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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Saturday, August 13, 1977

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,227
Across
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Light-switch position : OFF
4
Bridegroom's buss fare : KISS
8
Apportion : ALLOT
13
Ne ___ ultra (acme) : PLUS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Silly one : GOOSE
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Anthony's female counterpart : TONI
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Star that brightens, then fades : NOVA
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Frome or Allen : ETHAN
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Tchaikovsky hero : EUGENONEGIN
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Stretch (with "out") : EKE
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Italian composer Riccardo : DRIGO
25
Dispatch : SEND
26
Turner or Cole : NAT
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Kind of market : FLEA
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Famed puppeteer : SARG
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Make limp and soiled : BEDRAGGLE
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Lorelei : SIREN
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Thine: Fr. : ATOI
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Gratings : GRIDS
43
Relative of a 'copter : GIRO
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Sharpened : HONED
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Implications : OVERTONES
48
Double CCII : CDIV
50
Yule song : NOEL
51
Half a dance : CHA
53
Weak-eyed worm hunter : MOLE
56
Pierre's dreams : REVES
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"Leave ___ to heaven . . . ": Hamlet's father's ghost : HER
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Rossini hero : WILLIAMTELL
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Totals : ADDS
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Server : TRAY
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Derisive sound : SNORT
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Liquefy : MELT
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Chores : TASKS
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Alaska's is 585,412 sq. mi. : AREA
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Poet's "forever" : EER
Down
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Chose : OPTED
2
Cooking staple : FLOUR
3
Mushrooms, e.g. : FUNGI
4
Bingo's relative : KENO
5
Shackle : IRON
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Makes a bank deposit : SAVES
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Actors' milieu : STAGE
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Orders of business : AGENDAS
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Destiny : LOT
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Wagner hero : LOHENGRIN
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Honshu city : OSAKA
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Belief : TENET
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Wagner hero : SIEGFRIED
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Popular piano number : NOLA
22
Those elected : INS
28
Breakfast item : EGG
29
Field: Comb. form : AGRO
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Verdi hero : RIGOLETTO
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Scrooge utterance : BAH
33
Ike's command : ETO
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Verdi hero : DONCARLOS
35
Ullmann of films : LIV
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Idyllic place : EDEN
38
"Maid of Athens, ___ we part . . . " : ERE
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1, 2, etc.: Abbr. : NOS
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Producer's favorite letters : SRO
45
Fools; blockheads : DIMWITS
47
School session : TERM
49
"___, che sapete" (Mozart aria) : VOI
51
Word with hope or treasure : CHEST
52
Hair rinse : HENNA
54
Andean denizen : LLAMA
55
Church official : ELDER
57
Frost forte : VERSE
58
Puff up : ELATE
59
Not so straightforward : SLYER
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Inactive : IDLE
63
___ de bandera (Spanish flagstaff) : ASTA
65
Noah's refuge : ARK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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