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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 1975

6-Down : Head man, for short

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 crosswords in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,411
Across
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French article : LES
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Child's perch : LAP
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Indonesian squall : BARAT
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Broadway org. : ANTA
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Shortened: Abbr. : ABR
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Roman officials : EDILES
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Chemical prefix : PHEN
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Rue Morgue chronicler : POE
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Closes off a stream : DAMSUP
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Enviable seat : LAPOFLUXURY
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P. I. native : ATI
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Doria or Chénier : ANDREA
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Hydrocarbon: Suffix : YNE
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Image : ICON
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Sgt., for one : NCO
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Greek letter : ETA
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Structures of the same origin : ISOGENS
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Condensations : DEWS
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Past : AGO
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Large cask : TUN
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Counterparts of afts. : NTS
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Miss Arden : EVE
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"My country, ___ of ... " : TIS
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Lend a hand : AID
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Globe : ORB
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Postage items: Abbr. : STPS
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Byron's friend : SHELLEY
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In a ___ (going nowhere) : RUT
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Common verb : ARE
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Spill the beans : TALK
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Stung : BIT
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Corroded : RUSTED
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Levin or Gershwin : IRA
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Blue gemstone : LAPISLAZULI
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"___ midi d'un Faune" : LAPRES
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Exclamation : AHA
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Early monastic : ESSENE
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Knock : RAP
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Bristle: Prefix : SETI
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Genders : SEXES
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Classified items : ADS
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Expanse : SEA
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Northern region : LAPLAND
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Intensify : ENHANCE
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Resign : STEPDOWN
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City near Buenos Aires : LAPLATA
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Eastern name : ABOU
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Head man, for short : PREXY
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Routine for a TB patient : BEDREST
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Call it ___ (quit) : ADAY
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Wheel part : RIM
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French region : ALSACE
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German : TEUTON
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Additional: Abbr. : ANOR
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Whirls : SPINS
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Charge : FEE
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Prefix for corn or cycle : UNI
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___ fatuus (false goal) : IGNIS
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Ripen : AGE
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Not at home : OUT
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Pursue, as game : STALK
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Egg: Prefix : OVO
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Yellow ocher : SIL
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Go wrong : ERR
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Enactments : STATUTES
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Lowers : DEBASES
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Potato-sack fabrics : BURLAPS
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High ecclesiastic : PRELATE
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Church seats : SEDILIA
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Rural crossing : STILE
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Torment : HARASS
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Go by : ELAPSE
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Bark : YIP
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P. I. tree : TUA
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Jeweled headwear : TIARA
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Asian people : SZIS
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Unaspirated : LENE
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Fish : SHAD
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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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