It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.
Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

ATTICISMS

New York Times, Sunday, January 20, 1980

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
1
H
2
O
3
R
4
S
5
E
6
D
7
O
8
S
9
E
10
D
11
H
12
A
13
W
14
S
15
M
16
I
17
T
18
O
R
I
O
N
19
E
L
I
D
E
20
O
D
A
21
L
A
N
A
22
L
A
M
B
D
23
A
P
I
R
E
C
24
O
R
D
S
25
B
E
L
L
S
26
E
L
S
E
27
N
O
V
E
L
28
T
R
I
P
29
L
E
E
T
A
S
30
R
31
A
T
T
A
N
32
R
O
I
S
33
O
T
T
A
W
A
34
S
35
H
36
O
U
T
37
R
E
E
D
38
S
H
A
Y
39
K
A
P
P
A
40
R
41
A
42
T
43
I
O
N
S
44
S
W
A
B
45
A
46
W
47
N
48
I
M
P
49
A
L
O
N
S
O
50
S
T
O
N
E
51
G
R
A
Y
52
T
I
E
53
U
M
I
A
K
S
54
D
E
E
R
55
T
O
I
L
E
56
S
T
R
57
I
P
P
E
D
58
I
59
R
O
N
E
D
60
A
G
L
E
T
61
S
S
S
62
S
63
E
N
E
G
A
L
64
S
G
O
65
M
66
I
67
L
L
I
68
A
T
T
I
C
S
69
M
70
A
C
U
L
71
A
72
T
73
E
74
U
V
E
A
L
75
G
O
O
S
76
L
77
E
I
D
E
N
78
R
E
V
79
C
O
M
M
O
80
T
I
O
N
81
M
E
R
L
I
N
82
M
A
A
83
H
R
S
84
N
U
L
L
85
M
O
D
E
L
T
A
86
U
87
F
O
R
D
88
A
B
B
E
89
T
O
P
S
90
T
E
R
S
E
91
T
92
O
93
O
T
O
O
94
H
O
T
E
95
S
96
P
97
R
98
E
A
D
99
A
L
P
H
A
F
100
R
A
M
E
101
M
O
R
A
L
102
E
103
A
104
S
105
T
106
F
L
E
E
T
107
D
I
A
L
108
M
U
F
O
R
M
109
U
R
D
E
R
110
F
I
R
N
111
O
F
T
112
I
N
A
N
E
113
M
A
D
R
E
114
Y
E
A
S
115
S
A
O
116
D
I
R
G
E
117
P
L
A
T
E
© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,030
Across
1
Greeks' ligneous ruse : HORSE
6
Plied with potions : DOSED
11
Turn left : HAW
14
Hit, old style : SMIT
18
Mythical Greek hunter : ORION
19
Apocopate : ELIDE
20
Harem room : ODA
21
Singer Cantrell : LANA
22
Some disks : LAMBDAPIRECORDS
25
"___ on her toes" : BELLS
26
"What ___ is new?" : ELSE
27
Bellow work : NOVEL
28
Certain shoe sizes : TRIPLEETAS
30
Caner's material : RATTAN
32
Louis XIV and XVI : ROIS
33
Algonquian : OTTAWA
34
Conclamation : SHOUT
37
Oboist's concern : REED
38
"Masterpiece" on wheels : SHAY
39
G.I. fare : KAPPARATIONS
44
Do a sailor's job : SWAB
45
Rye beard : AWN
48
Devilkin : IMP
49
Ballerina Alicia : ALONSO
50
Olive shade : STONEGRAY
52
Cravat : TIE
53
Eskimo craft : UMIAKS
54
Ruminant : DEER
55
Sheer fabric : TOILE
56
Bare : STRIPPED
58
Used a mangle : IRONED
60
Ornamental stud : AGLET
61
Former draft org. : SSS
62
Dakar is its capital : SENEGAL
64
Public Health agcy. : SGO
65
Prefix with gram or meter : MILLI
68
Top floors : ATTICS
69
Stained : MACULATE
74
Of an eye part : UVEAL
75
Sticky substances : GOOS
76
Netherlands city : LEIDEN
78
Race the motor : REV
79
To-do : COMMOTION
81
Legendary magician : MERLIN
82
Pasture sound : MAA
83
Kin of secs. and mins. : HRS
84
Partner of void : NULL
