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New York Times, Saturday, October 12, 2013

Glenda Jackson/Ben Kingsley film scripted by Harold Pinter

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQV} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Farmer notes:
Filling a grid is an act of discovery as much as construction. Construction implies you know the end product before you begin, as if ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Lots of great entries in this grid. Besides the wonderful NASTYGRAM at 1A, I especially like CAMERA SHY, EYE EXAM, BAD END, POOL ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice puzzle from John today, with a highlight of NOBODYS HOME and its brilliant clue. Bravo as well for the misdirectional clue "John ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times10/12/13 ( No. 23,349 )
Across
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Angry missive : NASTYGRAM
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Body parts often targeted by masseurs : NAPES
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Trailing : INTHEREAR
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Hatch in the upper house : ORRIN
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Chutes behind boats : PARASAILS
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Treaty of Sycamore Shoals negotiator, 1775 : BOONE
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Taking forever : SLOW
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Antimissile plan, for short : SDI
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Part of Duchamp's parody of the "Mona Lisa" : GOATEE
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Octane booster brand : STP
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San ___, Calif. (border town opposite Tijuana) : YSIDRO
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Discount ticket letters : SRO
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In the main : USUALLY
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Stuffed bear voiced by Seth MacFarlane : TED
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Not likely to be a "cheese" lover? : CAMERASHY
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Pens for tablets : STYLI
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Learn to live with : ADAPTTO
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Like the sound holes of a cello : FSHAPED
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1986 Indy 500 champion : RAHAL
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Champion : PROPONENT
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Venetian mapmaker ___ Mauro : FRA
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Driver's license requirement : EYEEXAM
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Portugal's Palácio de ___ Bento : SAO
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What a movie villain often comes to : BADEND
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Faced : MET
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Enter as a mediator : STEPIN
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Tribe whose sun symbol is on the New Mexico flag : ZIA
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Grandson of Abraham : ESAU
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Roadster from Japan : MIATA
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Sites for shark sightings : POOLHALLS
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Gut trouble : ULCER
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Group in a star's orbit : ENTOURAGE
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Disney Hall architect : GEHRY
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Sci-fi battle site : DEATHSTAR
Down
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Beats at the buzzer, say : NIPS
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Like a control freak : ANAL
3
Houston ballplayer, in sports shorthand : STRO
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Spring events : THAWS
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Word spoken 90 times in Molly Bloom's soliloquy : YES
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Desperately tries to get : GRASPSAT
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"Criminal Minds" agent with an I.Q. of 187 : REID
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Singer of the #1 single "Try Again," 2000 : AALIYAH
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Half a couple : MRS
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Vacancy clause? : NOBODYSHOME
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Like the crowd at a campaign rally : AROAR
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Some mock-ups : PROTOTYPES
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One in a Kindergarten? : EINE
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Three-time All-Pro guard Chris : SNEE
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Owen Wilson's "Midnight in Paris" role : GIL
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Glenda Jackson/Ben Kingsley film scripted by Harold Pinter : TURTLEDIARY
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Cunning one : SLYFOX
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Wolf (down) : SCARF
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___ gun : RADAR
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Battle site of June 6, 1944 : OMAHABEACH
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Grand Slam event : USOPEN
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John Paul's successor : ELENA
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Inflicted on : DIDTO
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Green org. : EPA
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Shade that fades : TAN
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Musical with a cow that's catapulted over a castle : SPAMALOT
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Area inside the 20, in football : REDZONE
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Appetite : YEN
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More likely : APTER
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Sadness symbolized : TEARS
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Complacent : SMUG
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Plaza square, maybe : TILE
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Least bit : IOTA
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Blind strip : SLAT
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Morsel for a guppy : ALGA
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One with a password, say : USER
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Street crosser, briefly : PED
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"You wanna run that by me again?" : HUH

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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