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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Wednesday, March 23, 1988

54-Across : Polecat

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 2, 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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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,015
Across
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"Dum ___, spero" : SPIRO
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Partner of alas : ALACK
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Fam. member : SIS
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Western : OATER
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A thermoplastic : SARAN
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Explosive : TNT
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Start of a punny quip : ONEMANSMEDE
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Here, in Honduras : ACA
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Transfer : RELAY
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Heckled : NEEDLED
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Kind of rags : GLAD
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"The ___ Santini," Duvall film : GREAT
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"Aurora" painter : RENI
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Nymph chaser : SATYR
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Elected ones : INS
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"Romola" character : TESSA
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Cow, in a way : AWE
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"___ a little pony ... " : IHAD
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In a snit : IRATE
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More of the quip : ISANOTHER
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City in S Quebec : SOREL
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Alert : WARN
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Blend : MIX
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Actress Black : KAREN
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Designer of Harvard's Kennedy Library : PEI
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Arthur Miller's forte : DRAMA
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Spirit : ELAN
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Move cautiously : SIDLE
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___ the finish : INAT
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Telephone personnel : LINEMEN
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Polecat : SKUNK
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Journey part : LEG
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End of the quip : MANSPERSIAN
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Center of a well-known palindrome : ERE
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Gum resin : ELEMI
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Kind : GENRE
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Sweetbread, in Sedan : RIS
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Family car : SEDAN
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Fisher or Cantor : EDDIE
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___ Canals : SOO
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Peter or sauce follower : PAN
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Repeat : ITERATE
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Cure : REMEDY
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Spoken : ORAL
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Nineveh native : ASSYRIAN
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Hasty escape: Slang : LAM
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Omni and Spectrum : ARENAS
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West Pointer : CADET
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Genu : KNEE
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Most trite : STALEST
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Madden : INCENSE
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Sports sites : STADIA
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Pester : NAG
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Dismal, to Donne : DREAR
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J. Low org. : GSA
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Partner of order : LAW
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Provided funds : ENDOWED
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Anagram for siren : RISEN
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Direction : TREND
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Producer Wallis : HAL
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German pronoun : IHR
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Actress Bordoni : IRENE
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Emotional upheaval : TAILSPIN
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Abraham's Oscar-winning role : SALIERI
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Sunset hues : ORANGES
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The human race : MANKIND
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A Hogg : IMA
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Carved Indian pole : XAT
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Anne Sullivan's charge : KELLER
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Held firmly in one place : PINNED
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Removed the suds : RINSED
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Author of "A Lonely Rage" : SEALE
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Make do : EKE
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Fr. married women : MMES
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Desire : URGE
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Wee, to Burns : SMA
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Jackie's second : ARI
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Formerly named : NEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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