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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Wednesday, November 12, 1980

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,327

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Across
1. In good health : WELL
5. England's kin of P B S : BBC
8. Ski lifts : TBARS
13. Shallowest of five : ERIE
14. Female water buffalo : ARNI
15. Excites interest : HYPOS
16. Beacon Hill native : BOSTONIAN
18. Eskimo's relative : ALEUT
19. Petty officer : BOATSWAINSMATE
21. Peaked : WAN
22. Over again : ANEW
23. Map feature : ISOBAR
27. Arab garments : ABAS
28. Generation ___ : GAP
31. Part of U.S.N.A. : NAVAL
32. Norwegian king : OLAF
33. Church calendar : ORDO
34. Policy-making group : BOARDOFTRUSTEES
37. Being, in Barcelona : ENTE
38. Celestial phenomena : UFOS
39. Fanon : ORALE
40. Sandra or Ruby : DEE
41. Certain degrees : NTHS
42. Chattered : PRATED
43. Prefix for cycle or phone : MEGA
44. Munch : EAT
45. Tropical snake : BOACONSTRICTOR
52. Dole : ALLOT
53. Place to have a ball : DANCEHALL
54. ___ Point, in Luzon : NEGRA
55. Peary's winter base : ETAH
56. Follow orders : OBEY
57. Robin ___ of ballad fame : ADAIR
58. ___ Plaines : DES
59. Booted feline : PUSS
Down
1. Clifton or Jack : WEBB
2. Slangy suffix : EROO
3. Actress Kirk : LISA
4. Native of Riga : LETT
5. Ireland's ___ Boru : BRIAN
6. ___ B'rith : BNAI
7. Mercury sources : CINNABARS
8. Name of four rivers : THAMES
9. Rule for schools, corporations, etc. : BYLAW
10. In ___ (peeved) : APET
11. Bounder : ROUE
12. Concorde : SST
14. Sadat : ANWAR
17. King who became a Christian martyr : OSWALD
20. In utter confusion : SNAFU
23. Not up and about : INBED
24. River into the Rhone : SAONE
25. Shaped like Humpty Dumpty : OVATE
26. Reveal : BARE
27. Certain choristers : ALTOS
28. Kind of Dane or Divide : GREAT
29. An Astaire : ADELE
30. Sat : POSED
32. Extempore : OFFHANDED
33. Other, in Castilla : OTRA
35. Cost : OUTGO
36. Troop action : SORTIE
41. Olympian quaff : NECTAR
42. Shrivel with heat : PARCH
43. Certain New Zealander : MAORI
44. Lab equipment : ETNAS
45. Extorted : BLED
46. Actress Petrova : OLGA
47. Gorge : SATE
48. Meat order : CHOP
49. Prohibited : TABU
50. Music to a torero's ears : OLES
51. B.&O., etc. : RLYS
52. Literary scraps : ANA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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