FILM PARADE

New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 2006

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 150 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: Note: When this puzzle has been completed, the following answers will form a progression: 76A, 10D, 112A, 22A, 51A, 15D, 37A, 86D, 97A, 62D and 131A.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sharp competitor : RCA
4. "Do ___ to eat a peach?": Eliot : IDARE
9. German link : UND
12. Represent, as in legal matters : ACTFOR
18. Ectomorphic : LEAN
19. Worker with a chair : BARBER
20. Be a make-up artist? : LIE
21. Red fluorescent dye: Var. : EOSINE
22. 1954 film set in 16th-century Japan : SEVENSAMURAI
24. Old cable inits. : TNN
25. They may get into a jam : GUAVAS
26. Low digits : TOES
27. Elite groups : OLIGARCHIES
29. About : INRE
30. Many garden plantings : ANNUALS
32. Most broad? : HAMMIEST
34. Wide shoe spec : EEE
37. 1981 Alan Alda comedy, with "The" : FOURSEASONS
42. Underground network : ROOTS
43. Diplomat Silas : DEANE
45. Flip (out) : FREAK
46. Jubilant : ELATED
48. Barely beat : NIP
49. Director Welles : ORSON
50. Stockholm flier : SAS
51. 1982 Dudley Moore tearjerker : SIXWEEKS
54. British gun : STEN
55. In a sardonic way : WRYLY
56. Blood line : AORTA
57. Goldman ___ : SACHS
59. Pre-Q queue : MNOP
60. Some accents : BROGUES
63. Bad beginning? : MAL
66. Prof.'s helpers : TAS
67. More manly-chested : HAIRIER
70. Charged : RANAT
71. "Yeah, that'll happen!" : DREAMON
73. "All the Things You Are" composer : KERN
74. Avian meat : EMU
75. Wordsworth works : ODES
76. 1983 Charles Bronson thriller : TENTOMIDNIGHT
79. Symbol : ICON
80. Fed. medical research group : NIH
81. Fey of "30 Rock" : TINA
82. Supremos : LEADERS
83. QB Favre : BRETT
84. Child's activity? : COOKING
86. Candy holder : TIN
87. Madrid Mrs. : SRA
88. Browns slowly : BRAISES
90. Roman man : UOMO
91. "___ new?" : WHATS
93. Fights : BOUTS
94. Pang : THROE
96. Tale : YARN
97. 1990 sequel to "Chinatown," with "The" : TWOJAKES
101. Half of a 1955 merger: Abbr. : CIO
104. January 1 events : BOWLS
105. Colorado Indian : UTE
106. Ghost : SPIRIT
107. Instruments with keys : MOOGS
109. Off : AMISS
110. Christopher who wrote "Still Me" : REEVE
112. 1988 baseball flick : EIGHTMENOUT
115. Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
116. In an odd way : QUIRKILY
119. Magazine success : RENEWAL
120. Cart : HAUL
122. Subscription card option : BILLMELATER
127. Feminine suffix : ENNE
128. The Caribbean's ___ Islands : CAYMAN
130. Suffix with glass : INE
131. 1987 Peter Falk crime caper : HAPPYNEWYEAR
133. "Quantum Healing" author : CHOPRA
134. Some linemen: Abbr. : RGS
135. Heraldic silver : ARGENT
136. Towel embroidery : HERS
137. Reasons : CAUSES
138. Summer clock setting: Abbr. : DST
139. Entangle : SNARE
140. Gridiron figs. : YDS
1. Incomes : REVENUES
2. Pause in verse : CAESURA
3. Cape ___, Mass. : ANN
4. "___ Said" (Neil Diamond hit) : IAMI
5. Knock out, say : DRUG
6. Start of a spell : ABRA
7. Tail end : REAR
8. "Love Story" author Segal : ERICH
9. Last month : ULTIMO
10. 1995 Hugh Grant farce : NINEMONTHS
11. Rock stats : DENSITIES
12. Auspices : AEGIS
13. With 81-Down, tradition suggested by this puzzle's theme : COUNTDOWNIN
14. Bygone despot : TSAR
15. 1970 Jack Nicholson picture : FIVEEASYPIECES
16. ___ lark : ONA
17. Thing in court : RES
18. Original title of Beethoven's "Fidelio" : LEONORA
19. Rafter's wood : BALSA
22. Crooks : STAFFS
23. Dover delicacy : SOLE
28. Not liquidy : HARD
31. Begins courting : ASKSOUT
33. Cable staple since 1979 : ESPN
35. Organic compound : ENOL
36. Choosing-up word : EENY
38. "___ needle pulling thread" ("The Sound of Music" lyric) : SEWA
39. Flamenco cheer : OLE
40. Rob Roy's refusal : NAE
41. Co. shares : STK
44. Overthrowing, e.g. : ERROR
47. Twisty curve : ESS
52. Temper : IRE
53. Old IBM PC's : XTS
54. Price reader : SCANNER
56. Turkish V.I.P.'s : AGAS
58. Feuding (with) : ATODDS
59. Gas station adjunct, often : MART
60. It may go for a couple of bucks : BRONC
61. Dashboard feature : RADIO
62. 1932 romance with Maurice Chevalier : ONEHOURWITHYOU
63. Actor with a mohawk : MRT
64. Kind of harp : AEOLIAN
65. Elegy : LAMENT
67. Laugh sound : HEH
68. Not play it straight : EMOTE
69. Peewees : RUNTS
71. Kind of test : DNA
72. War stat : MIA
73. Metric wts. : KGS
76. Baseball's Martinez : TINO
77. Part of E.S.L.: Abbr. : ENG
78. Bank offering : IRA
79. It's surrounded by white : IRIS
81. See 13-Down : TIMESSQUARE
83. Some cricketers : BATSMEN
85. Popular smokes : KOOLS
86. 1999 film set in the Persian Gulf : THREEKINGS
88. ___ choy : BOK
89. Parisian way : RUE
91. Flamingo, e.g. : WATERBIRD
92. Speedway letters : STP
93. Huge financial loss : BATH
94. It'll give you a lift : TBAR
95. Instruction to a chauffeur : HOME
96. Gagarin in space : YURI
98. Golf's Michelle : WIE
99. "... ___ quit!" : ORI
100. Springy dance : JIG
101. Joint proprietors : COOWNERS
102. Cold-blooded pets : IGUANAS
103. Horse handler : OSTLER
106. Unload : SELL
108. Like a Cyclops : ONEEYED
111. Most loathsome : VILEST
113. 1545 council site : TRENT
114. No more than : MERE
117. Arm parts : ULNAS
118. Jewish orgs. : YMHAS
121. Concert gear : AMPS
123. Bring in : EARN
124. Org. for women drivers : LPGA
125. Copycat : APER
126. Actress Daly : TYNE
128. Junk bond rating : CCC
129. "I see!" : AHA
132. "___ me?" : WHY

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