Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

OPERATIC OPERATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 1985

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Please : GRATIFY
8. S.A. Indian : CARIB
13. Car décor : CHROME
19. Composer Saint-Saëns : CAMILLE
20. "Moonlight" or "Waldenstein" : SONATA
21. Uses the oven : ROASTS
22. Puccini cowhand? : THEBOYOFTHEGOLDENWEST
25. "Lord, is ___?": Matt. 26:22 : ITI
26. Virtue; valor : ARETE
27. European thrush : OUSEL
28. Like a bairn : SMA
30. German appellations : NAMEN
32. Enroll : INSCRIBE
35. Coin of Iran : RIAL
36. Waxed : GREW
37. Principle : TENET
39. Former D.C. nine : NATS
41. Brain-wave reading, for short : EEG
42. Finance abbr. : HFM
43. Cautious : CHARY
44. Extent : DEGREE
46. Campaigner's concern : PRIMARY
48. Cry of satisfaction : THERE
49. Turkish coin, to a Londoner : PIASTRE
50. Esoteric : ARCANE
51. Like new bills : CRISP
52. Part of G.I. : GOVT
53. Remnant : END
54. Synthetic fabric : DACRON
55. Mascagni flirt : LOLA
56. Lotto's kin : KENO
57. Father of Diomedes of Thrace : ARES
58. Secular : LAIC
59. Discernible : EVIDENT
61. Noted Korean : RHEE
63. Precollege test, for short : PSAT
65. Washington's pursuer : HOWE
67. Show patience : WAIT
68. Disentangled, as fibers : CARDED
71. Ending for cash or front : IER
72. Iowa campus town : AMES
73. Indistinct : MISTY
74. Elgar's "___ Variations" : ENIGMA
75. Wagnerian hero : TRISTAN
77. Covers a bet : FADES
78. Lear's eldest daughter : GONERIL
79. Uri or Zug : CANTON
80. "Dead Souls" author : GOGOL
81. One ___ kind : OFA
82. Violinist Bull : OLE
83. Yesterday, to Pierre : HIER
84. Muscle : SINEW
85. Norwegian king : OLAF
87. Tuileries occupants : ROIS
88. "Travesties" playwright : STOPPARD
91. Cremona craftsman : AMATI
92. "___ Loser," Beatles song : IMA
93. "You can ___ horse to water . . . " : LEADA
94. Inspected the joint : CASED
96. Cumberland, e.g. : GAP
98. Prokofiev's saucy opus? : THELOVEFORTHREEAPPLES
106. Unruffled : SERENE
107. SOS signals : FLARES
108. John or Jill : IRELAND
109. King and Mason : PERRYS
110. Dickens's Drood : EDWIN
111. Oats container : NOSEBAG
1. Time-zone abbr. : GCT
2. Music to an athlete's ears : RAH
3. Soul, in Savoie : AME
4. Of a leg bone : TIBIAL
5. Ait : ILOT
6. Wagner's Parisian pilot? : FLYINGFRENCHMAN
7. River in SW England : YEO
8. Producer Alexander : COHEN
9. French violinist: 18th century : ANET
10. Storm : RAGE
11. Japanese admiral: 1843–1914 : ITO
12. Nonsense : BALONEY
13. Musically increase in vol. : CRESC
14. Barber, at times : HONER
15. Author of "The Sojourner" : RAWLINGS
16. Verb ending : OSE
17. Rockies, e.g. : MTS
18. Erhard's therapy : EST
20. Disseminate : STREW
23. TV series : FAME
24. Sprinkle : DUST
28. Mountainous region : SIERRA
29. What Fountain plays in a Mozart opus? : MAGICCLARINET
31. Host : ARMY
32. Dictator's phrase : INRE
33. Stableboy in a Smetana opus? : BARTEREDGROOM
34. Always, poetically : ETERNE
35. Do upholstering : REPAD
37. Lehár opus about a lady in despair? : THESADWIDOW
38. Wyatt of the West : EARP
40. Pips : SEEDS
42. Asian capital : HANOI
43. Hot pepper : CHILI
44. Unhappy outcome of a Mozart opus? : DIVORCEOFFIGARO
45. Nosh : EAT
47. Revolutionist in 1789 : MARAT
48. Treasure ___ : TROVE
49. Atop, for short : PON
51. Yarn units : CLEWS
52. World's richest man : GETTY
56. Heals : KNITS
57. Eagle's perch : AERIE
60. De Kooning prop : EASEL
62. Political boss in McKinley's day : HANNA
63. Intonation : PITCH
64. Sultans' palaces : SERAIS
66. Wine: Comb. form : OEN
69. Iago's wife : EMILIA
70. Pastoral spots : DALES
72. From ___ Z : ATO
73. Conjurer : MAGE
76. Folding carriage : STROLLER
77. Affectionate : FOND
78. Assault : GOAT
80. Zoo attraction : GIRAFFE
84. Old radio's "Vic and ___" : SADE
85. Hebrew measures : OMERS
86. Burden : LADE
87. Undulation : RIPPLE
89. Garden bloom : PEONY
90. Does road work : PAVES
91. Wan : ASHEN
94. Crow's crop : CRAW
95. Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
97. Uncouth fellows : APES
98. Cooking abbr. : TSP
99. "___ Haw," TV variety show : HEE
100. Fumble : ERR
101. Long in the tooth : OLD
102. A, in Aachen : EIN
103. Chem. room : LAB
104. Bambi's aunt : ENA
105. Surface on a bldg. wall : SDG

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