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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Friday, September 20, 1974

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.53, Missing: { K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 378 (avg 2.09)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,169
Across
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Cake : BABA
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Certain drs. : GPS
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Slip : LAPSE
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Old oath : EGAD
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Seed covering : ARIL
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U.C.L.A. player : BRUIN
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Sphere : AREA
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Places : LOCI
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___ up (judged) : SIZED
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Flashy stuff : RAZZMATAZZ
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Animal parks: Abbr. : ZGS
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Roman official : AEDILE
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Thor's wife : SIF
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Kind of bones : LAZY
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Tiny opening : PORE
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Small hood : COIF
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John or Jane : DOE
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Desert sight : CAMEL
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Seeped : OOZED
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Peak : ALP
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Metric unit : STERE
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Trattoria offering : PIZZA
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Ace : PRO
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Austrian river : ENNS
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Spring time : LENT
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Evening, in Rome : SERA
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Far East holiday : TET
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Close anew : RESEAL
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Prefix with thon or vision : TELE
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Ethiopian prince : RAS
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Early talkie : JAZZSINGER
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Chemical compound group : AZOLE
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Versifier : POET
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Nap : DOZE
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Rakes : ROUES
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Fish : SOLE
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Other: Sp. : OTRA
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Shaw : ARTIE
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Concerns of eds. : MSS
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Comic-strip sound : WHAM
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Stand : BEAR
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Indian city : AGRA
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Songstress Joan : BAEZ
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In ___ (stupefied) : ADAZE
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Arthurian knight : GALAHAD
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Amoeba's family : PROTOZOA
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Filmmaker Vittorio De ___ : SICA
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Wts. : LBS
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Onassis : ARI
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Perplexity : PUZZLEMENT
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Prolonged trial : SIEGE
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Partner of odds : ENDS
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Judy's daughter : LIZA
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1150, to Caesar : MCL
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Airship, for short : ZEP
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Dwarf's namesakes : DOCS
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Angry : IRATE
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Old English bard : SCOP
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Arabian Nights count : IOOI
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Comes to naught : FIZZLESOUT
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Canine cries : YELPS
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Turkish caps: Var. : FEZES
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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"___ we forget" : LEST
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Hamlet, for one : DANE
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Cocktail snacks : PRETZELS
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Electra's brother : ORESTES
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Muhammad ___ : ALI
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Shaving item : RAZOR
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Seats for tots : LAPS
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Provide with : ENDOW
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___ avis : RARA
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TV-camera lens : ZOOM
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Teuton : GOTH
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Poet Pound : EZRA
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Paper order : REAM
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Garland : LEI
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Compass point : ESE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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