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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Friday, May 8, 1992

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 3, 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. 15,522

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Across
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Dextrous start : AMBI
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Health club : SPA
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The two : BOTH
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Catty part : LIANG
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Hem's partner : HAW
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Race type : RELAY
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Where to find Goyas : PRADO
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Used japan : ENAMELLED
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Firm : SOLID
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Singer Vaughan : SARAH
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Stout : ALE
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Mazel ___ : TOV
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Jai-alai basket : CESTA
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Like Kate : SHREWISH
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Like Abe : HONEST
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Chit : IOU
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Musician's reading matter : NOTES
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Down source : EIDER
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Effect of fast bow action : TREMOLO
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Olympics entrant : ATHLETE
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Copland or Burr : AARON
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Like ___ : ASNOT
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Extinct bird : MOA
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Took five : RESTED
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Purple-skinned fruit : EGGPLANT
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Flu type : ASIAN
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Arles assent : OUI
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Poivre's companion : SEL
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" ... all that was pleasant ___": Goldsmith : INMAN
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A k a C sharp : DFLAT
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Sluice : FLOODGATE
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Fraser of tennis : NEALE
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Beyond's partner : ABOVE
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Bronx attraction : ZOO
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Taken for ___ (done in by the mob) : ARIDE
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Phobic beginning : XENO
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East or west attachment : ERN
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Con game : SCAM
Down
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Skiers' mecca : ALPS
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Artist Joan ___ : MIRO
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False god : BAAL
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Write : INDITE
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"___ a Latin From Manhattan" : SHES
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Verve : PANACHE
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Cognizant : AWARE
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Canto start : BEL
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Southwestern stewpot : OLLA
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About 38 grams : TAEL
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London's ___ Park : HYDE
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With 15 Down, cover both aisles : GODOWNONESIDE
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See 13 Down : ANDUPTHEOTHER
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Vehicle of 60 Down : MASH
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Rebec's kin : VIOL
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Shankar's instrument : SITAR
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Goddesses of the seasons : HORAE
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Contrite people : RUERS
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Zeno's porch : STOA
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Swelling : EDEMA
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Author Anya : SETON
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Williams of Hollywood : TREAT
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Warbled : SANG
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Rosa ___, 1988 Olympics star : MOTA
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Lomé is its capital : TOGO
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Capitol figure : SENATOR
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Kind of bat : DING
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Their sentences are long : LIFERS
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Dumbfound : AMAZE
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Tunisian port : SFAX
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German river : ELBE
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Diving bird : LOON
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Night light : NEON
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Secular : LAIC
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"The Four Seasons" director : ALDA
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Abound : TEEM
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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