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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

MUSICALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1970

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,561
Across
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Fares : COMES
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Provides : FEEDS
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___ days : SALAD
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Dark color : GRAPE
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Strad's cousin : AMATI
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Relation : RATIO
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Indian of Peru : CHOLO
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Storms : RAGES
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Telephone sound : BIZETSIGNAL
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Child's game : HAYDNGOSEEK
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Marie and others: Abbr. : STES
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At the: It. : ALLA
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Representations : ICONS
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Claws : NIPPERS
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Wing: Fr. : AILE
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Abusive person : SCOLD
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___-de-camp : AIDE
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Politely : AFFABLY
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Lebanese port : SAIDA
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Black Sea arm: Var. : AZOF
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Blackbirds : MERLES
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Untidy one : LITTERBACH
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Vacation spot : SHORE
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Make joyful : ELATE
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Street sights : TAXIS
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King of Judah : ASA
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Gets : EARNS
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___ wolf : LONE
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Arachnid : MITE
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Agenda : SCHEDULE
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Aliped : BAT
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Relative of ltd. : INC
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River into Lake Chad : SHARI
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Constellation : ARA
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Misses a deadline : ISINLATE
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Inquire : ASK
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Postal warning : HANDELWITHCARE
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Roman way : ITER
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Pitcher : EWER
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Porgy of Japan : TAI
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Gazelle : GOA
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Hasty : RASH
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Old slave : ESNE
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"___ in air" : BRAHMSBURSTING
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Uncle: Scot. : EME
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Go over with a brush : RESTROKE
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Corrode : EAT
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Prods : URGES
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Needlefish : GAR
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Countrywide: Abbr. : NAT
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Cavalry men : TROOPERS
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Turkish inn: Var. : KAAN
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Girl's name : ERMA
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___ bagatelle : AMERE
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Swedish district : LAN
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Bequeaths : WILLS
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Cheeses : BRIES
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Water worms : NAIDS
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Took a match to : LITDEFALLA
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Entreaty in France : PRIERE
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Resting places : INNS
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Shipbuilder : NOAH
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Like dirt roads : RUTTY
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Farm man : GRANGER
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House plant : FERN
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Coins : DIMES
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Eur. land : BRIT
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Extended : OFFERED
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Purport : TENOR
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Je t'___ : AIME
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Question for a vanishing lady? : VERDIDSHEGO
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Musical troublemaker : RAVELROUSER
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Semblance : IMAGE
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Bits : IOTAS
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Of a space : AREAL
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Unrefined : CRASS
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Discourage : DETER
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"___ are my jewels" : THESE
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Abodes of a kind : TENTS
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Three grains : CARAT
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Locomotive areas : CABS
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Neglect : OMIT
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Labyrinth : MAZE
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Vous ___ : ETES
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Form a lap : SIT
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Over-ornamented : FRILLY
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Ern : EAGLE
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Burner : ETNA
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Day: Sp. : DIA
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Entreats : SOLICITS
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Pundit : SCHOLAR
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Lend ___ : AHAND
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Myrna and family : LOYS
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City official: Abbr. : ALD
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Pedantic : DONNISH
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Feel for : GROPE
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Grate : RASP
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Met man : AGEE
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Equal : PEER
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Arctic people: Abbr. : ESKS
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Navigates : SAILS
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André : GIDE
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Zip ___ : CODE
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___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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Composer Erik : SATIE
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Peaceful place : ARCADIA
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Fielding title : AMELIA
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Criminals : FELONS
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Musical creator of monster? : FRANCKENSTEIN
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Der ___ : ALTE
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Fraction : SIXTIETH
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Comfort : EASE
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Exclamation : AHA
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Quinn, Norwegian style? : ZORBATHEGRIEG
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Decorative : ORNATE
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Rankle : FESTER
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Scottish landowner : LAIRD
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Exclamation of disgust : BAH
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Observed : SEEN
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Govt. agent : TMAN
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Eastern title : SRI
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Tough cord : CATGUT
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Military initials : USR
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Architectural rib : LIERNE
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Pronoun : SHE
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Conceal : HARBOR
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Be ___ man for it : AWISER
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Fleur de ___ : LIS
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Flee: Slang : LAM
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Biblical mountain : HOR
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In a random way : CASUALLY
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Sopping : WET
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Legal chiefs: Abbr. : AGS
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Verdi opus : ERNANI
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Tar : SEAMAN
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Movie initials : RKO
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Kind of harp : AEOLIAN
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Degrees : BAS
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Musical syllables : TRALA
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Car parts: Abbr. : IGNS
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Ravel's "___ l'Oye" : MAMERE
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Pencil part : ERASER
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Highways: Abbr. : RTES
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Course : PATH
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Conclude : END
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Pleated skirts : KILTS
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Colleen's isle : ERIN
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Thoroughfares: Abbr. : RDS
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Petty pier thief : WATERRAT
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Spoiled one : BRAT
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___ over : LORDSIT
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Disease of plants : ERINOSE
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Smoke, in Rome : FUMO
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Monastery man : PRIOR
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Want : NEED
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Cooks in a way : GRILLS
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Hen : FRIER
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Painter of dancers : DEGAS
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Animal cry : BLEAT
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Roman poet : OVID
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Woman, in law : FEME
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Campus group : FRAT
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Margin : EDGE
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Stove part : OVEN
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Emanation : AURA
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River to the Danube : ISAR
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Tableland : MESA
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Whilom : ERST
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Indian of Northwest : HOH
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Exist : ARE
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At times: Abbr. : OCC

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 15 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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