I CAN SEE WHY

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 2005

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Will Shortz
John Greenman
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Greenman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dom DeLuise comedy : FATSO
6. Field protector : TARP
10. Performer with a balancing act : SEAL
14. Lord's worker : SERF
18. The Capris' "There's ___ Out Tonight" : AMOON
19. Playwright Capek : KAREL
20. Exile isle : ELBA
21. Ally of the Missouri, once : OTOE
22. Lulu of a predicament? : DILLYPICKLE
24. Good season for kite-flying? : WINDYFALL
26. Alchemist's life prolonger : ELIXIR
27. Shark's place : SANJOSE
29. Listing : ATILT
30. Halfhearted : TEPID
32. City near Le Havre : CAEN
33. Supermodel Bündchen : GISELE
35. Treat like dirt : ABASE
37. Sorry souls : RUERS
39. Have something at home : EATIN
40. Penn Station inits. : LIRR
41. Dog that's up on the latest fashions? : TRENDYSETTER
44. ___ Spiegel (German magazine) : DER
47. Beach on the Costa del Sol : PLAYA
49. Yes, in Yokohama : HAI
50. Meaningful little cough : AHEM
51. Welfare payments, e.g. : DOLE
52. W-2 ID : SSN
53. Greeting from a dwarf? : SHORTYWAVE
58. Meanies' miens : SCOWLS
60. "China Beach" star Dana : DELANY
62. Kingklip catchers : EELERS
64. Film score composer Morricone : ENNIO
65. It rises when you get a raise : PAYRATE
67. Nada : NIL
68. Pleasantly sweet : HONEYED
70. Boutros-Ghali's successor : ANNAN
71. Nuanced : SUBTLE
74. Price fixer : CARTEL
75. Ocean liners? : COASTS
77. Browbeating sleepyhead? : BULLYDOZER
79. Not working : OFF
82. Celebrity biographer Hawes : ESME
83. Stereotypical lab assistant : IGOR
85. In the manner of : ALA
86. Florida's ___ National Forest : OCALA
88. Cross-referencing word : SEE
89. Lower abdomens? : BELLYBOTTOMS
94. Near Eastern port : ADEN
95. Brought forth : BEGAT
96. Unfamiliar : ALIEN
97. Small wood : COPSE
99. Went up : SCALED
101. Mr. Miniver, in "Mrs. Miniver" : CLEM
102. Lasting aftereffects : SCARS
104. Makarova of tennis : ELENA
105. Resolved : DEADSET
108. Goes down : ABATES
111. Thick foam on beer? : BULKYHEAD
113. Apple-polishers' perches? : TOADYSTOOLS
116. Camembert alternative : BRIE
117. About : INRE
118. Revolutionary War patriot Putnam : RUFUS
119. The blahs : ENNUI
120. Practice, pugilistically : SPAR
121. Alternative to 50-Across : PSST
122. Memo abbr. : ATTN
123. Make gender-neutral : DESEX
1. It's temporarily in : FAD
2. Valentine for Valéry : AMIE
3. Extent of damage : TOLL
4. Prison punishment : SOLITARY
5. Features of some cameos : ONYXES
6. XXX part : TAC
7. Symbols of safe passage : ARKS
8. Tightened, in a way : RELACED
9. Complete in every respect : PLENARY
10. Attach, as a patch : SEWON
11. Ivy League team : ELIS
12. Deny oneself : ABNEGATE
13. Bucko : LAD
14. Tone down : SOFTEN
15. Sell online : ETAIL
16. "Good Times" matron portrayer : ROLLE
17. With 54-Down, a derby, e.g. : FELT
19. Diva ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
23. Lab tube : PIPET
25. Late name in Mideast politics : YASIR
28. 1910's heavyweight champ Willard : JESS
31. Not bright : DREARY
34. Gossipy squibs : ITEMS
35. Is laid up : AILS
36. Slivovitz or kirsch? : BRANDYNAME
38. Pascal or newton : UNIT
39. It can knock people out : ETHER
40. 45 alternatives : LPS
42. French wines : RHONES
43. Trough site : EAVE
44. Wagonfuls of feathers? : DOWNYLOADS
45. Mrs. Jock Ewing : ELLIE
46. Cover anew, as a plot : RESOD
48. Oblique : ASLANT
51. Beneficiary : DONEE
54. See 17-Down : HAT
55. Movie with the Oscar-nominated song "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" : YENTL
56. Brecht's sometime collaborator : WEILL
57. It may be blind : ALLEY
59. El ___, Calif. : CENTRO
61. Totally eliminate : ERASE
63. Superhero's transformation word : SHAZAM
65. Duel units : PACES
66. Just barely, after "by" : ANOSE
69. Rush attraction : ORE
72. Bar with two screw threads : UBOLT
73. Completely repress : BURY
74. Two-pointers? : COLONS
76. Preattack tactic : SIEGE
78. Play the field, so to speak : DATE
80. Run : FLEE
81. Air mover : FAN
84. Gratifies : GLADDENS
87. Crowning achievement : CAPSTONE
89. Cease, imperatively : BELAY
90. Dis-tressed : BALD
91. Big name in fake fat : OLESTRA
92. Play interrupter : TIMEOUT
93. Picket provokers : SCABS
95. E. F. Hutton, e.g. : BANKER
98. Tub-thumped : ORATED
99. Noise that Emily Post wouldn't approve of : SLURP
100. "As You Like It" lass : CELIA
101. Midshipman's counterpart : CADET
103. Low islands : CAYS
104. Goes down : EBBS
106. All ___ : EARS
107. Sherman served with him : TAFT
109. Time on end : EONS
110. Pivot : SLUE
112. Oft-replaced part : HIP
114. Dull-colored : DUN
115. More than a handful : SIX

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