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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

HABIT-FORMING

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 1970

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 puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,743
Across
1. French composer : AUBER
6. "Golden Boy" author : ODETS
11. Off balance : ATILT
16. Subway for René : METRO
21. Night sound : SNORE
22. Delicate : FRAIL
23. Wife of Abraham : SARAH
24. Put one's ___ : OARIN
25. Family garment of sorts : ACOATOFARMS
27. Track event : HARNESSRACE
29. Kind : ILK
30. Fertile : ARABLE
31. ___-de-lance : FER
32. ___ now : DOIT
33. Comparative ending : IER
34. Discards : REJECTS
36. Toys : YOYOS
38. Relatives of sons: Abbr. : DAUS
39. Name in motors : OLDS
40. Large boats : ARKS
41. Rabbit's title : BRER
42. Stadium area : SECTIONB
44. Cuzco people : INCAS
46. Prince of drama : HAL
48. Length of some plays : TWOACTS
50. French Alp : PELAT
53. Mango parts : NAKS
54. ___ boredom : DIEOF
56. Amount ___ (insurance term) : ATRISK
57. French story : ETAGE
58. Rooted : CHEEREDFOR
60. Horse color : ROAN
61. Changes into particles : IONIZES
63. Sunk without ___ : ATRACE
64. Shaped : MOLDED
66. Bauble : ORNAMENT
67. German pronoun : SIE
68. Musical speeds : TEMPI
69. Stone : AGATE
71. Earth, in Berlin : ERDE
72. Summer hours: Abbr. : DST
75. Kitchen utensil : DICER
77. White stuff, in Scotland : SNA
79. Affirming words : ITSSO
81. Dejected : SAD
82. German numeral : ACHT
84. "___ d'arte" : VISSI
86. Kind of train : GRAVY
88. Tiny: Abbr. : SML
90. Low walls : PARAPETS
92. Cooking direction : BRAISE
94. Ships' ropes : SHEETS
97. Full : PLENARY
98. Jewelry part : BEAD
99. "___ my office" : STEPINTOMY
102. Potato-soup ingredients : LEEKS
103. Rejected, to poets : SPURND
105. Hamlet : THORP
106. Graf ___ : SPEE
107. Road curves : ESSES
108. Ballet garment : LEOTARD
110. Letters : ENS
111. Passover rite : SEDER
112. Relatives of Martians : URANIANS
114. Arden and others : EVES
116. Have on : WEAR
117. Wading bird : IBIS
119. Gumbo: Var. : OCRA
120. Feels poorly : ISILL
121. Enzyme : LACTASE
124. Negation : NOT
125. Dumbarton ___ : OAKS
126. Romaine : COS
127. Italian sculptor : PISANO
129. Typist's abbr. : WAM
130. Weds : TIESTHEKNOT
133. Family garment : CAPEKENNEDY
135. Fault : ERROR
136. Lasso : RIATA
137. Hearth : ASTRE
138. Biting : ACRID
139. French remainder : RESTE
140. Cuts, old style : SNEES
141. Winter wear : BOOTS
142. Misplaces : LOSES
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1. Light ___ : ASAIR
2. Sam, for one : UNCLE
3. Literary garment : BOOKJACKET
4. Age : ERA
5. Upholsters anew : RETACKS
6. Teutonic hero and others : OFFAS
7. Uninteresting : DRAB
8. Some flowers : EARLYBLOOMERS
9. A ___ two (occasionally) : TIMEOR
10. Lawyers: Abbr. : SLS
11. Residue : ASHES
12. Arabian tambourine : TAAR
13. Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRR
14. Homestead and other legislation : LANDACTS
15. Unfashionable garments : THEOUTSKIRTS
16. Majority : MOST
17. Attention : EAR
18. Hiking garments : TRAILBLAZERS
19. Put through a sieve : RICED
20. Topnotchers : ONERS
26. Morsels : ORTS
28. Señor's assent : SISI
31. Postal term : FORWARDINGADDRESS
35. Classroom equipment : ERASERS
37. Still : YET
38. Czech city : DECIN
39. Former : ONETIME
42. Kashmir alphabet : SARADA
43. ___ charge account : OPENA
44. Business abbr. : INC
45. Okinawa city : NAHA
46. Hair's partner : HIDE
47. W.W. I group : AEF
49. Western Indian : OTOE
51. List : AGENDA
52. Examined : TESTED
54. Double-crosser : DECEIVER
55. Memo-pad word : FROM
59. Foray : RAID
62. Waiting for ___ to come in : ONESSHIP
65. Certain records : LPS
66. Full of a grain : OATY
68. Hardy heroine : TESS
70. Elude : GIVETHESLIPTO
72. Spot : DAPPLE
73. Climbs : SCALES
74. Some bridge hands : THREESUITERS
76. Urban garments : CITYSLICKERS
78. "Exodus" man : ARI
80. Sign : OMEN
83. Harbor sights : TANKERS
85. Composer Jacques and family : IBERTS
87. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
89. Hungry one's cry : LETSEAT
91. ___ car (overtake) : PASSA
93. Genus of frogs : RANA
94. Waterers: Abbr. : SPRS
95. Box office stars : TOPDRAWERS
96. Pintail duck : SMEE
98. ___ notte : BUONA
100. Long time : EON
101. Slangy pronoun : YER
104. Rind of a kind : PEARSKIN
109. Sixth-century date : DVI
111. Sedative drug : SECONAL
113. Ark builder : NOAH
115. Texas city : ELPASO
116. Decline : WANE
117. Among: Prefix : INTER
118. Drink, in Paris : BOIRE
120. Jots : IOTAS
121. Tahoe and Como : LAKES
122. Miss Thompson : SADIE
123. Terrapins : EMYDS
125. Wine-bottle, in Italy : OTRE
126. Shelter : COTE
128. Spanish painter : SERT
131. Toper : SOT
132. Scottish negative : NAE
133. Hack : CAB
134. Sgt., for one : NCO

Answer summary: 29 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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