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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

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New York Times, Sunday, June 10, 1990

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q Z }
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Alfio Micci has 91 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 11 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,824
Across
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Con game : SCAM
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Mighty mite in a computer : CHIP
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Withheld : KEPT
13
Kitchen ender : ETTE
17
Ancient Greek flask : OLPE
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Mozart portrayer in "Amadeus" : HULCE
20
Structural bar : IRAIL
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Center : CORE
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Fleet V.I.P.'s : REARADMIRALS
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Movie star of the 30's : NORMASHEARER
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In a pleasant manner : GENIALLY
28
Dated : PASSE
30
Ideate : THINK
31
Dress material : ORGANDY
32
Residue : ASH
33
Spare : LEAN
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Ess follower : TEE
35
Veranda : LANAI
37
Dispatch : SENDOFF
40
Approached : NEARED
42
Fade-out : DISAPPEARANCE
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Kind of seal : EARED
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Not so much : LESS
47
Honshu city : SETO
48
Fay of old flicks : WRAY
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Kirghiz range : ALAI
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Scamp : IMP
51
Reconnaissance groups : SEARCHPARTIES
55
"___ of robins ... ": Kilmer : ANEST
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Cunégonde's creator : VOLTAIRE
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Suit material : SERGE
59
Survives : EXISTS
60
Satiric twist : IRONY
61
Henry IV's birthplace : PAU
62
States of pique : SNITS
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Student's action re electives : OPTING
65
Folk-rock singer Jim : CROCE
67
Certain barren area : BADLANDS
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Please, in Bonn : BITTE
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Fairy-tale title : THETHREEBEARS
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
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Hawthorne's "The Marble ___" : FAUN
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Cambodian neighbor : LAOS
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Godunov, e.g. : TSAR
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Itch : YEN
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Christina Crawford book : MOMMIEDEAREST
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Sanguine : ROSY
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Bypasses : IGNORES
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Mignon lead-in : FILET
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___ capita : PER
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Table scraps : ORTS
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Group once ruled by J.E.H. : FBI
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Descent : LINEAGE
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Beautiful woman : HOURI
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Full follower : HOUSE
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Arlington, Va., structure : PENTAGON
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Alan Bates movie: 1966 : KINGOFHEARTS
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Taking the lead : SPEARHEADING
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Fancy : IDEA
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Spanish commune : YESTE
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A hydrocarbon : TOLAN
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Word with shoppe : OLDE
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Saucy : PERT
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Modernists : NEOS
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Jane of fiction : EYRE
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"Camino ___," Williams play : REAL
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Syrup source : SORGO
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More lucid : CLEARER
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"A grief without ___ ... ": Coleridge : APANG
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Reconciles : MEDIATES
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Byron's "___ Harold's Pilgrimage" : CHILDE
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Burly antecedent : HURLY
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"Now ___ me down ... " : ILAY
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P.O. item : PCL
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Affinity : KINSHIP
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London statue : EROS
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Reduce : PARE
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Actor Reed : TIM
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Prickly: Comb. form : ECHINO
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"And there's little ___ ... ": Kingsley : TOEARN
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Tough trip : TREK
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Rocket attachment : EER
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Chabrier favorite : ESPANA
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Dormant state : LATENCY
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Like lions or zebras : MANED
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Elm's offering : SHADE
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Kin of P.D.Q. : ASAP
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Horne and Nyman : LENAS
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Nimble : LITHE
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Drenched : ASOP
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Delhi garb : SAREE
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Daredevil's trait : FEARLESSNESS
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Famine's antithesis : FEAST
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Remote telecast : NEMO
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Very loud : EARSPLITTING
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Condemn : DECRY
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Small centipede : EARWIG
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Morse-code signals : DITS
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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Scorching : SEARING
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Singer Baker : ANITA
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Rhone feeder : SAONE
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In ___ (having difficulty) : ASPOT
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Attain : REACH
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More loyal : TRUER
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Leaf-stem angles : AXILS
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Stale : TRITE
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Makes beloved : ENDEARS
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Patten's cousin : SABOT
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Mind : OBEY
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Mushroom caps : PILEI
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Finn and Sawyer, e.g. : CHUMS
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Actor Santoni : RENI
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Hell kite : BEAST
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Squirrel's nest : DRAY
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Lieutenant, to a private : SIR
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Emulates Petruchio : TAMES
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Freeman's "R. ___" : ELEE
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Arm : FORTIFY
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Escamillo, for one : TOREADOR
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___ Castle, historic Cuban fort : MORRO
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Sheds : EFFUSES
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Sweet syrup used in the East : DIBS
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First to come : EARLIEST
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Fashion's Oscar de la ___ : RENTA
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Almond confection : NOUGAT
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Turpentine component : PINENE
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"Vilia" composer : LEHAR
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Spry : AGILE
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Town ENE of Lucknow, India : GONDA
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U.S. conductor-composer : ENGEL
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Seek's companion : HIDE
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Lulu : ONER
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Funereal sight : HEARSE
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Palindromic name : OTTO
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Like heaven's gates : PEARLY
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Monetary unit of 76 Across : KIP
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Layer : HEN
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Creator of Arthur Gordon Pym : POE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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