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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

OPERA COMIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 1977

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,067
Across
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Crude abodes : SHACKS
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Skiff : BOAT
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Sweetmeat : COMFIT
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Passed over : SLURRED
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___ de Leon : PONCE
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Shrub genus : OLEARIA
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Garland film? : MIMIINSTLOUIS
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Holdings : TENURES
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Darts : SCOOTS
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Carson et al. : KITS
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Article : THE
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Despots : TSARS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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McCrea : JOEL
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A West from the East : MAE
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Toper : SOT
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Indian prince : RAJA
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Lures : ATTRACTS
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Nabokov heroine : ADA
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Two make 20 : IOS
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Horn tissue : SCUR
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Greek letter : RHO
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"Arabian Nights" number : IOOI
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Kind of cheese : COTTAGE
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Verb ending : ESCE
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Between Wolfgang and Mozart : AMADEUS
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___ Major : URSA
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Correct : CHASTEN
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Adjective suffix : IAL
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Bacheller hero : DRI
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Marina sights : PIERS
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Merry, in Nice : GAI
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Highlander : SCOT
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Burns's line? : CARMENTHROUGHTHERYE
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Abominable Snowman : YETI
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Bounder : CAD
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___-jongg : MAH
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Germs : SEEDS
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Trouble : WOE
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Card game : LOO
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Worship : ADULATE
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Sea growth : ALGA
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Wild sheep : ARGALIS
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Spanish boy : NINO
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Ignited : KINDLED
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Guitarist Paul : LES
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Musical closing : CODA
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Sarge : NCO
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Mrs., in Mexico : SRA
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Fear : COLDFEET
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Maintain : AVER
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Sculls : OARS
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___ poetica : ARS
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"The works" : ALL
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Sediment : SILT
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Senor's aunts : TIAS
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Soul : ANIMA
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Golden or Bronze : AGE
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Remain : STAY
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Tibetan porter : SHERPA
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Game piece : NINEPIN
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Shaw play? : MANONSUPERMAN
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Fiddled badly : SCRAPED
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Reckon : OPINE
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Wimpole Street resident : BARRETT
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Fish repository : EELERY
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Slangy denial : NOPE
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Not acquired : INNATE
Down
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Cut : SLICE
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Wit : HUMOR
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Melodic passage : ARIOSO
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Yardsticks : CRITERIA
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Rosewall and Venturi : KENS
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Campus militants : SDS
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Footwear cords : BOOTLACES
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Stigma : ONUS
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Chemical prefix : ACI
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Seed coat : TESTA
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Birdhouse : COTE
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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Guide : MENTOR
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Magical treatment? : FAUSTAID
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Singer Petina : IRRA
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Layer : TIER
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Sweater sizes: Abbr. : SMS
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Toolbox item : PLIERS
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Fool : ASS
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Ring decision : TKO
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Attend a concert : HEAR
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Key words? : JOSECANIOSEE
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Famed mime : MARCEAU
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Put up with : STOMACH
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Peke, for one : DOG
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Only making the grade? : JUSTGODUNOV
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Weds? : THAISTHEKNOT
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Campus figure : COED
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Go on the road : TOUR
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Spanish assents : SISI
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"We'll tak' ___ . . . " : ACUP
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Column style : DORIC
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Confused : ATSEA
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Linger : TARRY
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Puzzle : ENIGMA
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Shade of green : ALOES
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___ up (angry) : HET
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Refuse container : ASHCAN
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Odor : SMELL
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Step : TREAD
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Prima ballerinas : ETOILES
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Extreme : RADICAL
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Pillbox : HAT
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Cries : YELLS
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Trimming tool : EDGER
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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"G.I. Jane" of 1942 : WAAC
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Plinth : ORLO
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Alike, in Arles : EGAL
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Magnet : LODESTONE
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What I do when hungry? : AIDAMEAL
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Peruvian city : ICA
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Cross or lights : NORTHERN
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Smoker : STAG
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Operatic heroine : ARIANE
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Fountain treat : FRAPPE
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Saw-toothed ridge : SIERRA
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Martini twist : LEMON
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Ghent's river : LYS
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Medieval helmet : ARMET
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Outpouring : SPATE
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Pleasing : NICE
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Regarding : INRE
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"Showboat" skipper : ANDY
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Cut : SNIP
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Bridge : SPAN
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Emmet : ANT
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Comparative ending : IER
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G.I. address : APO
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Where: Lat. : UBI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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