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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

POETIC SYMPHONY

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 1984

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,710
Across
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Street sounds : BEEPS
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Cooking direction : HEAT
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Plenty, poetically : ENOW
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Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
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Neckwear : ASCOT
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Chief : ARCH
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Away : GONE
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Nita of silents : NALDI
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Words by S. T. Coleridge : HEHEARDTHELOUDBASSOON
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One of Willson's seventy-six : TROMBONE
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Roi's spouse : REINE
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Master mimic : LITTLE
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Bachelor's last words : IDO
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Rheine's river : EMS
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Han of "Star Wars" : SOLO
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Words by R. Browning : TOOTLETETOOTLETHEFIFE
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Finnish lake, to a Swede : ENARE
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Waterfall, Scottish style : LINN
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Disney's middle name : ELIAS
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Archaic : OLD
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Japanese deer : SIKA
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Ring event : BOUT
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Go one better : TOP
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All-male : STAG
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Words by M. Drayton : TRUMPETTOTRUMPETSPAKE
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___ Kippur : YOM
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A rival of Laver : ASHE
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Peep show : RAREE
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Quartered : HOUSED
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Concerning : ASTO
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Soul, in Savoie : AME
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Felix Krull's creator : MANN
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Takes care of : SEESTO
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Sink : BASIN
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Rig truck : SEMI
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Chum : PAL
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Words by A. E. Housman : ANDWEWILLHEARTHECHIME
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"Thus with a kiss ___": Romeo : IDIE
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Word on a Roman towel? : SUA
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What a snob puts on : AIRS
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Coptic clergyman's title : ANBA
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French turndown : NON
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Witch-trial locale : SALEM
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Young whale : CALF
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Complete : UTTER
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Words by J. W. Graves : TWASTHESOUNDOFHISHORN
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Meadowlands event : TROT
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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King topper : ACE
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Loom : APPEAR
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Glove material : SUEDE
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Infractions : BREACHES
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Words by W. S. Gilbert : THEPIANOSMARTIALBLAST
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Casaba : MELON
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Mrs. Mahler : ALMA
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Lather : SUDS
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Veranda : LANAI
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Olympics champ: 1936 : OWENS
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Side dish : PEAS
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Former mates : EXES
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"This ___" (shipping note) : ENDUP
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Thai coin : BAHT
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Danish weights : ESER
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Repeat : ECHO
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Ode, e.g. : POEM
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Fixed : STABILE
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"Or that the Everlasting ___ fix'd/His canon . . . ": Hamlet : HADNOT
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Russian-born designer : ERTE
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German expletive : ACH
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As a consequence : THEREON
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Selfish one : EGOIST
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Common or proper word : NOUN
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Wave, at Cannes : ONDE
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Gossamer : WEB
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Stores fodder : ENSILES
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"The ___ the Mohicans" : LASTOF
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Coin receiver : SLOT
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False god : IDOL
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Mozart's "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Went by car : RODE
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Dud : LEMON
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Oahu greeting : ALOHA
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Mushroom support : STIPE
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Irritable : TESTY
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Word form for dream : ONIRO
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Hemp fiber : OAKUM
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Mine vehicle : TRAM
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Extract : ELUTE
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"Romola" character : TITO
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"___ Call You Sweetheart" : LETME
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Forgo a formal wedding : ELOPE
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Jots : IOTAS
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Snow unit : FLAKE
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Crept : EDGED
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Grant : BESTOW
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Roman emperor : OTHO
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Whirled : SPUN
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Fake jewelry : PASTE
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Worthless writing : TRASH
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China glass : RAMIE
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Medicinal tropical plant : URENA
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Eton's river : THAMES
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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"___ forgive those . . . " : ASWE
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More, in Mannheim : MEHR
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Roger Moore role : SAINT
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Provide funds : ENDOW
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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Jazz style : BLUES
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Texas shrine : ALAMO
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Starched : STIFF
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Kind of bean : PINTO
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Caution light : AMBER
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Hear of : LEARN
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Atoll : ISLET
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Yugoslav measure : RALO
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Biblical verb : HATH
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Filters : STRAINS
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Now, in Nueva York : AHORA
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Jellyfish's stinging organ : CNIDA
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Inimical : ADVERSE
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Serving the purpose : USEABLE
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___ it (speed up) : STEPON
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Moslem councils : ULEMAS
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Vex : HARASS
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North Atlantic rep. : ICEL
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Prefix with sphere : ATMO
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Cry of relief : PHEW
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Cosmo great, once : PELE
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Platform's platform : SOLE
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West Point sch. : USMA
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Wait : BIDE
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Highland group : CLAN
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Four inches, to a horseman : HAND
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Yugoslav town : STIP
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Forty winks : NAP
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"Have ___, Will Travel": Bob Hope : TUX

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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