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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 1998

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
Eric Clapton hit with a seemingly endless chorus
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Arbesfeld. Wednesday freshness: 8%
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© 1998, The New York Times12/9/98 ( No. 17,928 )
Across
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Reprimand, with "out" : BAWL
5
Capital on the Willamette River : SALEM
10
Full mark : BRIM
14
Inter ___ : ALIA
15
Three-time A.L. batting champ : OLIVA
16
Relax : LAZE
17
TV series? : SONYRCAMAGNAVOX
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Made hot? : STOLE
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Intertwined : ENLACED
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City half an hour north of Des Moines : AMES
25
Mentally twisted : SICK
26
Facial movement : TIC
29
Off the job : IDLE
31
Football squad : ELEVEN
35
Mountain in Crete : IDA
36
Slumber rumble : SNORE
38
William Howard Taft's alma mater : YALE
39
World Series? : MARSSATURNVENUS
43
Popular restaurant chain, briefly : IHOP
44
Tear : SPREE
45
D.C. summer clock setting : EDT
46
Spoonful, say : DOLLOP
49
Virgin Islands, e.g.: Abbr. : TERR
50
___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
51
Mideast hot spot : IRAQ
53
Prescription info : DOSE
55
Widespread : GENERAL
58
City ESE of Rome : UTICA
62
Mini-series? : LITTLETINYSHORT
65
Fiend : OGRE
66
No longer ineffable : NAMED
67
A party to : INON
68
Unloading site : PIER
69
Puts on display, with "out" : TROTS
70
Guitar accessory : CAPO
Down
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Word with blue or sea : BASS
2
Plenty : ALOT
3
Bowery denizen : WINO
4
Eric Clapton hit with a seemingly endless chorus : LAYLA
5
Assn. : SOC
6
Like : ALA
7
Many a twist : LIME
8
Rogers's partner : EVANS
9
The Barber of the old Polo Grounds : MAGLIE
10
Stigma : BLACKEYE
11
Angel's delight : RAVE
12
Big name in menswear : IZOD
13
Neighbor of Guat. : MEX
18
Negligent : REMISS
19
Table salt : NACL
23
Mystery writer Buchanan : EDNA
24
Vegas equipment : SLOTS
26
Shrinking : TIMID
27
Potato choice : IDAHO
28
Seasonal song : CAROL
30
Appear suddenly : ERUPT
32
Like many barns : VANED
33
Give the slip : ELUDE
34
Settles down : NESTS
37
Committed a faux pas : ERRED
40
Kind of group : SPLINTER
41
Detective Wolfe : NERO
42
Against : VERSUS
47
Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
48
Disney, to ABC : PARENT
52
Gulf emirate : QATAR
54
Set of values : ETHIC
55
"Thank Heaven for Little Girls" musical : GIGI
56
Peut-___ (maybe, in France) : ETRE
57
Fancy wheels : LIMO
59
Macbeth's burial place : IONA
60
Cut off : CROP
61
___ extra cost : ATNO
62
Cut (off) : LOP
63
Take home : NET
64
Gridiron gains: Abbr. : YDS

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