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New York Times, Monday, November 21, 2016

Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" was rewritten to honor her

Author:
John Lieb
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Lieb

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Rows: 16, Columns: 14 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Lieb. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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John Lieb notes:
My favorite part of this puzzle is the doubling of the clue numbers, and I'm excited to get something unusual into a Monday ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Hey, a Monday featuring a trick! It's a lot of fun in print, where each clue number is doubled — thus getting even more at ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times11/21/16 ( No. 24,485 )

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Across
1
Taste or touch : SENSE
6
What eyeglass lenses fit in : RIMS
10
Drug also known as angel dust : PCP
13
Ivy League sch. in Philly : UPENN
14
Furry creature in "Return of the Jedi" : EWOK
15
W. Hemisphere alliance : OAS
16
Driving condition in a blizzard : ZEROVISIBILITY
19
"Man, that smarts!" : YEOW
20
Lucy's partner : DESI
21
Not ___ many words : INSO
22
Approval from Siskel and Ebert : TWOTHUMBSUP
25
Loosen, as laces : UNTIE
28
Go 4-0 in the Series, e.g. : SWEEP
29
R&B group with the #1 hit "Reach Out I'll Be There" : FOURTOPS
33
Cockpit info: Abbr. : ALT
34
Fairy tale monster : OGRE
35
Steinbeck's "The Grapes of ___" : WRATH
37
Shirt that might say "I'm with stupid" : TEE
40
___ of a gun : SON
41
Plant life : FLORA
42
Mediterranean fruits : FIGS
43
___-pitch softball : SLO
45
Amusement park with the Nitro roller coaster : SIXFLAGS
47
Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" was rewritten to honor her : DIANA
49
Rodeo rope : LASSO
50
1988 film about the Black Sox scandal : EIGHTMENOUT
54
Tirade : RANT
55
___-friendly : USER
56
Western lily : SEGO
60
How an extreme underdog wins ... or this puzzle? : AGAINSTALLODDS
63
Note between fa and la : SOL
64
Fortuneteller : SEER
65
What light bulbs represent in cartoons : IDEAS
66
Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
67
Summer drinks : ADES
68
Country music's Tucker : TANYA
Down
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___ Q's (Hostess brand) : SUZY
2
Fencing blade : EPEE
3
Character in "I, Claudius" : NERO
4
Michelin winter product : SNOWTIRE
5
Letter holder: Abbr. : ENV
6
Bowling alley button : RESET
7
"If only!" : IWISH
8
___ strip (mathematical curiosity) : MOBIUS
9
Compete in the Nordic combined, say : SKI
10
Traditional Christmas plants : POINSETTIAS
11
Heinz product : CATSUP
12
"Hearts and minds" military maneuver, briefly : PSYOP
17
Words at the altar : IDO
18
Printed defamation : LIBEL
23
Rainy : WET
24
Air kiss sound : MWAH
25
Supernatural tabloid fodder : UFOS
26
Canceled, as a launch : NOGO
27
Blinkers : TURNSIGNALS
30
Bird that says "Give a hoot! Don't pollute!" : OWL
31
Counterparts of amateurs : PROS
32
Bollywood dress : SARI
36
Word after income, sales or excise : TAX
38
Custard base : EGGS
39
Canadian gas brand : ESSO
41
Times New Roman, e.g. : FONT
42
Pop with no fizz : FLATSODA
44
Actress Christine of "Chicago Hope" : LAHTI
46
Focus of a yearly shot : FLU
47
___ Alley, shopping area for Harry Potter : DIAGON
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Made smile : AMUSED
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Wipe clean, as a blackboard : ERASE
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Approaches : NEARS
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N.B.A.'s Magic, on scoreboards : ORL
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The Bible's Garden of ___ : EDEN
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Aussie greeting : GDAY
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Greece's Mount ___ : OSSA
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Org. for which Edward Snowden once worked : NSA
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Ignited, as a match : LIT

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