REEL-LIFE ANNIVERSARY

New York Times, Sunday, February 23, 2014

Author: A Namesake of 119-Across
Editor: Will Shortz
The other Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Victor Fleming notes: At the age of six, watching the credits roll after the annual TV airing of The Wizard of Oz, I saw 'Directed by Victor Fleming' on the screen. 'Mother,' I shouted, 'my name's on TV.' She looked up from her ... more
Jeff Chen notes: I can't help it — I love it when people break rules. These days so many things have been done before that it's pretty difficult to find a completely new way of breaking a crossword rule. But Judge Vic does ... more
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Across Down
1. Bush judicial appointee : ROBERTS
8. Quarterbacks, often : PASSERS
15. Bush judicial appointee : ALITO
20. Professional tennis since 1968 : OPENERA
21. Rank : ECHELON
22. Singer with the album "Live at the Polynesian Palace" : DONHO
23. Time for the best deals, maybe, in a going-out-of-business sale : LASTDAY
24. *1939 Judy Garland film : THEWIZARDOFOZ
26. There was a great one in Genesis : FLOOD
27. One-named designer : ERTE
28. Lava comes out of it : FISSURE
29. Kind of car or tee : MUSCLE
32. Appear suddenly : POPOUT
36. Slaughter in the 1946 World Series : ENOS
37. *1933 Jean Harlow film : BOMBSHELL
40. "Nuts!" : DARN
41. Gator's tail? : ADE
43. D-backs, on scoreboards : ARI
44. Daily riser : TIDE
45. How things may be brought : TOHEEL
47. Pass : ENACT
51. Restful places : INNS
53. Each : PER
54. *1943 Spencer Tracy/Irene Dunne film : AGUYNAMEDJOE
56. Is threatening, in a way : LOOMS
58. Colorist : DYER
60. Self-absorbed sort : SOLIPSIST
61. Hit : STRUCK
63. Some kitchenware : POTS
66. Call from a curb : TAXI
67. Sprint competitor, once : GTE
68. *1939 Vivien Leigh/Clark Gable film : GONEWITHTHEWIND
73. ___ king : ALA
76. Sprint : TEAR
77. Word of agreement : SURE
78. 2000s events in North Korea, for short : NTESTS
82. Provider of music on the go? : CARSTEREO
85. Court grp. : USTA
88. Footnote abbr. : OPCIT
89. *1942 Spencer Tracy/Hedy Lamarr film : TORTILLAFLAT
92. Odist's preposition : ERE
94. When repeated, a Polynesian capital : PAGO
95. Publish : ISSUE
96. Drinkers' toasts : SKOALS
97. Brother of George W. and Jeb : NEIL
99. Award for Miss Hawaii, in addition to a tiara : LEI
100. Summer hrs. : DST
102. Snow queen in Disney's "Frozen" : ELSA
103. *1948 Ingrid Bergman film : JOANOFARC
105. Elegance : LUXE
108. eBay user : BIDDER
110. Certain newspaper advertisement : INSERT
111. Like Christiane Amanpour, by upbringing : IRANIAN
113. Pub containers : MUGS
115. Perfect, as a home : DREAM
119. Director of the eight starred films in this puzzle, who was born on 2/23/1889 : VICTORFLEMING
123. Torrey Pines Golf Course locale : LAJOLLA
125. Suffer humiliation, in slang : EATIT
126. Comeback : RIPOSTE
127. Brooks Robinson's team : ORIOLES
128. Sitcom with a 1974 wedding : RHODA
129. Foreign traveler's purchase, maybe : ADAPTOR
130. Source of the line "What's past is prologue," with "The" : TEMPEST
1. Massage therapeutically : ROLF
2. ___-blue : OPAL
3. "I should ___ lucky" : BESO
4. Put into a sepulcher : ENTOMB
5. *1932 Clark Gable/Jean Harlow film : REDDUST
6. La-la lead-in : TRA
7. Perhaps : SAY
8. Migratory seabird : PETREL
9. Vier + vier : ACHT
10. What Babe wants to be in "Babe" : SHEEPDOG
11. Finish (up) : SEW
12. New Haven reuner : ELI
13. "Frasier" role : ROZ
14. Major glitch : SNAFU
15. Puts together : ADDS
16. Things that should be tied up by the curtain? : LOOSEENDS
17. Playfully : INFUN
18. Complete, informally : THORO
19. Transudes : OOZES
25. Beatles title girl : RITA
27. Queen of literature : ELLERY
30. Send off : SHIP
31. Gave up : CEDED
33. Birthplace of 22-Across : OAHU
34. Hunts, with "on" : PREYS
35. Lacking variety : ONENOTE
37. Gives up, in slang : BAILS
38. "Then again, I could be wrong" : ORNOT
39. Adult's counterpart : MINOR
42. Obsessed with : DEEPINTO
45. Fortunetelling aids : TAROTS
46. 1980s-'90s series based on the fictional firm McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak : LALAW
48. Doing ___ (dancing springily) : AJIG
49. Basis in accounting : COST
50. Head to Paris? : TETE
52. Overly confident : SMUG
55. Recipe instruction : MIXIN
57. Wiry-coated terriers : SCOTTIES
59. Lead-in to Pen, commercially : EPI
62. Genuflect : KNEEL
64. Night that "Friends" aired: Abbr. : THU
65. Swashbuckles, say : STRUTS
69. Some London lords : EARLS
70. Effected, in a bad way : WREAKED
71. "___ ba-a-ack!" : HES
72. "Ed Wood" star : DEPP
73. When the story begins, perhaps : ACTI
74. 1960s U.S. bombing target : LAOS
75. Flight board info: Abbr. : ARRS
79. Milan's La ___ : SCALA
80. Go-getter : TIGER
81. Unemotive : STOIC
83. Means of access to a cafeteria, maybe : STUDENTID
84. In past centuries : OFOLD
86. Joint parts : TENONS
87. Specialties : AREAS
90. Give off coherent light : LASE
91. Overreacting sort : ALARMIST
93. Essen article : EINE
98. *1925 Percy Marmont film : LORDJIM
101. One way to the top : TBAR
103. Pub measure : JIGGER
104. 1960s western sitcom : FTROOP
105. Chopped ___ : LIVER
106. ___ Heep (Dickens character) : URIAH
107. Blade brand : XACTO
109. Red opening? : INFRA
112. Bit : IOTA
114. "Render ___ Caesar ..." : UNTO
116. Shelfmate of Vogue : ELLE
117. Tavern stock : ALES
118. Place for a topgallant : MAST
120. Lash holder : LID
121. Green monitor, for short? : EPA
122. Finish (up) : MOP
123. Fate : LOT
124. "___ we done?" : ARE

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