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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Thursday, April 15, 1976

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, 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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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,742
Across
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Place for two birds : BUSH
5
Of age: Abbr. : AET
8
Pale : ASHEN
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Leading : ONTOP
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Postal abbr. : RLO
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High-tea item : SCONE
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Amphitheater : ARENA
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Swindle: Var. : GIP
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Kind of bear : TEDDY
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Unforeseen effect : REPERCUSSION
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Drop bait : DAP
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Slays : DOESIN
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Biblical brother : ESAU
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Cutter : SLED
31
Tropical air movements : TRADEWINDS
33
Galena : ORE
35
Poetic word : EER
36
Verb ending : IZE
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Vestment : AMICE
40
Stage direction : ENTER
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Gibbon : LAR
43
Fall behind : LAG
46
Miss Claire : INA
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Essentials : BRASSTACKS
51
Judge’s seat : BANC
55
Templeton : ALEC
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Els : TRAINS
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Educators’ org. : NEA
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Deep emotions : HEARTSTRINGS
62
Indulge : HUMOR
65
Exclamations : OHS
66
Pick up the tab : TREAT
67
“___ and his money . . . ” : AFOOL
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Letter : TEE
69
Tropical timber tree : AMATE
70
Linen cloth : TOILE
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Bitter vetch : ERS
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Pub orders : ALES
Down
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The stage : BOARDS
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Imagined : UNREAL
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Barren plain : STEPPE
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Sharpen : HONE
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Debate participant : ARGUER
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Miss Landi : ELISSA
7
On deck : TOPSIDE
8
Regarding : ASTO
9
Play opener : SCENEI
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Plasterer’s need : HOD
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Conclusion : END
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Napoleon's marshal : NEY
14
Western chum : PARD
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Birdhouse : COTE
22
Arrow poison : INEE
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Dither : SNIT
27
Cutting tool : ADZE
28
Addict : USER
30
Medic : DOC
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British architect : WREN
34
Electrical units : RELS
37
Medieval poem : ALBA
38
Earth : MARL
39
Dies ___ : IRAE
41
Catch : NAB
44
“___ boy!” : ATTA
45
Strangle : GARROTE
46
Common contraction : ISNT
48
Sheridan's scandal place : SCHOOL
49
Willa : CATHER
50
Affectionate actions : KISSES
52
Toughen : ANNEAL
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Deny : NEGATE
54
Social divisions : CASTES
57
Spanish miss: Abbr. : SRTA
60
Gardner : ERLE
61
“___ la Douce” : IRMA
62
Old or top : HAT
63
Celestial sighting : UFO
64
French pronoun : MOI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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