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March Madness

March Madness

By Warren Manners

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1Proton donor1Biblical name for Syria
5Cover story2Kernel
10Let loose3Op. cit. kin
14Round of shots4Grocery section
19Gown5Behave
20Decree6Not of the cloth
21Alter7Two cents
22Romance8Stockings of the 17th century
23____ Come She Will: Simon & Garfunkel9Six-footer?
24Errata10Nation on the Red Sea
25Auction unit11Very rapid
26Actor Peter of “Taxi Driver”12Paragon
27Trump’s favorite doormat13Wren
29Oklahoma native14Relating to a day of rest (var.)
30Milk dispenser15_____ Vincit Omnia: Caravaggio painting
31Eponym for speech center of brain16Highest scoring team (149)
32Most final 4 appearances (20)17Roman god of fire
37Shaver18Nymphs
38Wrap up28Akkadian sky god
42Freshwater mammal33___ pro nobis
43Assunta and “Danaë With Nursemaid”34Show disgust
4538 down – 39 down – LVII35Bread box?
46Hamlet quintet36Game with sticks
48Daily delivery38See 45 across
50Word with day or night39See 45 across
51Legal claims40Board or lord prefix
53Ran a tab41Snitch
55Trophy44They do nothing
57Dimwits47Clemens
61Most recent tournament champion49Read in Rennes
63Pound52Tire treads
66Parisian’s possessive54Draft
68Ratites56Man. City coach
69Sunflower58The due of honor in no point ____: Shakespeare
72Goulash spice59Most tournament game wins (94)
74Cursory60MS data mining tool
78_____ Old Boys: Messi’s youth team62Some Renoirs
80Sweet and sour64Alpine ridge
81Whistleblower65City of Italia
83Turnips67Mr. Cyphre in “Angel Heart”
85Castigate70A.K.A. B.E.Y.
86Pinch hitter71Priestly robe
88Montblanc or Parker73Kind of salad
89Most tournament victories (129)74Tuukka ____, Bruins goaltender
94Indian dagger75Most tournament championships (11)
96Stake76Aquarium fish
98Frank77Mortals
100Iguana relative79Hakkaisan and Gekkeikan
101Snout82Hitch
103Flip84League of Nations home
106False friend87Sound unit
108Specialty90Tree sloth
109Gratuity91Bulblike stem
113Baseball statistic92Swiss painter
115Books93Calls for
117Gattaca actress95Goes over
118Conference with highest tournament winning percentage (.663)97Romeo or Juliet, e.g.
121Canticles99Commercial target
123The ____ Pavilion, Surrey Cricket Ground102Particle
124Weird Al’s cult movie104Unpretentious
125Snag105T’giving day follower
130Passover107Sigur ____, Icelandic band
131A girl in Copenhagen109Xanax alternative
132Homo sapiens, e.g.110Simple life
135Step on it?111Most consecutive tournament appearances (30)
136Malign112Derivatives
137Holiday lead-ins114Circular window
138Drain116AG 51 topic
139Intuited119Largest general insurer in UK
140Some files120Time after time
1412002 outbreak122Heave
142Transmits126Petitions
143Tailor made127Hue
128Ball of yarn
129Axed
133Sponge alternative
134Customer satisfaction benchmark (abbr.)
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