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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

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Across
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Witches : HAGS
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Start of a well-known palindrome : ABLE
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Italian cathedral city : ATRI
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Gush : EMIT
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Broadway fare : PLAYS
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Scorch : CHAR
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Chess maneuver : MOVE
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Author Bombeck : ERMA
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All set : PREPARED
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Bars, in law : ESTOPS
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Lorelei : SIREN
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Under guidance : INTOW
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Beach sights : DUNES
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Nigerian native : IBO
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Next after hexa : HEPTA
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Inexperienced : GREEN
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New Deal prog. : NRA
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Second-voice carrier : ALTO
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College V I P 's : DEANS
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Have a leading role : STAR
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Approval from a rooter : RAH
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Celerity : HASTE
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Plant pest : APHIS
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Potato feature : EYE
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Go over 55 : SPEED
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Overcharge : GOUGE
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Limit : STINT
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Against difficulties : UPHILL
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Tie : STANDOFF
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When both hands are up : NOON
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Less cordial : ICIER
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Jug : EWER
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Partial darkness : DUSK
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Crust : NERVE
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Actress Shaw : RETA
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Table scraps : ORTS
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Kind of club : GLEE
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Do in : SLAY
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Cannabis : HEMP
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Cupid : AMOR
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Expires : GIVESUPTHEGHOST
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Enter : STEPINTO
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Unnaturalized : ALIEN
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Scop or skald : BARD
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Caustic substance : LYE
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Aromas : ESSENCES
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Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
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Admit defeat : THROWINTHETOWEL
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Slope : RAMP
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One of Cleopatra's attendants : IRAS
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Trims : PARES
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Length-times-width result : AREA
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Ollie's sidekick : STAN
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Goodnight girl : IRENE
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Stall : DELAY
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Speechify : ORATE
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Feature of some hairdos : BRAID
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Rowing gear : OARS
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Fabled race loser : HARE
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"Beau ___" : GESTE
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Undecided : DANGLING
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Sports of sorts : SPENDERS
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Transport : HAUL
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As neat as ___ : APIN
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Gape : STARE
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Sty cries : OINKS
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McQueen or Martin : STEVE
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Ruin : UNDO
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Teem : POUR
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Beget : SIRE
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Greek cheese made from goat's milk : FETA
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Ravel : FRAY
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Relative of Fahr : CEL

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

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