WHO WANTS TO BE A QUIZ SHOW CONTESTANT?

New York Times, Sunday, September 3, 2000

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QX} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: Each answer at 26-, 39-, 63-, 84- and 101-Across is a quiz question for which there is one correct response among the four choices in the clue. The circled letter in the answer is the correct response.
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Alley : LANE
5. Fashionable 70's wear : MIDIS
10. Duke of ___, historic Spanish general : ALVA
14. Bit of cleverness : MOT
17. Solemn responses : AMENS
19. Captivate : RAVISH
20. Kind of cloth : LOIN
21. Suffix with brilliant : INE
22. Singer-actress Janis : PAIGE
23. Mario Puzo best seller : OMERTA
24. Medical advice, often : REST
25. IV measurements : CCS
26. A. God of war B. Goddess of the earth C. God of love D.Ruler of the gods : INGREEKMYTHWHOWASARES
30. Most of Mauritania : SAHARA
31. Flu source : ASIA
32. Wear and tear : USE
33. Head, slangily : DOME
34. Designer Wang : VERA
36. Story of France : ETAGE
38. Big voting bloc : LABOR
39. A. "Les Troyens" B. "Pelléas et Melisande" C. "La Mer" D. "Faust" : NAMEDEBUSSYSONLYOPERA
46. Pay stub? : OLA
47. 1962 film set in Jamaica : DRNO
48. Consents : OKS
49. Tao founder : LAOTSE
50. Early Eastern mercenary : NINJA
53. Boeing rival : AIRBUS
55. Talk, talk, talk : JAW
56. Snowy ___ : EGRET
57. Zip : TEAR
58. Olympics : GAMES
60. Two-time link : ATA
63. A. Egg and matzo meal B. Tomatoes and cheese C. Corn or barley D. Chickpeas or beans : WHATISFALAFELMADEFROM
68. Dump : STY
69. Dish eaten with rice : CURRY
70. Britney Spears, to some : IDOL
71. Part of 1,000 : COMMA
72. "Whew!" : BOY
73. Calls off the romance : ENDSIT
75. Translucent quartz : TOPAZ
76. Heartbeat quickener : CRISIS
80. Gen. Lee's grp. : CSA
81. Snowmobile parts : SKIS
83. Judge in 1995 news : ITO
84. A. Karl Malden B. Robert Mitchum C. George C. Scott D. Burt Lancaster : THISACTORPLAYEDPATTON
89. Make it up to : REPAY
90. Big East team : HOYAS
91. Where Bill met Hillary : YALE
92. Movie pooch : ASTA
93. See 5-Down : MIA
94. Anaïs ___ "The Novel of the Future" : NINS
97. Friction : STRIFE
101. A. "Mommie Dearest" B. "Lonesome Dove" C. "Angela's Ashes" D. "Times to Remember" : WHICHBOOKISNOTAMEMOIR
106. Pot top : LID
107. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
108. Like an early-evening sky : TWILIT
109. "___ Crooked Trail" (1958 western) : RIDEA
110. Preceding, in verse : ERE
111. Singer with wings : WREN
112. Not thinking well : SENILE
113. Spell : STINT
114. From, in France : DES
115. "Sure, I'm game" : LETS
116. Staggering : AREEL
117. Within: Prefix : ENDO
1. Gemstone : LAPIS
2. Oven maker : AMANA
3. [I'd like some oats over here...!] : NEIGH
4. Chisel : ENGRAVE
5. With 93-Across, words of delight : MAMMA
6. Actresses Dana and Judith : IVEYS
7. Besmirches : DIRTIES
8. Last question in this puzzle : ISTHATYOURFINALANSWER
9. "Rich Man, Poor Man" novelist : SHAW
10. 1953 A.L. M.V.P. : ALROSEN
11. Composer Frederick : LOEWE
12. Customs request : VISA
13. Busy bodies : ANTS
14. Disease-causing bacteria : MICROBES
15. Piano teacher's request, maybe : ONCEMORE
16. Mosaic piece : TESSERA
18. Hit the roof : SEERED
19. 1950's soldier, in brief : ROK
27. Like some seals : EARED
28. Awards for Asimov and Clarke : HUGOS
29. Put in a new medium : ADAPT
35. Start and end of a magician's cry : ABRA
37. Emulates Regis? : ASKS
38. Card game with a pool : LOO
39. "Haven't heard a word" : NONEWS
40. Land : ALIGHT
41. One of Dada's daddies? : MANRAY
42. Indivisible : UNITARY
43. Very much : SORELY
44. Subject of a Nash poem : LLAMA
45. Swung, nautically : YAWED
51. ___ set : JET
52. Problem ending? : ATIC
54. Meadow sound : BAA
55. Resembling preserves : JAMLIKE
58. Certain photo : GLOSSY
59. Faction : SECT
60. Ban locale? : ARMPIT
61. Slice for a pizza? : TOMATO
62. Popular dot-com stock : AMAZON
64. ___ Bay, Philippines : SUBIC
65. Fall event : FROST
66. TV announcer Hall : EDD
67. Egg ___ yung : FOO
73. Perceive : ESPY
74. Fastidious : TIDY
76. County near Liverpool : CHESHIRE
77. Cause of some disturbances : RIPTIDES
78. Stern with a bow : ISAAC
79. For instance : SAY
80. Barely speak : CROAK
82. Shudder, e.g. : SPASM
84. Fished with a net : TRAWLED
85. The Wright brothers, e.g. : OHIOANS
86. Fatuous : ASININE
87. Revamps : ALTERS
88. Tunneler : TERMITE
93. Noted Impressionist : MONET
95. "It's the truth" : NOLIE
96. Even so : STILL
98. Medicinal aid: Var. : IODIN
99. Evil one : FIEND
100. Muse for a lyricist : ERATO
102. Holler : HOWL
103. Unwanted guest : BORE
104. "___ done deal" : ITSA
105. Gulped : ATE

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