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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Thursday, December 29, 1988

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, 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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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,296
Across
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Pub orders : ALES
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In the hold : BELOW
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Mass : HEAP
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Take a taxi : RIDE
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Skip town with a lover : ELOPE
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Aleutian isle : ATTU
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Prague couple? : CZECHMATES
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Rack's partner : RUIN
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Peaceful : HALCYON
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Proof of purchase : RECEIPT
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Seraglio chamber : ODA
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Yule ditty : CAROL
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Cow, in a way : AWE
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Conductor Akira ___ : ENDO
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Old Testament book : MICAH
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Mythomaniac : LIAR
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Diva Berger : ERNA
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Maternally related : ENATE
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Prom-dress material : ORGANDY
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Kane's sled : ROSEBUD
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Madrid festival : FERIA
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In ___ (in its original place) : SITU
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Warble : SING
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Lock : TRESS
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Verbal invitation : LETS
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Bess Truman, ___ Wallace : NEE
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Picasso prop : EASEL
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Joplin work : RAG
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Prepared to land a plane : CIRCLED
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Sincere : EARNEST
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Bhutan's larger locale : ASIA
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Ball hosted by a king? : REIGNDANCE
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Harrow's rival : ETON
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Nanook's craft : UMIAK
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Go away, Garfield! : SCAT
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Memo : NOTE
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Sewers : MAINS
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Chief : ARCH
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Singer-actress Minnelli : LIZA
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A biographer of Willa Cather : EDEL
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Short, to Verdi : SECCO
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Lamented : BEMOANED
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Dash : ELAN
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Fate : LOT
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"Lulu" or "Louise" : OPERA
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North Sea feeder : WESER
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Script for Bugs? : HARELINES
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Needle case : ETUI
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Expectant : ATIP
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Flat-bottomed boat : PUNT
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London's ___ Park : HYDE
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Shows up : COMES
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Pro's opposite : CON
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High up : ALOFT
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Electrician : WIRER
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Tidal flood : EAGRE
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W.C.T.U. backers : DRYS
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Summer house : CABIN
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Carry ___ (retain a melody) : ATUNE
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Tergiversate : HEDGE
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Run a sugar plantation? : RAISECANE
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Funny Johnson : ARTE
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Twangy : NASAL
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Has a higher position : OUTRANKS
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Under the weather : ILL
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Chalcedony variety : SARD
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Antitoxin : SERUM
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Bite, in a way : GNASH
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City on the Orne : CAEN
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Kind of gun or squad : RIOT
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Actor Richard from San Francisco : EGAN
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Suffix with exist : ENCE
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Eschar : SCAB
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Place for a chapeau : TETE
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A "Rocky" film : III

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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