New York Times, Thursday, February 19, 2004

Author: Alfio Micci (1918-2004)
Editor: Will Shortz
Alfio Micci
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {HJQWZ} This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Micci. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: For Across answers only, X is interpreted as KISS.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Film, in Variety : PIC
4. Pant : GASP
8. Neighbor of Orlando : KISSIMMEE
14. Call ___ day : ITA
15. What un lago holds : AGUA
16. Card game for two : ECARTE
17. Like some memoirs : KISSANDTELL
19. Bad news from a credit card company : DENIAL
20. Patron saint of goldsmiths : ELOI
21. Have the lead : STAR
23. Outdated : MOSSY
24. Wind-borne deposits : LOESS
26. Hindu incarnation : AVATAR
28. Pressured : LEANEDON
30. Musical aptitude : EAR
33. High nests : AERIES
36. Insult, slangily : RIP
37. Goya's "Duchess of ___" : ALBA
38. Porter classic : KISSMEKATE
40. Close cousins : KISSINGKIN
42. "Come here often?," e.g. : LINE
43. Queue after Q : RST
45. Certain foundation : CORSET
46. "Evil Woman" band, for short : ELO
47. Humors : CATERSTO
49. Chicago university : LOYOLA
50. Like some physical tests : AURAL
54. Creepy one? : SNAIL
57. Caged : PENT
59. Beak : NOSE
60. Playoffs : FINALS
62. Abandon : KISSGOODBYE
64. Handsome youth : ADONIS
65. Architect Saarinen : EERO
66. Used : OLD
67. 1973 Peace Nobelist : KISSINGER
68. Lozenge : DROP
69. ___ in Thomas : TAS
1. Computer bit : PIXEL
2. ___-Greek : ITALO
3. Birchbark : CANOE
4. Hood's gun : GAT
5. Wrinkles, say : AGES
6. Harem keeper : SULTAN
7. Chitchat : PALAVER
8. Checked, as a box : XED
9. Bygone deliverer : ICEMAN
10. Estate : MANOR
11. Hosp. testing techniques : MRIS
12. Announcements from the cockpit, briefly : ETAS
13. Hard to hold : EELY
18. Can't stand : DISLIKE
22. Plant root : RADIX
25. "Did You Ever ___ Dream Walking?" (1933 hit) : SEEA
27. Themes : TOPICS
29. Off the mark : ASTRAY
30. Lodge group : ELKS
31. Rose's love, on Broadway : ABIE
32. Carry on : RANT
33. Mandrel : AXLE
34. Pianist Gilels : EMIL
35. Splitsville : RENO
37. Dragging on the shore : AGROUND
39. Bar at the bar : ESTOP
41. Part of N.B. : NOTA
44. Sent before e-mail : TELEXED
47. Sheep gatherer : COLLIE
48. Person with binoculars : RANGER
49. Chinese weight unit : LIANG
51. Unpaid servant : ROBOT
52. Refuges : ASYLA
53. Yorkshire city : LEEDS
54. Tunisian port once a stronghold for Barbary pirates : SFAX
55. Spiders' nests : NIDI
56. Soon : ANON
58. Corrida beast : TORO
61. Lith., once : SSR
63. "Alley ___" : OOP

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