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WHO WANTS TO BE A QUIZ SHOW CONTESTANT?

New York Times, Sunday, September 3, 2000

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 132, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QX} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: Each answer at 26-, 39-, 63-, 84- and 101-Across is a quiz question for which there is one correct response among the four choices in the clue. The circled letter in the answer is the correct response.
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0903 ( 18,562 )
Across
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Alley : LANE
5
Fashionable 70's wear : MIDIS
10
Duke of ___, historic Spanish general : ALVA
14
Bit of cleverness : MOT
17
Solemn responses : AMENS
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Captivate : RAVISH
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Kind of cloth : LOIN
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Suffix with brilliant : INE
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Singer-actress Janis : PAIGE
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Mario Puzo best seller : OMERTA
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Medical advice, often : REST
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IV measurements : CCS
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A. God of war B. Goddess of the earth C. God of love D.Ruler of the gods : INGREEKMYTHWHOWASARES
30
Most of Mauritania : SAHARA
31
Flu source : ASIA
32
Wear and tear : USE
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Head, slangily : DOME
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Designer Wang : VERA
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Story of France : ETAGE
38
Big voting bloc : LABOR
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A. "Les Troyens" B. "Pelléas et Melisande" C. "La Mer" D. "Faust" : NAMEDEBUSSYSONLYOPERA
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Pay stub? : OLA
47
1962 film set in Jamaica : DRNO
48
Consents : OKS
49
Tao founder : LAOTSE
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Early Eastern mercenary : NINJA
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Boeing rival : AIRBUS
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Talk, talk, talk : JAW
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Snowy ___ : EGRET
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Zip : TEAR
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Olympics : GAMES
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Two-time link : ATA
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A. Egg and matzo meal B. Tomatoes and cheese C. Corn or barley D. Chickpeas or beans : WHATISFALAFELMADEFROM
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Dump : STY
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Dish eaten with rice : CURRY
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Britney Spears, to some : IDOL
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Part of 1,000 : COMMA
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"Whew!" : BOY
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Calls off the romance : ENDSIT
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Translucent quartz : TOPAZ
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Heartbeat quickener : CRISIS
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Gen. Lee's grp. : CSA
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Snowmobile parts : SKIS
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Judge in 1995 news : ITO
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A. Karl Malden B. Robert Mitchum C. George C. Scott D. Burt Lancaster : THISACTORPLAYEDPATTON
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Make it up to : REPAY
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Big East team : HOYAS
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Where Bill met Hillary : YALE
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Movie pooch : ASTA
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See 5-Down : MIA
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Anaïs ___ "The Novel of the Future" : NINS
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Friction : STRIFE
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A. "Mommie Dearest" B. "Lonesome Dove" C. "Angela's Ashes" D. "Times to Remember" : WHICHBOOKISNOTAMEMOIR
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Pot top : LID
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Like an early-evening sky : TWILIT
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"___ Crooked Trail" (1958 western) : RIDEA
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Preceding, in verse : ERE
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Singer with wings : WREN
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Not thinking well : SENILE
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Spell : STINT
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From, in France : DES
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"Sure, I'm game" : LETS
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Staggering : AREEL
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
Down
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Gemstone : LAPIS
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Oven maker : AMANA
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[I'd like some oats over here...!] : NEIGH
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Chisel : ENGRAVE
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With 93-Across, words of delight : MAMMA
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Actresses Dana and Judith : IVEYS
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Besmirches : DIRTIES
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Last question in this puzzle : ISTHATYOURFINALANSWER
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"Rich Man, Poor Man" novelist : SHAW
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1953 A.L. M.V.P. : ALROSEN
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Composer Frederick : LOEWE
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Customs request : VISA
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Busy bodies : ANTS
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Disease-causing bacteria : MICROBES
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Piano teacher's request, maybe : ONCEMORE
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Mosaic piece : TESSERA
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Hit the roof : SEERED
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1950's soldier, in brief : ROK
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Like some seals : EARED
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Awards for Asimov and Clarke : HUGOS
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Put in a new medium : ADAPT
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Start and end of a magician's cry : ABRA
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Emulates Regis? : ASKS
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Card game with a pool : LOO
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"Haven't heard a word" : NONEWS
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Land : ALIGHT
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One of Dada's daddies? : MANRAY
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Indivisible : UNITARY
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Very much : SORELY
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Subject of a Nash poem : LLAMA
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Swung, nautically : YAWED
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___ set : JET
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Problem ending? : ATIC
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Meadow sound : BAA
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Resembling preserves : JAMLIKE
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Certain photo : GLOSSY
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Faction : SECT
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Ban locale? : ARMPIT
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Slice for a pizza? : TOMATO
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Popular dot-com stock : AMAZON
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___ Bay, Philippines : SUBIC
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Fall event : FROST
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TV announcer Hall : EDD
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Egg ___ yung : FOO
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Perceive : ESPY
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Fastidious : TIDY
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County near Liverpool : CHESHIRE
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Cause of some disturbances : RIPTIDES
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Stern with a bow : ISAAC
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For instance : SAY
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Barely speak : CROAK
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Shudder, e.g. : SPASM
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Fished with a net : TRAWLED
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The Wright brothers, e.g. : OHIOANS
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Fatuous : ASININE
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Revamps : ALTERS
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Tunneler : TERMITE
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Noted Impressionist : MONET
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"It's the truth" : NOLIE
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Even so : STILL
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Medicinal aid: Var. : IODIN
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Evil one : FIEND
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Muse for a lyricist : ERATO
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Holler : HOWL
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Unwanted guest : BORE
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"___ done deal" : ITSA
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Gulped : ATE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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