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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Saturday, February 23, 1980

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J K Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,064
Across Down
1. Poker holding : PAIR
5. ___-deucy : ACEY
9. Help request : SOS
12. "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
13. Pug or Roman : NOSE
14. Former Eastern ruler : SHAH
15. Polyphonic composition : MOTET
16. Refrain syllables : TRAS
17. Josip Broz : TITO
18. Forever : INAETERNUM
20. In a different way : ANEW
21. Kirghiz range : ALAI
22. Lunchroom : EATERY
24. Cereal flour : FARINA
28. Known: Fr. : CONNU
30. Chicago district : LOOP
31. "Two of one trade ___ love": Dekker : NEER
33. Orange or Indian : OSAGE
37. Alfresco : OUTSIDE
39. Sumptuous feast : BANQUET
41. Merman : ETHEL
42. Grate : RASP
44. Site of Bryce Canyon : UTAH
45. Lure : DECOY
47. Animal tracks : SPOORS
49. Church district : PARISH
52. Nice seasons : ETES
54. Haley : ALEX
55. How degrees are sometimes awarded : INABSENTIA
61. ___ prius (kind of court) : NISI
62. Rochester name of fame : MAYO
63. Salute : TOAST
64. State of pique : SNIT
65. Tied : EVEN
66. Right of possession : TITLE
67. Itch : YEN
68. Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
69. "Voi lo sapete," for one : ARIA
1. Nuclear particle : PION
2. Terrier of films : ASTA
3. Words of understanding : ISEE
4. Wickerwork material : RATTAN
5. Sinuses or Roman halls : ANTRA
6. Entablature feature : CORNICE
7. Son-in-law of Elon : ESAU
8. Toadies : YESMEN
9. Stand out in a crowd : SHINE
10. Western flick : OATER
11. Ostentatious : SHOWY
12. Date still to come : MMI
14. Existing condition : STATUSQUO
19. Antelope having short, twisted horns : ELAND
23. Soon : ANON
24. Arctic sight : FLOE
25. Juillet follower : AOUT
26. Lillian or Philip : ROTH
27. Dogmatic assertion : IPSEDIXIT
29. Globes : ORBS
32. A first name in architecture : EERO
34. Detroit product : AUTO
35. Equipment : GEAR
36. Biblical verb endings : ETHS
38. Seine sights : ILES
40. Basilica projections : APSES
43. Lemurs : AYEAYES
46. Announces the hour : CHIMES
48. Flatfish genus : PSETTA
49. Garden plant : PANSY
50. Straighten : ALINE
51. Plant exudation : RESIN
53. Steak type : TBONE
56. Main part of a church : NAVE
57. Roulette bet : NOIR
58. Actor Jacques : TATI
59. Majorca, for one : ISLA
60. Broke bread : ATE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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