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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Monday, March 7, 1977

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J Q U V Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,068
Across Down
1. Grate : RASP
5. Miss Hari : MATA
9. Hindu teacher : SWAMI
14. Can. province : ALTA
15. Sleep like ___ : ALOG
16. Candle : TAPER
17. Adversaries : FOES
18. Hawaiian bird : NENE
19. Put forth : EXERT
20. Jazz-fiddler's favorite : THEHOTCANARY
23. Deli item : SALAMI
24. Boy : LAD
25. Draft initials : SSS
28. Sprite : ELF
30. Greek poet : SAPPHO
33. Sabot : SHOE
37. Forfeiture : LOSS
40. Memento : RELIC
41. Schubert song : HARKHARKTHELARK
44. McPherson : AIMEE
45. 1.6093 km. : MILE
46. Potato features : EYES
47. Calif. city : FRESNO
49. Salamander : OLM
51. Son of Odin : TYR
52. Speck : DOT
55. Concealed : LATENT
60. Broadway musical : BYEBYEBIRDIE
63. Western show : RODEO
66. Shield border : ORLE
67. Verdi opera : AIDA
68. Accompanying : ALONG
69. Meat cut : LOIN
70. Skelton role : CLEM
71. Zoo attraction : PANDA
72. Venetian-blind unit : SLAT
73. Hardy girl : TESS
1. Floats : RAFTS
2. Island greeting : ALOHA
3. Case-harden : STEEL
4. Turkish title : PASHA
5. Spanish headpiece : MANTILLA
6. Guinness : ALEC
7. Not dissonant : TONAL
8. Rocket stage : AGENA
9. Ending for mob or gang : STER
10. Viscid : WAXY
11. Simian : APE
12. Debussy's "La ___" : MER
13. N.Y. subway : IRT
21. Cockney's abode : OME
22. Classified items : ADS
25. Spread out : SPLAY
26. English county : SHIRE
27. Hose : SOCKS
29. Shape : FORM
31. Land measure : ARE
32. Soccer great : PELE
33. Arrow : SHAFT
34. Hirsute : HAIRY
35. Abalone : ORMER
36. Stretches out : EKES
38. Vail sports item : SKI
39. French town : STLO
42. Gossip : HEN
43. Reckless : HELLBENT
48. Poem : ODE
50. French month : MAI
53. Greek coins : OBOLS
54. Alpine region : TYROL
56. Short treatise : TRACT
57. Roman official : EDILE
58. Pheasant groups : NIDES
59. Sporting units : TEAMS
60. Give way : BEND
61. Mental discipline : YOGA
62. Lamb : ELIA
63. Censure : RAP
64. Palm leaf : OLA
65. Oxford figure : DON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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