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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Tuesday, August 4, 1992

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, 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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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,610

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Across
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Key letter : KAPPA
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Milne bear : POOH
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Made a hole-in-one : ACED
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___ ease (uncomfortable) : ILLAT
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Garage job : LUBE
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Palm of the hand : VOLA
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Boring partners? : STALEMATES
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Soon : ANON
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Bean type : SOYA
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Like a breezeway : AIRY
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Alloy-coated steel : TERNE
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Cooking direction : STIR
26
Mystic systems : CABALAS
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Loop locale : CHICAGO
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"Behold ___ Horse," Peck movie : APALE
33
Other, in Madrid : OTRO
35
Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Saul's uncle : NER
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Scrap for an inmate? : CONSORT
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French friend : AMI
41
Spheres : ORBS
43
Mellows : AGES
44
Changsha is its capital : HUNAN
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Huxley's "___ in Gaza" : EYELESS
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Cheat : SWINDLE
50
Rave's partner : RANT
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Minn. team : TWINS
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Thread material : LISLE
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Anthracite : COAL
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May or Ann : CAPE
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Galba's successor : OTHO
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Witty Indians? : DROLLERIES
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Impend : LOOM
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Unpopular egg part : YOLK
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Fortification : REDAN
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Some Dada art : ARPS
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Kids' moms : EWES
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Up and about : AWAKE
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Chocolate tidbit : KISS
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Brahms's "___ Rhapsody" : ALTO
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Stage offering : PLAY
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Velar : PALATAL
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Had a little lamb : ATE
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Simple ditties? : PLAINSONGS
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Outlandish : OUTRE
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Mind : OBEY
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"For ___ a jolly . . . " : HES
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Greed : AVARICE
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Nicaraguan music makers? : CONTRABAND
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French saint: Dec. 1 : ELOI
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Jutlander : DANE
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Author Rostov: "Eroica" : MARA
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P.I. native : ATI
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Power source: Abbr. : ELEC
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Former restaurateur Toots ___ : SHOR
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Birchbark : CANOE
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Little's forte : APERY
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Dance for tonsorial artists? : BARBERSHOP
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Irascible hikes? : CROSSWALKS
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___ Abdel Nasser : GAMAL
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Cat-___-tails : ONINE
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Half a deadly fly : TSE
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Kiln : OAST
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Rarified : THIN
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Skis between gates : SLALOMS
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Remove a bottle top : UNSCREW
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Ethyl ender : ENE
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Humorist Rogers : WILL
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Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1981 : TOOLE
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Dancer Montez : LOLA
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"Believe ___ Not" : ITOR
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Boast : CROW
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Amneris's rival : AIDA
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Culmination : PEAK
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Slave of yore : ESNE
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Disguise the gray hair : DYE
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Historic period : ERA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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