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New York Times, Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Russian regulars on the Lawrence Welk Show?

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 113 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times9/27/00 ( No. 18,586 )

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Across
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Music whose name is Sanskrit for "color" : RAGA
5
___ Bear : PAPA
9
Commandment word : SHALT
14
Border on : ABUT
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Fiendishness : EVIL
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Room on board : CABIN
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Lion's share : MOST
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"And ___ bed": Pepys : SOTO
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Ain't right? : ARENT
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Russian Irving Berlin classic? : PUTINONTHERITZ
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Opera house attire : STOLE
24
Pendulum's path : ARC
25
Shoptalk : ARGOT
29
Do a second hitch with : REJOIN
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Tread the boards : ACT
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Kind of game : VIDEO
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Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Russian regulars on the Lawrence Welk Show? : THELENINSISTERS
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Part of a western landscape : MESA
45
Fireballer Ryan : NOLAN
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Place for quiet, at times : SET
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Give a pep talk : EXHORT
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They're taboo : NONOS
52
Surgery sites, briefly : ORS
54
Score marks : RESTS
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Request to a Russian procrastinator? : QUITYOURSTALIN
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Stick with a pin : BURST
65
Scratch : FLAW
66
Priest of the East : LAMA
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"Mule Train" singer : LAINE
68
Tutor of Siamese royalty : ANNA
69
Anon's partner : EVER
70
He caught Holyfield's ear : TYSON
71
Gobi rarity : RAIN
72
Newsroom fixture : DESK
Down
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Hospital egresses : RAMPS
2
Here or there : ABOUT
3
Zest : GUSTO
4
Fifth-century scourge : ATTILA
5
Cancún coin : PESO
6
Bristol's county, in England : AVON
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Name of two British P.M.'s : PITT
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Greeting or farewell : ALOHA
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Numismatist's description : SCARCE
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Act as lookout, say : ABET
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Austrian city on the Danube : LINZ
13
Demolition stuff : TNT
21
Chutzpah : NERVE
22
Misquote, say : ERR
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Card game cry : GIN
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Valhalla V.I.P. : ODIN
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Dovetail part : TENON
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Scribble : JOT
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They could use refinement : ORES
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Concerning : INRE
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Kite's home : NEST
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"Don't look ___!" : ATME
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Food that's part of a square meal? : CHEX
36
Musician John : TESH
38
1952 Winter Olympics site : OSLO
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Southeast Asian : LAO
42
Golfer Woosnam : IAN
43
Bullpen sound : SNORT
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Way past ripe : ROTTEN
49
Take a whack at : TRY
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S.W.A.K. part : SEALED
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To date : SOFAR
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Amistad passenger : SLAVE
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Marathon data : TIMES
57
Lewis Carroll critter : SNARK
58
Wharf : QUAY
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"The Haj" writer : URIS
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"Money ___ object!" : ISNO
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Radius neighbor : ULNA
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Rajah's wife : RANI
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Ugly Duckling, eventually : SWAN
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Nonkosher lunch : BLT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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