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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

MUSICAL EXCERPTS

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 1981

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,625
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Stuff : CRAM
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Regular guy : SPORT
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Pertaining to the blood : HEMIC
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"I want ___ just like . . . " : AGIRL
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Skin ailment : TINEA
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Farm-machine pioneer : DEERE
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Math term : RATIO
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News bits : ITEMS
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Brazilian parrot : ARARA
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Air from Borodin's "Polovtsian Dance No. 2" : STRANGERINPARADISE
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Spoken : ORAL
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Taken care of : SEENTO
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Stabler or Rosewall : KEN
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Reik's "The Secret ___" : SELF
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Corporation initials : ITT
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Make possible : ENABLE
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Song from Tchaikovsky's "Andante Cantabile" : THEISLEOFMAY
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"There Is Nothin' Like ___" : ADAME
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U. of Ga. group, e.g. : FRAT
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Othello's ensign : IAGO
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A cont. : EUR
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Explosive : DETONATOR
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Chanteuse Horne : LENA
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Shankar : RAVI
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Campus figure : DEAN
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Tune from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 : NOWANDFOREVER
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"Caro ___" : NOME
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Acquires : GAINS
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Super ending : IOR
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Doctor's instrument : OTOSCOPE
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"When the frost ___ the punkin . . . " : ISON
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Teen-ager's woe : ACNE
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"Get thee ___ the high mountain": Isa. 40:9 : UPINTO
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Dapper one : DAN
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Pop song from Chopin's "Fantaisie-Impromptu" : IMALWAYSCHASINGRAINBOWS
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Speed abbr. : RPM
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Bell portrayer : AMECHE
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First Chinese dynasty : HSIA
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When both hands are up : NOON
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Word differently : REPHRASE
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Gormandize : EAT
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Artist's headwear : BERET
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Dissimilar: Prefix : ALLO
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Air from Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 : TONIGHTWELOVE
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Amphibian : TOAD
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Villein : SERF
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Salver : TRAY
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Illustrative : EXEMPLARY
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Londoner's nog : ALE
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Retained : KEPT
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Mideast region : ADEN
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Eldritch : EERIE
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Melody from Ravel's "Pavane . . . " : THELAMPISLOW
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He converted Havana : CASTRO
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Poetic preposition : OER
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Fed : GMAN
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East, in Essen : OST
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Withstand : OPPOSE
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Big Dipper : PLOW
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Borrowing from a Borodin nocturne : ANDTHISISMYBELOVED
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Piano feature : PEDAL
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"Adam and Eve" painter : DURER
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Big game : MOOSE
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Making do, with "out" : EKING
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Winter month in Madrid : ENERO
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School for René : ECOLE
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Use a blender : PUREE
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Stupid : DENSE
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Williams's Big ___ : DADDY
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Changed the décor : REDID
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Noted violinist : STERN
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Oboe, e.g. : REED
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Tal's forte : CHESS
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French income : RENTE
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Love, Italian style : AMORE
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La Scala locale : MILAN
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Moon feature : MARE
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Culture medium : AGAR
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S.A. monkey : TITI
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Ornament : TRINKET
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Marry in haste : ELOPE
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Cooking direction : STIR
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Agave plant : PITA
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Wedded : ONED
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Neglectful : REMISS
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Mortarboard feature : TASSEL
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Nabokov heroine : ADA
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Opera by Handel : NERO
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Horizon on the briny : SEARIM
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Printing boo-boos : ERRATA
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Landed property : REALTY
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G.I. hangout : CANTEEN
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RR car : GON
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Con : ANTI
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Quartet : FOUR
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River of song : AFTON
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Foreheads : BROWS
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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Seraphic symbol : HALO
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City of Hungary : EGER
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Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
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Money for monsieur : FRANC
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Continue : ADD
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Cee's follower : DEE
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___ loss : ATA
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Kalmuck : MONGOL
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Keelbill : ANI
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To have, in Le Havre : AVOIR
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Certain charm : VOODOO
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Pledge security : IMPAWN
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Spot for a bust : NICHE
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Lady of Spain : DONA
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Sudden inundation : FRESHET
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Lab burner : ETNA
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French roast : ROTI
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Poetic times : EENS
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El-___ Sadat : ANWAR
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Stuttgart sunshine : SONNE
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Incites : IMPELS
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Taste : SAMPLE
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Berliner's expletive : ACH
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Fuse : UNITE
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Links org. : PGA
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Soprano Petina : IRRA
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Latin I word : AMAT
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Gypsum : YESO
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Basset's forte : SCENT
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What "vidi" means : ISAW
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Kind of neck or nose : BOTTLE
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Of a time period : HORAL
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Spars : BOXES
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Episode : EVENT
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Ad ___ (pertinent) : REM
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Vexes : IRKS
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Highlander : GAEL
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Stimulate, in a way: Slang : HYPO
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Huxley book : LEDA
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Scull : OAR
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"Exodus" name : ARI
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Use henna : DYE
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Dwindle : FLAG
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Inhabited : PEOPLED
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Goldman or Bovary : EMMA
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Braces : TWOS
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Does charades : ACTSOUT
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Beat : TOPPED
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Play by Euripides : HELENA
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Disintegrated slowly : ERODED
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Go-between : PANDER
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Persuade : INDUCE
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Caviar : ROE
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Nitwits : SIMPS
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Kind of face : POKER
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Wisdom : SENSE
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Moved slowly : EDGED
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Hospital unit : WARD
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Trampled : TROD
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Prefix for copter or port : HELI
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Angered : IRED
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Sir Thomas ___ : MORE
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River in Nord : YSER
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Has-___ : BEEN
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Myrna of films : LOY

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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