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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

NURSERY HAPPENINGS

New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1974

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 109, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 21, FITB: 12, XRef: 9, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,101
Across
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Kind of peach : CLING
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Living-room item : DIVAN
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Arnold : HAP
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Saarinen : EERO
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Lover : ROMEO
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Encomium : ELOGE
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Loom heddles : CAAM
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Pindar or Keats : ODIST
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Bonuses: Abbr. : DIVDS
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Tamiami and Oregon : TRAILS
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Indian flour : ATTA
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Viewer of X-rated films : CENSOR
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Do a nursery rhyme bit : SITINACORNER
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Spanish uncle : TIO
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Manly : VIRILE
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Attached : TIEDTO
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See 31 Across : FETCHAPAILOFWATER
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Greek island : DELOS
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Stone: Fr. : ROCHE
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Opinion men : POLLSTERS
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Subscribe : ASSENT
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Meat garnish : ASPIC
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Brynner : YUL
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According to: Fr. : SELON
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P. I. native : ATI
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Hector's old status : PUP
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Illuminators : LAMPS
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___ plaisir : AVEC
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Conjunction : NOR
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___ Joe : SLOPPY
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French assents : OUIS
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Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Melon : CASABA
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See 31 Across : PUTTHEKETTLEON
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Adult insect : IMAGO
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Ages, as tobacco : CURES
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"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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Volcanic discharges : LAVAS
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See 31 Across : BREAKONESCROWN
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"___ and the River" : OFTIME
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Old English coins : RYALS
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Egyptian heart : HATI
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Think : PONDER
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Soak : RET
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Make a fuss over : DOTE
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Slaves of old : ESNES
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Hit sign : SRO
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Arena cheer : OLE
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Oates : TITUS
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Greek letters : XIS
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"___ things!" : OFALL
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Papal agent : NUNCIO
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Kind of wall : RETAINING
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Finished, in England : NAPOO
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For all to hear : ALOUD
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See 31 Across : RUNTHROUGHTHETOWN
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Beliefs : CREDOS
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Dishevel : TOUSLE
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Family member : SIS
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See 31 Across : PULLOUTAPLUM
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Bomb ingredient : TNT
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Skiing mishaps : SPILLS
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Drug plant : ALOE
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Motherless calves : DOGIES
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Wagnerian god : WOTAN
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Moron : IDIOT
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Grow: Abbr. : INCR
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Derisive sound : SNEER
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Richard or Michael : ARLEN
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Kind of ante : PENNY
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Mango points : NAKS
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Wall and Broad: Abbr. : STS
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Manner : STYLE
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N. J. county : ESSEX
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Gator's cousin : CROC
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Vein : LODE
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"___ no hurry" : IMIN
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Promontory : NESS
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See 31 Across : GOTOTHECUPBOARD
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Breadwinner : DAD
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Unoriginal: Abbr. : IMIT
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1934 Beery film : VIVAVILLA
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Jack ___ : ANDJILL
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Denials : NOS
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"Like summer tempest came ___" : HERTEARS
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Russian range : ALAI
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Grosse ___ : POINTE
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Card games : ECARTES
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See 31 Across : EATNOLEAN
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Evaluate : RATE
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Sharif : OMAR
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Sizing liquid : GLAIR
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Verb ending : ESCE
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"___ meet again!" (poetic adieu) : TILWE
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Inlet : RIA
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Work on flour : SIFT
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Bettor's concern : ODDS
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Chance, in classified ads : OPPY
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Artificial languages : ROS
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Angelico : FRA
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Auto-flow center: Abbr. : TCP
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Wood wasted in chopping : CHIPPAGE
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Abyssinian gazelle : AOUL
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Part of Mao's name : TSE
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Hep : ONTO
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Cooking direction : STIR
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Regarding : ANENT
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Beer : LAGER
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Burmese coin : PYA
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Grimaces : MOUES
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Coup d'état : PUTSCH
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Meet : SIT
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See 31 Across : CALLFORONESPIPE
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School subj. : SCI
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March animal : LAMB
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Gravel ridges : OSAR
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___ the works (goes all out) : SHOOTS
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Ivory Coast language : AKAN
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Company V.I.P. : PRES
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Actor Stu : ERWIN
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See 31 Across : EATNOFAT
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Celebrated poet : OVID
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Select : NAME
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Raccoon's relative : COATI
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Lacking a renter : UNLET
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Sunday speech: Abbr. : SER
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Honshu city : KYOTO
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Scottish explorer : RAE
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Saturn's wife : OPS
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Writer Jaffee : RONA
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Time for a scholar : TENOCLOCK
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In a critical way : EXIGENTLY
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Hyperbolic math function : SINH
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Container : URN
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Colonists : SETTLERS
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Army men: Abbr. : SGTS
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Army address : APO
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Depressed : LOW
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Chaney : LON
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Breakfast hair décor : CURLERS
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Large numbers, for short : THOUS
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Cuckoopint : ARUM
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Hawaiian hawks : IOS
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Legal denial : NULTORT
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Energy quantum : ROTON
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Customs : USAGES
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Pronoun : HIS
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Flops : DUDS
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Ache : PAIN
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Magpie : PIET
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Forum date : IDES
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City of Brazil : LINS
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Isolated : LONE
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Mythical river : STYX
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Common verb : WAS
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Compass reading : NNE

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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