Alfio Micci
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New York Times, Sunday, February 2, 1992

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 526 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Oklahoman : SOONER
7. Juliet's family name : CAPULET
14. Nail or old plane : SPAD
18. Uncompromising : AUSTERE
19. Complete : PLENARY
20. Ignominy : SHAME
21. Moundsman who begins a game? : PARTINGSTITCHER
23. River in central India : PURNA
24. Rara follower : AVIS
25. Dieppe donkeys : ANES
26. Cooked in a French oven : ROTI
27. Easy gait : CANTER
28. Garage worker: Abbr. : MEC
29. Growl : GNAR
30. Pretty woman : PERI
31. Brass player : HORNIST
32. Seller's patter? : TAILSSALK
34. Disturb : JAR
35. "Tell ___ Sweeney!" : ITTO
36. Gelid, in Granada : FRIO
38. Lug of a jug : EAR
39. Chorister's big moment : SOLO
40. A voice vote : NAY
41. Botanical interstices : AREOLAS
44. Wreckage : DEBRIS
47. Yule quaff, for short : NOG
49. Newsman Donaldson : SAM
50. Touring play? : SHOWEDROE
52. Way from the heart : AORTA
55. Hank or Phoebe of songdom : SNOW
57. Paving material : TAR
58. Rascals : IMPS
60. Sandbars : SHOALS
62. Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
63. Certain utility conduits? : MASSGAINS
67. Shield border : ORLE
68. A land was named for him : DISNEY
71. Haydn sobriquet : PAPA
72. Motorists' org. : AAA
74. Halt : STEM
75. Thurify : CENSE
76. Enjoying great popularity? : HIDINGRYE
80. Witch bird : ANI
81. Call ___ day : ITA
82. Creator of Mrs. Tanqueray : PINERO
83. Toward the center : INWARDS
85. Actress on "Murphy's Law" : HAN
87. Former Austrian Chancellor : RAAB
89. Fool : ASS
91. If not : ELSE
92. D.C. body : CONG
93. She wrote "Delta of Venus" : NIN
94. January store event? : SITEWHALE
98. Liqueur flavoring : ANISEED
100. ___ en scène (stage setting) : MISE
101. Rank above viscount : EARL
102. "Nightmare" street : ELM
105. Cavorted : ROMPED
106. "Look ___ hands!" : MANO
107. Capp's ___ the Hyena : LENA
108. Star in Serpens : ALYA
109. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
110. Certain undesirable passengers? : SACKBEATDRIVERS
113. Galas : FETES
114. Joan of Arc triumphed here : ORLEANS
115. Terse : LACONIC
116. Biographer Leon : EDEL
117. Mountain chains : SIERRAS
118. Racial; cultural : ETHNIC
1. Urbane : SUAVE
2. Courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
3. Former Giant's family : OTTS
4. In the: It. : NEI
5. Verdi opera : ERNANI
6. Of sovereignty : REGNAL
7. Mil. officers : CPTS
8. Ryan's "Love Story" co-star : ALI
9. Sea bird : PETREL
10. Remove stopple : UNCORK
11. Christine of Hollywood : LAHTI
12. " . . . ___ saw Elba" : EREI
13. Son of Odin : TYR
14. Miler's footwear : SHUNNINGROOS
15. Musical suite : PARTITA
16. Pardon : AMNESTY
17. "For ___ me as light and life": Burns : DEARTO
18. Town in E Mexico : APAM
20. Lustrous mineral : SPAR
22. Opera by Handel : SERSE
27. Long, untapered cigars : CORONAS
29. U.K. stirs : GAOLS
30. Whittled : PARED
31. Golfer Sutton : HAL
32. Pedro's uncle : TIO
33. Vic's radio wife : SADE
34. Mielziner and Stafford : JOS
36. Overwrought : FRANTIC
37. Compunction : REMORSE
39. Basso Cesare : SIEPI
41. Syria's President : ASSAD
42. Wakashan people of Vancouver Island : AHT
43. "___ I," 1924 Gershwin song : SOAM
45. Tactical unit : BRIGADE
46. "Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
48. La-la lead-in : OOH
51. Cloak : WRAP
53. Violent people : TARTARS
54. First Marxist President of Chile : ALLENDE
56. Item for Rumpelstiltskin? : WINNINGSPIEL
59. Hitch : SNAG
61. Rig trucks : SEMIS
64. Sir, in India : SAHIB
65. Short ride : SPIN
66. Regretful-sounding garment : SARI
69. Part of i.e. : EST
70. Had a yen for : YEARNED
73. Author Rand : AYN
77. Piqued : IRATE
78. Proboscis : NOSE
79. "Seven Year Itch" actor : EWELL
82. Spider in the kitchen : PAN
84. Part of a shandy : ALE
85. Gave a roast for : HONORED
86. Liven : ANIMATE
88. Abet's partner : AID
90. Like Sue of songdom : SWEET
92. Wine bottle : CARAFE
94. Doughnut: Slang : SINKER
95. Meteorological line : ISOBAR
96. Manipulate : HANDLE
97. Biblical landfall : ARARAT
99. Wrymouths' cousins : EELS
100. Twin crystal : MACLE
102. Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
103. Sammy Cahn creation : LYRIC
104. Neither fem. nor neut. : MASC
106. A spouse, in Savoie : MARI
107. Highland miss : LASS
108. Bard's stream : AVON
110. Morse recourse : SOS
111. Bambi's aunt : ENA
112. "___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH

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