Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

New York Times, Thursday, December 29, 1988

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Alfio Micci has 89 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pub orders : ALES
5. In the hold : BELOW
10. Mass : HEAP
14. Take a taxi : RIDE
15. Skip town with a lover : ELOPE
16. Aleutian isle : ATTU
17. Prague couple? : CZECHMATES
19. Rack's partner : RUIN
20. Peaceful : HALCYON
21. Proof of purchase : RECEIPT
23. Seraglio chamber : ODA
24. Yule ditty : CAROL
25. Cow, in a way : AWE
28. Conductor Akira ___ : ENDO
30. Old Testament book : MICAH
34. Mythomaniac : LIAR
36. Diva Berger : ERNA
38. Maternally related : ENATE
39. Prom-dress material : ORGANDY
41. Kane's sled : ROSEBUD
43. Madrid festival : FERIA
44. In ___ (in its original place) : SITU
46. Warble : SING
47. Lock : TRESS
48. Verbal invitation : LETS
50. Bess Truman, ___ Wallace : NEE
51. Picasso prop : EASEL
54. Joplin work : RAG
56. Prepared to land a plane : CIRCLED
59. Sincere : EARNEST
63. Bhutan's larger locale : ASIA
64. Ball hosted by a king? : REIGNDANCE
66. Harrow's rival : ETON
67. Nanook's craft : UMIAK
68. Go away, Garfield! : SCAT
69. Memo : NOTE
70. Sewers : MAINS
71. Goddess of youth : HEBE
1. Chief : ARCH
2. Singer-actress Minnelli : LIZA
3. A biographer of Willa Cather : EDEL
4. Short, to Verdi : SECCO
5. Lamented : BEMOANED
6. Dash : ELAN
7. Fate : LOT
8. "Lulu" or "Louise" : OPERA
9. North Sea feeder : WESER
10. Script for Bugs? : HARELINES
11. Needle case : ETUI
12. Expectant : ATIP
13. Flat-bottomed boat : PUNT
18. London's ___ Park : HYDE
22. Shows up : COMES
24. Pro's opposite : CON
25. High up : ALOFT
26. Electrician : WIRER
27. Tidal flood : EAGRE
29. W.C.T.U. backers : DRYS
31. Summer house : CABIN
32. Carry ___ (retain a melody) : ATUNE
33. Tergiversate : HEDGE
35. Run a sugar plantation? : RAISECANE
37. Funny Johnson : ARTE
40. Twangy : NASAL
42. Has a higher position : OUTRANKS
45. Under the weather : ILL
49. Chalcedony variety : SARD
52. Antitoxin : SERUM
53. Tomato blight : EDEMA
55. Bite, in a way : GNASH
56. City on the Orne : CAEN
57. Ratio words : ISTO
58. Kind of gun or squad : RIOT
59. Actor Richard from San Francisco : EGAN
60. Suffix with exist : ENCE
61. Eschar : SCAB
62. Place for a chapeau : TETE
65. A "Rocky" film : III

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