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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Wednesday, August 3, 1977

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,217
Across Down
1. Round of applause : HAND
5. Number after "siete" : OCHO
9. Ease; subside : ABATE
14. Table fat : OLEO
15. Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
16. Eatery : DINER
17. Heavy on the bromides : PLATITUDINIZING
20. Swift's forte : SATIRE
21. Streetcar : TRAM
22. ___ Canals : SOO
23. Turner or Cole : NAT
24. Towel word : HIS
25. Courteous bloke : GENT
26. Property divider, sometimes : HEDGE
29. Nun, for one : VESTAL
31. Ethiopian river : OMO
32. Diamond ___ : LIL
33. Lizard in a T. Williams title : IGUANA
37. People who think and act alike : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
41. Gilded metal : ORMOLU
42. Patriotic org. : SAR
43. Mine deposit : ORE
44. Slender poles : STILTS
46. Famed Minnesota medics : MAYOS
48. Weaken : FADE
51. Producer Hurok : SOL
52. Trouble : AIL
53. Past : AGO
54. Corn lily : IXIA
55. Russian peninsula : CRIMEA
59. Walks once taken by Truman : CONSTITUTIONALS
62. Figure of speech : TROPE
63. Old oath : EGAD
64. Selves : EGOS
65. Butterfly : SATYR
66. The sumacs : RHUS
67. Force : DINT
1. Ale ingredient : HOPS
2. Nazimova : ALLA
3. Uncluttered : NEAT
4. Like many a granny : DOTING
5. Musical combo : OCTET
6. ___ Teh, early Mao comrade : CHU
7. Triumphed, in a way : HADTHELASTLAUGH
8. Egyptian god of the underworld : OSIRIS
9. Take ___ view of (be skeptical) : ADIM
10. Show ___ : BIZ
11. Aromatic plant : ANISE
12. Fitted joint : TENON
13. Rye fungus : ERGOT
18. "Dies ___," ancient hymn : IRAE
19. Less cordial : NASTIER
25. Overeat : GLUT
26. Bindle stiff : HOBO
27. Eastern ruler : EMIR
28. Relative of a frat house : DORM
29. Lively, in Paris : VIF
30. ___ Khan : AGA
32. French monarch (foe of Charles the Bold) : LOUISXI
34. Nautical cry : AHOY
35. Famed fiddler : NERO
36. "Scourge of mortals": Homer : ARES
38. Medicinal unit : DOSE
39. Precipitation: Abbr. : SLT
40. Scale notes : FAS
45. Dawdle : LOITER
46. Spanish author: 1879–1930 : MIRO
47. Straightened : ALINED
48. Data : FACTS
49. Marketplace : AGORA
50. "I ___ choose to run": Coolidge : DONOT
52. Amino and others : ACIDS
54. Roman road : ITER
56. Crèche figures : MAGI
57. N.C. college : ELON
58. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
60. Hari, for one : SPY
61. Letter after sigma : TAU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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