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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 2004

The "She" in Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It"

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 121 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 2004, The New York Times3/12/04 ( No. 19,848 )

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Across
1
Java man? : MRCOFFEE
9
Base : SORDID
15
Farm youngster : YEARLING
16
Spain's ___ Real : PUERTO
17
Tiny Tim sang in it : FALSETTO
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Solicit aggressively : ACCOST
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Motor add-on : OLA
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Scuttlebutt : DIRT
21
Selling points : SHOPS
22
Suffix with neur- : OTIC
24
Standard : NORM
26
___ about (circa) : ONOR
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Perdue rival : TYSON
30
Upright features : PIANOKEYS
33
Lively songs with humorous, improvised lyrics : CALYPSOS
35
"Mazel ___!" : TOV
36
Singer of the aria "Largo al factotum" : FIGARO
39
Consumes with gusto : LAPSUP
41
Ankara title : AGA
42
Reporting : COVERAGE
46
Attendance counter : TURNSTILE
48
TV puppet : ERNIE
52
Saarinen of Finland : EERO
53
Note : MEMO
55
Lake Wobegon's locale: Abbr. : MINN
56
Trig functions : SINES
59
George W. Bush's birthplace: Abbr. : CONN
61
"You Bet Your Life" airer : NBC
62
Runs a test on : ASSAYS
63
News anchors often face this : TVCAMERA
65
Chemistry test topic : ISOMER
66
Undoes a breakup : REUNITES
67
Introverts : LONERS
68
Locale identifier : AREACODE
Down
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"Yeah, right!" : MYFOOT
2
Property : REALTY
3
Strait of Dover sight : CALAIS
4
Workplaces with openings: Abbr. : ORS
5
Got out of Dodge : FLED
6
Mesh : FITIN
7
Tendency toward chaos : ENTROPY
8
Vanity case? : EGOTRIP
9
Jacuzzis : SPAS
10
"Yow!" : OUCH
11
Put back in the oven : RECOOK
12
Fishing aids : DROPNETS
13
"Darling, that dress looks divine!" : ITSSOYOU
14
Flyspeck : DOT
23
Pioneer of TV comedy : COCA
25
Some family heads : MAS
27
Tell the host yes or no : RSVP
29
Some feds : NARCS
31
The "She" in Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It" : NOLA
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Bagnell Dam river : OSAGE
34
Booty : LOOT
36
Horoscope revelation : FATE
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"Well, perhaps ..." : IGUESSSO
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Fort : GARRISON
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Make waves : PERM
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Energy : VIM
44
Sister of Orestes : ELECTRA
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Eraser : REMOVER
47
Generic : NONAME
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51 past : NINETO
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Existing at birth : INBRED
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Protect, as with plastic : ENCASE
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In a timely way : ONCUE
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One with good looks? : EYER
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They broke up in 1991: Abbr. : SSRS
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Favored caretaker : NANA
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Feel fluish : AIL
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Tape player port : MIC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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