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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

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New York Times, Sunday, December 3, 1978

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,617
Across
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Quest of some scouts : TALENT
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Mess of cress : SALAD
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Trilby : FOOT
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Retired : ABED
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Woman in Corneille's "Cinna" : AMELIE
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"Philebus" author : PLATO
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Precipitate : RASH
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Worthy fellow? : BADFORNOTHING
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Late? : AFTERHAND
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Person on commision : BROKER
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Giant with a hundred eyes : ARGUS
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Stupefy : BEMUSE
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Bustle : ADO
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One at table : EATER
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Lippizaner, e.g. : STEED
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Anabaena : ALGA
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Sutherland, for one : DIVA
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Time span: Abbr. : CEN
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Less cordial : ICIER
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Joe Doakes : SOANDSO
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Obtained vindication : AVENGED
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Honorable racket game? : GOODMINTON
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Resident of: Suffix : OTE
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Wedded : MERGED
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Masters's river : SPOON
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"Hawaii Five-O" star : LORD
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Kind of dive : SWAN
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Garden bloom : ASTER
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Steep declivity : SCARP
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Small role : CAMEO
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Dance in a Brando film title : TANGO
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Most extreme : NTH
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Ladd or King : ALAN
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Garage and yard events : SALES
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Secrete : CACHE
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Half a fly : TSE
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Dice game in the van? : FRONTGAMMON
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Miscalculation : ERROR
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Where G.W. nestles with A.L. : WALLET
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Run off : ELOPE
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Espadrille : SANDAL
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Martinique volcano : PELEE
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Drawing near the index? : BACKISPIECE
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Time for a ser. : SAB
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Respiratory sounds : RALES
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Alaskan auk : ARRIE
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Soprano Grist : RERI
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Singing syllable : TRA
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About 39 inches : METER
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Felicity : BLISS
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Utah city : PROVO
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Bravo or brava : CHEER
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Pale : ASHY
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Caterpillar's hair : SETA
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Caesura : PAUSE
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Prefix with nuclear or plastic : THERMO
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___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
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Cause of disaster? : BEFOREMATH
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Man of Oman : ARABIAN
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Met tenor : CORELLI
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Word of procrastination : LATER
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Sixth-century date : DLI
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Finish, in Frankfurt : ENDE
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Attic : LOFT
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Birds' morning song : MATIN
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Dating from birth : NATAL
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Understand : GET
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Malay mammals : TAPIRS
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Horse follower : SENSE
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Merciful : HUMANE
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Unrealistic? : UPTOEARTH
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Large valise? : UNDERNIGHTBAG
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Decree : FIAT
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Gist : MEAT
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Discontinue : CEASE
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Work, in Milano : LAVORO
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Russian news service : TASS
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" . . . ere I saw ___" : ELBA
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Went after morays : EELED
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Cleaned the blackboard : ERASED
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Filer's aid : TAB
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Wielded a baton : LED
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Tolkien creature : ELF
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Zeus turned her into stone : NIOBE
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Like some hillsides : TERRACED
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Oral : SPOKEN
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Modify : ALTER
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Memorable comedian : LAHR
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P.I. native : ATI
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Eleemosynar's gift : DONATION
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Humbug : FRAUD
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Dolts : OAFS
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German direction : OST
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Stir ___ (excite) : THEBLOOD
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Furnace worker : ASHMAN
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Lover : BEAU
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Water birds : ERNS
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Richest county in Fla. : DADE
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Famous : NOTED
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Von Stroheim classic : GREED
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She gave Lear the air : REGAN
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Seed : GERM
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Unyielding : ADAMANT
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Strips : DIVESTS
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In good health? : OVERTHEWEATHER
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Reporter's coup : SCOOP
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Texas athlete : ASTRO
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French seraph : ANGE
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Sikorsky : IGOR
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Uncovering sofas? : DOWNHOLSTERING
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Old hand : STAGER
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Vinous prefix : OENO
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Eur. country : GER
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Lake south of Leningrad : ILMEN
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Certain votes : NOES
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Limited : SCANT
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Gasp for air : PANT
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___ Romana Rota : SACRA
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___ gin fizz : SLOE
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Coeds' milieux : CAMPI
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Eaglewood : ALOES
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Late, in León : TARDE
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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Williams' "Summer and ___" : SMOKE
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Shelley's "The ___" : CENCI
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Mock : FLEER
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These make a mesh : GEARS
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Sister of Androclea : ALCIS
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Tin Pan or Gasoline : ALLEY
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"Jumblies" craft : SIEVE
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Flying prefix : AERO
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Quickly, maestro! : PRESTO
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Pipe : BRIAR
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Those in favor : PROS
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"Marriages ___ in heaven": Lyly : AREMADE
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English title : BARONET
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Kind of tenor : ALTO
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Not fem. or neut. : MASC
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Suit : BEFIT
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Priest's plate : PATEN
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Where Dortmund is : RUHR
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Rolled tea : CHA
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Wife of Hercules : HEBE
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Identical : SELFSAME
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G. and S. operetta : PATIENCE
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Eternal or Bermuda : TRIANGLE
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Eric of films : BLORE
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Dash : ELAN
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Island off China : MATSU
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Asian range : ALTAI
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T. S. and George : ELIOTS
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Put a curse on : DAMNED
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Famed Indian conductor : MEHTA
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Nightingale, for one : NURSE
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Composer of "Vilia" : LEHAR
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Clump : TUFT
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Samoan port : APIA
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School orgs. : PTAS
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Awkward try : STAB
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Get better : HEAL
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Electrical unit : REL
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Aberdeen's stream : DEE
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Sen. Norris's pride : TVA
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Cattle genus : BOS
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Beatitudes verb : ARE
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Jehovah : GOD

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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