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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

MUSICAL SHORTHAND

New York Times, Sunday, August 17, 1986

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,431
Across
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Casaba : MELON
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Zeno follower : STOIC
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___ juris : SUI
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Bribe : SOP
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Body shop : GARAGE
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Stevens or Dallas : STELLA
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Youmans-Caesar hit: 1924 : TFORTWO
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Brown-Freed hit: 1935 : URMYLUCKYSTAR
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Greeks of yore : IONIANS
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Start of a Dostoyevsky title : CRIME
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Olive's folks : OYLS
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Freshwater fish : IDE
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___ on the line (be truthful) : LAYIT
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Last Supper painting : CENA
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Overseas residence : EMBASSY
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Wallet bill : ONE
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"Henry VI, Part II" character : IDEN
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Aviation agcy. : CAA
37
Member of the wedding : GROOM
38
Cheech's sidekick : CHONG
40
Fain-Kahal hit: 1938 : ILLBCINGU
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Mmes. of Spain : SRAS
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Former 5-franc coin in Brussels : BELGA
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Oahu cookout : LUAU
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Board game and Italian city : TIVOLIS
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Beethoven's is in G : MINUET
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Energy source : SOL
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Algonquian people : LENAPE
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Boxer Lee ___ of Joe Louis's day : OMA
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Rumor : ONDIT
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Place for a "steak-out" : PATIO
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Diva Adelina : PATTI
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"6 Rms ___ Vu" : RIV
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March king : SOUSA
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Jones-Kahn hit: 1924 : ITHADTOBU
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Artist Andrea del ___ : SARTO
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Kind of bullet: Abbr. : TCR
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Porter's "___ Went to Haiti" : KATIE
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Dais V.I.P. : EMCEE
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Tuck or Laurence : FRIAR
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Spanish "L" : ELE
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Least cordial : ICIEST
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Interrogative expressions : EHS
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Half : MOIETY
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Stravinsky's "___ du Printemps" : LESACRE
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Clean the board : ERASE
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Ring decisions, for short : TKOS
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Kern-Hammerstein hit: 1927 : YDOILOVEU
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Unworthy of : BELOW
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Prepares eggs, in a way : BOILS
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Opera mecca : MET
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Changed the color : DYED
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Zilch : NIL
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Free as a bird : UNCAGED
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Composer Bartók : BELA
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Kan. city : IOLA
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Tune : ADAPT
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Cry of surprise : HAH
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She, in Paris : ELLE
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Less naïve : SLYER
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Lament : DEPLORE
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Start of a 1936 Porter hit : UDBSOEZTOLOVE
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To such an extent : INSOFAR
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Van Gogh's "___ Arles" : ROOMAT
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Was a good child : OBEYED
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Noshed : ATE
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Prefix for corn or cycle : UNI
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Palindromic belief : TENET
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Evita or Juan : PERON
Down
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Spoiled : MARRED
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Regal fur : ERMINE
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Professional's antithesis : LAYMAN
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Make goo-goo eyes : OGLE
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Modern, in Mannheim : NEU
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Panache : STYLE
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Polanski flick : TESS
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Danube tributary : OLT
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Laders' org. : ILA
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Reindeer's kin : CARIBOU
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Piggeries : STIES
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Celestial sighting : UFO
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Dubin-Warren hit: 1934 : IONLYHAVEISFORU
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Extend one's visit : STAYON
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In possession of : OWNING
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Paris mail : POSTE
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Emilio of fashion : GUCCI
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Astronauts' workshop : SKYLAB
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Estuary : RIA
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Reef material : CORAL
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Beaver creation : DAM
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Renown : ECLAT
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Soprano Berger : ERNA
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Bigwig : MOGUL
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Scenario : SCRIPT
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Child, to a Roman chef : GIULIA
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Barcelona bear : OSO
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Porter hit: 1934 : IGETAKICKOUTOFU
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Man maker? : CLOTHES
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Phidian creation : STATUE
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Card game akin to bezique : BINOCLE
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Lasts : ENDURES
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Pitcher Tiant : LUIS
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Trowbridge trucks : LORRIES
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Copy : IMITATE
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Toothsome : SAVORY
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First Tevye : MOSTEL
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"Gymnopédies" composer : SATIE
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Of a historic interval : EPOCHAL
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Local cinemas, for short : NABES
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Has mercy : PITIES
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Canticle : ODE
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Compound-word separation : TMESIS
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"Un bel di," for one : ARIA
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"Uneasy lies the head that wears ___": Shak. : ACROWN
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Wicker's "A Time ___" : TODIE
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"Gin a body ___ body . . . ": Burns : MEETA
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Part of NATO : ATL
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Auctioneer's cry : SOLD
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Health-food favorite : YOGHURT
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Spanish or Western : OMELET
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Lupe of old flicks : VELEZ
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Two-pronged instrument : BIDENT
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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Pasture sound : BAA
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Comic from Lima, Ohio : DILLER
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Start of a Bernstein-Comden-Green hit: 1953 : YOYOYO
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Field-hockey team : ELEVEN
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Challenged : DARED
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Comaneci or Boulanger : NADIA
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Colette title : CHERI
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Puff up : BLOAT
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Arafat's org. : PLO
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Salinger heroine : ESME
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___ it (amen) : SOBE
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Campaigned : RAN
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Jane or John : DOE
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Japan's Feast of Lanterns : BON
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Go one better : TOP

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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