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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

DECISIONS, DECISIONS

New York Times, Sunday, November 25, 1973

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 494 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,870
Across
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One way to stand : PAT
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Roman halls : ATRIA
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Fool : ASS
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Southern campus : LSU
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Bach's "___ Fugue" : ARTOF
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Elevate : ENNOBLE
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Thinks : REASONS
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Option : TOBEORNOTTOBE
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Gold-watch recipient : RETIREE
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Loses one's cool : SEESRED
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Malay : ASIL
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Won a card game : GINNED
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Letters : EMS
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Wildcat : OCELOT
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Furnace adjunct : OILTANK
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Flower : ASTER
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Option : NOWORNEVER
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"___ bitten ... " : ONCE
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"___ Rheingold" : DAS
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Horn: Prefix : CERA
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Estuary : RIA
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Money, vis-à-vis evil : ROOT
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Hire : ENGAGE
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Alternative, in music : OSSIA
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"A rose ___ rose ... " : ISA
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Struck : SMIT
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Paper quantity : REAMAGE
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New Deal initials : NRA
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Wreathe : ENTWINE
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Greek letters : IOTAS
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Response to a pinprick : OUCH
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Beam : GRIN
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Execrate : DAMN
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Option : HITORMISS
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Caliph : IMAM
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Deck officer : BOSN
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Diamond of gang era : LEGS
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Impassive : STOIC
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Head covering : TAM
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Cut short : ABORTED
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Word of disdain : PAH
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Delete : TAKEOUT
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Loyal : TRUE
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Dickens : BOZ
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Fabled king : MIDAS
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Pepos : GOURDS
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In ___ : TOTO
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S. F. hill : NOB
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Underseas man : NEMO
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Part of I.R.O.: Abbr. : ORG
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U. N. member : USSR
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Option : ONORBEFORE
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Succinct : TERSE
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Wyoming city : LARAMIE
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Plunderer: Var. : RIEVER
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___ loss : ATA
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Stick : ADHERE
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This: Sp. : ESTO
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Queen of Henry II : ELEANOR
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Augury : PRESAGE
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Option : FEASTORFAMINE
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Place to stay in Europe : PENSION
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Irish and English : SETTERS
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Like forks : TINED
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Poetic word : TIS
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Coat part: Abbr. : LNG
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Like eyes at a Gish film : MISTY
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___ Moines : DES
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Introductions : PROEMS
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Maximally : ATBEST
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Kicks : TOES
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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Explosive : TNT
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Certain muscles : ROTATORS
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Niger natives : IBOS
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Napoleon's symbol of perfidy : ALBION
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Schedule abbr. : ARR
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Stogie : SEEGAR
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Fabric : SATIN
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Desolate : LORN
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Partner of snick : SNEE
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Exercised : USED
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Confused : ATSEA
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Option : FORORAGAINST
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Finish: Ger. : ENDEN
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More slippery : EELIER
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Option : SINKORSWIM
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Kind of room : REC
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Off one's rocker : LOCO
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Runs up bills : OWES
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Year in Nero's reign : LVII
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Torment : TEASE
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Cheese : EDAM
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Option : RAINORSHINE
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Convention figure : NOMINATOR
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Do phrase-making : COIN
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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Utah flower : SEGO
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Sea bird : ERN
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Want : NEED
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Restless ones : GADABOUTS
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Root starch : ARUM
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Sharp-cornered: Abbr. : ANG
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Biblical word ending : ETH
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Galatea's beloved : ACIS
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Option : TRICKORTREAT
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Trouble : AIL
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Grade : STEP
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Missouri monogram : HST
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Option : MOREORLESS
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Old Irish writing : OGAM
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Drunkard : SOT
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Scottish shawl : MAUD
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State: Abbr. : NEB
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Villain of note : IAGO
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Matterhorn et al.: Abbr. : MTS
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Family business abbr. : BROS
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Miss Reed : DONNA
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Bravo : EUGE
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Kind of TV lens : ZOOM
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Does a refrigerator job : DEFROSTS
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Kind of head : SORE
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Lawyers' concerns : BRIEFS
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Famous trail : OREGON
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Befit : BESEEM
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Double-play name : EVERS
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Of frogs : RANINE
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Lucy and Rolling : STONES
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Some owls : EARED
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As thin as ___ : ARAIL
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Sprite : ELF
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Date: Abbr. : APPT
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Three, in Munich : DREI
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Gossips : HENS
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Actor Jacques : TATI
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During : AMID
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Eur. country : ENG
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Asian holiday : TET
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Place: Suffix : ORY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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