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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Wednesday, February 13, 1980

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,054
Across
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Magnesium silicate : TALC
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"The ___ Truth" : AWFUL
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Drop ___ (visit) : INON
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Source of a certain flu : ASIA
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Exalt : RAISE
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Wheel center : NAVE
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Suspense film of 1938 : THELADYVANISHES
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Windflower : ANEMONE
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Draws closer : NEARS
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The ___, Thames sandbank : NORE
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Coiffure feature : PART
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" . . . the ___ on the Wing" : BIRDIS
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Resin used in perfumes : TOLU
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Lamb : ELIA
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Algonquians : CREES
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Storage space : BIN
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A master of suspense : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
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Prefix with adroit or apropos : MAL
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Univ. groups : FRATS
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Race track : OVAL
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Renown : FAME
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Branching : RAMOSE
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Splendor : POMP
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Arctic seal : HARP
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Oil from petals : ATTAR
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Frame of mind : POSTURE
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Suspense film of 1935, with "The" : THIRTYNINESTEPS
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Barrel-bottom stuff : LEES
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Peter with a pumpkin : EATER
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Biblical patriarch : ENOS
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Vast chasm : ABYSS
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___ Royce, disco group : ROSE
Down
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Make an edging : TAT
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People of eastern Africa : ASHA
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Legal claim : LIEN
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Chinese or Gregorian item : CALENDAR
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Passions : ARDORS
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Memorable "Duke" : WAYNE
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Quinary group : FIVE
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Book by Dos Passos : USA
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Map detail : INSET
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Okinawa port : NAHA
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"One Flew ___ . . . " : OVER
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Famed T-man : NESS
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Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
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Opposite of an outpouring : INRUSH
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Vers-librists : POETS
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Guinness : ALEC
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Items for gymnasts : BEAMS
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___ ease : ILLAT
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M-1, e.g. : RIFLE
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Far from fresh : TRITE
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From the beginning : ABOVO
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Biotite and muscovite : MICAS
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Talus locale : ANKLE
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Ring king : CHAMP
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Exertion : EFFORT
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Tiny amount : DRAM
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Data processor : COMPUTER
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London wrecking crew : RASERS
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Liberal ___ : ARTS
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Do a grammarian's job : PARSE
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Uses a whetstone : HONES
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
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Now's partner : THEN
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Stadium feature : TIER
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"And never a saint took ___ . . . " : PITY
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City once called Lake's Crossing : RENO
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Series of imposing events : EPOS
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Verily : YEA
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Collar : NAB
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Dir. of L.A. from 52 Down : SSE

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

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