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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

CHARADES

New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 1980

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,100
Across
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Humid : DAMP
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"Time ___ the essence" : ISOF
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Lecturer's aid : GRAPH
14
Rudiments : ABC
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Notion : IDEA
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Sinuses : ANTRA
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Logrolling contest : ROLEO
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Emporium : MART
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Wardens : CONTENDERS
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Averse to writing research papers : ANTITHESES
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Circus people : TRAINERS
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Seabees' motto : CANDO
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Rock salt : HALITE
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TV appendage : ANTENNA
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Cant : LINGO
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Wild : FERINE
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Seine : NET
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Urgency : HASTE
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Cape hartebeest : CAAMA
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Humane org. : ASPCA
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Where a native will clue you in : HINTERLANDS
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Very softly: Mus. dir. : PPP
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Your, in Hanover : IHRE
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Gugelhupf : CAKE
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Some, in Spain : UNOS
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Raja ___, Indian novelist : RAO
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Philippine tree : DAO
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A man's enunciation : MALEDICTION
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Choreographer Kurt : JOOSS
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Hippolyte's sire : ARES
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Racket : NOISE
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Ardor : WARMTH
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Beam : RAFTER
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Briefly brilliant stars : NOVAE
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Curtain recently opened : BAMBOO
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Popular health food : YOGURT
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Sourdough : MINER
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Watson's cry : FORE
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___-la-la : TRA
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Mites : ACARI
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Allotments in Cluny : LACERATIONS
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Fleming or Smith : IAN
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Trading place: Abbr. : MKT
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Word on a door : PUSH
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Lyrical literature : ODES
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Compass reading : SSE
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Cutie Knievel guided : DISHEVELLED
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Tooth surface : MENSA
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Triangle : DELTA
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"Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
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Holiday, for short : VAC
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Becoming : SEEMLY
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City east of Erie : OLEAN
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Some are à trois : MENAGES
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"Rigoletto" setting : MANTUA
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Cousin of a union : GUILD
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Steep in a pickling solution : MARINATE
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Hinder nice blokes : DETERGENTS
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Country without women : STAGNATION
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Natives of: Suffix : ITES
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Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Lab burner : ETNA
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Tate offering : ART
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Shipment from Iraq : DATES
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Wendy Darling's dog : NANA
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Quiescence : REST
Down
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Pronouncements : DICTA
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Bedeck : ADORN
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Egyptian amulet : MENAT
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G. & S. heroine : PATIENCE
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Hindu god of thunder : INDRA
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Cécile and Jeanne : STES
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Retiree of hockey fame : ORR
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Mussolini was one : FASCIST
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Agriculturist : GRANGER
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Sonata movement : RONDO
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Kind of saxophone : ALTO
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Architect I. M. : PEI
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Fiery bosses : HOTHEADS
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Menotti heroine : AMELIA
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Washbowl : BASIN
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Minoan's home : CRETE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
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Injures : HARMS
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Divided, as highways : LANED
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Papal vestment : FANON
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B.S.A. outings : HIKES
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Birchbark : CANOE
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Fake jewelry : SHAMROCKS
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Shore up an entryway : PROPAGATE
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Item spent in Praha : HALER
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Rainer : LUISE
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Snead swing : PROMOTION
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Former Ph.D. tests : PASTORALS
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Luxurious : POSH
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Insert mark : CARET
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Kind of arch? : MATRI
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Hole-___ : INONE
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Shelter : COVER
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Jeweled band : TIARA
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He wrote "What Maisie Knew" : JAMES
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Sphere : ORB
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Cautions : WARNS
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Kolinsky, e.g. : FUR
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Special position : NICHE
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Expressed dislike : BOOED
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Sweet potatoes : YAMS
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"Three Sisters" character : MASHA
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He overthrew Fulgencio : FIDEL
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Broadway org. : ANTA
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Robust : LUSTY
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Hydrocarbon : TOLAN
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Tiresome person grew old : PILLAGED
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Wine bottle : DECANTER
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Object : DEMUR
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Gladstones' kin : VALISES
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Biographer of 53 Down : EDEL
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Entices : LEADSON
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Craze : MANIA
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Execrate : DETEST
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Sci-fi pioneer : VERNE
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Andalusian song : SAETA
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Diarize : ENTER
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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___ cum laude : MAGNA
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Offenbach's "___ Parisienne" : GAITE
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Short jackets : ETONS
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Body meeting in Paris : SENAT
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Year in Luther's time : MDI
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Punkie : GNAT
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Conduit : MAIN
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Sofia's predecessor : ENA
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Dam org. : TVA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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