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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

BEARDING THE LIONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1982

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,891
Across
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Mountain ash : ROWAN
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Trattoria offering : SCAMPI
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Harbor sights : BARGES
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Piqued : IRATE
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Ancient Egyptian : TASIAN
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Doubter of dogma : AGNOSTIC
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Give the sack to Foch and Ney : FIREMARSHALS
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Call Franchot : DIALTONE
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Single : LONE
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Mr. and Mrs. : MATES
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Strong pulls : TUGS
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Struck out : DELED
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Wallach : ELI
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Cab customer : FARE
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Extirpate : RAZE
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Popular fabric : DENIM
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Directing Claude's course : DRIVINGRAINS
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Mike shields : GOBOS
45
Relative : NIECE
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Alphabetical trio : MNO
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Trevi number : TRE
50
Bills collector : DEBTOR
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Corner ___ (trap Irving) : STONE
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Meat cut : VEALCHOP
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Military command : ATEASE
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Ziegfeld star : HELD
57
Lyricist David : MANN
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Himalayan creature : YETI
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Presidential nickname : CAL
60
"And what is ___ . . . ?" : SORARE
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Watchmen : WARDERS
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___ May, in "Tobacco Road" : ELLIE
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Russian John : IVAN
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Spooky-sounding city : ERIE
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Ready to swing : ATBAT
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Divide geometrically : TRISECT
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Cleaned the blackboard : ERASED
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Hokkaido, formerly : EZO
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Semicircular recess : APSE
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Sahl : MORT
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Second word in a Wilder title : SKIN
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Shreds : RIPSUP
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Submissive ones : DOORMATS
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Bamboozle : CHEAT
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Author of "Nausea" : SARTRE
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Kind of code : ZIP
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Go-between: Abbr. : AGT
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Give ___ (care) : AHANG
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Salt trees : ATLES
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Flabbergast George : FLOORSANDERS
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List components : ITEMS
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Prefix for scope : TELE
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Leeds's river : AIRE
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Wreath : LEI
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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Mrs. Leonowens : ANNA
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Appraise : VALUE
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Forsook Learned : LEFTHAND
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Coach Edgar Lee : DRILLMASTERS
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Detergent : CLEANSER
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Heroic verse : EPOPEE
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Road sign in Montreal : ARRET
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Like a hazardous wintry day : SLEETY
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Shoemakers, at times : SOLERS
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"___ Solemnis" : MISSA
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Went through a safe : RIFLED
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Baltimore or orchard : ORIOLE
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Admonishing Alexander : WARNINGBELL
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Thread: Comb. form : NEM
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Leaves in difficulty : STRANDS
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Swiveling wheel : CASTER
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Davis Cup figure : ASHE
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Farrow and Slavenska : MIAS
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Chum : PAL
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Case : INSTANCE
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Harass : BADGER
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Spartan king : AGIS
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Genetic inits. : RNA
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Forty-niner's quest : GOLD
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Glycerides : ESTERS
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Garb for Calpurnia : STOLA
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Relinquish : CEDE
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Nice friend : AMI
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Yen : URGE
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Punch used in repoussé work : EMBOSSER
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Demon : FIEND
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Small amount : IOTA
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Have reciprocal effect : INTERACT
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Frenzied : VIOLENT
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___ honorables (reparations) : AMENDES
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Frivolous : INANE
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Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
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Mountain: Prefix : OREO
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Article : THE
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Trumpery : ROT
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Prefix for gram : EPI
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Cyprinoid fish : DACE
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Etc.'s relative : ETAL
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Little ones : SHAVERS
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Mutation : VARIANT
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Vesicle : CYST
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Event for Figaro : MARRIAGE
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Italian rice dish : RISOTTO
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"Lost" item in a Milland film : WEEKEND
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Wristbones : RADIALIA
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Brain passage : ITER
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Defeat Peter : BESTSELLERS
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Côte d'___ : AZUR
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Small shark : TOPE
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Mature insect : IMAGO
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Once, once : ERST
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Cutting tool : ADZ
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Island food : POI
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Something for Cerberus : SOP
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Ladd role : SHANE
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Ready in Rennes : PRET
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___ de mer : MAL
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Parlor game : CHARADES
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A ___ apple : ASIN
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Posits : ASSUMES
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Typical of a holiday : FESTAL
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Became nonproductive, as a well : RANDRY
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Kind of derby : ROLLER
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British measures : METRES
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Forty winks : SIESTA
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After-bath item : TALC
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Knievel : EVEL
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"___ but a walking shadow . . . ": Shak. : LIFES
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Plaice's place : SEA
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Strauss's "Die Frau ___ Schatten" : OHNE
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Dill of the Bible : ANET
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Stringed instrument : VIOL
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Mont Blanc is one : ALPE
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Town near Teramo : ATRI
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Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
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Postal abbr. : RPO
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Penrod's playmate : SAM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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