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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

SINS OF OMISSION

New York Times, Sunday, September 11, 1983

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,360
Across Down
1. "The Consul" heroine : MAGDA
6. ___ Gay : ENOLA
11. Prefix with light : TWI
14. Knight's garb : MAIL
18. Wickerwork material : OSIER
19. Skirt inserts : GORES
20. Leather from sheepskin : ROAN
21. Church calendar : ORDO
22. Art letter : MISSINGLINK
24. Focal point : EPICENTER
26. Full of gusto : ZESTY
27. A for sore eyes : SIGHTUNSEEN
29. "On ___ Boat to China" : ASLOW
32. Musical sense : EAR
34. Blue Eagle meas. : NRA
35. Monotonous life style : RUT
36. Sideways : ASKANT
37. Worried : AFRET
39. Roi's mate : REINE
43. Part of the Pacific : CHINASEA
46. Ger. : TEUT
47. Less lenient : STERNER
49. Curr. unit : AMP
50. Patterns : IDEALS
52. Footless : APOD
53. Homeless one, for short : VAG
54. Fleet : RAPID
57. "of All Flesh" : LOSTTHEWAY
59. Copter's relative : GIRO
60. Windflower : ANEMONE
62. Laconic Pres. : CAL
63. Road shoulder : BERM
64. Type of prof : ASST
65. Roastmaster Martin's nickname : DINO
66. Like some silks : WATERED
68. "I am monarch of ___ survey" : ALLI
70. Report-card foursome : ABCD
72. Redolence : ODOR
74. "Dolce ___ niente" : FAR
75. Was far from cordial : SNUBBED
78. Cotton quantity : BALE
79. "A in time . . . " : DROPSTITCH
82. Ravel's "La ___" : VALSE
83. Explorer Johnson : OSA
84. "When I was ___" : ALAD
85. Japan's largest island : HONSHU
86. Agcy. Eric Johnson headed : ESA
87. Be bratty : DISOBEY
89. Eke Crater locale : MAUI
90. Municipal officials : ALDERMEN
94. Succeed : ENSUE
95. Short narrative : CONTE
96. Unreasonable : INSANE
97. Postal abbr. : RLO
99. Take an unfair share : HOG
100. Serling or Laver : ROD
103. In agreement : ATONE
104. "Tell, in mournful numbers": Longfellow : FORGETMENOT
109. "___ evil . . . " : SEENO
111. American inventor : ELIASHOWE
112. "upon a time . . . " : ONCEREMOVED
118. So be it : AMEN
119. Eternally : EVER
120. Wild hogs : BOARS
121. Dissimulation of a sort : IRONY
122. Wagnerian tetralogy : RING
123. Glowing : RED
124. White-plumed bird : EGRET
125. Perfume the air : CENSE
1. P. Wylie's target : MOM
2. "___ was going to . . . " : ASI
3. James Jones heroes : GIS
4. ___ Moines, Iowa : DES
5. Site of Horse Mesa Dam : ARIZONA
6. Fowl products : EGGS
7. Nick of films : NOLTE
8. Indic language : ORIYA
9. Actor Cariou : LEN
10. Invites : ASKS
11. Astaire-Rogers film: 1935 : TOPHAT
12. Bide one's time : WAIT
13. Bring on oneself : INCUR
14. Chiller heavy : MONSTER
15. TV's Johnson : ARTE
16. Brainstorm in Brest : IDEE
17. Bereft, old style : LORN
20. Emulate Miss Otis : REGRET
23. Tritons : NEWTS
25. Habituated : ENURED
28. Flood : INRUSH
29. Cinders collector : ASHMAN
30. "A Touch of" : SKIPPEDCLASS
31. County in Sweden : LAN
33. Sound heard in a parade : RATATAT
36. Kin of the sunfish : ACARA
38. "Then I like some watcher of the skies": Keats : FELTLEFTOUT
40. "A for All Seasons" : INVISIBLEMAN
41. Approaches : NEARS
42. Bane of grain : ERGOT
44. Haste, in Hanover : EILE
45. Fuss : ADO
47. Box : SPAR
48. Busy Yuletide person : TOYMAN
51. Steep slope : ESCARP
52. In wonder of : AWED
55. Chemical compound : IMIDE
56. Pasquale or Giovanni : DON
58. Germany's first First Family: 1919–25 : EBERTS
59. Emperor after Nero : GALBA
61. Kind of soup : NOODLE
66. Artist Grant : WOOD
67. Mount or Prince : RAINIER
69. Murray Schisgal play : LUV
70. Domicile : ABODE
71. Street of songdom : BASIN
73. Cart : DRAY
75. Synagogue : SHUL
76. Early ascetic : ESSENE
77. Silas ___, U.S. patriot : DEANE
80. Yoruban deity : SHANGO
81. Half or third of a dance : CHA
84. Poplars : ABELES
88. Book by Philip Roth : OURGANG
89. Dog that barks at Luna : MOONER
91. A Keaton : DIANE
92. Relating to insects : ENTOMIC
93. Army V.I.P. in charge of provisions : RSO
95. Masticated : CHEWED
98. Second of two : OTHER
101. Levant or Hammerstein : OSCAR
102. Steel-plow pioneer : DEERE
104. Dread : FEAR
105. Noted Italian film director : OLMI
106. Zilch, to Pierre : RIEN
107. Budge : MOVE
108. Start of a famous soliloquy : TOBE
110. Once, once : ERST
113. Ale's cousin : NOG
114. Mispickel or bauxite : ORE
115. Otto ___ Bismarck : VON
116. Em followers : ENS
117. Recolor : DYE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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