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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

PLACING THE MUSIC

New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 1972

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 103, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, 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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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,415
Across
1. Bragg and Ord: Abbr. : FTS
4. City in Shinar : BABEL
9. Miss Farrow : MIA
12. Get lost! : SCRAM
17. Food staple for some : PASTA
19. Kind of theater : ARENA
20. Up : ASTIR
23. Fanon : ORALE
24. Kind of clock : ALARM
25. Sensational : LURID
26. Cremona name : AMATI
27. Hood of note : ROBIN
28. Handel work : ISRAELINEGYPT
31. Meyerbeer work, at La Scala : LAFRICANA
33. Crave : DESIRE
34. Formosa Strait island : AMOY
35. Instrument : CELLO
36. Mark on a proof : STET
37. Spanish relatives : TIAS
39. "___ in the Crowd" : AFACE
41. Pines of Hawaii : IES
42. Arnold : HAP
45. Mayan god of rain : CHAC
47. Hasty : SLAPDASH
49. Cordage fiber : IMBE
53. Shrub genus : ERICA
55. Incurred, as debts : RANUP
58. Curb : REIN
59. Concurred : AGREED
61. Highway to Fairbanks : ALCAN
62. Small missile : GRENADE
64. Greek letters : PIS
66. Fortification : REDAN
67. Crop anew : RETRIM
69. Denizens : NATIVES
71. Scruff : NAPE
73. ___ pet : INA
74. Weight units: Abbr. : TNS
75. Write Shute : NEVIL
77. Ball team : NINE
78. Inter ___ : ALIA
79. Fool : ASS
80. Turned out to be : PROVED
82. Oblique : ASLANT
84. Eastern name : ALI
87. Nazimova : ALLA
88. On one's toes : ATIP
92. Getting on : AGING
93. Miss Hogg : IMA
96. Horse color : DUN
97. Dance : REEL
98. Louvre name : DAVINCI
100. Showed boredom : YAWNED
102. Play part : ACTII
104. Toper : SOT
106. Holdings : TENURES
108. Well-known Indian : TONTO
109. Spanish news medium : PRENSA
111. Partner of stew : FRET
113. Spanish month : ENERO
114. Jugs : EWERS
115. Sea bird : TERN
116. Highway areas : DIVIDERS
119. Farm sight : SILO
121. Deer : ROE
122. Full of: Suffix : OSE
123. Numskull : IDIOT
125. Choir's place : LOFT
127. Rain check : STUB
131. Hair job : RINSE
133. Makes: Abbr. : MFRS
135. Bent outward, as arms : AKIMBO
139. Sibelius score : FINLANDIA
141. Berlioz work : HAROLDINITALY
144. Aquatic animal : OTTER
145. Lands : ACRES
147. Egg-shaped : OVOID
148. Dinsmore : ELSIE
149. Wagner's river : RHINE
150. Strange : EERIE
151. Rhythm, in Soho : METRE
152. Garments : VESTS
153. Mrs. Fitzgerald : ZELDA
154. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
155. Letters : ESSES
156. Understand : SEE
Down
1. Disloyal : FALSE
2. Ivan and Peter : TSARS
3. Kind of jacket : STRAIT
4. Indonesian island : BALI
5. ___ for one's money : ARUN
6. Kentucky college : BEREA
7. Elgar's variations : ENIGMA
8. Evans and Reaves favorite : LADYOFSPAIN
9. Egyptian goddess : MAAT
10. Doctrine : ISM
11. Part of a Dickens title : ATALE
12. Plant clusters : SORI
13. Nile critters : CROCS
14. Clerical collar : RABAT
15. MacMahon : ALINE
16. Egyptian amulet : MENAT
17. Receipt word : PAID
18. Gershwin favorite : AMERICANINPARIS
21. Rossini work, at Covent Garden : ITALIANINALGIERS
22. Pillages : RIFLES
29. Jacob's wife : LEAH
30. Indian veranda : PYAL
32. Asian grass : ROSHA
35. Mushroom : CEPE
38. Puppeteer : SARG
40. Lurch : CAREEN
42. Celery tidbit : HEART
43. Author Michael : ARLEN
44. Early Britons : PICTS
46. Popular cornet solo : CARNIVALOFVENICE
48. Party fare : DIP
49. Anger : IRE
50. Radio and TV : MEDIA
51. Limas : BEANS
52. Ferber and Millay : EDNAS
54. Vehicle : CAR
56. English hymn translator : NEALE
57. European mole : UNT
60. Mussorgski "Picture" : GREATGATEOFKIEV
63. 6th-century date : DVI
65. East Indian tree : SALAI
68. Blackbird : MERLE
70. Black or Red : SEA
72. Matted together : PINNY
76. Rodents : VOLES
81. Family member : DAD
83. "Le ___ du Printemps" : SACRE
84. Conform : ADAPT
85. Money : LUCRE
86. Bury : INTER
89. Made lace : TATTED
90. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
91. Respighi opus : PINESOFROME
93. ___ sanctum : INNER
94. Paris subway : METRO
95. Like ___ of salts : ADOSE
99. Niger River mouth : NUN
101. Cry of surprise : WOW
103. Mermaid, for one : INN
105. Numerical prefix : TRI
107. Mar : SOIL
110. Bedeck : ADORN
112. Adams : EDIE
117. Coral family : ISIDAE
118. Terza ___ : RIMA
120. Bank deal : LOAN
124. Collections : TROVES
126. Baron and duke, e.g. : TITLES
127. Accented in music: Abbr. : SFORZ
128. Church tax : TITHE
129. Before : UNTIL
130. Cooking direction : BLEND
132. Grief, old style : SARRA
134. Coin receivers : SLOTS
136. En ___ : MASSE
137. Good-king-henry : BLITE
138. Court cry: Var. : OYES
140. Tract : AREA
141. Dwellings: Abbr. : HSES
142. Extreme : DIRE
143. Roman date : IDES
146. German article : EIN

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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