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Comedy Club for Doctors

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1998

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

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 TimesNo. 1018 ( 17,876 )
Across
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Street boss : MASON
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Exchange activities : TRADES
12
Russian Revolution figure : PEASANT
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Enlighten : EDIFY
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Ushers : SEATERS
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Longtime magazine subscriber : RENEWER
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Early Virginia settler : ROLFE
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The obstetrician had ___ : THEBESTDELIVERY
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Plant with a bitter fruit : CRABTREE
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Pretentious : ARTSY
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800-year-old work on mythology : EDDA
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Nationality suffix : ESE
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-to-be : ELECT
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Senator of Watergate fame : ERVIN
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Fighting force : ARMADA
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The allergist's monologue drew a ___ : BADREACTION
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Legal proceeding, at law : ACTIO
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Verdun's river : MEUSE
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Gripes : PLAINTS
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Words before Z : ATO
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A surgeon was the ___ : OPENINGACT
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Hostess Perle : MESTA
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Series opener? : WORLD
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Bernhardt contemporary of old theater : DUSE
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At the highest development : RIPEST
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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
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The gastroenterologist got many ___ : BELLYLAUGHS
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W.W. II battle site : STLO
72
Hoops legend, familiarly : DRJ
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Completion of Robt.'s signature : ELEE
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Expansion of a sort : BULGE
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Hajji's destination : MECCA
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Least typical : ODDEST
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Mark McGwire, e.g. : NLER
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___ water : INHOT
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Miracle worker? : FAKIR
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The orthopedist went on stage after a ___ : SHORTBREAK
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French links : ETS
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May birthstone : EMERALD
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"You ___ Beautiful" : ARESO
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Beer name since 1889 : PABST
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The anesthesiologist's shtick was ___ : NOSENSATION
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Big name in fashion : ARMANI
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Engine sound : COUGH
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Shed ___ : ATEAR
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Fed. property overseer : GSA
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Mangel-wurzel : BEET
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Prunes, in a way : EDITS
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Place for posers? : ARTCLASS
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The dermatologist came out with a ___ : RASHOFONELINERS
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Kind of bean : PINTO
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It's a relief : ASPIRIN
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Capital of ancient Assyria : NINEVEH
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Following : AFTER
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Gretzky and Ewing : CENTERS
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Get ticked off : SEERED
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Rubberneck : STARE
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Certain Ford, briefly : MERC
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Dig, so to speak : ADORE
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Fictional Marner : SILAS
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The cardiologist's routine was a little ___ : OFFBEAT
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Summit refusal? : NYET
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Tittered : TEHEED
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Actress Charlotte : RAE
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Swinging, perhaps : ATBAT
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A lot of bucks : DEER
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Frequent fliers : SSTS
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Historic beginning : PRE
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Elusive one : EEL
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Golf score range, with "the" : SEVENTIES
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Knocked out : AWED
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Hardly a hipster : NERD
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"___ Little Tenderness" : TRYA
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Carved pillar : STELA
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Tannery employee : DYER
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Get out the tough dirt spots : REMOP
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Woman's garment : CAMISOLE
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Handle, in a way : REP
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A Batman before George : VAL
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Words from Caesar : ICAME
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With 85-Down, part of Western Sahara : RIODE
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Glitch : BUG
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Comparison's middle : ASA
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Calendar abbr. : DEC
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Another surgeon had the audience ___ : INSTITCHES
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Six-time home run champ : OTT
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Hush-hush D.C. org. : NSA
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Yom Kippur congregant : ATONER
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The podiatrist told a few ___ : CORNYJOKES
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Kind of territory : ENEMY
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Edgar, e.g. : AWARD
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50's failures : EDSELS
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Small cashews, say : NUTLETS
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Buttermilk's companion : TRIGGER
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Easter fleur : LIS
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Belong : INHERE
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Some film ratings : PGS
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Country next to Yugo. : ALB
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Log-towing barge : PULLBOAT
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"Jo's Boys" author : ALCOTT
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Deep ditches : MOATS
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Wax producer : BEE
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Some reunion gatherers : AUNTS
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Bit of Indonesian money : SEN
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1949-51 N.B.A. top scorer George : MIKAN
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Bull's-eye : DIRECTHIT
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Brand with "churning power" : DRANO
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Quagmire : FEN
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Common Latin verb : AMO
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"Bali ___" : HAI
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See 37-Down : ORO
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TV dog : REN
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To bits : APART
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Southeastern Conf. team : LSU
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First name at the U.N. : DAG
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The plastic surgeon's humor gave the audience a ___ : BIGLIFT
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Next : THEN
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Put up : REARED
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Quagmire : MARSH
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Grant portrayer : ASNER
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Dancer director? : SANTA
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Flower with a showy head : ASTER
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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Nonchalance : EASE
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One place to get scores : ESPN
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Burrows : DENS
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Onetime rival of Bjorn : ILIE
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Antler's point : TINE
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They often itemize : CPAS
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Upset : SORE
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Valuable rocks : ORE
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Seasonal purchase : FIR
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Switch ups? : ONS
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Time before : EVE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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