85
Vintage car : MODELTAUFORD
88
French cleric : ABBE
89
A one : TOPS
90
Laconic : TERSE
91
Ultra : TOOTOO
94
Table d'___ : HOTE
95
Bed item : SPREAD
99
Kind of house : ALPHAFRAME
101
Fable ending : MORAL
102
Bridge position : EAST
106
Swift : FLEET
107
Frederick Knott melodrama : DIALMUFORMURDER
110
Granular snow : FIRN
111
Frequently, to poets : OFT
112
Silly : INANE
113
Bambino's parent : MADRE
114
Certain votes : YEAS
115
___ Paulo : SAO
116
Lament : DIRGE
117
Food portion : PLATE
Down
1
Burrow : HOLE
2
Buccal : ORAL
3
Fellies : RIMS
4
Recover from a wassail : SOBERUP
5
Fragment : END
6
Warehouse : DEPOT
7
Tony of A.L. fame : OLIVA
8
Lorelei : SIREN
9
Pulitzer Prize biographer : EDEL
10
Nov. follower : DEC
11
Frightful : HORRID
12
___ Ababa : ADDIS
13
Vespid : WASP
14
Like a hibernal glaze : SLEETY
15
Gozo's neighbor : MALTA
16
Family member : INLAW
17
Tax, in Torino : TASSA
23
Pismire : ANT
24
Siouan Indians : OTOES
25
Air rifle : BETABETAGUN
29
Buddhist monk, free from karma : LOHAN
31
One ___ time : ATA
32
Gambling mecca : RENO
34
Vaudeville offerings : SKITS
35
___ up (emote) : HAMIT
36
"Happy Hooligan" cartoonist : OPPER
37
"La Cenerentola" composer and family : ROSSINIS
38
Excalibur : SWORD
40
Highway features : RAMPS
41
"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
42
Poisonous mushroom : TOADSTOOL
43
Sign : INK
44
Bethlehem sight : STEELMILL
45
Seed covering : ARIL
46
Weave wickerwork : WALE
47
Red refusal : NYET
50
The Seine, to Spaniards : SENA
51
"The Overcoat" author : GOGOL
53
W.W. II menace : UPSILONBOAT
54
Arctic transport : DOGSLEDS
57
Eastern religion : ISLAM
59
Kind of room, for short : REC
63
Harrow's rival : ETON
64
Part of an opera : SCENA
65
Start of a Shakespearean title : MUCH
66
Novello : IVOR
67
Moon vehicles : LEMS
68
Lively : AGILE
70
Mine entrance : ADIT
71
Arthurian wear : ARMOR
72
Lacerates : TEARS
73
Dodge : EVADE
77
" . . . ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
80
Like a ___ lard : TUBOF
81
Be gloomy : MOPE
85
Roadside sign : MOTEL
86
Western lizard : UTA
87
Kind of case : FEDERAL
88
Georgia city : ATHENS
89
Part of b.l.t. : TOMATO
91
Molasses confection : TAFFY
92
Stan's partner : OLLIE
93
___ buffa : OPERA
94
City on the Bay of Acre : HAIFA
95
To date : SOFAR
96
Antler tip : PRONG
97
Peep show : RAREE
98
Shade giver : ELM
100
TV predecessors: Abbr. : RDOS
101
Actor who played Zola : MUNI
103
Egyptian skink : ADDA
104
Painter José Maria : SERT
105
Family lineage : TREE
108
Word with rib or riff : MID
109
Fenway Pk. figure : UMP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|