OSCAR DOUBLE FEATURES

New York Times, Sunday, March 2, 2014

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jeff Chen notes: Today gives us two Oscar winners / nominees smashed together to create quasi-wacky, quasi-realistic phrases. I was slightly confused at first because AIRPORT TRAFFIC was one of the first themers I uncovered, and I ... more
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Across Down
1. Compadre : AMIGO
6. Director of "Carrie" and "Scarface" : DEPALMA
13. Muss : TOUSLE
19. They put up walls : MASONS
21. Does some farrier's work on : RESHOES
22. Berate : RANTAT
23. Nelson Mandela? [1995, 1985] : BRAVEHEARTOUTOFAFRICA
26. She, in Lisbon : ELA
27. Strike the ground in a golf swing : BAFF
28. On the line : RISKED
29. Fraternal group : ELKS
30. One giving unreliable testimony? [1976, 1985*] [* = Nominee] : ROCKYWITNESS
34. Blood-related : HEMAL
36. Gang girl : MOLL
37. Paradigms : IDEALS
40. Bread holder? : WALLET
43. Magnate : TITAN
46. Alternatively : ELSE
48. Like yaks and mynas : ASIAN
50. Muckraker Tarbell : IDA
51. Flips over : ADORES
53. Reason for missing a flight? [1970*, 2000*] : AIRPORTTRAFFIC
57. Message from one who's all thumbs? : TEXT
58. It's pitchfork-shaped : PSI
60. "With the jawbone of ___ ..." (declaration of Samson) : ANASS
61. Purposely misinform : LIETO
62. First name in tyranny : IDI
63. Real enthusiast : FIEND
65. Ending for acro- or homo- : NYM
66. Look-alike : TWIN
68. Part of a line at O'Hare? [2002, 1976*] : CHICAGOTAXIDRIVER
73. From the top : ANEW
74. Hide-hair connector : NOR
75. ___ cologne : EAUDE
76. Put away : ATE
79. Leader of the pack : ALPHA
82. Insurance giant : AETNA
84. Part of a jazz duo? : ZEE
85. Noted provider of pictorial instructions : IKEA
86. Cheesy pickup line? [1944, 1995*] : GOINGMYWAYBABE
90. Bears, but not Cubs : NFLERS
92. Novelist Patchett : ANN
93. Forfeits : LOSES
94. Degrees for attys. : LLDS
96. "Hound Dog" or "What's New Pussycat?" : OLDIE
97. Baseball's Iron Man : RIPKEN
99. Snowmobile brand : SKIDOO
102. River to the Rhine : AARE
104. V-shaped fortification : REDAN
106. Reason why all the computers are down? [1976*, 2005] : NETWORKCRASH
111. Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
113. Surgically remove : RESECT
116. Pulitzer winner James : AGEE
117. Locale in Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" : LEA
118. Seaside outing? [1955*, 1954] : PICNICONTHEWATERFRONT
123. Former Gracie Mansion resident : EDKOCH
124. Repeat : ITERATE
125. Lying face up : SUPINE
126. ___ Channel ("Hannah Montana" airer) : DISNEY
127. Successfully impersonate : PASSFOR
128. Early Apple computers : LISAS
1. Yellow shade : AMBER
2. Thomas of TV : MARLO
3. Caravaggio's "The Sacrifice of ___" : ISAAC
4. End of some URLs : GOV
5. Individually : ONEBYONE
6. Annual N.B.A. event : DRAFT
7. Auction ending? : EER
8. The Oscars are awarded on it: Abbr. : PST
9. When repeated, a plea of Richard III : AHORSE
10. Daughter in "The Sound of Music" : LOUISA
11. 1986 World Series champs : METS
12. "Dilbert" intern : ASOK
13. Reciprocal raising of tariffs, e.g. : TRADEWAR
14. Lummox : OAF
15. "Amazing!" : UNREAL
16. Many a hanging : STILLLIFE
17. Deficiency : LACK
18. Some P.A. announcements : ETAS
20. Knitted wrap : SHAWL
24. TurboTax option : EFILE
25. "Yuk!" : FEH
31. Target competitor : KMART
32. Not yet final, legally : NISI
33. Linda of Broadway's "Jekyll & Hyde" : EDER
35. "Holy cow!" : MANALIVE
38. Historic fort on the Oregon Trail : LARAMIE
39. Bygone boomers : SSTS
41. Mince words? : EDIT
42. Tijuana treat : TACO
43. Star of "Mr. Hulot's Holiday" : TATI
44. Put the finger on : IDED
45. Poisonous : TOXIC
47. "The Divided Self" author R. D. ___ : LAING
49. "I'm not kidding!" : ITSTRUE
52. Enliven, with "up" : SPICE
54. Like Gamal Abdel Nasser's movement : PANARAB
55. Jet black : ONYX
56. Numismatic condition : FINE
59. Ocean routes : SEAWAYS
63. Achieved through trickery : FINAGLED
64. "Rough day?" response : DONTASK
67. Expand : WIDEN
69. Chemistry Nobelist Otto : HAHN
70. Award won 21 times by Harold Prince : TONY
71. In a stupor : DAZED
72. Like fall leaves : RAKED
77. Hatcher or Polo : TERI
78. Allay : EASE
79. Food thickener : AGAR
80. Actress Anderson : LONI
81. Small irritations : PINPRICKS
83. Meadow mamas : EWES
85. "No one's ___ than me" (Eminem lyric) : ILLER
87. Belgium or Denmark : MONARCHY
88. Tons : ALOT
89. Diddle away : BLOW
91. Emphatic : FORCEFUL
95. "Beetle Bailey" figure : SARGE
98. Excited about : KEENON
100. Moves slowly : INCHES
101. Scares off : DETERS
103. Astronaut Thomas on four space shuttle flights : AKERS
105. Prefix with natal : NEO
107. Western : OATER
108. Dr. Alzheimer : ALOIS
109. Medicinal plant : SENNA
110. Can't stand : HATES
111. Mimicked : APED
112. Skirt style : MIDI
114. Short cut : SNIP
115. James portrayed by Beyoncé : ETTA
119. Clinch : ICE
120. Post-W.W. II female service member : WAF
121. From ___ Z : ATO
122. The Engineers of the N.C.A.A., for short : RPI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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