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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 1976

20-Across : May apple

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,637
Across
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Attention getter : AHEM
5
Zola title : NANA
9
Garlic unit : CLOVE
14
Met V.I.P. : DIVA
15
Is obligated : OWES
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Volcanic outputs : LAVAS
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Hymn word : AMEN
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Nail specialist : MANICURIST
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May apple : MANDRAKE
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Tolerate : ABIDE
23
Staff man : AIDE
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Terza ___ : RIMA
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Bowling scores : SPARES
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Aquatic mammals : MANATEES
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Red dye : EOSIN
33
Baker's ___ : DOZEN
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Geographical abbr. : LAT
35
Org. : ASSN
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Tender spots : SORES
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Venetian ruler : DOGE
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Draw : TIE
39
Something, in Germany : ETWAS
40
Turn back : REPEL
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Footstools : OTTOMANS
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"I am a ___" : CAMERA
44
Chimneys, in Glasgow : LUMS
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Teasdale : SARA
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Soup server : LADLE
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Fictional villain : FUMANCHU
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Pawed : MANHANDLED
54
Sullen : DOUR
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Old English coin : GROAT
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Florida county : DADE
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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French relative : TANTE
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Machine gun : STEN
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Start a card game : DEAL
Down
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Bede : ADAM
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Uganda people : HIMA
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Smooth : EVEN
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Orange : MANDARIN
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Restless ones : NOMADS
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On one's toes : AWAKE
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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"___ was saying ... " : ASI
9
Elk or Rotarian : CLUBMAN
10
Lasso : LARIAT
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Roman poet : OVID
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Flower holder : VASE
13
Superlative ending : EST
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Actor Michael and family : CAINES
21
Nothing, in Paris : RIEN
24
Destroys : RAZES
25
Treaty org. : SEATO
26
Assume : POSIT
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Black-ink item : ASSET
28
S.A. trees : MORAS
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Run off : ELOPE
30
Agog : EAGER
31
Stone slab : STELA
33
Football units : DOWNS
36
Flower part : STAMEN
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Called for : DEMANDED
39
Rival : EMULATE
40
___ avis : RARA
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Passé : OLDHAT
43
N.J. city : CAMDEN
45
Shoe material : SUEDE
46
Pasternak heroine : LARA
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Soon : ANON
48
Stale : FLAT
49
Porter : COLE
50
Oahu dance : HULA
51
Russian range : URAL
52
Labor's counterpart: Abbr. : MGT
53
Dental degree : DDS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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