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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: 5.00, Missing: { B J Q }
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,086
Across Down
1. 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
26. 4 : SEVENMINUSTHREE
28. Sanction : FIAT
29. Yale men : ELIS
30. Weasels : STOATS
31. 12 : ELEVENPLUSONE
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
51. 14 : EIGHTPLUSSIX
55. Penn Central, etc.: Abbr. : RRS
56. "To ___ His Own" : EACH
57. 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
67. Protuberance : EAR
68. Car of a kind : RACER
70. Partner of haw : GEE
71. Aquatic bird : ANATID
72. Marie, for one : STE
73. Jai ___ : ALAI
74. Kind of book: Abbr. : REF
75. 0 : FIVEXZERO
78. Enmeshed : TANGLED
80. Cat of Africa : CIVET
81. Manifest : OVERT
85. Fedora : HAT
86. Fr. pronoun : ELLE
87. Certain Manhattanite : EASTSIDER
91. Makes lace : TATS
93. Blue colors : ANILS
94. Plenty, poetically : ENOW
95. Arnaz : DESI
96. ½ : SIXOVERTWELVE
98. Not traversed : UNTROD
100. Ericson : LEIF
101. Dies ___ : IRAE
102. 52 : SIXTYMINUSEIGHT
107. 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
1. Hungary's Nagy : IMRE
2. Slacker: Brit. : SPIV
3. Stringed instrument : LUTE
4. Jackets : ETONS
5. 8 : TENMINUSTWO
6. Delight : ENCHANT
7. 14 : THIRTEENPLUSONE
8. Leporids : HARES
9. ___ over-lightly : ONCE
10. Titles for Thant and Lie: Abbr. : SGS
11. Whodunit sounds : SHRIEKS
12. Tapioca root : CASAVA
13. Struck : SMOTE
14. 12 : NINEPLUSTHREE
15. Leopardlike cat : OCELOT
16. Sheep : MERINO
17. Blot out : ERASE
18. "___ all in the game" : ITS
27. French roof : TOIT
28. Dithers : FLAPS
31. Elizabeth's friend : ESSEX
32. Distinction : NOTE
33. Speed-up: Abbr. : ACC
34. While, for short : THO
35. Color : TAN
36. Yen : URGE
38. Insurance abbr. : OASI
41. Dawdle : LOITER
43. German spa : EMS
46. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
47. Synthetic : ERSATZ
48. Paris stations : GARES
49. Brilliance : ECLAT
50. ___ khan (tiger) : SHERE
52. Railway car, for short : GON
53. Took more than one's share : HOGGED
54. Larcenist : THIEF
55. Take it easy : RELAX
57. No-fat man : SPRAT
58. Bear of Down Under : KOALA
59. Quechua : INCAN
61. 19 : NINETEENXONE
62. Five-spots in card games : PEDROS
65. Do road work : PAVE
66. Draw : TIE
69. 2 : EIGHTOVERFOUR
74. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
75. French lass : FILLE
76. U. S. composer : IVES
77. Roman poet : OVID
79. Endure : LAST
80. Critic Barnes : CLIVE
82. Dutch town : EDE
83. Home: Abbr. : RES
84. Numerical prefix : TRI
86. Dilate : ENLARGE
88. S. A. woody perennial : ANTTREE
89. Black earth : SORY
90. 1 : TWOMINUSONE
91. Binds : TIESUP
92. Armpit : AXILLA
93. Nests : AERIES
96. Openings : SLOTS
97. Bits of hay : WISPS
98. Mayan month : UINAL
99. Crusoe creator : DEFOE
102. Unit of loudness : SONE
103. P. I. tree : IPIL
104. Japanese town : GOSE
105. Garden worker : HOER
106. Train rails: Abbr. : TRS
109. Pronoun : HIM

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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