HEARD AT THE MOVIES

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 2014

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 70 Missing: {KQX} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Joel Fagliano notes: I love themes that make me laugh as I come up with them. Something about the 'aha' moment that comes from saying a group of words over and over until the hidden movie magically appears really appealed to me. ... more
Will Shortz notes: My assistant Joel and I edited this puzzle together over a large pizza at a local pizzeria a few weeks ago. There wasn't a lot to edit, actually, as Joel writes good clues.
Jeff Chen notes: Really nice Sunday puzzle, featuring BEST PICTURE WINNERs sounded out through strung together words. I enjoyed sussing out the titles, WARDEN HAIRY PEEPHOLE my favorite. It's too bad the themers weren't clued ... more
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1. Halle Berry was once runner-up for this : MISSUSA
8. Foreheads : BROWS
13. Hanes competitor : BVD
16. Identify on Facebook : TAG
19. Ties up : ENLACES
20. French filmmaker who led the Cinéma Pur movement : RENECLAIR
22. When Earth Day is celebrated: Abbr. : APR
23. Jewish bread/Played, as a violin/Throw (1950) : CHALLAHBOWEDHEAVE
25. Tan line producer, maybe : BRA
26. Ring material : CANVAS
27. ___ cloud (source of comets) : OORT
28. Org. in "The Sopranos" : FBI
29. Spend time in idle reverie : MOON
30. One quarter of a quartet : ALTO
31. Toyota rival/Measure of power/Insult (1954) : HONDAWATTAFFRONT
36. Parisian possessive : SES
37. Sound units : BELS
38. Strip club fixture : POLE
39. Anagram - and synonym - of 71-Across : AYES
40. Peace in the Middle East : SALAAM
42. Forbes competitor : INC
44. Ca, Ce, Co or Cu : ELEM
47. Reside/Savage/Puzzle (out)/Wash (2013) : DWELLFIERCESUSSLAVE
53. Greatly desired objects : GRAILS
54. Any of the "South Park" characters : TOON
55. Strike concern : PAY
56. Kiss's partner : TELL
58. Bananas : NUTSO
59. Number by a door? : CAROL
61. Islamic spirit : JINN
62. Inner: Prefix : ENTO
63. Dating service datum : AGE
64. Hooligan/Strange/Silo contents (1972) : THUGODDFODDER
68. Only non-U.S. M.L.B. team: Abbr. : TOR
69. Some cameras, for short : SLRS
71. See 39-Across : YEAS
72. Like a milquetoast : WUSSY
73. Complete reversal : UTURN
75. Comedian Kevin : HART
76. Seed : PIT
77. Obama follower? : CARE
78. Sad news : ASHAME
79. Wildlife protector/Difficult/Hotel door feature (1980) : WARDENHAIRYPEEPHOLE
84. Have the lead : STAR
85. "Chances ___ ..." : ARE
86. Load bearer? : HAMPER
87. Memo opener : INRE
90. California roll ingredient : CRAB
93. "That's what she ___" : SAID
94. Road block? : JAM
97. "In what way?"/Like overcooked steak/Possess/European capital on a gulf (1985) : HOWTOUGHHAVERIGA
102. Get whipped : LOSE
103. British author who wrote "The Old Devils" : AMIS
104. "___ man!" : BEA
105. Oklahoma tribe : OTOE
106. Brave group, informally? : NLEAST
108. Kind of garden : ZEN
109. What you get when you say 23-, 31-, 47-, 64-, 79- or 97-Across out loud : BESTPICTUREWINNER
113. Meringue ingredient : EGG
114. P.O.W.'s, e.g. : INTERNEES
115. Rush-hour subway rider, facetiously : SARDINE
116. ___ Islas Filipinas : LAS
117. "Inglourious Basterds" org. : OSS
118. ___ nous : ENTRE
119. Holes in shoes : EYELETS
1. Shopping malls on Black Friday, e.g. : MECCAS
2. Scarf down : INHALE
3. Some wide receiver routes : SLANTS
4. Round of shots : SALVO
5. Campus attended by Elle in "Legally Blonde" : UCLA
6. Beach homes? : SEASHELLS
7. Kind of blond : ASH
8. Ponder, with "on" : BROOD
9. Prepare to put back in the fridge, say : REWRAP
10. Pair of socks? : ONETWO
11. Unite : WED
12. Duke, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
13. Start of a children's rhyme : BAABAA
14. Make more intense, as colors : VIVIFY
15. Rap mogul, briefly : DRE
16. Prohibited : TABOO
17. Where a golf fairway transitions into a green : APRON
18. President after Johnson : GRANT
21. One half of a 10-Down : LEFT
24. Growing art form? : BONSAI
29. Fred Flintstone's boss : MRSLATE
32. Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
33. Strange : ALIEN
34. Heavenly bodies? : TENS
35. Mood : FEEL
37. Plebiscite, e.g. : BALLOT
40. Número of Mexican states that border the U.S. : SEIS
41. Subway systems : METROS
43. Figures on some Valentine's Day cards : CUPIDS
45. Ultimate : EVENTUAL
46. "Careless Hands" crooner : MELTORME
47. Narcs enforce them : DRUGLAWS
48. Marsh rodent : WATERRAT
49. Cross : ROOD
50. It was satirized in "Dr. Strangelove" : COLDWAR
51. Kind of blond : SANDY
52. Last word of an annual holiday song : SYNE
53. Grind : GNASH
57. "S.N.L." producer Michaels : LORNE
59. Bring up to speed : CUEIN
60. First name in mysteries : AGATHA
61. Rachel's firstborn, in the Bible : JOSEPH
65. Build up : HYPE
66. Alecto, Megaera or Tisiphone : FURY
67. Made haste : RUSHED
70. Some shipping routes : STRAITS
74. One of the superheroes in 2012's "The Avengers" : THOR
77. Former Oldsmobile model : CIERA
78. Road starting at the Porta Capena : APPIANWAY
80. Film villain with prosthetic hands : DRNO
81. Cheeky : ARCH
82. Less puzzling : EASIER
83. Kindle purchase, in brief : EMAG
88. "Daniel in the Lions' Den" artist : RUBENS
89. Discharges : EGESTS
91. Long-legged shorebird : AVOCET
92. Surpass : BETTER
94. "Happy Days" girl : JOANIE
95. Green light : ASSENT
96. 96 for Big Ben, heightwise : METRES
97. Eye shade : HAZEL
98. Symbol for ohms : OMEGA
99. Common bar food : WINGS
100. Kind of mail : HATE
101. Get up : ROUSE
102. Three-time French Open champ : LENDL
107. Euros replaced them : LIRE
109. Work for Plutarch, informally : BIO
110. Not post- : PRE
111. Hog's Head, in the Harry Potter books : INN
112. Tip of the tongue? : ESE

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