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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

BRIEF STATE-MENTS

New York Times, Sunday, May 23, 1993

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,902
Across
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Swindle : GYP
4
High-ranking Muslim woman : BEGUM
9
Lively dance : STOMP
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Footless : APOD
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Puccini's "___ Angelica" : SUOR
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Rebelled : AROSE
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Province in NE China, old style : HOPEH
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Venomous lizard : GILA
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American playwright : TNWILLIAMS
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"The ___," 1851 tune : ARTRAVELER
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Emptied the hold : UNLOADED
27
Uses a shaker : SALTS
29
Err at bridge : RENEGE
30
Reformer Jacob ___ : RIIS
31
Moon valley : RILLE
32
In a ___ (strapped) : BIND
33
Southwest lake or river : SABINE
36
"Pagliacci" role : CANIO
37
Errata : MISTAKES
41
Alpine feature : ARETE
42
Forum garb : TOGA
43
"___ Poppa?" 1970 Segal film : WHERES
45
Jabber : YAP
46
Waiter's burden : TRAY
47
Remove type : DELE
48
"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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Dali work, e.g. : OBRA
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___ de vie : EAU
51
Sousa composition : WAPOSTMARCH
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"Come Rain . . . " composer : ARLEN
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Hollanders : DUTCHMEN
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Like Mom's kitchen : HOMEY
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Deceptions : FRAUDS
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Worth or Bordoni : IRENE
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Ryan's daughter : TATUM
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Actress Hasso : SIGNE
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Suits : BEFITS
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Jay's folks : LENOS
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Conflict : STRUGGLE
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Grads : ALUMS
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A 1924 hit tune : CAHEREICOME
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Mortar beater : RAB
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Cabbage's kin : KALE
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Passenger : FARE
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"Mighty ___ Rose" : LAKA
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Dash designators : DAHS
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Ike's command : ETO
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Used a chisel : GOUGED
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Clinton's hometown : HOPE
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"Twelfth Night" clown : FESTE
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Prepare for an opening : REHEARSE
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Waken : ROUSE
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Alarm : TOCSIN
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Captain Hook's sidekick : SMEE
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Vanquish : WORST
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Arias : SOLI
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Pronouncement : DICTUM
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Namely : TOWIT
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Emulated an ecdysiast : STRIPPED
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Popular spuds : IDPOTATOES
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Berlin musical: 1940 : LAPURCHASE
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Nureyev specialty : LEAP
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"Gymnopédies" composer : SATIE
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Bring out : EDUCE
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Blast or plasm lead-in : ECTO
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Maid : LASS
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Head lock? : TRESS
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Gives a rating : RANKS
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Rooter's shout : RAH
Down
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Actor Moses ___ : GUNN
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Wail : YOWL
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Antecedence : PRIORITY
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Scottish fishing boat : BALDIE
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Certain Iroquoians : ERIES
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Prod : GOAD
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G.P.O. items : USM
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Sicilian port : MESSINA
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Superficial : SHALLOW
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Selects : OPTS
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Debussy subject : MER
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Rival of a Sadducee : PHARISEE
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Program list : AGENDA
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Carpet feature : PILE
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Actor Vidov : OLEG
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Bell the cat : DARE
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___ Sutcliffe, early Beatle : STU
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"Mule Train" singer : LAINE
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Gives expression to : VENTS
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Receiver of "Fighter of the Century" award : ALI
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Has a real fit : RAGES
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Nativity : BIRTH
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Replete : SATED
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Pianist Claudio ___ : ARRAU
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A 1918 hit song : BEAUTIFULOH
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Punctuation mark : COLON
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Compassion : MERCY
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Makeup of fine lawns : KYBLUEGRASS
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Dog or Flop attachment : EARED
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Bridges : SPANS
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Fox's home : TEPEE
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Male seal's surrounders : HAREM
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Condemns : DAMNS
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Chimp's cousin : ORANG
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Excites : WHETS
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Title for Macbeth : THANE
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Go by car : MOTOR
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Divert : AMUSE
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Debate : ARGUE
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Start of a Dostoyevsky title : CRIME
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Terra follower : FIRMA
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Giggle : TEHEE
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Feed the furnace : STOKE
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Carroll or Josephine : BAKER
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Put on cloud nine : ELATE
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Sweater size : LARGE
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Sea or land chaser : SCAPE
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Actress Christine ___ : LAHTI
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Buddy of Hollywood : EBSEN
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Effect's partner : CAUSE
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"___ my yellow basket" : ILOST
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A spar : FOREMAST
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Do cryptography : DECIPHER
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Range : GAMUT
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Nods off : DROWSES
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Newman role: 1961 : HUSTLER
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Kind of acid : FOLIC
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Bars, at the bar : ESTOPS
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Mouth: Comb. form : ORI
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Toledo towers : TORRES
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"___ me!" : WOEIS
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In a mire : STUCK
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Pickle choice : DILL
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Notion : IDEA
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Acct.-bk. examiners : CPAS
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Kind of bag : TOTE
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Made yarn : SPUN
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S.A. rodent : PACA
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Lett's neighbor : ESTH
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___ gratias : DEO
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Ralph Rackstraw, e.g. : TAR
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Nabokov book : ADA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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