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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Monday, June 5, 1978

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, 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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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,523
Across
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Composer Bartók : BELA
5
Nautical bearing : ABEAM
10
Sentimentalize : GUSH
14
Coalition in 1941 : AXIS
15
Milton from N.Y.C. : BERLE
16
On the briny : ASEA
17
Trailing the field : LAST
18
Soprano Rosa from Poland : RAISA
19
Fervor : ZEAL
20
Beethoven's Opus 73 : EMPERORCONCERTO
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Audition for a role : READ
24
Smidgen : DAB
25
Support a motion : SECOND
28
John Ross was their chief : CHEROKEE
33
Covering on a Highlander's left shoulder : PLAID
34
Kind of godmother : FAIRY
35
Word with man or maid : OLD
36
Greedy : AVID
37
Skirt inserts : GORES
38
Title for Christie or Hess : DAME
39
"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
40
Hurt : WOUND
41
___ Heights : GOLAN
42
Not rustproof : ERODIBLE
44
Furniture items : DIVANS
45
Compass point : ENE
46
Except : SAVE
47
Opera by Glinka : ALIFEFORTHETSAR
55
Ration : DOLE
56
Bay window : ORIEL
57
Vaulted area in a basilica : APSE
58
Notion : IDEA
59
Wheel spokes : RADII
60
Use a mangle : IRON
61
Scripture passage : TEXT
62
Cernei of the Met : ELENA
63
Instrument for Orpheus : LYRE
Down
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Mississippi cargo item : BALE
2
Student's concern : EXAM
3
Pronounce "s" as "th" : LISP
4
One of thousands of small planets : ASTEROID
5
On the Continent : ABROAD
6
Goat feature : BEARD
7
"Red" Viking : ERIC
8
Too : ALSO
9
Wanders aimlessly : MEANDERS
10
Summerhouse with a view : GAZEBO
11
Addict : USER
12
Play the usher : SEAT
13
Symbol of innocence : HALO
21
Tear : REND
22
Grant of films : CARY
25
One of a suit : SPADE
26
Young eel : ELVER
27
City west of Suez : CAIRO
28
Chili con ___ : CARNE
29
Sped : HIED
30
Little "kangaroo bear" : KOALA
31
Famed violinist : ELMAN
32
Sir Anthony's family : EDENS
34
Hit below the belt : FOUL
37
Precede : GOBEFORE
38
Interlock : DOVETAIL
40
Médoc or Montrachet : WINE
41
Contribute : GIVE
43
Best : DEFEAT
44
Garden bloom : DAHLIA
46
Rathskeller mug : STEIN
47
Mine entrance : ADIT
48
Rich vein : LODE
49
Holm oak : ILEX
50
Using speech : ORAL
51
Go on a roller coaster : RIDE
52
Agile : SPRY
53
Hebrew instrument : ASOR
54
Descartes : RENE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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