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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

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New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1993

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X }
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid is asymmetric.
Alfio Micci has 91 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 11 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,063
Across
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Golf stroke : BAFF
5
Latin-class word : ERAT
9
Deli order : HERO
13
Device used in 106 Across : CESTA
18
Teacher of Heifetz : AUER
19
Altercation : CLASH
20
Sacred representation : ICON
21
"The main's the gowd for ___": Burns : ATHAT
22
Jazz style : BOOGIEWOOGIE
24
Crack down : LOWERTHEBOOM
26
Macabre : EERIE
27
Mobilize : RALLY
29
Full house, e.g. : HAND
30
Crews' cars on freights : CABOOSES
33
French yearly income : RENTE
34
Judge-priest in Samuel : ELI
35
Yupik : ESKIMO
36
Cookout spot : PATIO
37
Bombarded : ATTACKED
42
Where Greeks met Greeks : STOAS
43
Jovial pal : BOONCOMPANION
45
Tax-deferred acct. : IRA
46
Remark from Sandy : ARF
47
___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
48
Berber : MOOR
49
"Pictures ___ Exhibition" : ATAN
50
Nancy's man : RON
51
Subterfuges : BLINDS
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Covers : LIDS
54
Inspirit : ELATE
55
Stewpots : OLLAS
57
At hand : CLOSE
59
Pool parties? : STENOS
60
Unworthy of : BENEATH
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Cogs : TEETH
63
Bout segment : ROUND
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Having a handle : ANSATE
65
Sinker : DONUT
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Persuasive one : INDUCER
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Kind of code : DRESS
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Philatelist's block : PANE
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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Enzyme ending : ASE
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Departed : GONE
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"___ fan tutte": Mozart : COSI
77
Mind : OBEY
78
Kipling favorite : BOOTS
79
Womanizer? : ESS
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Far Eastern ideological barrier : BAMBOOCURTAIN
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Set upon : HADAT
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Do another stretch : REENLIST
88
Rich cake : TORTE
89
___ quarters (G.I. summons) : CALLTO
90
"___ the fields we go..." : OER
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Psalms word : SELAH
92
Diva Farrell : EILEEN
93
Hunter of books : EVAN
94
Cambric : LINEN
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"The Most Happy ___": Loesser : FELLA
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Vaccine supplements : BOOSTERSHOTS
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TV's Hazel : SHIRLEYBOOTH
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Ben of "Bonanza" : LORNE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Surpass : OUTDO
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Basso Pinza : EZIO
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Draw ___ on (take aim) : ABEAD
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A soil fertilizer : MARL
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Big butte : MESA
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Heartfelt : DEEP
Down
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Hindu gentleman : BABOO
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Summer mo. : AUG
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Polynesian wild banana : FEI
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Iris's cousin : FREESIA
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French saint: Dec. 1 : ELOI
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Storm : RAGE
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"___ Lay Dying": Faulkner : ASI
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To that : THERETO
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Height of a height : HILLTOP
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Eleve's milieu : ECOLE
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Streaked : ROWY
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"A Chorus Line" number : ONE
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Native of Barcelona : CATALAN
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Cultural : ETHNIC
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Molt : SHED
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Forbidden : TABOO
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Cash dispenser, initially : ATM
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Beat poet Gregory ___ : CORSO
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Bandleader Ted ___ : WEEMS
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Orator : RHETOR
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Lively, to Lalo: Abbr. : ANIM
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Composer Franck : CESAR
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Nolan Ryan, once : ASTRO
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Edward Lear volume : BOOKOFNONSENSE
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Sped : RACED
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Nabokov book : PNIN
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Voltaic-cell terminal : ANODE
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Pedro's uncles : TIOS
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The lot : KITANDCABOODLE
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Odist's Muse : ERATO
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Viborg natives : DANES
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Coarse : BOORISH
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Mennonite sect : AMISH
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Diamond rubber : PLATE
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Jewish prayer : ALENU
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Sheepish comments : BLATS
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Landscape : SCENE
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Memorable soprano Lehmann : LOTTE
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Chopin piece : ETUDE
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Charter : LEASE
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Romanian monetary unit : LEU
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Attractive, in dialect : SONSY
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Annoy : BADGER
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"La Vie ___," Piaf favorite : ENROSE
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Pick-me-up : TONIC
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Mature : RIPEN
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Jurgen Prochnow film: 1981 : DASBOOT
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Will subject : ESTATE
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Columnist James ___ : RESTON
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Short dogs, for short : POMS
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Averse : LOATH
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Rose lover : ABIE
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Stone heaps : CAIRNS
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Indistinct : BLEARED
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Tool : UTENSIL
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Hamlet, to Olivier : ROLE
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Lintel : TRANSOM
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___ Selassie : HAILE
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Moderated : ALLAYED
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Nine days' devotion : NOVENA
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Yo-Yo Ma plays it : CELLO
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Raga-time instrument? : SITAR
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To be, in Toulouse : ETRE
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Mascagni flirt : LOLA
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Partner of starts : FITS
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"Ring" earth goddess : ERDA
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Yale Bowl refrain word : BOOLA
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Convulsive sigh : SOB
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Scenery chewer : HAM
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Cry's companion : HUE
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Hooch : BOOZE
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Draw : TIE
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School dance : HOP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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