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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Friday, June 1, 1979

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,797
Across Down
1. Faulty : BAD
4. Melville captain : AHAB
8. Church area : APSE
12. Actress Hagen : UTA
13. Brazilian port : BELEM
15. Visionary : IDEAL
16. Tomato : LOVEAPPLE
18. Glittery headpiece : TIARA
19. Stevenson's "Where Go the ___?" : BOATS
20. Impish gnome : GREMLIN
22. Intimate liaison : LOVEAFFAIR
26. Punjab peasant : MEO
27. "I Love a ___," 1931 song hit : PARADE
32. Waxed : GREW
36. What yours and mine become after wedding bells : OURS
38. Used a stopwatch : TIMED
39. Cavalier poet : RICHARDLOVELACE
42. Played Romeo or Juliet : ACTED
43. Only : SOLE
44. British public school : ETON
45. Wearing Wellingtons : BOOTED
47. Tub for dyeing : VAT
48. Amorous spot : LOVERSLANE
54. Babe Ruth, with "The" : BAMBINO
58. Choice : ELITE
60. His marriage might make him a citizen : ALIEN
61. Trophy : LOVINGCUP
65. Sculptured slab : STELE
66. Gum resin : ELEMI
67. Try to get to the church on time : HIE
68. Dispatched : SENT
69. Campus figure : DEAN
70. Compass reading : ESE
1. Future lily : BULB
2. "___ is but the extension of a man's hand": Beecher : ATOOL
3. Philippine port : DAVAO
4. Degrade : ABASE
5. Onto, in jive talk : HEP
6. Mont Blanc, for one : ALP
7. ___ canto : BEL
8. Take ___ view of (frown on) : ADIM
9. What the church bells do : PEAL
10. Garb at a Hindu wedding : SARI
11. Dash : ELAN
14. Great: Prefix : MEGA
15. Say it one more time : ITERATE
17. Public-channel offering : ETV
21. Actor Torn : RIP
23. All-conqueror, to Virgil : AMOR
24. Montague vs. Capulet, etc. : FEUDS
25. Dryden's "All ___" : FORLOVE
28. Raise some hackles : RILE
29. Verb for Caesar or Calpurnia : AMAT
30. Art ___ : DECO
31. Earliest scene of amour : EDEN
32. Kind of bag : GRAB
33. Puerto ___ : RICO
34. Outside: Prefix : ECTO
35. Stimulate : WHET
37. Kind of eclipse : SOLAR
40. "The flower of my heart" : ADELINE
41. Old-timers : VETS
46. ___ Juan (lover) : DON
49. Field mouse : VOLE
50. The Bolsheviks adored him : LENIN
51. School subj. : ALG
52. Hollow in a wall : NICHE
53. Small boxes : ETUIS
54. One of a vocal quartet : BASS
55. Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
56. Comportment : MIEN
57. Word with fan or farm : BELT
59. Fencing tool : EPEE
62. "Something ___ . . . " : OLD
63. Neckline for some brides : VEE
64. "___ Dreamer," old song : IMA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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