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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Thursday, January 12, 1989

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J K V W Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,310
Across
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Kind of box : SNUFF
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Bridge coup : SLAM
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Close or roll follower : CALL
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___ Wences : SENOR
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Campus region, for short : QUAD
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Pasticcio : OLIO
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Outside a sudent's regular program : EXTRACURRICULAR
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Pedicured item : TOE
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Add whisky : LACE
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Hole-___ (duffer's dream) : INONE
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Bridge position : SOUTH
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Joseph of Hollywood : COTTEN
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Fierce : LUPINE
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"___ but the brave . . . " : NONE
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Composer Wilder : ALEC
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Séance sounds : RAPS
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Described in a human form : ANTHROPOMORPHIC
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Political cartoonist : NAST
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Word form for "Chinese" : SINO
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Cow Palace, for one : ARENA
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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Chemical compound : ISOMER
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Atelier : STUDIO
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Tin Pan Alley gp. : ASCAP
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Salon rinse : HENNA
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Bondsman of yore : ESNE
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"___ the fields we go" : OER
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Between schools : INTERSCHOLASTIC
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Kojak : THEO
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Handel favorite : LARGO
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Spots : SEES
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"___ Cassius . . . " : YOND
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Solicit : PLEAD
Down
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Compass reading : SSE
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Barber's call : NEXT
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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Prudence or prescience : FORESIGHTEDNESS
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Cell occupant : FRA
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Crouch down : SQUAT
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Stagger : LURCH
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Bern's stream : AARE
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Year in Luther's time : MDI
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Negotiating offer : COUNTERPROPOSAL
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Distribute : ALLOT
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Vine for Tarzan : LIANE
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Ponti's spouse : LOREN
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Holmes's quest : CLUE
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Plant shoot : CION
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Lulu : ONER
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K. Hepburn role : COCO
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Sprat's preference : LEAN
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Armbone : ULNA
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Items for Child : POTS
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Verne's skipper : NEMO
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Samoan port : APIA
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___ Nol of Cambodia : LON
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Interruptive sound : AHEM
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Ache : PINE
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Duel memento : SCAR
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Frogner Park locale : OSLO
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Tabula follower : RASA
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Tale twister : LIAR
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North Atlantic isl. : ICEL
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Liners : SHIPS
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Past or present : TENSE
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Loosen : UNTIE
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Pale : ASHEN
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Hairnet : SNOOD
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Instant replay : ECHO
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Basic French infinitive : ETRE
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Latvian port : RIGA
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Piggery : STY
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Mont Blanc, for one : ALP
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Torsk : COD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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