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New York Times, Wednesday, April 12, 2000

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
With "The," Tom Clancy novel, after a pregnant pause?
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Gordon. Wednesday freshness: 19%
Jim Horne notes:

See the notes on this puzzle for a charming story on what all this pregnancy was about.

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© 2000, The New York Times4/12/0 ( No. 18,418 )
Across
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Woody's "Scenes From a Mall" co-star : BETTE
6
Manx of the house? : PET
9
"Yes, ___" : MAAM
13
Bucolic : RURAL
14
Leave breathless : AWE
15
"___ la vista, baby" : HASTA
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Susan Lucci's Emmy-winning soap role : ERICA
17
Superman foe : LEXLUTHOR
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1992 U.S. Open golf champion : TOMKITE
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Like some stores of old : TENCENT
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The Untouchables' leader : NESS
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Named yet unnamed : NTH
25
Fished : ANGLED
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Bread in the oven : LOAF
31
Tub with a whirlpool : SPA
34
Sans-___ type : SERIF
35
The silent brother : HARPO
36
Fancy calculator button : TAN
37
John Philip Sousa, after a pregnant pause? : THEDECEMBERKING
40
Poetic preposition : ERE
41
Fedora parts : BRIMS
42
Down time : RANDR
43
Triathlon part : RUN
44
Steak order : RARE
45
Pain soother : BENGAY
46
Strong joe : MUD
47
Line on a map : ROAD
49
Opens : UNSEALS
53
Still fresh : UNJADED
58
March of Time presentations : NEWSREELS
60
Shylock's doing : USURY
61
Dog in "Blondie" : DAISY
62
Snapper trapper : NET
63
City in northern France : LILLE
64
Wild revelry : ORGY
65
Hairstyles : DOS
66
Certain locks : YALES
Down
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Cy Young winner Saberhagen : BRET
2
New money : EURO
3
Fit : TRIM
4
Sail a zigzag course : TACK
5
"Ishtar" director, after a pregnant pause? : ELAINEFEBRUARY
6
Loses color : PALES
7
"You," in a rebus puzzle : EWE
8
College book : TEXT
9
Part of a book? : MATCH
10
"A Hard Road to Glory" author : ASHE
11
Lots : ATON
12
K follower : MART
15
With "The," Tom Clancy novel, after a pregnant pause? : HUNTFORREDJULY
18
Delaware Indian : LENAPE
20
Turner of TV channels : TED
23
Clink : SLAMMER
25
Disk-shaped flower : ASTER
26
1940s-'60s Indian P.M. : NEHRU
27
Inexperienced : GREEN
28
Jar part : LID
30
Globes : ORBS
31
Smart : STING
32
Stuffed animal at a carnival : PANDA
33
Ticked off : ANGRY
35
___ to the throne : HEIR
38
Grave's counterpart : CRADLE
39
Okla. neighbor : KAN
45
Proscribe : BAN
46
Slovenly : MESSY
48
Gives the boot : OUSTS
49
Word processing command : UNDO
50
Approach : NEAR
51
Gulp of liquor : SWIG
52
Enrapture : SEND
54
China setting : ASIA
55
Like dishwater : DULL
56
Creator of Perry and Della : ERLE
57
Batiking needs : DYES
59
Many an August birth : LEO

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4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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