HOLLYWOOD FROM RIGHT TO LEFT

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 2011

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels & Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 30 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

The impetus was PILATESOFTHECARIBBEAN a perfect 21 across... Once we came up with TAXIDRIVEL it was ON. Some discussion since we were turning Rs into Ls what to do about extra R's in the theme answers (The R in CaRibbean, or the first R in DRiver) but decided the answers were too much fun to give up. Again we generated a huge list, had tons of fun coming up with film titles, since both Patrick and I are movie fans but of different eras and genres. That is the best part of our balancing each other in terms of sex and age and different interests, but unifying ones in being into pop culture more than sports, say.

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Right back at cha!" : SAMEHERE
9. Unclear : OPAQUE
15. Sandcastle engineering equipment : PAILS
20. Took one step too many, maybe : TRAVELED
21. She was beheaded by Perseus : MEDUSA
22. "Dallas" Miss : ELLIE
23. One of St. Peter's heavenly duties? : ANGELMANAGEMENT
25. "The Untouchables" villain : NITTI
26. "How's it ___?" : GOIN
27. Ship part : SPAR
28. Roast slightly : RIB
29. Mujeres con esposos : SENORAS
31. Place for un béret : TETE
33. Conquer : MASTER
36. Kitty, in Segovia : GATO
37. Singer Cassidy : SHAUN
40. One side of a quad, maybe : DORM
42. "Snakes on a Plane," e.g.? : SCALYMOVIE
46. Brand of tea : SALADA
48. Term on a tide table : NEAP
50. Subject of a Magritte painting : PIPE
51. Doc workers' org.? : AMA
52. What a lazy mover prefers to carry? : THELIGHTSTUFF
56. Projections on some globes: Abbr. : MTS
57. Your, in Tours : TES
58. Blues instrument : SAX
59. Harsh cry : CAW
60. Cheap and flimsy, as metal : TINLIKE
62. Big bump : JOLT
63. Poet Mark : DOTY
64. "___ Fan Tutte" : COSI
65. Bob, for one : HAIRDO
67. Workout class on a pleasure cruise? : PILATESOFTHECARIBBEAN
74. William Morris workers : AGENTS
75. Cousin of an ampule : VIAL
76. Things rings lack : ENDS
77. Egg foo ___ : YUNG
78. Makeshift Frisbee : PIEDISH
81. Film special effects, briefly : CGI
82. Rangers' venue, for short : MSG
85. Ax : CAN
86. Number of X's in this puzzle's answer : TWO
88. Unbelievable court infraction? : FANTASTICFOUL
91. Game with 108 cards : UNO
92. Mouselike animal : VOLE
94. Fictional Jane : EYRE
95. Biblical dancer : SALOME
96. Cabby's nonstop patter? : TAXIDRIVEL
100. Key with four sharps: Abbr. : EMAJ
102. Curt : TERSE
103. "Family Guy" wife : LOIS
104. Melodic passages : ARIOSI
106. Provide a gun for, maybe : ABET
108. "Shakespeare in Love" star : FIENNES
111. Anthem contraction : OER
112. Crystal on the dinner table? : NACL
114. Bloke : CHAP
118. Dickens's Drood : EDWIN
119. Guests at a Hatfield/McCoy marriage ceremony? : WEDDINGCLASHERS
123. Appropriate : SEIZE
124. Playground retort : ARETOO
125. Classic Freudian diagnosis : HYSTERIA
126. Stinger : TASER
127. Stonewallers? : MASONS
128. Looks down on : SNEERSAT
1. Single partygoer : STAG
2. Classical Italian typeface : ARNO
3. Christmas party : MAGI
4. Occurring someday : EVENTUAL
5. Daughter of Loki : HEL
6. Horror film locale: Abbr. : ELMST
7. Garnered : REAPED
8. "The Simpsons" teacher Krabappel : EDNA
9. Letters of surprise, in text messages : OMG
10. Classmates, e.g. : PEERS
11. Lets in : ADMITS
12. City that was the site of three battles in the Seven Years' War : QUEBEC
13. Org. with a sub division : USN
14. Has a beef? : EATS
15. Mark Twain and George Sand, e.g. : PENNAMES
16. 1960s-'70s San Francisco mayor : ALIOTO
17. Opera whose second act is called "The Gypsy" : ILTROVATORE
18. Singer Ford : LITA
19. Cinco follower : SEIS
24. Limb perch : ARMREST
30. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" locale : EGYPT
32. College in Beverly, Mass. : ENDICOTT
34. Fine fiddle : AMATI
35. Rat-a-tat : RAP
37. Orly birds, once : SSTS
38. "You're so funny," sarcastically : HAHA
39. "Family Ties" son : ALEX
41. It's west of 12-Down: Abbr. : ONT
43. "You put the ___ in the coconut ..." : LIME
44. Marcos of the Philippines : IMELDA
45. "Morning Train" singer, 1981 : EASTON
47. Ancient May birthstones : AGATES
49. Thing that may break people up : PUNCHLINE
53. Rtes. : HWYS
54. Polar hazard : FLOE
55. Money-related: Abbr. : FISC
61. Automaker since 1974 : KIA
62. Triangular sails : JIBS
63. "Shoot!" : DANG
65. 1997 winner of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open : HINGIS
66. Step down, in a way : ABDICATE
67. Union concession : PAYCUT
68. Creature whose tail makes up half its body's length : IGUANA
69. World heavyweight champion who was once an Olympic boxing gold medalist : LENNOXLEWIS
70. Egg: Prefix : OVI
71. Feudal estate : FIEF
72. "Et voilà!" : TADA
73. Geom. figure : RECT
78. ___ sci : POLI
79. Peeper problems : STYES
80. Doing injury to : HARMING
82. Othello, for one : MOOR
83. Basic arithmetic : SUMS
84. Lottery winner's feeling : GLEE
86. Easy eats : TVDINNER
87. Poorer : WORSE
89. Word with level or devil : SEA
90. Arrow maker : FLETCHER
93. Mendes of "Hitch" : EVA
97. Charge, in a way : IONIZE
98. Chips away at : ERODES
99. Given false facts : LIEDTO
101. Co-star of Kate and Farrah, in 1970s TV : JACLYN
105. Belted one : ORION
107. Ho-hum : BLASE
108. Celebration : FEST
109. Theory : IDEA
110. Did laps : SWAM
113. Cries in Cologne : ACHS
115. One of a pair of towel markings : HERS
116. 17-Down piece : ARIA
117. Challenge for jrs. : PSAT
120. Ballpark fig. : ERA
121. Turndowns : NOS
122. Jeanne d'Arc, for one: Abbr. : STE

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