : CLEAR
35. Key men? : LOCKESMITHS
36. ___-Unis : ETATS
37. Wallet items : BILLS
38. Marmalade base? : ORANGEPEELE
39. Shoshonean : UINTA
40. Puma's relative : TIGER
41. Telegram word : STOP
42. Throat ailment, for short : STREP
43. Glum : MOODY
46. Miss Thompson : SADIE
48. Site of Willamette U. : SALEM
50. Trumpeter Al : HIRT
51. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
52. Papal cape : FANON
53. Use a shredder : GRATE
56. Tea tidbit : SCONE
58. Kennel sounds : BARKS
59. Author Leon : URIS
61. Adorn oneself : PREEN
62. Orchestrate : SCORE
63. Crossed out : DELED
64. Muse of lyric poetry : ERATO
65. Tamarisks : ATLES
66. "March King" : SOUSA
67. Irish patriot: 1778–1803 : EMMET
68. Mimi-Rodolfo number : DUET
70. Court figures : SUERS
71. Name for French kings : LOUIS
74. One who plunders : PREDATOR
76. Unmusical one : MONOTONE
78. False glitters : GILTS
79. D.P. : EMIGREE
80. Espionage name : HARI
81. Like O'Neill's "Ile" : ONEACT
82. Wet down : BEDEW
84. Most tender : SOREST
86. Stiffened : TENSED
88. Coeur d'___, Idaho city : ALENE
89. Peewee or Della : REESE
90. Omit : SKIP
91. Alpaca's habitat : PERU
92. Hebrew letter : AYIN
93. Indigo : ANIL
94. Medicine holder : VIAL
95. Réunion and de la Cité : ILES
96. Hair style : AFRO
97. Tide type : NEAP
99. Unseal, poetically : OPE
101. Whistler, for short : REF

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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