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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 Down
1. Light-switch position : OFF
4. Bridegroom's buss fare : KISS
8. Apportion : ALLOT
13. Ne ___ ultra (acme) : PLUS
15. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
16. Silly one : GOOSE
17. Anthony's female counterpart : TONI
18. Star that brightens, then fades : NOVA
19. Frome or Allen : ETHAN
20. Tchaikovsky hero : EUGENONEGIN
23. Stretch (with "out") : EKE
24. Italian composer Riccardo : DRIGO
25. Dispatch : SEND
26. Turner or Cole : NAT
27. Kind of market : FLEA
30. Famed puppeteer : SARG
32. Make limp and soiled : BEDRAGGLE
37. Lorelei : SIREN
40. Thine: Fr. : ATOI
41. Gratings : GRIDS
43. Relative of a 'copter : GIRO
44. Sharpened : HONED
46. 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
60. "Leave ___ to heaven . . . ": Hamlet's father's ghost : HER
61. Rossini hero : WILLIAMTELL
64. Chou ___ : ENLAI
66. Totals : ADDS
67. Server : TRAY
68. Derisive sound : SNORT
69. Liquefy : MELT
70. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
71. Chores : TASKS
72. Alaska's is 585,412 sq. mi. : AREA
73. Poet's "forever" : EER
1. Chose : OPTED
2. Cooking staple : FLOUR
3. Mushrooms, e.g. : FUNGI
4. Bingo's relative : KENO
5. Shackle : IRON
6. Makes a bank deposit : SAVES
7. Actors' milieu : STAGE
8. Orders of business : AGENDAS
9. Destiny : LOT
10. Wagner hero : LOHENGRIN
11. Honshu city : OSAKA
12. Belief : TENET
14. Wagner hero : SIEGFRIED
21. Popular piano number : NOLA
22. Those elected : INS
28. Breakfast item : EGG
29. Field: Comb. form : AGRO
31. Verdi hero : RIGOLETTO
32. Scrooge utterance : BAH
33. Ike's command : ETO
34. Verdi hero : DONCARLOS
35. Ullmann of films : LIV
36. Idyllic place : EDEN
38. "Maid of Athens, ___ we part . . . " : ERE
39. 1, 2, etc.: Abbr. : NOS
42. 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
62. 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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