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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

PENNY-WISE

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 1977

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q X Z }
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Alfio Micci has 91 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 11 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,333
Across
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Jai alai equipment : CESTAS
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Imitative : APISH
12
Selfish : EGOCENTRIC
19
Cracker : SALTINE
20
Oblivion : LETHE
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Appraise : VALUATE
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Easily accessible : CENTRALLYLOCATED
24
Appears : EMERGES
25
Inner: Prefix : ENTO
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Tuftlike mass : FLOC
27
Future chick : EGG
29
Sauce or bean : SOY
30
Sandra or Ruby : DEE
31
Stimulus : INCENTIVE
33
Interpret : READ
35
Quarrel : SPAT
38
Spell : RELIEVE
40
Crapshooter's wager : CENTERBET
42
Fisherman's decoy : LURE
44
___ Dame : NOTRE
45
Tax agcy. : IRS
46
Patriotic org. : SAR
47
Old : AGED
48
Sergeant's charge : TRAINEE
51
Growing out : ENATE
53
Pedantic : DONNISH
55
Gaunt : HAGGARD
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Photographer's abbr. : ENL
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Stresses : ACCENTUATES
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Detail : ITEM
60
Fabled bird : ROC
61
"G.W.T.W." name : RHETT
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Tarkington book, with "The" : MAGNIFICENTAMBERSONS
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Keep another date with : RESEE
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___ Canals : SOO
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Horse feed : OATS
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Routs : DEBACLES
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Keeve : TUB
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Grenade charges : TOLITES
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Traveler in Torino : TURISTA
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Dilutes : THINS
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Menlo Park family : EDISONS
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Kind of sale : ONECENT
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Nice friend : AMI
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Hexapod : ANT
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Effect of past experience : MNEME
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Ancient Asian : MEDE
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Kind of habit : RIDING
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Sacrament : BAPTISM
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Dispatched : SENT
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Wood quantity : CORD
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Check : ARREST
100
Aside : OFF
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___ de guerre : NOM
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Israel's Bar ___ : LEV
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Evening, in Paris : SOIR
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Guthrie : ARLO
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Steel helmet : BASINET
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Golden title : FORTWOCENTSPLAIN
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Post was one : AVIATOR
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Road maneuver : UTURN
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Shoulder décor : EPAULET
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Clarissa of fiction : HARLOWE
120
Cotton fabrics : LENOS
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Rod for a rifle : RAMMER
Down
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French film director : CARNE
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Beetle : ELATER
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Town on the Vire : STLO
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East Indian herb : TIL
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One or another : ANY
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Heedless of others : SELFCENTERED
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Recess : ALCOVE
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Irene's concern : PEACE
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Communications initials : ITT
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Most transparent : SHEEREST
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He bets against his own bets : HEDGER
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Massenet oratorio : EVE
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Whale schools : GAMS
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Backdrops for TV scenes : OLEOS
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American aloe : CENTURYPLANT
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Joplin specialty : RAG
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Follower: Suffix : ITE
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These: Fr. : CES
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Fragrant : SCENTED
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One source of oil : OLIVE
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Chews the fat : GABS
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Massey : ILONA
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Saltpeter : NITER
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Crank position : DEADCENTER
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Bellow's March : AUGIE
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Comoid item : TRESS
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Riddle : ENIGMA
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Studio dept. : CENTRALCASTING
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Rainbow and brook : TROUTS
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Old English letter : EDH
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Pure : INNOCENT
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Part of a weather rpt. : THI
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Bandicoot : RAT
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" ... ___ of purest ray serene" : AGEM
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Most unearthly : EERIEST
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Lobe adornments : EARBOBS
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Western alliance : NATO
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Guevara : CHE
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Fat, in France : GRAS
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Heavenly drink : NECTAR
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Kind of calendar : ISLAMIC
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Charge : FEE
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Steed : MOUNT
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Rackets : NOISES
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Tanaka's predecessor : SATO
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Last of the count : TEN
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Draft initials : SSS
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Scene from Provincetown : DUNES
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Noted conductor from Genoa : EREDE
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Actor's agent : TENPERCENTER
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He wrote "Night Music" : ODETS
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Restriction : LIMIT
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Twain's Canty : TOM
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Open ballot : HANDVOTE
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Golden calf, e.g. : IDOL
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Tosca's lover : MARIO
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Angry : IREFUL
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Cleveland eleven : BROWNS
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Esprit de corps : MORALE
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Role for Jay Silverheels : TONTO
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Texas athlete : ASTRO
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Aerialist : FLIER
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Assortment of type : FONT
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Feline whine : MEOW
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Astringent : ALUM
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Scrooge's cry : BAH
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Former Mrs. Rooney : AVA
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Falstaff's title : SIR
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Uno e due : TRE
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Bank scourge : RUN
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Bath, for one : SPA
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Jack of clubs : PAM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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