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New York Times, Saturday, September 2, 2000

Semicircular moldings at column bases

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 129 for Mr. Norris.
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© 2000, The New York Times9/2/00 ( No. 18,561 )
Across
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Belt holder : SHOTGLASS
10
Pundit : SWAMI
15
Club delivery : MONOLOGUE
16
Built-up : URBAN
17
Strain : OVEREXERT
18
___ Club : LIONS
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1971 Donald Sutherland film : KLUTE
20
Place for cookies or popcorn : SNACKTRAY
22
Literary monogram : EAP
23
Mideast titles : AGAS
24
Country place? : TNN
25
Let off the hook? : UNPEG
28
"The X-Files" extra : GMAN
29
Bag : SAC
30
Irritation : PEEVE
31
Curb : REININ
34
Break ___ : DANCE
36
Cager Thurmond et al. : NATES
38
Marsh greenery : SEDGES
40
Lacking : SHORT
43
Old Indian dominion : RAJ
46
Lost : RAPT
47
Support person : AIDER
48
Map abbr. : AVE
49
Semicircular moldings at column bases : TORI
50
Seeds : OVA
51
Haphazard : HITORMISS
54
Containing element #76 : OSMIC
56
Jamaican cultist : RASTA
57
Different : OTHERWISE
59
Maker of the game Asteroids : ATARI
60
Capital whose name means "Red Hero" : ULANBATOR
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Stud : HEMAN
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Terms : SEMESTERS
Down
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Opposite of "make clear" : SMOKEUP
2
Rush-hour traffic facilitator : HOVLANE
3
Beat : ONEUPPED
4
Wrong : TORT
5
Delight : GLEE
6
Brine-cured delicacy : LOX
7
Gets on : AGES
8
Family tree entry : SURNAME
9
Compared to : SETAGAINST
10
Stews : SULKS
11
Court instrument : WRIT
12
Stops in midcount : ABORTS
13
Type B response : MANANA
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Consonant : INSYNC
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Showy tropical plant : CANNA
26
Gabor and Perón : EVAS
27
Part of a code : GENE
28
Social : GREGARIOUS
32
"___ Boy" ("Tommy" song) : ITSA
33
Royal Crown product : NEHI
35
Kind of drive : CDROM
37
Lot, e.g. : SODOMITE
39
New Testament writing : EPISTLE
41
One making alterations : REVISOR
42
Shipping inquiries : TRACERS
43
Flag-waving : RAHRAH
44
Chase an ace : AVIATE
45
Throwaways : JETSAM
49
Groom : TRAIN
52
Another, overseas : OTRA
53
Not-to-be-believed : SHAM
54
Eyes : ORBS
55
Smack : SWAT
58
Chemical ending : ENE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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