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New York Times, Monday, March 22, 2004

Meteorologist's favorite movie of 1939?

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mahowald.
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© 2004, The New York Times3/22/04 ( No. 19,858 )
Across
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1953 Leslie Caron title role : LILI
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Water pitcher : EWER
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Companion for Snow White : DWARF
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Garden of ___ : EDEN
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Bad habit : VICE
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At the proper time : ONCUE
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Meteorologist's favorite movie of 1939? : GONEWITHTHEWIND
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Longtime buddy : OLDPAL
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Metals from the earth : ORES
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Drunk's problem : DTS
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One of the Jackson 5 : TITO
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Quaker ___ : OATS
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"Pow!" : BAM
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"___ the night before Christmas ..." : TWAS
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Lumberjack's "Heads up!" : TIMBER
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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"Now it all makes sense!" : ISEE
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Dinero : MOOLA
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Meteorologist's favorite movie of 1952? : SINGININTHERAIN
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Tennis champ Chris : EVERT
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London district : SOHO
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Jazz singer ___ James : ETTA
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Dislike with a passion : DETEST
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Writer Philip : ROTH
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"Game, ___, match!" : SET
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Kite part : TAIL
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Trade : SWAP
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Co. that merged with Time Warner : AOL
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Consider : DEEM
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Meeting schedule : AGENDA
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Meteorologist's favorite movie of 2000? : THEPERFECTSTORM
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Miss America's crown : TIARA
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Scotch ___ : TAPE
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Forest unit : TREE
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Sing in the Alps : YODEL
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Speak unclearly : SLUR
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[Been there, done that] : YAWN
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Toy block company : LEGO
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TV's "American ___" : IDOL
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Give temporarily : LEND
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Bumbling : INEPT
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Easily-blamed alter ego : EVILTWIN
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Mental quickness : WIT
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Canyon effect : ECHO
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Fashionably outdated : RETRO
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Chills in the cooler : DOESTIME
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ESE's reverse : WNW
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Etching liquid : ACID
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Little squirt : RUNT
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Government agents : FEDS
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"Hold on!" : WAIT
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Miami basketball team : HEAT
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Desert resting place : OASIS
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Campfire treat popular with Scouts : SMORE
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___ on a true story : BASED
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Full of energy : ALIVE
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"Water Lilies" painter Claude : MONET
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Mexican mister : SENOR
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Marina sights : BOATS
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Cream of the crop : ELITE
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Charged : RANAT
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Everglades wader : EGRET
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Cultural values : ETHOS
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Words with a handshake : ITSADEAL
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Deep trouble : HOTWATER
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Seating level : TIER
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Crones : HAGS
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About half of all turns : LEFTS
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Trifling : PETTY
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATTY
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Birthplace of seven U.S. presidents : OHIO
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Its symbol is Pb : LEAD
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Breakfast, lunch or dinner : MEAL
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Author Ephron : NORA
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Sketched : DREW
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"You can say that again!" : AMEN
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Opposite of post- : PRE
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PC core: Abbr. : CPU

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