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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 Down
1. One way to stand : PAT
4. Roman halls : ATRIA
9. Fool : ASS
12. Southern campus : LSU
15. Bach's "___ Fugue" : ARTOF
17. Elevate : ENNOBLE
19. Thinks : REASONS
21. Option : TOBEORNOTTOBE
23. Gold-watch recipient : RETIREE
24. Loses one's cool : SEESRED
25. Malay : ASIL
26. Won a card game : GINNED
27. Letters : EMS
28. Wildcat : OCELOT
31. Furnace adjunct : OILTANK
34. Flower : ASTER
36. Option : NOWORNEVER
38. "___ bitten . . . " : ONCE
42. "___ Rheingold" : DAS
44. Horn: Prefix : CERA
45. Estuary : RIA
46. Money, vis-à-vis evil : ROOT
47. Hire : ENGAGE
50. Alternative, in music : OSSIA
52. "A rose ___ rose . . . " : ISA
54. Struck : SMIT
55. Paper quantity : REAMAGE
57. New Deal initials : NRA
59. Wreathe : ENTWINE
61. Composer Rorem : NED
62. Greek letters : IOTAS
65. Response to a pinprick : OUCH
67. Beam : GRIN
68. Execrate : DAMN
70. Option : HITORMISS
73. Caliph : IMAM
75. Deck officer : BOSN
77. Diamond of gang era : LEGS
78. Impassive : STOIC
80. Head covering : TAM
82. Cut short : ABORTED
85. Word of disdain : PAH
86. Delete : TAKEOUT
88. Loyal : TRUE
89. Dickens : BOZ
91. Fabled king : MIDAS
95. Pepos : GOURDS
96. In ___ : TOTO
97. S. F. hill : NOB
99. Underseas man : NEMO
100. Part of I.R.O.: Abbr. : ORG
101. U. N. member : USSR
102. Option : ONORBEFORE
105. Succinct : TERSE
109. Wyoming city : LARAMIE
111. Plunderer: Var. : RIEVER
113. ___ loss : ATA
114. Stick : ADHERE
117. This: Sp. : ESTO
119. Queen of Henry II : ELEANOR
121. Augury : PRESAGE
123. Option : FEASTORFAMINE
126. Place to stay in Europe : PENSION
127. Irish and English : SETTERS
128. Like forks : TINED
129. Poetic word : TIS
130. Coat part: Abbr. : LNG
131. Like eyes at a Gish film : MISTY
132. ___ Moines : DES
1. Introductions : PROEMS
2. Maximally : ATBEST
3. Kicks : TOES
4. Upward: Prefix : ANO
5. Explosive : TNT
6. Certain muscles : ROTATORS
7. Niger natives : IBOS
8. Napoleon's symbol of perfidy : ALBION
9. Schedule abbr. : ARR
10. Stogie : SEEGAR
11. Fabric : SATIN
12. Desolate : LORN
13. Partner of snick : SNEE
14. Exercised : USED
15. Confused : ATSEA
16. Option : FORORAGAINST
17. Finish: Ger. : ENDEN
18. More slippery : EELIER
20. Option : SINKORSWIM
22. Kind of room : REC
29. Off one's rocker : LOCO
30. Runs up bills : OWES
32. Year in Nero's reign : LVII
33. Torment : TEASE
35. Cheese : EDAM
37. Option : RAINORSHINE
39. Convention figure : NOMINATOR
40. Do phrase-making : COIN
41. Feminine suffix : ETTE
43. Utah flower : SEGO
47. Sea bird : ERN
48. Want : NEED
49. Restless ones : GADABOUTS
51. Root starch : ARUM
53. Sharp-cornered: Abbr. : ANG
56. Biblical word ending : ETH
58. Galatea's beloved : ACIS
60. Option : TRICKORTREAT
63. Trouble : AIL
64. Grade : STEP
66. Missouri monogram : HST
69. Option : MOREORLESS
71. Old Irish writing : OGAM
72. Drunkard : SOT
74. Scottish shawl : MAUD
76. State: Abbr. : NEB
79. Villain of note : IAGO
81. Matterhorn et al.: Abbr. : MTS
82. Aleutian island : ATTU
83. Family business abbr. : BROS
84. Miss Reed : DONNA
87. Bravo : EUGE
90. Kind of TV lens : ZOOM
92. Does a refrigerator job : DEFROSTS
93. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
94. Kind of head : SORE
98. Lawyers' concerns : BRIEFS
102. Famous trail : OREGON
103. Befit : BESEEM
104. Double-play name : EVERS
106. Of frogs : RANINE
107. Lucy and Rolling : STONES
108. Some owls : EARED
110. As thin as ___ : ARAIL
112. Sprite : ELF
114. Date: Abbr. : APPT
115. Three, in Munich : DREI
116. Gossips : HENS
118. Actor Jacques : TATI
120. During : AMID
122. Eur. country : ENG
124. Asian holiday : TET
125. 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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