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New York Times, Thursday, January 28, 2016

Monsieur Marceau spoke the only one in all of Mel Brooks's "Silent Movie"

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 This is puzzle # 218 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York Times1/28/16 ( No. 24,187 )
Across
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Stop daydreaming : SNAPTO
7
Fowl territory? : COOP
11
Speaker's position? : AMP
14
Betray, in a way : TELLON
15
Starting now : HENCE
16
Bagel shop order : LOX
17
Lumberjack contests : ROLEOS
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Takes back : RETRACTS
20
Response to "How'd you get the answer so fast?" : ICHEATED
22
Boil : SEETHE
23
Dessert wine : PORT
24
Hirsuteness, for one : TRAIT
26
Both, for openers : AMBI
29
Emulate Snidely Whiplash : SNEER
31
Mineral suffix : ITE
32
Kind of separation : TRIAL
33
Twofold : DUPLE
35
Raises : HOISTS
36
Ostrichlike bird : RHEA
39
Party staple suggested by connecting this puzzle's special squares : BALLOON
41
Mother of Eos and Selene : THEA
42
Available, as for work : ONCALL
44
Actress Laura of "ER" : INNES
46
"What ___ surprise!" : ANICE
47
Good name, informally : REP
48
Pillowcases : SHAMS
52
High-end Swiss watch : RADO
53
Candidate of 1992 and 1996 : PEROT
55
Toolbar image : ICON
56
39-Across filler : HELIUM
58
Fishy deli order : TUNAHERO
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Where service is lacking : DEADSPOT
63
Within walking distance, say : NOTFAR
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Approved : OKD
65
Church offering : TITHE
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It's found under an arch : INSOLE
67
Wide receiver Welker : WES
68
Yellow stick : OLEO
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Became bitter : SOURED
Down
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Prepares to streak : STRIPS
2
Former liberal, informally : NEOCON
3
Present, groupwise : ALLHERE
4
Like some skirts and lampshades : PLEATED
5
Tugboat's greeting : TOOT
6
Word go : ONSET
7
"Burlesque" co-star, 2010 : CHER
8
Toddler's wear : ONESIE
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This puzzle's special squares, e.g. : OCTET
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Van Gogh's "Portrait of ___ Tanguy" : PERE
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Seeker of the elixir of life : ALCHEMIST
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Monsieur Marceau spoke the only one in all of Mel Brooks's "Silent Movie" : MOT
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G.I. suppliers : PXS
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Big name in games : ATARI
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Fire safety measure : DRILL
25
Drawing room? : ATELIER
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Take a dip : BATHE
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Ingrid's "Casablanca" role : ILSA
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Souvenir of a Russian trip : RUBLE
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Mutes, with "down" : TONES
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Homeboy : PAL
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Babe : HON
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Simba's warning : ROAR
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Dyeing wish? : HENNA
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Frequent trip takers : ACIDHEADS
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Cannabis-using : ONPOT
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"Feed ___, starve ..." : ACOLD
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Spa offering : SHIATSU
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Out-of-studio broadcast : REMOTE
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Want in the worst way : ACHEFOR
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Team leader's concern : MORALE
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Was obviously asleep : SNORED
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Homework assignee : PUPIL
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Home of Carthage Palace : TUNIS
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Words in an analogy : ISTO
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"Tsk, tsk" elicitor : NONO
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Financial average : DOW
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Just get (by) : EKE
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One of TV's Huxtables : THEO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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