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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

LIGHTS OUT

New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1976

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 651 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,878
Across
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Point of land : SPIT
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People of Anatolia : HATTI
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Opening moves : GAMBITS
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Raccoon's relatives : COATIS
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African lemur : APOSORO
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Title-transfer receiver : ALIENEE
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Burning : AFLAME
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Peeks : LOOKSIN
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Sprouts or lace : BRUSSELS
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Chat for Miss Day : PILLOWTALK
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Tenant's concern : LEASE
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Groove : RUT
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___ de deux : PAS
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Thrice: Pref. : TER
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Greek god : ARES
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Freshwater fish : IDE
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Sweet grass : SORGO
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Feeling no pain : THREESHEETSTOTHEWIND
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Flower arrangement : SPRAY
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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Small barracuda : SPET
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One on the other side : FOE
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Boy : LAD
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Stunt-flier's maneuver : LOOP
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Arise : STANDUP
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Schedule abbr. : ARR
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Map additions : INSETS
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Mideasterners : YEMENI
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Ransack : RIFLE
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Jane or John : DOE
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Surgeon's handiwork : MATTRESSSTITCHES
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Sea bird : ERN
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Way to stand : PAT
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Pancakes : CREPES
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Stopping-place : ETAPE
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Tipplers : SOTS
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Kind of down : RUB
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Pale : ASHEN
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U.S. Indian : SAC
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Irish, for one : STEW
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It's often crazy : QUILT
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"Two ___" : FORTEA
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Unrefined : RAW
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Time span: Abbr. : CEN
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Certain safeguards : SECURITYBLANKETS
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TV show : MASH
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___ amis : MES
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Labor org. : CIO
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Warm-sea fish : CABIO
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Ace : EXPERT
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Bit : MORSEL
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Spanish bear : OSO
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Prohibition : EMBARGO
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Mavourneen's place : ERIN
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Gums : ULA
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___ crow : EAT
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Glut : SATE
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Car of old : REO
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Author Seton et al. : ANYAS
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Broadcasts : SPREADSTHEWORDAROUND
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Bewails : KEENS
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More, in Milan : PIU
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Caddoan tribe : ADAI
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Neighbor of Ga. : FLA
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Part: Abbr. : PCE
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Coins: Abbr. : CTS
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Bottom : NADIR
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Spirit raisers : COMFORTERS
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One of the classes : LABORING
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Repeat : ITERATE
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U.S. Indians : UCHEES
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Stuffed oneself : OVERATE
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___ the aisle (choice spots) : SEATSON
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Asian mountaineer : SHERPA
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Worked on walls : PANELED
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Concede : ADMIT
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Day before: Abbr. : YEST
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Balkan city : SOFIA
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Cloys : PALLS
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Horse food : TIMOTHY
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Pipe for Xaviera Hollander? : HOOKAH
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Inquire : ASK
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Words from Hamlet : TOSLEEPPERCHANCETODREAM
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Italian port : TRIESTE
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Needlefish : GAR
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Lake Albert people : ALUR
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Do harm to : MISUSE
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Give : BESTOW
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Chemical suffix : INE
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Its, in France : SES
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Li'l Abner creator : CAPP
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Betsy Ross, e.g. : SEWER
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In the manner of : ALA
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Office seeker: Abbr. : POL
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Carefree situation : BEDOFROSES
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Oct. 31 alternative : TREAT
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Meet : SIT
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Ensue : RESULT
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W.W. II area : ETO
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Disturb : RILE
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Insect : GNAT
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Bettor's concern : ODDS
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Not live : TAPED
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Provide with weapons : ENARM
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Russian girl's name : SONIA
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Politician Harold : STASSEN
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Spyri heroine : HEIDI
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Cunning : SLY
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He felled an Usher : POE
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Like Bali : ROMANTIC
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Shankar's instrument : SITAR
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Court figure: Abbr. : DFT
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Grate : RASP
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Musical symbol : NOTE
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Social groups : SECTS
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Fall-air quality : NIP
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Prior to : ERE
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Ivan or Peter : TSAR
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Breeding place : HATCHERY
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Sword : EPEE
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Basted : SEWN
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Abbrs. on letters : ESQS
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Rake : ROUE
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Clump : TUFT
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Blighted areas : SLUMS
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Not buying : BOYCOTTING
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___ ends : ATLOOSE
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Expanse : SEA
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Bit part : CAMEO
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Corner : TREE
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Hitting stats : RBIS
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Purchase for Mme. Tussaud : WAX
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Stranded : ISLED
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Picture-taker in Bonn : KAMERA
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Wane : EBB
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Headpiece : TIARA
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More peeved : SORER
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Disburse : SPEND
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Inlet : RIA
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Weights: Abbr. : TNS
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Ox or rat : MUSK
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Oil flask : OLPE
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Steak order : RARE
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Depart : GOOFF
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Viper : ASP
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Was in store for : AWAITED
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Emma Goldman's goal : ANARCHY
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Concert cry : ENCORE
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Starry : ASTRAL
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Snail genus : HUA
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Athenian judge : DICAST
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Slightly: Suffix : ULOUS
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Equals : PEERS
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Moved slowly : CREPT
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She, in Italy : ESSA
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Place : SITE
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Orchid genus : DISA
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Siouan : OTO
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Crew : MEN
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"Of ___ I Sing" : THEE
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Cut off : LOP
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Gardner : AVA
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Big ___ : BEN
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Composer Rorem : NED
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U.S. highway : RTI

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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