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PEN IN HAND, CLINTON SOLVES CROSSWORD QUERY WITH A SMILE

President Clinton's friends describe him as a wizard at crossword puzzles, tearing through them with little or no hesitation and confidently filling in the blanks in ink, not pencil.

But he did pause for a moment Monday as he peered at the puzzle he had torn from that day's New York Times while flying back to his vacation retreat on Martha's Vineyard from a Labor Day rally in Maine.The stopper came at 65 across at the bottom of the puzzle.

The clue: "Press Secretary Dee Dee."

"Even I know the answer to this one," Clinton said, grinning across the cabin at his press secretary and writing in the five-letter answer: "Myers."