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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Friday, April 3, 1992

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,487

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Across
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All-male : STAG
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Buddies : PALS
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Seep : OOZE
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Dickens's Drood : EDWIN
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"___ Named Sue" : ABOY
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Musical insects? : FLUTEFLIES
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City on the Orne : CAEN
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Warder : TURNKEY
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Rodgers musical of 1970? : TUBATWO
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"___ the ramparts ... " : OER
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In a hurry : RUSHED
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Handle roughly : PAW
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Courtenay role : DRESSER
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Mélange : OLIO
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Scads : ALOT
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Sales : SOUPY
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Musical fruit? : MANDOLINORANGES
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___ Peak : PIKES
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Reddish wildcat : EYRA
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Re Muslim teachings : ISLAMIC
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Saw or law attachment : YER
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Musical hound? : BASSET
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Bud's sidekick : LOU
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Musical fairy king? : OBOERON
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Environmentalist's concern : EROSION
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Frayed : WORN
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Musical food wrapping? : CELLOPHANE
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Twain's "___ Diary" : EVES
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Teddy bear's look-alike : KOALA
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Eastern bigwig : EMIR
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Descartes : RENE
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Sam of the links : SNEAD
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Sally or Ayn : RAND
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Like brie : SOFT
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Balsam variety : TOLU
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Côte d'___ : AZUR
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"I ___ kick from champagne" : GETNO
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Postponement : DEFERRAL
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In a vain manner : IDLY
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W.W. II initials : OWI
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Count calories : DIET
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Make certain : ENSURE
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S.A. rodents : PACAS
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Take ___ (suffer financial loss) : ABATH
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Composer Frederick : LOEWE
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Assembly : SYNOD
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Made do : EKED
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Anatomical pouch : BURSA
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"___ and Circumstance" : POMP
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Brief sleep : WINK
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Eero Saarinen's father : ELIEL
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Raskolnikov's love : SONYA
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Rage : STORM
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Canticle : ODE
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Actress Munson : ONA
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Like a fictional duckling : UGLY
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Rose or Reiser : PETE
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Flanders stream : YSER
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Wickerwork twig : OSIER
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Convict falsely : RAILROAD
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Portfolio group : STOCKS
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Condo's kin : COOP
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Shady spot : BOWER
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Beyond's partner : ABOVE
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Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
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Common or horse chaser : SENSE
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End of a Poe title : USHER
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Night light : NEON
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Logan or Cinders : ELLA
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"Today ___ man" : IAMA
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___ years (aged) : ONIN
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Jerk : NERD
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New Guinean port : LAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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