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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
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Date: Abbr. : APPT
5
Noisy scene : BABEL
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Boone or O'Brien : PAT
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Machete : BOLO
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Indian officials : AMALAS
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Constellation : ARA
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Famed Italian diva : GALLICURCI
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P. I. native : ATI
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___ distance : ATA
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Force : DINT
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Beethoven favorite : MINUETING
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Hatred : ODIUM
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Outdoors : ALFRESCO
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Famous last words : ETTU
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Shout : YELL
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"To ___ his own" : EACH
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Roman bronze : AES
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Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
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___ nibs : HIS
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Kind of scout : CUB
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Spanish numeral : SEIS
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Instrument, La Scala style : ARPA
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Footless animal : APOD
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Modern era : SPACEAGE
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Courage : VALOR
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Anton Rubinstein favorite : MELODYINF
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Large : EPIC
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Direction: Abbr. : EBN
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Sesame : TIL
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Famed Scottish diva : MARYGARDEN
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___ Maggiore : LAGO
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Fuss : ADO
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Stick : ADHERE
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Prefix for sphere : ATMO
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Affirmative : YES
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Classifies : SORTS
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Way : ROAD
Down
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Nautical term : ABEAM
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Shakespearean heroine : PORTIA
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In a clear manner : PLAINLY
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Moppet : TOT
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Light piano piece : BAGATELLE
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Violins : AMATIS
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Bank-statement figure : BALANCE
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Building wing : ELL
9
Put down : LAID
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Musical suite : PARTITA
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Rainbow : ARC
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Pacific fish : TAI
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Shadow: Prefix : SCIO
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Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
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Fir pole : UFER
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Gardner and others : ERLES
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Gazelle of Tibet : GOA
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Western Indian : UTE
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Greek letters : MUS
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Old Spanish dances : CHACONNES
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Took on help : HIRED
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Red deer : SPAY
40
Horse soldiers: Abbr. : CAV
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___ tree : UPA
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Spanish dances : BOLEROS
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Doctrine : ISM
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Highway menace : SPEEDER
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Musical direction : AGITATO
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Sluggish : DOPY
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Violinist Spalding : ALBERT
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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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