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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

MARK MY WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, October 10, 1982

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Alfio Micci has 91 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 11 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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R
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A
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W
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S
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CHECK
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CHECK
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M
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N
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L
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CHECK
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CHECK
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CHECK
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L
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M
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,024
Across
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Unbending : RIGID
6
Reduce : PARE
10
Greek letter : CHI
13
Singular : ODD
16
Correct : EMEND
17
Prospero's servant : ARIEL
18
One feted : HONOREE
20
Receipts of a kind : CANCELLEDCHECKS
22
Cloakroom personnel : HATCHECKGIRLS
24
Ionian gulf : ARTA
25
Mrs. Mahler : ALMA
26
Streeter's "___ Mable" : DERE
27
Book of Hours : HORAE
28
Honey buzzard : PERN
29
Fannie follower, in banks : MAE
30
Submerge : WHELM
32
Type of skirt : ALINE
33
Sow's pad : STY
34
37
Nuclear particle : MESON
38
"___ iron bars a cage" : NOR
39
"Israel in Egypt," for one : ORATORIO
41
Cold : ALOOF
44
___ dimittis : NUNC
46
Aromatic spice : NUTMEG
51
Letter stroke : SERIF
52
Prefix for date or cede : ANTE
53
Legal matter : RES
56
Leather worker : TOOLER
58
Champ in 1934 : BAER
59
Riv. boat : STR
60
Exhausted : SPENT
62
Curb : BRIDLE
63
Energy unit : ERG
64
Berlin divider : CHECKPOINTCHARLIE
67
Greek undergrounders : EAM
68
Trap setter : SNARER
70
Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
71
Like: Suffix : OID
72
Sra.'s daughter : SRTA
73
Teacher's concern : TENURE
74
For good, to Gray : EER
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Noted Jesuit lexicographer : RALE
77
Impenetrable : SOLID
78
Near the back : DORSAL
80
Asther of old films : NILS
81
"Home, Sweet Home" author : PAYNE
82
Inclined : DISPOSED
87
Scull : OAR
88
Aristocles : PLATO
93
Game using marbles : CHINESECHECKERS
96
Scale notes : MIS
99
Trooper's beam : RADAR
100
Pequot sachem : UNCAS
101
Alphabetic trio : MNO
102
"Lead us not into ___ Station" : PENN
103
Role in "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
104
Selvage : EDGE
105
Actor from N.Y.C. : CAAN
106
Biblical preposition : UNTO
107
These have 64 squares : CHECKERBOARDS
109
Supermarket feature : CHECKOUTCOUNTER
112
Like Simba : LEONINE
113
Not rented : UNLET
114
Accumulate : STORE
115
Coterie : SET
116
Debussy's "La ___ " : MER
117
Buddies : PALS
118
Brings home the bacon : EARNS
Down
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Summaries : RECAPS
2
Inn of Istanbul : IMARET
3
The upper class : GENTRY
4
Quechua : INCAN
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Ike : DDE
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Course for a future g.p. : PREMED
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Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
8
Inspect again : RECHECK
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Overhead transports : ELS
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Casanova type : CHARMER
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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Contained : INCHECK
13
Passerine bird : ORIOLE
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Plant poisonous to fish : DERRIS
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Part of F.D.R. : DELANO
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Historian Nevins : ALLAN
19
Old Irish alphabet : OGHAM
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Truman's birthplace in Mo. : LAMAR
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Greeting for Parton? : HELLO
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Witnessed : SEEN
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Obligation : DEBT
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Mass. city : WORCESTER
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Mao's successor : HUA
34
Homophone for Chekhov : CHECKOFF
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Admonitory word : DONT
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Sign the register : CHECKIN
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Rouge's counterpart : NOIR
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Win at an auction : OUTBID
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___ as possible : ASBEST
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Erudite : LEARNED
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Pizza spice : OREGANO
44
Western alliance : NATO
45
Green : UNRIPE
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Sped : TORE
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"Après ___ le déluge ... " : MOI
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Getting on : ELDERLY
50
Glutinous material : GELATIN
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Gain further potential from : REHARNESS
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Alfonso's queen : ENA
55
Amble : STROLL
57
Transformed : REMADE
59
Coverlet : SPREAD
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Agt.'s cut : PCT
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Nixon's spaniel : CHECKERS
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Never, in Bonn : NIE
66
Tall tales : LIES
69
River in W. Germany : RUR
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Hang-glide : SOAR
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Staff man : AIDE
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Evian and Dax : SPAS
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Permit: Abbr. : LIC
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Quake : SHUDDER
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Engine knocks : PINGS
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Head of a tale : ONCE
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Tar's milieu : SEA
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U. of Maine locale : ORONO
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Verify before proceeding : PRECHECK
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Stickers : LABELS
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Jeanne de la Fonte : ADOREE
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Large hound : TALBOT
92
Hunter on high : ORION
94
Defeats in chess : CHECKMATES
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Play the part : ENACT
96
Coach : MENTOR
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Hospital figure : INTERN
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Saws cords at night : SNORES
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___ Arenas, Chile : PUNTA
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Marine flier : ERNE
105
Choose what is choice : CULL
108
Objective : AIM
109
Medical examination : CHECKUP
110
"___ Clear Day" : ONA
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Function : USE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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