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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Monday, July 5, 1976

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,823
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1. Dapper one : DAN
4. Instruments : PIANOS
10. Latvian : LETT
14. Dutch commune : EDE
15. Confront : ACCOST
16. Resound : ECHO
17. Frequent Xmas-card enclosure : NEWSLETTER
19. Believe, old style : TROW
20. Utility: Abbr. : ELEC
21. Wild animal : BOAR
22. Road maneuver : UTURN
23. Assails : BELABORS
25. Rubber tree : ULE
26. Reed or Harrison : REX
27. Violinist's need : GSTRING
31. Violin sound opening : FHOLE
34. Foreign: Prefix : XENO
36. Stiff : PRIM
37. Comforts : EASES
38. Cartoonist Gardner : REA
39. German poet : HEINE
40. Tune : LILT
41. Privation : WANT
42. Certain crime : ARSON
43. Bus's victim : TROLLEY
45. Very loud, in music : FFF
46. Look at : EYE
47. Obliged : GRATEFUL
52. Certain bill : CNOTE
55. Scot : GAEL
56. Señor's house : CASA
57. Stem : HALT
58. Amorous epistle : LOVELETTER
60. Capri, for one : ISLE
61. Dice throw : ELEVEN
62. Work unit : ERG
63. Celebrity : STAR
64. Ore of lead : GALENA
65. British decoration : DSO
1. Star in Cygnus : DENEB
2. Astaire : ADELE
3. Stair post : NEWEL
4. Chum : PAL
5. Place for a night raid : ICEBOX
6. Equity member : ACTOR
7. "___ a Stranger" : NOTAS
8. Dare, in Paris : OSER
9. Liner: Abbr. : STR
10. Correct : LETTERPERFECT
11. Beige : ECRU
12. Norse god : THOR
13. House or crier : TOWN
18. Badge for Miss Prynne : SCARLETLETTER
22. Final: Abbr. : ULT
24. Buzzers : BEES
25. Servicemen's org. : USO
27. Insect : GNAT
28. Garden bloom : IRIS
29. Spanish boy : NINO
30. Feds : GMEN
31. Touched : FELT
32. Broadway musical : HAIR
33. European capital : OSLO
34. Certain picture : XRAY
35. Poetic time : EEN
39. Handle : HAFT
41. Small : WEE
44. Caustic : LYE
45. Out of favor : FALLEN
47. Chairman's need : GAVEL
48. Administrative officer : REEVE
49. Doomed : FATED
50. Employers : USERS
51. Favorite from "Xerxes" : LARGO
52. Greek letters : CHIS
53. Political cartoonist : NAST
54. Stew pot : OLLA
55. Indian storeroom : GOLA
58. Journey segment : LEG
59. Spanish queen : ENA

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

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