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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 Down
1. Magnesium silicate : TALC
5. "The ___ Truth" : AWFUL
10. Drop ___ (visit) : INON
14. Source of a certain flu : ASIA
15. Exalt : RAISE
16. Wheel center : NAVE
17. Suspense film of 1938 : THELADYVANISHES
20. Windflower : ANEMONE
21. Draws closer : NEARS
22. The ___, Thames sandbank : NORE
23. Coiffure feature : PART
25. " . . . the ___ on the Wing" : BIRDIS
28. Resin used in perfumes : TOLU
29. Doctors' org. : AMA
32. Lamb : ELIA
33. Algonquians : CREES
34. Storage space : BIN
35. A master of suspense : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
39. Prefix with adroit or apropos : MAL
40. Univ. groups : FRATS
41. Race track : OVAL
42. Sault ___ Marie : STE
43. Renown : FAME
44. Branching : RAMOSE
46. Splendor : POMP
47. Arctic seal : HARP
48. Oil from petals : ATTAR
51. Frame of mind : POSTURE
54. Suspense film of 1935, with "The" : THIRTYNINESTEPS
58. Barrel-bottom stuff : LEES
59. Peter with a pumpkin : EATER
60. Biblical patriarch : ENOS
61. Dictator's phrase : INRE
62. Vast chasm : ABYSS
63. ___ Royce, disco group : ROSE
1. Make an edging : TAT
2. People of eastern Africa : ASHA
3. Legal claim : LIEN
4. Chinese or Gregorian item : CALENDAR
5. Passions : ARDORS
6. Memorable "Duke" : WAYNE
7. Quinary group : FIVE
8. Book by Dos Passos : USA
9. Author Deighton : LEN
10. Map detail : INSET
11. Okinawa port : NAHA
12. "One Flew ___ . . . " : OVER
13. Famed T-man : NESS
18. Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
19. Opposite of an outpouring : INRUSH
23. Vers-librists : POETS
24. Guinness : ALEC
25. Items for gymnasts : BEAMS
26. ___ ease : ILLAT
27. M-1, e.g. : RIFLE
28. Far from fresh : TRITE
29. From the beginning : ABOVO
30. Biotite and muscovite : MICAS
31. Talus locale : ANKLE
33. Ring king : CHAMP
36. Exertion : EFFORT
37. Tiny amount : DRAM
38. Data processor : COMPUTER
44. London wrecking crew : RASERS
45. Liberal ___ : ARTS
46. Do a grammarian's job : PARSE
47. Uses a whetstone : HONES
48. Gudrun's husband : ATLI
49. Now's partner : THEN
50. Stadium feature : TIER
51. "And never a saint took ___ . . . " : PITY
52. City once called Lake's Crossing : RENO
53. Series of imposing events : EPOS
55. Verily : YEA
56. Collar : NAB
57. 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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