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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Monday, October 27, 1980

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,311
Across
1. Witches : HAGS
5. Start of a well-known palindrome : ABLE
9. Italian cathedral city : ATRI
13. Gush : EMIT
14. Broadway fare : PLAYS
15. Scorch : CHAR
16. Chess maneuver : MOVE
17. Buenos ___ : AIRES
18. Author Bombeck : ERMA
19. All set : PREPARED
21. Bars, in law : ESTOPS
23. Lorelei : SIREN
24. Under guidance : INTOW
25. Beach sights : DUNES
26. Killer whale : ORCA
27. Nigerian native : IBO
30. Next after hexa : HEPTA
31. Inexperienced : GREEN
32. New Deal prog. : NRA
33. Second-voice carrier : ALTO
34. College V I P 's : DEANS
35. Have a leading role : STAR
36. Approval from a rooter : RAH
37. Celerity : HASTE
38. Plant pest : APHIS
39. Potato feature : EYE
40. Feed the kitty : ANTE
41. Go over 55 : SPEED
42. Overcharge : GOUGE
44. Limit : STINT
45. Against difficulties : UPHILL
47. Tie : STANDOFF
50. When both hands are up : NOON
51. Less cordial : ICIER
53. Jug : EWER
54. Partial darkness : DUSK
55. Crust : NERVE
56. Actress Shaw : RETA
57. Table scraps : ORTS
58. Kind of club : GLEE
59. Do in : SLAY
Down
1. Cannabis : HEMP
2. Cupid : AMOR
3. Expires : GIVESUPTHEGHOST
4. Enter : STEPINTO
5. Unnaturalized : ALIEN
6. Scop or skald : BARD
7. Caustic substance : LYE
8. Aromas : ESSENCES
9. Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
10. Admit defeat : THROWINTHETOWEL
11. Slope : RAMP
12. One of Cleopatra's attendants : IRAS
14. Trims : PARES
20. Length-times-width result : AREA
22. Ollie's sidekick : STAN
24. Goodnight girl : IRENE
25. Stall : DELAY
26. Speechify : ORATE
28. Feature of some hairdos : BRAID
29. Rowing gear : OARS
30. Fabled race loser : HARE
31. "Beau ___" : GESTE
34. Undecided : DANGLING
35. Sports of sorts : SPENDERS
37. Transport : HAUL
38. As neat as ___ : APIN
41. Gape : STARE
43. Sty cries : OINKS
44. McQueen or Martin : STEVE
45. Ruin : UNDO
46. Teem : POUR
47. Beget : SIRE
48. Greek cheese made from goat's milk : FETA
49. Ravel : FRAY
52. Relative of Fahr : CEL

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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