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WORKS LIKE A CHARM!

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 2003

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {JQXZ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 103 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This colorized version makes it easier to see the charming four-leaf clover in the center of the grid.

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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0316 ( 19,486 )
Across
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Tahoe topper : SKICAP
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Crying source : THROAT
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Care-less attitude : APATHY
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Fix, as a pump : RESOLE
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French inn : AUBERGE
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Folk/pop singer Havens : RICHIE
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With 114-Across, tune heard on the 37-Down : IMLOOKINGOVERA
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Much of Wayne's filmography : OATERS
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Luxury hotel facility : SPA
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___ song : FORA
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Applies haphazardly : SLAPSON
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Hibiscus ring : LEI
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Cat burglar's requisite : STEALTH
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Furniture decorating technique : ORMOLU
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Soy protein source : TOFU
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"I wouldn't change a thing" : NOREGRETS
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Paris's ___ Coeur : SACRE
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Tips over : UPENDS
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Major klutzes : GALOOTS
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Try to fix : WORKON
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Baking powder, e.g. : LEAVEN
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They're cast on "Bewitched" : SPELLS
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Put one's finger on : PINDOWN
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Jejune : INSIPID
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Packers org. : NFL
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"I did it!" : TADA
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Tick (off) : TEE
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Wall Street transactions : PUTS
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"Dick Tracy" gal : TESS
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Animal with an 86-Down : CHEETAH
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Trail left by an animal : SPOOR
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Soupy color : PEAGREEN
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Sushi bar cupful : GREENTEA
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Crosswise, on deck : ABEAM
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Geometric pattern used in computer models : FRACTAL
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Faxed : SENT
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Oaxaca youngster : NINO
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Mission control, for short : OPS
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Sure signs of density : DUHS
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33rd U.S. pres. : HST
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Dried out, with "up" : SOBERED
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Bathroom items : POTTIES
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Survival mechanism : COPING
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Administration : REGIME
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Talking points : TOPICS
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Employee of the Frick : CURATOR
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Inactivity : STASIS
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"Anyone's Daughter" author ___ Alexander : SHANA
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Lose it : GOBANANAS
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"Is ___ all there is?" : THAT
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Rat out : TELLON
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Clouds of gas and dust : NEBULAE
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Hole number? : PAR
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Garçon's need : CEDILLA
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Janet's fiancé in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" : BRAD
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"Aladdin" monkey : ABU
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Elevator pioneer Otis : ELISHA
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Centerpiece of this puzzle : FOURLEAFCLOVER
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Alfresco meal : PICNIC
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Oscar category : EDITING
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Stands for things : EASELS
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Former Gracie Mansion resident : EDKOCH
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Sow anew : RESEED
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Day break : SIESTA
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Hindu titles : SRIS
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Dole's running mate, 1996 : KEMP
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Vacation place for Carlo : ISLA
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Cote call : COO
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Up : ALOFT
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Twinings product : PEKOE
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Quick draw? : TUG
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"Oz" airer : HBO
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Guns : REVS
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Indian tourist city : AGRA
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Home brewers : TEAPOTS
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1964 Broadway song "___ Without Windows" : AROOM
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Beethoven's "Appassionata," e.g. : PIANOSONATA
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Make a scene? : ACT
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What this puzzle's central design may bring you : THELUCKOTHEIRISH
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Charter : HIRE
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"___ Will" (Backstreet Boys song) : YESI
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Parallels : ANALOGS
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Modern locale of ancient Persepolis : IRAN
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Yearbook sect. : SRS
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Tennis bag item : SUNVISOR
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Duffer's challenge : TRAP
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Cause of the Trojan War : HELEN
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Pie crust ingredient : LARD
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Dutch treats : TULIPS
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"I know you're in there!" : OPENUP
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Parade Day : FEASTOFSTPATRICK
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People do a lot of driving there : GOLFGREEN
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"Let's ___" : ROLL
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Versailles connections : ETS
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"Lady Jane Grey" dramatist, 1715 : ROWE
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Feminizing suffix : ENNE
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A.T.M. transaction: Abbr. : DEP
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Huff : SNIT
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Outstretched : WIDE
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Songs of thanksgiving : PAEANS
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Nautical measures : DEPTHS
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Biblical pronoun : THEE
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Where the buoys are : SEAS
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Baseball's Maglie : SAL
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Little change: Abbr. : CTS
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Relinquish : ABNEGATE
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Tom Wolfe essay that popularized a phrase : RADICALCHIC
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Lack of vigor : ANEMIA
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Hardly grand : MODEST
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Baton waves, e.g. : CUES
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Noted chairman : GREENSPAN
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Rocky peaks : TORS
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Pulls (out) : OPTS
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"Hunny" bear : POOH
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Circle dance : HORA
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Colossus : TITAN
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It may be placed before a window : BET
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Pitchfork sticker : TINE
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See 62-Across : CUB
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All alternative : NONE
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Potpourri : GRABBAG
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Larch : CONIFER
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Word on U.S. currency : GOD
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Hang ten : SURF
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"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" host : LEACH
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Corset tighteners : LACES
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Rival of Dwight : ADLAI
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José, to friends : PEPE
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"Put ___ on it!" : ALID
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Gold digger's quest : LODE
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California's San ___ Dam : LUIS
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Uffizi Gallery hanging : ARTE
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Maryland, Virginia, etc., in D.C. : AVES
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Big swig : BELT
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Sky bear : URSA
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___-cone : SNO
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Fabrication : LIE
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Swan song : END
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Verb ending? : OSE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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