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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

PHYSICAL CULTURE

New York Times, Sunday, June 10, 1973

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,702
Across Down
1. P. I. fiber : ABACA
6. Golf stroke : BAFF
10. Book-jacket item : BLURB
15. Kettledrum : ATABAL
16. Small case : ETUI
17. Wind-propelled vessels : SAILERS
19. Beauty procedures : FACELIFTINGS
22. Kind of desk : KNEEHOLE
24. Kind : ILK
25. Casino game : FARO
26. Provinces : OUTLANDS
28. Military abbr. : WIA
29. Noted physicist : RABI
31. Eastern ketch : SAIC
33. Kismet : FATE
34. Rudiments : ABCS
35. Sign up : ENROL
37. Menu item : SLAW
39. Roman road : ITER
40. Extend a hand : GREET
41. Miss Bagnold : ENID
43. Items in Santa's barn : SLEIGHS
45. Elephant and namesakes : BABARS
46. ___ thought : TRAINOF
49. Papier-___ : MACHE
50. Resigns : DEMITS
51. Scottish hardwood : AIK
52. Seth's son : ENOS
54. Convened : SAT
55. Lease anew : RELET
56. Caucasian language : UDIC
58. Garden tool : TROWEL
60. Do a tough job : PULLTEETH
64. Kind of code : PENAL
66. Actor Walter : ABEL
67. Flag or May : POLE
68. Blot out : ERASE
69. Like a good lookout : EAGLEEYED
71. Certain Louvre pieces : MONETS
73. Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
74. Tennis pro : LAVER
75. "___ the season . . . " : TIS
76. Consider : DEEM
78. Undergrads: Abbr. : SRS
79. Went for : CHASED
81. Hangers-on : PESTS
83. Backslide : RELAPSE
85. Site of Temple of Karnak : THEBES
86. Bach specialty : CANTATA
88. Herb : DILL
89. Coins of Iran : RIALS
90. Jousting wear : MAIL
91. Easy walk : LOPE
93. Epic of note : ILIAD
96. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
97. Storied teacher : ANNA
98. Handles roughly : PAWS
100. Gudrun's husband : ATLI
101. Ensuing: Abbr. : FOL
102. Get ___ (reach) : ACROSSTO
106. San ___ : REMO
108. Kind of horn : TIN
109. Asterisk material : FOOTNOTE
111. Pitiful : HEARTRENDING
114. Tangled : KNOTTED
115. Gaelic : ERSE
116. ___ beck and call : ATONES
117. New : GREEN
118. Certain cities: Abbr. : SPTS
119. Sikkim natives : RONGS
1. Language of Ecuador : ATALAN
2. Strenuous : BACKBREAKING
3. Honest ___ : ABE
4. Leather : CALF
5. Word on a "Wanted" poster : ALIAS
6. At, in Bonn : BEI
7. ___ time (never) : ATNO
8. Fish of Japan : FUGU
9. Saloon event : FISTFIGHT
10. Big headline : BANNER
11. Schwarzkopf offering : LIED
12. Rubber trees : ULES
13. Indian salts : REH
14. Give a hard time to : BROWBEAT
15. Blazing : AFIRE
17. Winter foot gear : SKATES
18. Golfers, at times : SLICERS
20. Brothers : FRAS
21. Works : TOILS
23. Bridge positions : EASTS
27. Shop machine : LATHE
30. Caddoan tribe : IONI
32. Zero on Beaufort scale : CALM
34. Judges : ARBITERS
36. Football-team unit : LINE
38. Evade, with "out" : WEASEL
40. Egg cell : GAMETE
42. Mother's word : DONT
44. Adjective ending : ICAL
45. Diving ___ : BELL
46. Brownish gray : TAUPE
47. "___ cock horse . . . " : RIDEA
48. Pillaged : FORAYED
50. Editor, at times : DELETER
53. Grave : SOBER
55. Like some paper : RULED
57. Like some company bonds : CALLABLE
59. Day: Abbr. : WED
60. "___ my word!" : PON
61. Loud : EARSPLITTING
62. Ivan et al. : TSARS
63. German state : HESSE
65. Charters : LEASES
67. ___ Service : POSTAL
70. Holiday times : EVES
71. Scotch ___ : MIST
72. Replenish a lawn : SEED
75. Penalty of yore : TENLASHES
77. 11th-century date : MLII
79. Salmon : CHINOOK
80. Impetuous : HEADLONG
81. Careful efforts : PAINS
82. Road sign : STOP
84. ___ breve : ALLA
85. Bull trout : TRUFF
86. Went boating : CANOED
87. Separated : APART
90. Fur animal : MARTEN
92. Vessel : EWER
94. Adjusts : ALINES
95. Bell sounds : DINGS
99. Mess up : SMEAR
102. Word with bellum : ANTE
103. Bird home : COTE
104. Ancient mound : TERP
105. Kiln : OAST
107. Hep : ONTO
110. Rocky peak : TOR
112. Scale notes : RES
113. Uncle of radio days : DON

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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