Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

MUSICAL EXCERPTS

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 1981

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Alfio Micci has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Stuff : CRAM
5. Dull finish : MATTE
10. Regular guy : SPORT
15. Goose genus : ANSER
20. Pertaining to the blood : HEMIC
22. "I want ___ just like . . . " : AGIRL
23. Skin ailment : TINEA
24. Farm-machine pioneer : DEERE
25. ___ Gay : ENOLA
26. Math term : RATIO
27. News bits : ITEMS
28. Brazilian parrot : ARARA
29. Air from Borodin's "Polovtsian Dance No. 2" : STRANGERINPARADISE
33. Spoken : ORAL
34. Taken care of : SEENTO
35. Stabler or Rosewall : KEN
36. Reik's "The Secret ___" : SELF
38. Corporation initials : ITT
39. Make possible : ENABLE
43. Song from Tchaikovsky's "Andante Cantabile" : THEISLEOFMAY
48. "There Is Nothin' Like ___" : ADAME
52. U. of Ga. group, e.g. : FRAT
53. Othello's ensign : IAGO
54. A cont. : EUR
55. Explosive : DETONATOR
57. Chanteuse Horne : LENA
59. Shankar : RAVI
62. Campus figure : DEAN
63. Tune from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 : NOWANDFOREVER
69. "Caro ___" : NOME
71. Acquires : GAINS
73. Super ending : IOR
74. Doctor's instrument : OTOSCOPE
76. "When the frost ___ the punkin . . . " : ISON
78. Teen-ager's woe : ACNE
79. "Get thee ___ the high mountain": Isa. 40:9 : UPINTO
81. Dapper one : DAN
82. Pop song from Chopin's "Fantaisie-Impromptu" : IMALWAYSCHASINGRAINBOWS
88. Speed abbr. : RPM
89. Bell portrayer : AMECHE
90. First Chinese dynasty : HSIA
91. When both hands are up : NOON
92. Word differently : REPHRASE
94. Gormandize : EAT
95. Artist's headwear : BERET
98. Dissimilar: Prefix : ALLO
99. Air from Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 : TONIGHTWELOVE
104. Amphibian : TOAD
108. Villein : SERF
110. Salver : TRAY
111. Illustrative : EXEMPLARY
113. Londoner's nog : ALE
115. Retained : KEPT
117. Mideast region : ADEN
118. Eldritch : EERIE
119. Melody from Ravel's "Pavane . . . " : THELAMPISLOW
124. He converted Havana : CASTRO
126. Poetic preposition : OER
127. Fed : GMAN
128. East, in Essen : OST
130. Withstand : OPPOSE
135. Big Dipper : PLOW
137. Borrowing from a Borodin nocturne : ANDTHISISMYBELOVED
144. Piano feature : PEDAL
146. "Adam and Eve" painter : DURER
147. Big game : MOOSE
148. Making do, with "out" : EKING
149. Winter month in Madrid : ENERO
150. School for René : ECOLE
151. Use a blender : PUREE
152. Stupid : DENSE
153. Williams's Big ___ : DADDY
154. Changed the décor : REDID
155. Noted violinist : STERN
156. Oboe, e.g. : REED
1. Tal's forte : CHESS
2. French income : RENTE
3. Love, Italian style : AMORE
4. La Scala locale : MILAN
5. Moon feature : MARE
6. Culture medium : AGAR
7. S.A. monkey : TITI
8. Ornament : TRINKET
9. Marry in haste : ELOPE
10. Cooking direction : STIR
11. Agave plant : PITA
12. Wedded : ONED
13. Neglectful : REMISS
14. Mortarboard feature : TASSEL
15. Nabokov heroine : ADA
16. Opera by Handel : NERO
17. Horizon on the briny : SEARIM
18. Printing boo-boos : ERRATA
19. Landed property : REALTY
21. G.I. hangout : CANTEEN
30. RR car : GON
31. Con : ANTI
32. Robt. ___ : ELEE
37. Quartet : FOUR
40. River of song : AFTON
41. Foreheads : BROWS
42. Zhivago's love : LARA
44. Seraphic symbol : HALO
45. City of Hungary : EGER
46. Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
47. Money for monsieur : FRANC
48. Continue : ADD
49. Cee's follower : DEE
50. ___ loss : ATA
51. Kalmuck : MONGOL
56. Keelbill : ANI
58. To have, in Le Havre : AVOIR
60. Certain charm : VOODOO
61. Pledge security : IMPAWN
64. Spot for a bust : NICHE
65. Lady of Spain : DONA
66. Sudden inundation : FRESHET
67. Lab burner : ETNA
68. French roast : ROTI
70. Poetic times : EENS
72. El-___ Sadat : ANWAR
75. Stuttgart sunshine : SONNE
76. Incites : IMPELS
77. Taste : SAMPLE
78. Berliner's expletive : ACH
79. Fuse : UNITE
80. Links org. : PGA
82. Soprano Petina : IRRA
83. Latin I word : AMAT
84. Gypsum : YESO
85. Basset's forte : SCENT
86. What "vidi" means : ISAW
87. Kind of neck or nose : BOTTLE
93. Of a time period : HORAL
95. Spars : BOXES
96. Episode : EVENT
97. Ad ___ (pertinent) : REM
100. Vexes : IRKS
101. Highlander : GAEL
102. Stimulate, in a way: Slang : HYPO
103. Huxley book : LEDA
105. Scull : OAR
106. "Exodus" name : ARI
107. Use henna : DYE
109. Dwindle : FLAG
112. Inhabited : PEOPLED
114. Goldman or Bovary : EMMA
116. Braces : TWOS
117. Does charades : ACTSOUT
119. Beat : TOPPED
120. Play by Euripides : HELENA
121. Disintegrated slowly : ERODED
122. Go-between : PANDER
123. Persuade : INDUCE
125. Caviar : ROE
129. Nitwits : SIMPS
131. Kind of face : POKER
132. Sheeplike : OVINE
133. Wisdom : SENSE
134. Moved slowly : EDGED
136. Hospital unit : WARD
138. Trampled : TROD
139. Prefix for copter or port : HELI
140. Angered : IRED
141. Sir Thomas ___ : MORE
142. River in Nord : YSER
143. Has-___ : BEEN
145. Myrna of films : LOY

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