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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
Across
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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
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Excites interest : HYPOS
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Beacon Hill native : BOSTONIAN
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Eskimo's relative : ALEUT
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Petty officer : BOATSWAINSMATE
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Peaked : WAN
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Over again : ANEW
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Map feature : ISOBAR
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Arab garments : ABAS
28
Generation ___ : GAP
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Part of U.S.N.A. : NAVAL
32
Norwegian king : OLAF
33
Church calendar : ORDO
34
Policy-making group : BOARDOFTRUSTEES
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Being, in Barcelona : ENTE
38
Celestial phenomena : UFOS
39
Fanon : ORALE
40
Sandra or Ruby : DEE
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Certain degrees : NTHS
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Chattered : PRATED
43
Prefix for cycle or phone : MEGA
44
Munch : EAT
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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
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Booted feline : PUSS
Down
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Clifton or Jack : WEBB
2
Slangy suffix : EROO
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Actress Kirk : LISA
4
Native of Riga : LETT
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Ireland's ___ Boru : BRIAN
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Mercury sources : CINNABARS
8
Name of four rivers : THAMES
9
Rule for schools, corporations, etc. : BYLAW
10
In ___ (peeved) : APET
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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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