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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

EASY WRITERS, INC.

New York Times, Sunday, July 22, 1979

6-Down : Chess pieces

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,848
Across
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Principal : HEAD
5
Altar's neighbor : APSE
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Oriental weights : TAELS
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Lobster feature : CLAW
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Capri, for one : ISLE
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Composer Manuel de ___ : FALLA
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Lowest deck : ORLOP
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Bait : LURE
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Certain travelers? : STOWEAWAYS
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Indiscretions by two? : WILDEOATES
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Young plant : SEEDLING
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Works on shoes : SOLES
30
Ansermet : ERNEST
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Muffler manglers : RUTS
32
Learner : PUPIL
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Coyote State: Abbr. : SDAK
34
Fabric : CLOTH
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Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
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Procures the release of : BAILSOUT
41
Where a kanone glides : SLOPE
42
Pittsburgh sights? : STEELEMILLS
44
Canals of Venice : RII
45
Gumshoes : TECS
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Attempt : STAB
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Palm leaf: Var. : OLAY
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Warbled : SANG
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Acorn sprouter : OAK
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Valuable deer? : HARTEOFGOLD
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Wields the gavel : PRESIDES
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Ointments : NARDS
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Sofia native : BULGAR
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Provisional document : SCRIP
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One of the Philippines : PANAY
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Hindu wear : SAREE
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Lower in rank : DEMOTE
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Rife : ARIOT
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Partner of saved : SCRIMPED
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Colleen's land : ERIN
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Glares? : STERNELOOKS
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Three-toed bird : EMU
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Deceased : LATE
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Whimper : PULE
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Cather's "One of ___" : OURS
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Same, to Stéphanie : MEME
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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Horticulturist's milieu? : GREENEHOUSE
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Pianist Jorge : BOLET
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Files : DOSSIERS
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Frenzy : MANIA
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Belief : TENET
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Automotive pioneer : OLDS
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Change the décor : REDO
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Ancient capital of Laconia : SPARTA
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Pain: Comb. form : ALGIA
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Titian was one : VENETIAN
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Pennsylvanian? : KEYESTONER
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Gives a false alarm? : CRIESWOLFE
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Rainbow : IRIS
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Presume : OPINE
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Vex : TEASE
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River into the Tiber : NERA
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Flatboat : PUNT
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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Took to the hills : FLED
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Famed fabler: Var. : ESOP
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Serpent sound : HISS
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Noted Italian family : ESTE
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Drug plant : ALOE
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Morning moisture : DEWDROPS
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"'Tis not the dying for ___ that's so hard ... ": Thackeray : AFAITH
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Chess pieces : PAWNS
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Metallic residue : SLAG
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Cathedral city : ELY
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Pulling cable : TOWLINE
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"Tempest" sprite : ARIEL
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Building additions : ELLS
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City of Israel : LOD
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Apace : SPEEDILY
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Chain sounds : CLANKS
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Pandurina : LUTE
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"Scourge of mortals": Homer : ARES
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Bridge position : WEST
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Undertake : ASSUME
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Wash out : ELUTE
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Postgraduate's concern : ORALS
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Gem : OPAL
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West Pointer : PLEBE
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Menu item : SALAD
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Weather forecast : CLEAR
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Key men? : LOCKESMITHS
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___-Unis : ETATS
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Wallet items : BILLS
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Marmalade base? : ORANGEPEELE
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Shoshonean : UINTA
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Puma's relative : TIGER
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Telegram word : STOP
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Throat ailment, for short : STREP
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Glum : MOODY
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Miss Thompson : SADIE
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Site of Willamette U. : SALEM
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Trumpeter Al : HIRT
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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Papal cape : FANON
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Use a shredder : GRATE
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Tea tidbit : SCONE
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Kennel sounds : BARKS
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Author Leon : URIS
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Adorn oneself : PREEN
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Orchestrate : SCORE
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Crossed out : DELED
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Muse of lyric poetry : ERATO
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Tamarisks : ATLES
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"March King" : SOUSA
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Irish patriot: 1778-1803 : EMMET
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Mimi-Rodolfo number : DUET
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Court figures : SUERS
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Name for French kings : LOUIS
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One who plunders : PREDATOR
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Unmusical one : MONOTONE
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False glitters : GILTS
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D.P. : EMIGREE
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Espionage name : HARI
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Like O'Neill's "Ile" : ONEACT
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Wet down : BEDEW
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Most tender : SOREST
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Stiffened : TENSED
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Coeur d'___, Idaho city : ALENE
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Peewee or Della : REESE
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Omit : SKIP
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Alpaca's habitat : PERU
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Hebrew letter : AYIN
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Indigo : ANIL
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Medicine holder : VIAL
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Réunion and de la Cité : ILES
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Hair style : AFRO
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Tide type : NEAP
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Unseal, poetically : OPE
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Whistler, for short : REF

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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