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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

CHEERS!

New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 1984

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 9, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,472
Across
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Say it is so : ALLEGE
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Fixed a recording : RETAPED
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Author of "Pensées" : PASCAL
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Gob : SEAMAN
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Crimson Tide : ALABAMA
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Grand Canal bridge : RIALTO
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Start of a verse : HAPPYNEWYEAROHSOLVERS
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Psychic initials : ESP
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF
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Eastern holiday : TET
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Burrows or Beame : ABE
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For shame! : FIE
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Castle's protection : MOAT
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Uncalled-for display : SCENE
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Biological duct : VAS
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Firecracker : PETARD
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Composer of "The Planets" : HOLST
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Kinsman : SIB
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Drop bait lightly : DAP
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A king of Judah : AMON
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Capital of ancient Edom : SELA
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Mil. truant : AWOL
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Mazo ___ Roche : DELA
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Second line of verse : HERESAPRAYERFORYOUALL
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Successful politicians : INS
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Rigel's constellation : ORION
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___ Corleone, Puzo's "Godfather" : VITO
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Asp's weapon : VENOM
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Like Kirk Douglas's chin : DIMPLED
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Wonders number : SEVEN
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Expunge : DELETE
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Greek Mars : ARES
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Less adorned : BARER
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Actor Richard from Phila. : GERE
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Cloth for draperies : MADRAS
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Doctrine : TENET
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Potter's-wheel part : TREADLE
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Embellish : ADORN
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"By the Time ___ to Phoenix" : IGET
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Mollusk deposit : PEARL
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Eccentric : ODD
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Third line of verse : MAYYOURPARTIESBELARGE
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Vicinity : AREA
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Tweed twitter : NAST
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A heap : LOTS
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Shoal : REEF
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Wash. V.I.P. : SEN
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Piggery : STY
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Rocket stage : AGENA
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After-dinner quaff : BRANDY
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Town sprouting near Brussels : ATH
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Friendliness : AMITY
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Sullen : GLUM
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Road for Romero : RUA
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Flesh: Comb. form : CRE
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A Johnson : VAN
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Headland : RAS
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Producer of royal jelly : BEE
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Last line of verse : ANDYOURHANGOVERSSMALL
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Stalagmites site : CAVERN
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Native to a region : ENDEMIC
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Regal headwear : TIARAS
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Author Lin ___ : YUTANG
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Bestow a fixed look upon : STAREAT
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Ancient Italic tongue : SABINE
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Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
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Grazing areas : LEAS
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Northern European : LAPP
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Domain: Abbr. : EMP
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Janet or Mitzi : GAYNOR
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Group of nine : ENNEAD
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Immature : RAW
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English cathedral town : ELY
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Monogram of a famous inventor : TAE
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Eases up : ABATES
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Source : PARENT
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Chew the scenery : EMOTE
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La-di-___ : DAH
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To all appearances : PROBABLY
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Features of anges : AILES
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Bank abbr. : SAV
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Treble or tenor : CLEF
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Come in second : LOSE
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Salamander : EFT
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Redeemer : SAVIOR
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Bison's locks : MANE
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Fish-eating bird : SOLAN
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Kind of pigeon : CLAY
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Polynesian canoe : PAHI
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Correct : EMEND
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Sculptors' creations : TORSI
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Salome's stepfather : HEROD
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Faint : SWOON
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Revolutionary patriot : DEANE
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Distribute : ALLOT
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Vichy victory symbol : PALME
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Smiley's people : SPIES
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Miller's "___ the Fall" : AFTER
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Fought for one's honor : DUELED
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Price, for one : SOPRANO
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Van Gogh painted here : ARLES
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Actor Chad : EVERETT
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Emulate Rosie of W.W. II : RIVET
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Including everything : OVERALL
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"I'll ___ landlord's daughter": Lamb : MARRYA
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Less deranged : SANER
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Steel-plow pioneer : DEERE
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Sired : BEGAT
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Up for ___ : GRABS
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Calls from nurseries : MAMAS
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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Senior member : DOYEN
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Intoxicated : TIPSY
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Seed integument : TESTA
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Oscar winner: 1961 : LOREN
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Moved sidewise : EDGED
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Garden bloom : PEONY
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Challenge : DEFY
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Discomposed : UNSTRUNG
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Cronkite's successor : RATHER
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"___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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"Glass Menagerie" character : AMANDA
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Kind of ale or beer : GINGER
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Explosions : BLASTS
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"From ___ with Love" : RUSSIA
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Quercus fruit : ACORN
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___-garde : AVANT
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Fido's warning : GRR
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Piquant : RACY
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Two-toed sloth : UNAU
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Mag. insert : ADVT
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Italian province : BARI
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Dash : ELAN
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If not : ELSE
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Truly : YEA
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"For ___ a jolly . . . " : HES
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Kipling's "Follow Me ___" : OME
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By way of : VIA
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Outside: Prefix : ECT
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Fairy queen : MAB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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