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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

OPERATIC OPERATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 1985

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,088
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Please : GRATIFY
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S.A. Indian : CARIB
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Car décor : CHROME
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Composer Saint-Saëns : CAMILLE
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"Moonlight" or "Waldenstein" : SONATA
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Uses the oven : ROASTS
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Puccini cowhand? : THEBOYOFTHEGOLDENWEST
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"Lord, is ___?": Matt. 26:22 : ITI
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Virtue; valor : ARETE
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European thrush : OUSEL
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Like a bairn : SMA
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German appellations : NAMEN
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Enroll : INSCRIBE
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Coin of Iran : RIAL
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Waxed : GREW
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Principle : TENET
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Former D.C. nine : NATS
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Brain-wave reading, for short : EEG
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Finance abbr. : HFM
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Cautious : CHARY
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Extent : DEGREE
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Campaigner's concern : PRIMARY
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Cry of satisfaction : THERE
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Turkish coin, to a Londoner : PIASTRE
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Esoteric : ARCANE
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Like new bills : CRISP
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Part of G.I. : GOVT
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Remnant : END
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Synthetic fabric : DACRON
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Mascagni flirt : LOLA
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Lotto's kin : KENO
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Father of Diomedes of Thrace : ARES
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Secular : LAIC
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Discernible : EVIDENT
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Noted Korean : RHEE
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Precollege test, for short : PSAT
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Washington's pursuer : HOWE
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Show patience : WAIT
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Disentangled, as fibers : CARDED
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Ending for cash or front : IER
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Iowa campus town : AMES
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Indistinct : MISTY
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Elgar's "___ Variations" : ENIGMA
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Wagnerian hero : TRISTAN
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Covers a bet : FADES
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Lear's eldest daughter : GONERIL
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Uri or Zug : CANTON
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"Dead Souls" author : GOGOL
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One ___ kind : OFA
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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Yesterday, to Pierre : HIER
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Muscle : SINEW
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Norwegian king : OLAF
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Tuileries occupants : ROIS
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"Travesties" playwright : STOPPARD
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Cremona craftsman : AMATI
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"___ Loser," Beatles song : IMA
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"You can ___ horse to water . . . " : LEADA
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Inspected the joint : CASED
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Cumberland, e.g. : GAP
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Prokofiev's saucy opus? : THELOVEFORTHREEAPPLES
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Unruffled : SERENE
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SOS signals : FLARES
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John or Jill : IRELAND
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King and Mason : PERRYS
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Dickens's Drood : EDWIN
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Oats container : NOSEBAG
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Time-zone abbr. : GCT
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Music to an athlete's ears : RAH
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Soul, in Savoie : AME
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Of a leg bone : TIBIAL
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Ait : ILOT
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Wagner's Parisian pilot? : FLYINGFRENCHMAN
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River in SW England : YEO
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Producer Alexander : COHEN
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French violinist: 18th century : ANET
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Storm : RAGE
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Japanese admiral: 1843–1914 : ITO
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Nonsense : BALONEY
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Musically increase in vol. : CRESC
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Barber, at times : HONER
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Author of "The Sojourner" : RAWLINGS
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Verb ending : OSE
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Rockies, e.g. : MTS
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Erhard's therapy : EST
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Disseminate : STREW
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TV series : FAME
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Sprinkle : DUST
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Mountainous region : SIERRA
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What Fountain plays in a Mozart opus? : MAGICCLARINET
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Host : ARMY
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Stableboy in a Smetana opus? : BARTEREDGROOM
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Always, poetically : ETERNE
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Do upholstering : REPAD
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Lehár opus about a lady in despair? : THESADWIDOW
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Wyatt of the West : EARP
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Pips : SEEDS
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Hot pepper : CHILI
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Unhappy outcome of a Mozart opus? : DIVORCEOFFIGARO
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Nosh : EAT
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Revolutionist in 1789 : MARAT
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Treasure ___ : TROVE
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Atop, for short : PON
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Yarn units : CLEWS
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World's richest man : GETTY
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Heals : KNITS
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Eagle's perch : AERIE
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De Kooning prop : EASEL
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Political boss in McKinley's day : HANNA
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Intonation : PITCH
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Sultans' palaces : SERAIS
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Wine: Comb. form : OEN
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Iago's wife : EMILIA
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Pastoral spots : DALES
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Conjurer : MAGE
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Folding carriage : STROLLER
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Affectionate : FOND
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Assault : GOAT
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Zoo attraction : GIRAFFE
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Old radio's "Vic and ___" : SADE
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Hebrew measures : OMERS
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Burden : LADE
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Undulation : RIPPLE
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Garden bloom : PEONY
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Does road work : PAVES
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Wan : ASHEN
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Crow's crop : CRAW
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Uncouth fellows : APES
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Cooking abbr. : TSP
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"___ Haw," TV variety show : HEE
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Fumble : ERR
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Long in the tooth : OLD
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A, in Aachen : EIN
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Chem. room : LAB
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Surface on a bldg. wall : SDG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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