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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 1975

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,411
Across Down
1. French article : LES
4. Child's perch : LAP
7. Indonesian squall : BARAT
12. Broadway org. : ANTA
14. Shortened: Abbr. : ABR
15. Roman officials : EDILES
17. Chemical prefix : PHEN
18. Rue Morgue chronicler : POE
19. Closes off a stream : DAMSUP
20. Enviable seat : LAPOFLUXURY
23. P. I. native : ATI
24. Doria or Chénier : ANDREA
25. Hydrocarbon: Suffix : YNE
26. Image : ICON
27. Sgt., for one : NCO
28. Greek letter : ETA
30. Structures of the same origin : ISOGENS
32. Condensations : DEWS
34. Past : AGO
36. Large cask : TUN
37. Counterparts of afts. : NTS
39. Miss Arden : EVE
41. "My country, ___ of . . . " : TIS
43. Lend a hand : AID
45. Globe : ORB
47. Postage items: Abbr. : STPS
50. Byron's friend : SHELLEY
54. In a ___ (going nowhere) : RUT
56. Common verb : ARE
57. Spill the beans : TALK
58. Stung : BIT
60. Corroded : RUSTED
62. Levin or Gershwin : IRA
63. Blue gemstone : LAPISLAZULI
65. "___ midi d'un Faune" : LAPRES
67. Exclamation : AHA
68. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
69. Early monastic : ESSENE
70. Knock : RAP
71. Bristle: Prefix : SETI
72. Genders : SEXES
73. Classified items : ADS
74. Expanse : SEA
1. Northern region : LAPLAND
2. Intensify : ENHANCE
3. Resign : STEPDOWN
4. City near Buenos Aires : LAPLATA
5. Eastern name : ABOU
6. Head man, for short : PREXY
7. Routine for a TB patient : BEDREST
8. Call it ___ (quit) : ADAY
9. Wheel part : RIM
10. French region : ALSACE
11. German : TEUTON
13. Additional: Abbr. : ANOR
16. Whirls : SPINS
21. Charge : FEE
22. Prefix for corn or cycle : UNI
26. ___ fatuus (false goal) : IGNIS
29. Ripen : AGE
31. Not at home : OUT
33. Pursue, as game : STALK
35. Egg: Prefix : OVO
38. Yellow ocher : SIL
40. Go wrong : ERR
42. Enactments : STATUTES
44. Lowers : DEBASES
46. Potato-sack fabrics : BURLAPS
48. High ecclesiastic : PRELATE
49. Church seats : SEDILIA
50. Rural crossing : STILE
51. Torment : HARASS
52. Go by : ELAPSE
53. Bark : YIP
55. P. I. tree : TUA
59. Jeweled headwear : TIARA
61. Asian people : SZIS
63. Unaspirated : LENE
64. Fish : SHAD
66. Reed or Harrison : REX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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