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New York Times, Thursday, October 20, 1994

Fourth letter of the Arabic alphabet

Author:
Bryant White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bryant White

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {F} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite
1
P
2
I
3
E
4
M
5
A
6
N
7
B
8
E
9
A
10
T
11
K
12
O
13
S
14
E
S
S
E
N
E
15
O
R
L
Y
16
A
V
A
17
P
O
T
A
T
O
18
C
H
I
P
S
19
T
E
M
20
P
L
A
N
E
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O
R
C
H
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O
M
R
I
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E
D
T
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S
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S
R
26
A
27
C
L
A
S
S
28
R
E
E
29
L
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E
N
31
D
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R
E
N
T
E
33
E
34
S
T
E
E
35
W
O
O
D
E
N
36
V
37
E
G
E
T
A
B
38
L
E
S
O
U
P
39
J
A
Q
U
E
S
40
R
O
S
S
I
41
I
Q
U
I
T
42
A
L
E
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L
44
A
45
T
46
H
47
G
U
A
N
O
48
S
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I
R
50
K
51
T
H
A
52
G
E
L
S
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P
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O
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E
T
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E
57
T
T
E
S
58
E
R
I
59
H
A
M
S
A
60
N
D
W
I
C
H
61
R
O
Z
62
E
K
E
S
63
A
G
O
R
A
E
64
S
S
E
65
X
E
N
O
66
B
E
S
E
T
S
© 1994, The New York Times10/20/94 ( No. 16,417 )
Across
1
Whom Simple Simon met : PIEMAN
7
Worn out : BEAT
11
Marciano stats : KOS
14
Ancient mystic : ESSENE
15
Alternative to Charles de Gaulle : ORLY
16
A Mrs. Mickey Rooney : AVA
17
Lunch item : POTATOCHIPS
19
Pro-___ : TEM
20
Make even : PLANE
21
Stringed grp. : ORCH
22
Ahab's father : OMRI
23
D.C. summer hrs. : EDT
24
Lith., formerly : SSR
26
Of the first category : ACLASS
28
Fishing equipment : REEL
30
Curling inning : END
32
Francophone's income : RENTE
33
Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
35
Like Pinocchio : WOODEN
36
Lunch item : VEGETABLESOUP
39
"As You Like It" character : JAQUES
40
Physicist Bruno : ROSSI
41
Disgruntled employee's words : IQUIT
42
Pub serving : ALE
43
Thin wood strip : LATH
47
Fertilizers : GUANOS
49
Nettle : IRK
51
Fourth letter of the Arabic alphabet : THA
52
Hairdresser's preparations : GELS
53
Pound, for one : POET
56
Cigar tips : ETTES
58
"___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
59
Lunch item : HAMSANDWICH
61
New Yorker cartoonist Chast : ROZ
62
___ out (scrapes by) : EKES
63
Greek markets : AGORAE
64
Mariner's dir. : SSE
65
Foreign start : XENO
66
Attacks on all sides : BESETS
Down
1
Effervescent "Dr." : PEPPER
2
Tristram's beloved : ISOLDE
3
Possessions left behind : ESTATE
4
Intend : MEAN
5
Starts a pool : ANTES
6
Art movement prefix : NEO
7
Planck contemporary : BOHR
8
Red navigator : ERIC
9
Capital of Attica? : ALPHA
10
Cobb and others : TYS
11
Capital of Nepal : KATMANDU
12
Exceed, in away : OVERSTEP
13
Japanese guitar : SAMISEN
18
Ophthalmologist's study : CORNEA
22
Margarine ingredient : OLEOOIL
25
Paving stones : SETTS
27
Greek or Maltese, e.g. : CROSS
29
Author Ursula et al. : LEGUINS
31
Actress Winger : DEBRA
34
Take care of : SEETO
35
North Sea feeder : WESER
36
Southwestern cowboys : VAQUEROS
37
Make uniform : EQUALIZE
38
Light of Humbert Humbert's life : LOLITA
39
Tots of liquor : JIGGERS
44
Clothes : ATTIRE
45
Start of a Seuss title : THECAT
46
Talks (over) : HASHES
48
Nietzsche's "Thus___ Zarathustra" : SPAKE
50
Small anchor : KEDGE
54
Presage : OMEN
55
Conoco rival : ESSO
57
Deux, dos, due et al. : TWOS
59
Do voodoo : HEX
60
Collar : NAB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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