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I CAN SEE WHY

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 2005

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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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 TimesNo. 0306 ( 20,207 )
Across
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Dom DeLuise comedy : FATSO
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Field protector : TARP
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Performer with a balancing act : SEAL
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Lord's worker : SERF
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The Capris' "There's ___ Out Tonight" : AMOON
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Playwright Capek : KAREL
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Exile isle : ELBA
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Ally of the Missouri, once : OTOE
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Lulu of a predicament? : DILLYPICKLE
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Good season for kite-flying? : WINDYFALL
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Alchemist's life prolonger : ELIXIR
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Shark's place : SANJOSE
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Listing : ATILT
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Halfhearted : TEPID
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City near Le Havre : CAEN
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Supermodel Bündchen : GISELE
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Treat like dirt : ABASE
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Sorry souls : RUERS
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Have something at home : EATIN
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Penn Station inits. : LIRR
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Dog that's up on the latest fashions? : TRENDYSETTER
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___ Spiegel (German magazine) : DER
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Beach on the Costa del Sol : PLAYA
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Yes, in Yokohama : HAI
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Meaningful little cough : AHEM
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Welfare payments, e.g. : DOLE
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W-2 ID : SSN
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Greeting from a dwarf? : SHORTYWAVE
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Meanies' miens : SCOWLS
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"China Beach" star Dana : DELANY
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Kingklip catchers : EELERS
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Film score composer Morricone : ENNIO
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It rises when you get a raise : PAYRATE
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Nada : NIL
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Pleasantly sweet : HONEYED
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Boutros-Ghali's successor : ANNAN
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Nuanced : SUBTLE
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Price fixer : CARTEL
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Ocean liners? : COASTS
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Browbeating sleepyhead? : BULLYDOZER
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Not working : OFF
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Celebrity biographer Hawes : ESME
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Stereotypical lab assistant : IGOR
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In the manner of : ALA
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Florida's ___ National Forest : OCALA
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Cross-referencing word : SEE
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Lower abdomens? : BELLYBOTTOMS
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Near Eastern port : ADEN
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Brought forth : BEGAT
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Unfamiliar : ALIEN
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Small wood : COPSE
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Went up : SCALED
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Mr. Miniver, in "Mrs. Miniver" : CLEM
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Lasting aftereffects : SCARS
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Makarova of tennis : ELENA
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Resolved : DEADSET
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Goes down : ABATES
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Thick foam on beer? : BULKYHEAD
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Apple-polishers' perches? : TOADYSTOOLS
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Camembert alternative : BRIE
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About : INRE
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Revolutionary War patriot Putnam : RUFUS
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The blahs : ENNUI
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Practice, pugilistically : SPAR
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Alternative to 50-Across : PSST
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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Make gender-neutral : DESEX
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It's temporarily in : FAD
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Valentine for Valéry : AMIE
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Extent of damage : TOLL
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Prison punishment : SOLITARY
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Features of some cameos : ONYXES
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XXX part : TAC
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Symbols of safe passage : ARKS
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Tightened, in a way : RELACED
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Complete in every respect : PLENARY
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Attach, as a patch : SEWON
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Ivy League team : ELIS
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Deny oneself : ABNEGATE
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Bucko : LAD
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Tone down : SOFTEN
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Sell online : ETAIL
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"Good Times" matron portrayer : ROLLE
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With 54-Down, a derby, e.g. : FELT
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Diva ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
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Lab tube : PIPET
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Late name in Mideast politics : YASIR
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1910's heavyweight champ Willard : JESS
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Not bright : DREARY
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Gossipy squibs : ITEMS
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Is laid up : AILS
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Slivovitz or kirsch? : BRANDYNAME
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Pascal or newton : UNIT
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It can knock people out : ETHER
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45 alternatives : LPS
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French wines : RHONES
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Trough site : EAVE
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Wagonfuls of feathers? : DOWNYLOADS
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Mrs. Jock Ewing : ELLIE
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Cover anew, as a plot : RESOD
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Oblique : ASLANT
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Beneficiary : DONEE
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See 17-Down : HAT
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Movie with the Oscar-nominated song "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" : YENTL
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Brecht's sometime collaborator : WEILL
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It may be blind : ALLEY
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El ___, Calif. : CENTRO
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Totally eliminate : ERASE
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Superhero's transformation word : SHAZAM
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Duel units : PACES
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Just barely, after "by" : ANOSE
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Rush attraction : ORE
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Bar with two screw threads : UBOLT
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Completely repress : BURY
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Two-pointers? : COLONS
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Preattack tactic : SIEGE
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Play the field, so to speak : DATE
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Run : FLEE
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Air mover : FAN
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Gratifies : GLADDENS
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Crowning achievement : CAPSTONE
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Cease, imperatively : BELAY
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Dis-tressed : BALD
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Big name in fake fat : OLESTRA
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Play interrupter : TIMEOUT
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Picket provokers : SCABS
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E. F. Hutton, e.g. : BANKER
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Tub-thumped : ORATED
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Noise that Emily Post wouldn't approve of : SLURP
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"As You Like It" lass : CELIA
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Midshipman's counterpart : CADET
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Low islands : CAYS
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Goes down : EBBS
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All ___ : EARS
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Sherman served with him : TAFT
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Time on end : EONS
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Pivot : SLUE
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Oft-replaced part : HIP
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Dull-colored : DUN
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More than a handful : SIX

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle.

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