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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Thursday, December 5, 1974

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 47, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,245
Across Down
1. Date: Abbr. : APPT
5. Noisy scene : BABEL
10. Boone or O'Brien : PAT
13. Machete : BOLO
14. Indian officials : AMALAS
16. Constellation : ARA
17. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
18. Famed Italian diva : GALLICURCI
20. P. I. native : ATI
21. ___ distance : ATA
22. Force : DINT
23. Beethoven favorite : MINUETING
27. Hatred : ODIUM
30. Outdoors : ALFRESCO
31. Famous last words : ETTU
32. Shout : YELL
33. "To ___ his own" : EACH
36. Roman bronze : AES
37. Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
38. ___ nibs : HIS
40. Kind of scout : CUB
43. Spanish numeral : SEIS
46. Instrument, La Scala style : ARPA
48. Footless animal : APOD
50. Modern era : SPACEAGE
53. Courage : VALOR
55. Anton Rubinstein favorite : MELODYINF
57. Large : EPIC
59. Direction: Abbr. : EBN
60. Sesame : TIL
61. Famed Scottish diva : MARYGARDEN
64. ___ Maggiore : LAGO
65. Fuss : ADO
66. Stick : ADHERE
67. Prefix for sphere : ATMO
68. Affirmative : YES
69. Classifies : SORTS
70. Way : ROAD
1. Nautical term : ABEAM
2. Shakespearean heroine : PORTIA
3. In a clear manner : PLAINLY
4. Moppet : TOT
5. Light piano piece : BAGATELLE
6. Violins : AMATIS
7. Bank-statement figure : BALANCE
8. Building wing : ELL
9. Put down : LAID
10. Musical suite : PARTITA
11. Rainbow : ARC
12. Pacific fish : TAI
15. Shadow: Prefix : SCIO
19. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
24. Fir pole : UFER
25. Gardner and others : ERLES
26. Gazelle of Tibet : GOA
28. Western Indian : UTE
29. Greek letters : MUS
34. Old Spanish dances : CHACONNES
35. Took on help : HIRED
39. Red deer : SPAY
40. Horse soldiers: Abbr. : CAV
41. ___ tree : UPA
42. Spanish dances : BOLEROS
44. Doctrine : ISM
45. Highway menace : SPEEDER
47. Musical direction : AGITATO
49. Sluggish : DOPY
51. Violinist Spalding : ALBERT
52. Elgar's variations : ENIGMA
54. Latvian city : RIGA
56. Deluge : FLOOD
58. Bounders : CADS
61. Month : MAY
62. Summer drink : ADE
63. Greek letter : RHO
64. Gibbon : LAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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