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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Tuesday, December 26, 1978

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,640
Across Down
1. Pokes : JABS
5. Hannibal's family name : BARCA
10. Daniels of old films : BEBE
14. "There ought to be ___" : ALAW
15. Voodoo : OBEAH
16. As ___, letter sign-off : EVER
17. Proas : MALAYOUTRIGGERS
20. Eating area : DINETTE
21. Sudden thrust : LUNGE
22. Speaker's place : DAIS
23. Dolt or thug : GOON
25. Victoria's realm : EMPIRE
28. Large cut : SLAB
29. Shoshonean : UTE
32. Pope in A.D. 903 : LEOV
33. Barton or Bow : CLARA
34. Educators' org. : NEA
35. Ais : THREETOEDSLOTHS
39. Mel of baseball : OTT
40. Medical photos : XRAYS
41. Cong or Nam predecessor : VIET
42. Nose: Comb. form : NAS
43. Prepare a salad : TOSS
44. White poplars : ABELES
46. Salamander : NEWT
47. Munich's river : ISAR
48. Wagnerian role : WOTAN
51. TV cut-ins : INSERTS
54. Addas : EGYPTIANLIZARDS
58. French breadwinner : PERE
59. Prepares potatoes : RICES
60. Rend : TEAR
61. Links items : TEES
62. Cremona artisan : AMATI
63. Arctic people: Abbr. : ESKS
1. Tie-up : JAM
2. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
3. Indonesian isle : BALI
4. Graceful plunge : SWANDIVE
5. Layette item : BOOTIE
6. Touches : ABUTS
7. Plexus : RETE
8. Packard, e.g. : CAR
9. Yellowfin tuna : AHI
10. Started : BEGUN
11. Tied : EVEN
12. "Wozzeck" composer : BERG
13. Gaelic anagram for seer : ERSE
18. New or leap : YEAR
19. Worldwide : GLOBAL
23. Garden blooms, for short : GLADS
24. Sculls : OARS
25. Singer John of Middlesex : ELTON
26. Conductor Zubin : MEHTA
27. Cruise stops : PORTS
28. Weavers' reeds : SLEYS
29. To the time when : UNTIL
30. Giggle : TEHEE
31. Bridge positions : EASTS
33. Kind of line : COAST
36. Compass : EXTENT
37. Believe, old style : TROW
38. Think too highly of : OVERRATE
44. Birthplace of St. Francis : ASSISI
45. Folk singer Joan : BAEZ
46. Scruffs : NAPES
47. Ria : INLET
48. Displayed sorrow : WEPT
49. Molding : OGEE
50. British spare : TYRE
51. Ancient Peruvian : INCA
52. ___ bien : TRES
53. Neb. neighbor : SDAK
55. Levin or Gershwin : IRA
56. Between ready and fire : AIM
57. Upperclassmen: Abbr. : SRS

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

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