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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Monday, July 9, 1979

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, 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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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,835
Across Down
1. " . . . and women must ___": Kingsley : WEEP
5. Voodoo : OBEAH
10. Skillful : DEFT
14. Mrs. Mahler : ALMA
15. Obese one : FATSO
16. Guthrie : ARLO
17. Lapsus linguae : SLIPOFTHETONGUE
20. Castle feature : PARAPET
21. Showed disapproval : HISSED
22. Stab : TRY
23. Prefix with phone or vision : TELE
24. Synagogue officials : RABBIS
28. Dance movement : SWAY
29. "Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
32. First month, in Madrid : ENERO
33. Sped : HIED
34. Caution : WARN
35. Doing badly in Vegas : LOSINGONESSHIRT
38. Shake ___ (hurry) : ALEG
39. "When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
40. One at table : EATER
41. Thus far : YET
42. Gudrun's husband : ATLI
43. Rancor : ENMITY
44. In pain : ACHY
45. Mouth: Comb. form : ORI
46. Game for two : ECARTE
49. Queenfish : CROAKER
54. Prepremiere practices : DRESSREHEARSALS
57. Copter's relative : GIRO
58. Torpedo craft, British style : EBOAT
59. Tito, for one : SLAV
60. Black : EBON
61. Reed or Fargo : DONNA
62. Therm. reading : TEMP
1. Stinger : WASP
2. Raines or Fitzgerald : ELLA
3. Eastern potentate : EMIR
4. "___ Doc" Duvalier : PAPA
5. Proposes : OFFERS
6. Off one's rocker : BATTY
7. Ordinal suffix : ETH
8. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
9. Impetuous people : HOTHEADS
10. "___ Macabre" : DANSE
11. Work units : ERGS
12. Chimney piece : FLUE
13. Kicked : TOED
18. Choice : OPTION
19. Covered with grease : OILY
23. Fall fabric : TWEED
24. Kind of race : RELAY
25. Lizard : ANOLE
26. Attack : BESET
27. Sailing ship : BRIG
28. Mideast hot spot : SINAI
29. Port-au-Prince is its capital : HAITI
30. Court decree : ARRET
31. Passageway : ENTRY
33. Christmas plant : HOLLY
34. Hard blow : WHAM
36. Amassed : GATHERED
37. Upperclassman : SENIOR
42. Bible book : ACTS
43. Mistakes of a sort : ERRATA
44. Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
45. Vast expanse : OCEAN
46. Maugham's "The Razor's ___" : EDGE
47. Nursery item : CRIB
48. Flying prefix : AERO
50. Type of prof. : ASST
51. Leafy vegetable : KALE
52. Media was its neighbor : ELAM
53. Initials on an invitation : RSVP
55. Oil-yielding tree : EBO
56. Kind of degree: Abbr. : HON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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