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New York Times, Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Chair facing Regis Philbin, with "the"

Author:
Bill Zais
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {F} Spans: 2 Scrabble average: 1.99 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times9/12/00 ( No. 18,571 )
Across
1
Door frame upright : JAMB
5
Muslim's journey : HAJJ
9
Mosque officials : IMAMS
14
Kind of arguments : ORAL
15
"Typee" sequel : OMOO
16
KwaZulu-___ province, South Africa : NATAL
17
Airport/hotel connection : TAXI
18
Take to ___ (reprimand) : TASK
19
Sales clerk's minimum : QUOTA
20
Faces up to expected hardship : BITESTHEBULLET
23
Tappan ___ Bridge : ZEE
24
Le ___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : ROI
25
Soapmaking need : LYE
26
Snake with a nasty bite : ASP
29
Reindeer herder : LAPP
32
Promgoers: Abbr. : SRS
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Muscle quality : TONE
41
Prefix with center : EPI
42
1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
43
Falls for a scam : SWALLOWSTHEBAIT
48
Kipling novel : KIM
49
Shirt brand : IZOD
50
Start of the 16th century : MDI
51
Ex of Frank and Artie : AVA
54
Singer Zadora : PIA
56
Moon vehicle : LEM
58
Takes in recent events : DIGESTSTHENEWS
64
Sicily's "kicker" : ITALY
65
Act on, as advice : HEED
66
Gung-ho quality : ZEAL
68
Constellation with a belt : ORION
69
Linen color : ECRU
70
"Beetle Bailey" boob : ZERO
71
Part of SST : SONIC
72
Carpentry class : SHOP
73
Thumbs-up : OKAY
Down
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Scribble : JOT
2
Riyadh resident : ARAB
3
Shin-covering skirt : MAXI
4
Football charge : BLITZ
5
Chair facing Regis Philbin, with "the" : HOTSEAT
6
Latin 101 verb : AMAT
7
Kid : JOSH
8
Ace topper : JOKER
9
Ask : INQUIRE
10
Stake-driving hammer : MAUL
11
Bikini, for one : ATOLL
12
Brit's buddy : MATEY
13
Candidate list : SLATE
21
Snakelike swimmers : EELS
22
Pear variety : BOSC
26
"Hamlet" has five : ACTS
27
Come in third : SHOW
28
Elizabeth of "La Bamba" : PENA
30
"That was close!" : PHEW
31
RC competitor : PEPSI
33
Social rebuff : SNUB
35
"Champagne music" maestro : WELK
36
Therapeutic kind of bath : SITZ
37
Western film actor Jack : ELAM
38
Nevada Sen. Harry : REID
39
Himalayan legend : YETI
44
Not really sing : LIPSYNC
45
Leave out : OMIT
46
Hid from pursuers : HOLEDUP
47
First place? : EDEN
51
"So long" : ADIOS
52
In ___ fertilization : VITRO
53
Once more : AGAIN
55
Contents of some urns : ASHES
57
Certain soprano : MEZZO
59
"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
60
Kind of support : TECH
61
Decorated cop, say : HERO
62
Half a fortnight : WEEK
63
"___ Smile" (Hall & Oates hit) : SARA
67
Moviedom's Myrna : LOY

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