New York Times, Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Author: Bill Zais
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Zais
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {F} Spans: 2 Scrabble average: 1.99 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Door frame upright : JAMB
5. Muslim's journey : HAJJ
9. Mosque officials : IMAMS
14. Kind of arguments : ORAL
15. "Typee" sequel : OMOO
16. KwaZulu-___ province, South Africa : NATAL
17. Airport/hotel connection : TAXI
18. Take to ___ (reprimand) : TASK
19. Sales clerk's minimum : QUOTA
20. Faces up to expected hardship : BITESTHEBULLET
23. Tappan ___ Bridge : ZEE
24. Le ___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : ROI
25. Soapmaking need : LYE
26. Snake with a nasty bite : ASP
29. Reindeer herder : LAPP
32. Promgoers: Abbr. : SRS
34. Emotes : CHEWSTHESCENERY
40. Muscle quality : TONE
41. Prefix with center : EPI
42. 1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
43. Falls for a scam : SWALLOWSTHEBAIT
48. Kipling novel : KIM
49. Shirt brand : IZOD
50. Start of the 16th century : MDI
51. Ex of Frank and Artie : AVA
54. Singer Zadora : PIA
56. Moon vehicle : LEM
58. Takes in recent events : DIGESTSTHENEWS
64. Sicily's "kicker" : ITALY
65. Act on, as advice : HEED
66. Gung-ho quality : ZEAL
68. Constellation with a belt : ORION
69. Linen color : ECRU
70. "Beetle Bailey" boob : ZERO
71. Part of SST : SONIC
72. Carpentry class : SHOP
73. Thumbs-up : OKAY
1. Scribble : JOT
2. Riyadh resident : ARAB
3. Shin-covering skirt : MAXI
4. Football charge : BLITZ
5. Chair facing Regis Philbin, with "the" : HOTSEAT
6. Latin 101 verb : AMAT
7. Kid : JOSH
8. Ace topper : JOKER
9. Ask : INQUIRE
10. Stake-driving hammer : MAUL
11. Bikini, for one : ATOLL
12. Brit's buddy : MATEY
13. Candidate list : SLATE
21. Snakelike swimmers : EELS
22. Pear variety : BOSC
26. "Hamlet" has five : ACTS
27. Come in third : SHOW
28. Elizabeth of "La Bamba" : PENA
30. "That was close!" : PHEW
31. RC competitor : PEPSI
33. Social rebuff : SNUB
35. "Champagne music" maestro : WELK
36. Therapeutic kind of bath : SITZ
37. Western film actor Jack : ELAM
38. Nevada Sen. Harry : REID
39. Himalayan legend : YETI
44. Not really sing : LIPSYNC
45. Leave out : OMIT
46. Hid from pursuers : HOLEDUP
47. First place? : EDEN
51. "So long" : ADIOS
52. In ___ fertilization : VITRO
53. Once more : AGAIN
55. Contents of some urns : ASHES
57. Certain soprano : MEZZO
59. "The Time Machine" people : ELOI
60. Kind of support : TECH
61. Decorated cop, say : HERO
62. Half a fortnight : WEEK
63. "___ Smile" (Hall & Oates hit) : SARA
67. Moviedom's Myrna : LOY

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