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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

ARITHMETRICKS

New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 1971

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { B J Q }
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22 Grid has duplicate clues.
Alfio Micci has 91 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 11 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,086
Across
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Cay : ISLET
6
Moral nature : ETHOS
11
Play parts: Abbr. : SCS
14
Ancient Greek composition : NOME
18
Ascribe : IMPUTE
19
Tai people : NHANG
20
Emoter : HAM
21
Decorator of a kind : ICER
22
Mermaid : TRITON
23
Rings: Abbr. : CIRCS
24
Train mail abbr. : RSO
25
Tiber tributary : NERA
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Sanction : FIAT
29
Yale men : ELIS
30
Weasels : STOATS
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33
Aleutian island : ATTU
37
Tokay, for one : WINE
38
Japanese port : OSAKA
39
Preminger : OTTO
40
Dessert : CHARLOTTE
42
Serpents : ASPS
43
Ordinal suffix : ETH
44
African region : CONGO
45
Meddles : NOSES
47
Appears : EMERGES
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Penn Central, etc.: Abbr. : RRS
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"To ___ His Own" : EACH
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Engage in a sport : SKI
60
Goldilock words : TOOHOT
61
Village in Norway : NES
62
Mesta : PERLE
63
"___ my word!" : PON
64
Locomotive : ENGINE
65
Pontius ___ : PILATE
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Protuberance : EAR
68
Car of a kind : RACER
70
Partner of haw : GEE
71
Aquatic bird : ANATID
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Marie, for one : STE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Kind of book: Abbr. : REF
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Enmeshed : TANGLED
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Cat of Africa : CIVET
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Manifest : OVERT
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Fedora : HAT
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Fr. pronoun : ELLE
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Certain Manhattanite : EASTSIDER
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Makes lace : TATS
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Blue colors : ANILS
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Plenty, poetically : ENOW
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Arnaz : DESI
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Not traversed : UNTROD
100
Ericson : LEIF
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Eur. capital : OSLO
108
Raleigh, for one : SIR
109
Recognition : HONOR
110
___ quality (shoddy) : OFPOOR
111
Dravidian Indian : TULU
112
Fastener : PEG
113
Silly : INANE
114
Snores and snorts : NOISES
115
Box : SPAR
116
Direction : SSE
117
Brawl : MELEE
118
Fisherman : EELER
Down
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Hungary's Nagy : IMRE
2
Slacker: Brit. : SPIV
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Stringed instrument : LUTE
4
Jackets : ETONS
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Delight : ENCHANT
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Leporids : HARES
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___ over-lightly : ONCE
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Titles for Thant and Lie: Abbr. : SGS
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Whodunit sounds : SHRIEKS
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Tapioca root : CASAVA
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Struck : SMOTE
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Leopardlike cat : OCELOT
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Sheep : MERINO
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Blot out : ERASE
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"___ all in the game" : ITS
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French roof : TOIT
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Dithers : FLAPS
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Elizabeth's friend : ESSEX
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Distinction : NOTE
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Speed-up: Abbr. : ACC
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While, for short : THO
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Color : TAN
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Yen : URGE
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Insurance abbr. : OASI
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Dawdle : LOITER
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German spa : EMS
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Synthetic : ERSATZ
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Paris stations : GARES
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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___ khan (tiger) : SHERE
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Railway car, for short : GON
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Took more than one's share : HOGGED
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Larcenist : THIEF
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Take it easy : RELAX
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No-fat man : SPRAT
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Bear of Down Under : KOALA
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Quechua : INCAN
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Five-spots in card games : PEDROS
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Do road work : PAVE
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Draw : TIE
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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French lass : FILLE
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U. S. composer : IVES
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Roman poet : OVID
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Endure : LAST
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Critic Barnes : CLIVE
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Dutch town : EDE
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Dilate : ENLARGE
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S. A. woody perennial : ANTTREE
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Black earth : SORY
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Binds : TIESUP
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Armpit : AXILLA
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Nests : AERIES
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Openings : SLOTS
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Bits of hay : WISPS
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Mayan month : UINAL
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Crusoe creator : DEFOE
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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P. I. tree : IPIL
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Japanese town : GOSE
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Garden worker : HOER
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Train rails: Abbr. : TRS
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Pronoun : HIM

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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