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New York Times, Thursday, February 19, 2004

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

This puzzle:

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

For Across answers only, X is interpreted as KISS.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0219 ( 19,826 )

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Across
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Outdated : MOSSY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
Down
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

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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