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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

HABIT-FORMING

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 1970

56-Across : Amount ___ (insurance term)

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 677 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,743
Across
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French composer : AUBER
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"Golden Boy" author : ODETS
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Off balance : ATILT
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Subway for René : METRO
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Night sound : SNORE
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Delicate : FRAIL
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Wife of Abraham : SARAH
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Put one's ___ : OARIN
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Family garment of sorts : ACOATOFARMS
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Track event : HARNESSRACE
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Kind : ILK
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Fertile : ARABLE
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___-de-lance : FER
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___ now : DOIT
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Comparative ending : IER
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Discards : REJECTS
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Toys : YOYOS
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Relatives of sons: Abbr. : DAUS
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Name in motors : OLDS
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Large boats : ARKS
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Rabbit's title : BRER
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Stadium area : SECTIONB
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Cuzco people : INCAS
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Prince of drama : HAL
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Length of some plays : TWOACTS
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French Alp : PELAT
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Mango parts : NAKS
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___ boredom : DIEOF
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Amount ___ (insurance term) : ATRISK
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French story : ETAGE
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Rooted : CHEEREDFOR
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Horse color : ROAN
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Changes into particles : IONIZES
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Sunk without ___ : ATRACE
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Shaped : MOLDED
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Bauble : ORNAMENT
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German pronoun : SIE
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Musical speeds : TEMPI
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Stone : AGATE
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Earth, in Berlin : ERDE
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Summer hours: Abbr. : DST
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Kitchen utensil : DICER
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White stuff, in Scotland : SNA
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Affirming words : ITSSO
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Dejected : SAD
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German numeral : ACHT
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"___ d'arte" : VISSI
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Kind of train : GRAVY
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Tiny: Abbr. : SML
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Low walls : PARAPETS
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Cooking direction : BRAISE
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Ships' ropes : SHEETS
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Full : PLENARY
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Jewelry part : BEAD
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"___ my office" : STEPINTOMY
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Potato-soup ingredients : LEEKS
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Rejected, to poets : SPURND
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Hamlet : THORP
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Road curves : ESSES
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Ballet garment : LEOTARD
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Letters : ENS
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Passover rite : SEDER
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Relatives of Martians : URANIANS
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Arden and others : EVES
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Have on : WEAR
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Gumbo: Var. : OCRA
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Feels poorly : ISILL
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Enzyme : LACTASE
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Negation : NOT
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Dumbarton ___ : OAKS
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Romaine : COS
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Italian sculptor : PISANO
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Typist's abbr. : WAM
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Family garment : CAPEKENNEDY
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Fault : ERROR
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Lasso : RIATA
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Hearth : ASTRE
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Biting : ACRID
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French remainder : RESTE
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Cuts, old style : SNEES
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Winter wear : BOOTS
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Misplaces : LOSES
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Light ___ : ASAIR
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Sam, for one : UNCLE
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Literary garment : BOOKJACKET
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Age : ERA
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Upholsters anew : RETACKS
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Teutonic hero and others : OFFAS
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Uninteresting : DRAB
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Some flowers : EARLYBLOOMERS
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A ___ two (occasionally) : TIMEOR
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Lawyers: Abbr. : SLS
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Residue : ASHES
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Arabian tambourine : TAAR
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRR
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Homestead and other legislation : LANDACTS
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Unfashionable garments : THEOUTSKIRTS
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Majority : MOST
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Attention : EAR
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Hiking garments : TRAILBLAZERS
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Put through a sieve : RICED
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Topnotchers : ONERS
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Morsels : ORTS
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Señor's assent : SISI
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Postal term : FORWARDINGADDRESS
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Classroom equipment : ERASERS
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Still : YET
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Czech city : DECIN
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Former : ONETIME
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Kashmir alphabet : SARADA
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___ charge account : OPENA
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Business abbr. : INC
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Okinawa city : NAHA
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Hair's partner : HIDE
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W.W. I group : AEF
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Western Indian : OTOE
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List : AGENDA
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Examined : TESTED
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Double-crosser : DECEIVER
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Memo-pad word : FROM
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Foray : RAID
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Waiting for ___ to come in : ONESSHIP
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Certain records : LPS
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Full of a grain : OATY
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Climbs : SCALES
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Some bridge hands : THREESUITERS
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Urban garments : CITYSLICKERS
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"Exodus" man : ARI
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Sign : OMEN
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Harbor sights : TANKERS
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Composer Jacques and family : IBERTS
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Hungry one's cry : LETSEAT
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___ car (overtake) : PASSA
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Genus of frogs : RANA
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Waterers: Abbr. : SPRS
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Box office stars : TOPDRAWERS
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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___ notte : BUONA
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Long time : EON
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Slangy pronoun : YER
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Rind of a kind : PEARSKIN
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Sixth-century date : DVI
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Sedative drug : SECONAL
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Ark builder : NOAH
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Texas city : ELPASO
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Decline : WANE
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Among: Prefix : INTER
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Drink, in Paris : BOIRE
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Jots : IOTAS
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Tahoe and Como : LAKES
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Miss Thompson : SADIE
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Terrapins : EMYDS
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Wine-bottle, in Italy : OTRE
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Shelter : COTE
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Spanish painter : SERT
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Toper : SOT
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Scottish negative : NAE
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Hack : CAB
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Sgt., for one : NCO

Answer summary: 28 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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