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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Thursday, April 26, 1979

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,761
Across Down
1. Made off : FLED
5. Hindu prince : RAJAH
10. Stravinsky ballet : AGON
14. Vesuvian matter : LAVA
15. Zola : EMILE
16. Ore deposit : LODE
17. Oft-split item : ATOM
18. Roof worker : TILER
19. Believe, old style : TROW
20. Bizet opera : THEPEARLFISHERS
23. Woolf's "___ Dalloway" : MRS
24. Monogram of a great inventor : TAE
25. Smeared : DAUBED
29. ___ personae : DRAMATIS
34. West German city : ESSEN
35. Rum quaff : GROG
36. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
37. Strauss favorite : BLUEDANUBEWALTZ
41. Spanish relative : TIA
42. Zoo unit : CAGE
43. Élève's milieu : ECOLE
44. Film-editing devices : SPLICERS
47. Wailed like a banshee : KEENED
48. "___ as a Stranger": Thompson : NOT
49. Air current: Abbr. : WND
50. Percy Grainger favorite : MOLLYONTHESHORE
59. Water for a niño : AGUA
60. Water wheel : NORIA
61. Frenzied : AMOK
62. Abominable Snowman : YETI
63. African game : ELAND
64. Alaskan city : NOME
65. Germ : SEED
66. Tire grooves : SIPES
67. Prod : GOAD
1. Musical sign : FLAT
2. Plaster backer : LATH
3. Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
4. Dewy or dull : DAMP
5. Slow down : RETARD
6. Moslem princes : AMIRS
7. Jack's partner : JILL
8. Hebrew letter : ALEF
9. Legacy : HERITAGE
10. Gibson of tennis fame : ALTHEA
11. Vidal : GORE
12. Reputation : ODOR
13. TV feature : NEWS
21. Correct : EMEND
22. Spade or Levenson : SAM
25. Red-ink items : DEBTS
26. "There's many ___ . . . " : ASLIP
27. Customary : USUAL
28. Social gathering : BEE
29. F.D.A. concern : DRUGS
30. Douglas's "The ___": 1942 : ROBE
31. Claw : TALON
32. Tropical fiber : ISTLE
33. Estimated, with "up" : SIZED
35. Growl : GNAR
38. Flammable liquids : ACETONES
39. Gardener's bane : WEEDS
40. King topper : ACE
45. Like mosaic tiles : INLAID
46. Affectedly devious : COY
47. Works on dough : KNEADS
49. Pule : WHINE
50. Baseball's Willie : MAYS
51. Molding : OGEE
52. Stringed instrument : LUTE
53. ___ me tangere : NOLI
54. Catch off guard : TRAP
55. Pend : HANG
56. Melville title : OMOO
57. "Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
58. Stretched out, as a budget : EKED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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