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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

SORE BONES AND SAWBONES

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1987

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,858
Across
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Poet Nicolson : ADELA
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Dolphin's cousin : GRAMPUS
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Pliant : DOCILE
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Reaches : ATTAINS
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Pattern : DESIGN
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Start of a four-line verse : ONHALLOWEENAMEDICSAID
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Accumulated : STOREDUP
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Innuit or Yuit : ESKIMO
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Understand : GET
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Chuck's follower : WAGON
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French soul : AME
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Tongs' partner : HAMMER
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Ceremonial acts : RITES
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Saharan : ARID
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Lummox : OAF
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Length times width, e.g. : AREA
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Part of être : SONT
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Galatea's lover : ACIS
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Model McPherson : ELLE
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Second line of verse : ILLJOINYOUONTHESTREET
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"A ___ cara," Bellini aria : TEO
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Court allegations : PLEAS
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Despicable : VILE
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Teheran native : IRANI
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Caravansary : INN
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Bluewing : TEAL
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Group of six : HEXAD
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Three sheets to the wind : STONED
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Choreographer Michael : KIDD
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Vetches : TARES
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Mend : HEAL
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Edit film : SPLICE
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Judges' garb : TOGAS
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Marine flier : TERN
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Summer quaff : ADE
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Living teddy bear : KOALA
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Of a hypothetical unit of living matter : IDIC
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Veranda : LANAI
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Pedro's aunt : TIA
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Third line of verse : IWILLNOTDOTHETRICKING
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Mind, to Marcus : MENS
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Paris airport : ORLY
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"An apple ___ . . . " : ADAY
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Winged : ALAR
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Opposite of post : PRE
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Off Broadway award : OBIE
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Pipe : BRIAR
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Mower : SCYTHE
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Wheat, in Grenoble : BLE
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Brands : SEARS
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Neckpiece : BOA
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Kind of path : BEATEN
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Word with kin or nip : CAT
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Ode : CANTICLE
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End of the verse : ILLJUSTBETHERETOTREAT
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Nimble : VOLANT
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Was a diarist : ENTERED
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Strip a whale's blubber : FLENSE
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Clio or Edgar : AWARD
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Certain motel fee : DAYRATE
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Tallinn natives : ESTHS
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Brouhahas : ADOS
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Mama's imperative : DONT
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Repeat : ECHO
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Kind of dice : LIAR
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Purport : ALLEGE
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Stare openmouthed : GAWP
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Munched : ATE
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Run : MANAGE
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Instruments for Ax and Watts : PIANOS
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Deprive, in a way : UNMAN
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Compass pt. : SSE
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Adorned : DECKED
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Holly of Dixie : ASSI
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Writer O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Comfort, in Calabria : AGIO
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Neither Rep. nor Dem. : IND
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Church official : ELDER
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Fire : DISMISS
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Ump's cry : OUT
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Hon : DEARIE
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Bowery figures : WINOS
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Aleutian isle : ATTU
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"Katie Went to ___": C. Porter : HAITI
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"Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
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Casaba : MELON
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Army off. : MAJ
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Queenly : ROYAL
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Yearned : ACHED
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N.Y. city : OLEAN
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Malodorous : FETID
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Sam of links fame : SNEAD
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World supporter : ATLAS
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Flynn of flicks : ERROL
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Kind of illusion : OPTICAL
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___ la Cité : ILEDE
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Ham it up : OVERACT
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Puts thumbs down : NIXES
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Immense : TITANIC
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Sacred: Comb. form : HAGIO
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Oriental hostelry : SERAI
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Prevents publication of : KILLS
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Hot drink : TODDY
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Unit of inductance : HENRY
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Cut corners : SKIMP
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Capability : POWER
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Woolen cloth : LAINE
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Legal paper : TITLE
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Turkic language : TATAR
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Inclining : ATILT
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Alice's cat : DINAH
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Tidal flood : EAGRE
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Namesakes of Clytemnestra's mother : LEDAS
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"This was the ___ Roman . . . ": Shak. : NOBLEST
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Help to adjust : ORIENT
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Long-running Broadway musical : HAIR
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Round Table knight : KAY
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Deaden : OBTUND
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Star of "Shampoo" : BEATTY
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Cronkite successor : RATHER
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What "Mac" means : SONOF
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Guernseys : CATTLE
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"Aida" segment : SCENA
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Leatherwing : BAT
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Cuff : BLOW
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Singer Logan : ELLA
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Discordant : AJAR
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Surrender formally : CEDE
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Piques : IRES
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Copper : CENT
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Castigate : LASH
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Vous ___ : ETES
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Marsh elder : IVA
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Partner of board : BED
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Roman or Christian : ERA
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Macerate : RET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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