COMEDY CLUB FOR DOCTORS

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1998

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Street boss : MASON
6. Exchange activities : TRADES
12. Russian Revolution figure : PEASANT
19. Enlighten : EDIFY
20. Ushers : SEATERS
21. Longtime magazine subscriber : RENEWER
22. Early Virginia settler : ROLFE
23. The obstetrician had ___ : THEBESTDELIVERY
25. Plant with a bitter fruit : CRABTREE
27. Pretentious : ARTSY
28. 800-year-old work on mythology : EDDA
29. Nationality suffix : ESE
30. -to-be : ELECT
32. Senator of Watergate fame : ERVIN
36. Fighting force : ARMADA
38. The allergist's monologue drew a ___ : BADREACTION
44. Legal proceeding, at law : ACTIO
46. Verdun's river : MEUSE
48. Gripes : PLAINTS
49. Words before Z : ATO
50. A surgeon was the ___ : OPENINGACT
54. Hostess Perle : MESTA
55. Series opener? : WORLD
57. Bernhardt contemporary of old theater : DUSE
58. At the highest development : RIPEST
61. 1977 Broadway hit : ANNIE
62. Leaf pore : STOMA
64. Engine sound : PING
65. Song words before "a rock" and "the walrus" : IAM
68. Actor Fernando et al. : REYS
69. The gastroenterologist got many ___ : BELLYLAUGHS
71. W.W. II battle site : STLO
72. Hoops legend, familiarly : DRJ
73. Completion of Robt.'s signature : ELEE
74. Expansion of a sort : BULGE
75. Hajji's destination : MECCA
76. Least typical : ODDEST
79. Mark McGwire, e.g. : NLER
80. ___ water : INHOT
81. Miracle worker? : FAKIR
83. The orthopedist went on stage after a ___ : SHORTBREAK
88. French links : ETS
89. May birthstone : EMERALD
92. "You ___ Beautiful" : ARESO
93. Beer name since 1889 : PABST
95. The anesthesiologist's shtick was ___ : NOSENSATION
97. Big name in fashion : ARMANI
100. Engine sound : COUGH
101. Shed ___ : ATEAR
102. Fed. property overseer : GSA
105. Mangel-wurzel : BEET
108. Prunes, in a way : EDITS
112. Place for posers? : ARTCLASS
115. The dermatologist came out with a ___ : RASHOFONELINERS
120. Kind of bean : PINTO
121. It's a relief : ASPIRIN
122. Capital of ancient Assyria : NINEVEH
123. Following : AFTER
124. Gretzky and Ewing : CENTERS
125. Get ticked off : SEERED
126. Rubberneck : STARE
1. Certain Ford, briefly : MERC
2. Dig, so to speak : ADORE
3. Fictional Marner : SILAS
4. The cardiologist's routine was a little ___ : OFFBEAT
5. Summit refusal? : NYET
6. Tittered : TEHEED
7. Actress Charlotte : RAE
8. Swinging, perhaps : ATBAT
9. A lot of bucks : DEER
10. Formerly, formerly : ERST
11. Frequent fliers : SSTS
12. Historic beginning : PRE
13. Elusive one : EEL
14. Singer DiFranco : ANI
15. Golf score range, with "the" : SEVENTIES
16. Knocked out : AWED
17. Hardly a hipster : NERD
18. "___ Little Tenderness" : TRYA
20. Carved pillar : STELA
24. Tannery employee : DYER
26. Get out the tough dirt spots : REMOP
31. Woman's garment : CAMISOLE
33. Handle, in a way : REP
34. A Batman before George : VAL
35. Words from Caesar : ICAME
37. With 85-Down, part of Western Sahara : RIODE
38. Glitch : BUG
39. Comparison's middle : ASA
40. Calendar abbr. : DEC
41. Another surgeon had the audience ___ : INSTITCHES
42. Six-time home run champ : OTT
43. Hush-hush D.C. org. : NSA
44. Yom Kippur congregant : ATONER
45. The podiatrist told a few ___ : CORNYJOKES
47. Kind of territory : ENEMY
49. Edgar, e.g. : AWARD
51. 50's failures : EDSELS
52. Small cashews, say : NUTLETS
53. Buttermilk's companion : TRIGGER
56. Easter fleur : LIS
59. Belong : INHERE
60. Some film ratings : PGS
63. Country next to Yugo. : ALB
64. Log-towing barge : PULLBOAT
66. "Jo's Boys" author : ALCOTT
67. Deep ditches : MOATS
69. Wax producer : BEE
70. Some reunion gatherers : AUNTS
71. Bit of Indonesian money : SEN
75. 1949-51 N.B.A. top scorer George : MIKAN
77. Bull's-eye : DIRECTHIT
78. Brand with "churning power" : DRANO
81. Quagmire : FEN
82. Common Latin verb : AMO
84. "Bali ___" : HAI
85. See 37-Down : ORO
86. TV dog : REN
87. To bits : APART
90. Southeastern Conf. team : LSU
91. First name at the U.N. : DAG
94. The plastic surgeon's humor gave the audience a ___ : BIGLIFT
96. Next : THEN
98. Put up : REARED
99. Quagmire : MARSH
101. Grant portrayer : ASNER
103. Dancer director? : SANTA
104. Flower with a showy head : ASTER
105. Bric-a-___ : BRAC
106. Nonchalance : EASE
107. One place to get scores : ESPN
109. Burrows : DENS
110. Onetime rival of Bjorn : ILIE
111. Antler's point : TINE
113. They often itemize : CPAS
114. Upset : SORE
116. Valuable rocks : ORE
117. Seasonal purchase : FIR
118. Switch ups? : ONS
119. Time before : EVE

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