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Standing Room Only

Common clues: Sellout sign; Sign of success; Theater sign; B'way hit sign; Full house sign (abbr.)

Crossword puzzle frequency: 9 times a year

Frequency in English language: 35410/86800

News: NFL knew last week there could be seat problems

An event is described as standing room only when it is so well-attended that all of the chairs in the venue are occupied leaving only flat spaces of pavement or flooring for other attendees to stand. Some venues issue standing-room-only (or SRO) tickets for a reduced cost since it can become very uncomfortable to stand through the course of an event. However some fans actually prefer standing-room-only tickets as the crowds that gather can be more active than people who are sitting down for much of the event. Such crowds can become dangerous with the potential of riots and crushing movements occasionally occurring and resulting in death or injury.

For example, standing room only areas are very common at football (soccer) matches across the globe and tickets sold as standing area tickets are sometimes the most popular, i.e. they are not sold merely when all seating tickets have been sold out. However, the periodic occurrence of tragedies related to standing room only areas at football matches such as the ones in Sheffield, England and Guatemala City, Guatemala have led to calls to eliminate such arrangements.

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SRO (467) 40 We >1 04 Sellout sign

29 We- >1 02 Hit sign

19 We+ >1 06 Sign of success

12 We+ >1 06 Theater sign

11 Th >1 05 Sign of a hit

10 We- >1 09 Full house sign

10 Th >1 01 Hit letters

9 We- >1 02 B'way hit sign

8 We- >1 04 B'way sign

8 Th- >1 09 Sign of a smash

8 Th >1 99 B.O. sign

08 Sell-out letters

6 Th- >1 01 B'way posting

5 >1 87 Full-house letters

5 We- >1 04 Sold-out sign

5 We LAT 09 Success sign

5 Th- >1 08 Letters of success

4 Tu- >1 02 Sign of a sellout

4 Tu >1 08 "No seats left"

4 We- >1 95 Full-house sign

4 We- >1 09 Sellout indicator

4 We- >1 09 Sellout initials

4 We- >1 08 Like a hit B'way show

4 We- >1 03 "No seats left" sign

4 We CSy 07 "Full," on B'way

2 Tu- >1 08 Queen of Mount Olympus