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New York Times, Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Plane seating division (and the key to this puzzle's theme)

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Gordon.
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© 2000, The New York Times8/29/00 ( No. 18,557 )
Across
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On the ocean : ATSEA
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Andy's radio partner : AMOS
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Dish that sticks to your ribs : STEW
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Hunky-dory : SWELL
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1993 film in which Kevin Kline played the president : DAVE
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Chair-raising experience? : HORA
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Miami sights : PALMS
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Kind of hygiene : ORAL
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Singer Redding : OTIS
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Don Shula or Knute Rockne : FOOTBALLCOACH
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Doc for a boxer : VET
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Expenditure : OUTLAY
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Single-celled protozoa : AMEBAS
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Place to have a pint : PUB
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Less common : RARER
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Mickey's creator : WALT
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Comics canine : ODIE
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Scold severely : GIVETHEBUSINESS
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Cheers for banderilleros : OLES
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Bitter drinks : ALES
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Seashore : COAST
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Insect in a colony : ANT
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Goodness : VIRTUE
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On the train : ABOARD
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Luau food : POI
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"___ Haw" : HEE
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Rosa Parks Day : DECEMBERFIRST
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Bread spread : OLEO
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"Oh, that'll happen!" : ASIF
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Heart outlet : AORTA
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Blueprint : PLAN
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Intent look : GAZE
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Plane seating division (and the key to this puzzle's theme) : CLASS
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Change for a twenty : TENS
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Sought damages : SUED
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Part of a ruble : KOPEK
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Killer snake : ASP
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U.S. Airways competitor : TWA
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Like buffet restaurants : SELFSERVE
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Ticklish doll guy : ELMO
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In addition : ALSO
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Building brick : ADOBE
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French radical murdered in his bathtub : MARAT
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White House office shape : OVAL
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Events with no empty seats : SELLOUTS
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Make a film : SHOOT
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Horribly wreck : TOTAL
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"Fear of Flying" writer Jong : ERICA
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Wishy-___ : WASHY
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Attachments to VCR's : TVS
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Chicago athlete : CUB
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Key ___ : LARGO
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Correspondence that may come with attachments : EMAIL
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Apiary residents : BEES
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High school elective : ART
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In addition : PLUS
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Whip mark : WELT
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Homer Simpson's dad : ABE
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Ira Levin play : DEATHTRAP
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Matter of dispute : ISSUE
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Lipstick holders : HANDBAGS
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Here, in France : ICI
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Radius's place : ARM
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The Henry who founded the Tudor line : VII
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Take in, as a stray cat : ADOPT
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"Beauty and the Beast" beauty : BELLE
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Indian ___ : OCEAN
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Ages and ages : AEONS
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Trophy : PRIZE
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Killed, slangily : OFFED
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Rebecca and Isaac's eldest : ESAU
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Spice holder : RACK
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Fly without a co-pilot : SOLO
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Interview : ASK

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

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