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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

TIPPLING TO THE TOP

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1989

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,369
Across
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"Rug" area? : SCALP
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Pledge : OATH
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Catch flies : SHAG
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Fla. city : OCALA
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Eremite : LONER
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Surfeit : CLOY
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Cook book : COMA
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More developed : RIPER
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Very, to Verdi : ASSAI
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Good guy at the O.K. Corral : EARP
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Mad as ___ hen : AWET
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Old Testament book : NAHUM
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Start of a four-line verse : THEREWASANIRISHTENOR
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José or Giovanni : DON
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Story start : ONCE
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Overthrowing first, e.g. : ERROR
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Hoffman from L.A. : DUSTIN
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Brahman, for one : CASTE
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Implore : PRAY
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Leb. neighbor : ISR
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Pilasters : ANTAE
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Arias : SOLI
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Speaker's place : DAIS
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Concerning : ASTO
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Second line of the verse : WHOPUTWHISKEYINHISTEA
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Broadway hit of 1982 : NINE
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Tropics topic : HEAT
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Half an aromatic oil : ILANG
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Netting for snaring : TOILS
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Bearing : MIEN
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Manilow's "___ It Through the Rain" : IMADE
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Surgical tool : LANCET
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Skerry : PUNT
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Coin receivers : SLOTS
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Nap : PILE
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Computer component : MODULE
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Avignon's river : RHONE
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G. & S. executioner : KOKO
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Thrash : TAN
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Inclined, as a ship : ALIST
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Lotto's kin : BEANO
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Whale : CETE
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Marquand sleuth : MOTO
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Third line of the verse : HESAIDITWASTHEONLYWAY
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"Ich ___," Prince of Wales's motto : DIEN
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Suffix with canon : ICAL
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Sow sound : OINK
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Fanon : ORALE
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Admiral Benbow, e.g. : INN
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Hitch : SNAG
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Walk daintily : MINCE
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Knots : GNARLS
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Top of the crop : CREAM
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Kan. senator : DOLE
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Pisan Mr. : SIG
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Last line of the verse : THATHECOULDSINGHIGHC
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Campaigns : RUNS
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Mozart's "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Wickerwork material : OSIER
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Patois : LINGO
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"Down with!" in Dieppe : ABAS
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"The Four Seasons" star : ALDA
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Actress Taylor : RENEE
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Is overly fond : DOTES
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Like a certain Apley : LATE
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Kind of processor : FOOD
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English hymnologist : NEALE
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Blackjack, in Soho : COSH
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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Regan's father : LEAR
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Place for devout petitions : PRIEDIEU
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Arctic or Indian : OCEAN
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"Sustineo ___," U.S.A.F. motto : ALAS
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African antelope : TORA
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Mesmer's field : HYPNOSIS
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Like hen's teeth : SCARCE
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Actor Mandel : HOWIE
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Iowa State site : AMES
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Assemblage : GATHERING
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Stubborn : ORNERY
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Mussolini's son-in-law : CIANO
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Like an adage : APHORISTIC
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Their, in Tours : LEUR
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Radius's locale : ARM
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Took the blue ribbon : WON
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Bankbook abbr. : INT
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Worthless writing : TRASH
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Cockcrows : DAWNS
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Like World Series pitcher Larsen: Oct. 8, 1956 : UNHIT
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Oscar-winning director of "Platoon" : STONE
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Use the VCR : TAPE
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He wrote "Little Johnny Jones" : COHAN
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Landed : ALIT
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"Public Good" publisher: 1780 : PAINE
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Inscribed pillar : STELE
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Dean Martin affair : ROAST
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Nectarous : SWEET
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Pairs : DYADS
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Unisonally : ASONE
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Yours of yore : THINE
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Kyoto garments : KIMONOS
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Put on cloud nine : ELATE
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Tajo of the Met : ITALO
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Kind of millionaire : MULTI
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Novelist Karmel : ILONA
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Compare : LIKEN
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Korean port : PUSAN
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Paisley : SHAWL
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Asher Lev's creator : POTOK
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Islamic prophet : MAHDI
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Lard constituent : OLEIN
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Free from illusion : DISENCHANT
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Put a new label on : RETAG
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City on the Ashuelot : KEENE
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"Marching as ___": Baring-Gould : TOWAR
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Under any circumstances : ATALL
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"The Loom of Years" poet : NOYES
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Like Congress : BICAMERAL
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Smart : CHIC
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Pianist Hess : MYRA
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Shore from Tenn. : DINAH
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Far from musical : TONEDEAF
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A moist Cheddar : LONGHORN
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Bouts : SETTOS
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Chocolate ___ : MOUSSE
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Under the weather : ILL
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Captain's boat : GIG
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Scope : RANGE
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Mr. Chips portrayer : DONAT
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Sam of golf : SNEAD
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Beethoven's "Archduke," for one : TRIO
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Isla de Pinos site : CUBA
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Cylindrical structure : SILO
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Chinese preceder : INDO
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Prophet's words : ISEE
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Lollobrigida : GINA
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Cad : HEEL
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An Algonquian : CREE
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Antediluvian : OLD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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