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New York Times, Saturday, October 28, 2017

1965 movie for which Lee Marvin won an Oscar for playing two different characters

Author:
Roland Huget
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 29 Missing: {HJQZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Average word length: 6.53 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Huget. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Roland Huget notes:
This puzzle was constructed in October 2016 and accepted for publication in February of this year. It is one of a series of open grids ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Whoa! Incredible visual first impression, those gigantic 9x5 chunks of white space in each corner. It's so tough to break into these ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/28/17 ( No. 24,826 )

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Across
1
U.S. Census Bureau designation : URBANAREA
10
Wrist bones : CARPI
15
The Vikings, e.g. : SEAFARERS
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Crosswise, on a ship : ABEAM
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No-nos for cleaning glass stovetops : ABRASIVES
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"The Sound of Music" name : TRAPP
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Refuse assistance : GOITALONE
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Jack of the trump suit, in euchre : BOWER
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New York's state motto : EXCELSIOR
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Type of type : AGATE
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100 pounds: Abbr. : CWT
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Subject of a Minnesota state nickname : LAKES
25
Catch unaware : STARTLE
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Devices for clearing winter sidewalks : SALTERS
33
Thin and dry : PAPERY
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Unification Church member : MOONIE
35
Puts on : APPLIES
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Ran : COURSED
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Subleased : RELET
39
Actor Tognazzi of "La Cage aux Folles" : UGO
41
One taking un examen : ELEVE
42
Many doorknobs, faucets, candleholders, etc. : BRASSWARE
49
A.F.C. South player : TITAN
50
Dessert go-withs : PORTWINES
51
Ridiculous : INANE
52
Get older and slower : LOSEASTEP
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Some old Ford cars, briefly : MERCS
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Prepared food designation : OVENREADY
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1950s politico Kefauver : ESTES
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Garment that lacks a waistline : TENTDRESS
Down
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Phone bill figure : USAGE
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Prepare for a purchase return, perhaps : REBOX
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Containing element #56 : BARIC
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___ worse than death : AFATE
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"M," e.g. : NASAL
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Edible parts of lychee nuts and pomegranates : ARILS
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Echo : REVOICE
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To this point, poetically : ERENOW
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Puts forward : ASSERTS
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1965 movie for which Lee Marvin won an Oscar for playing two different characters : CATBALLOU
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Official with the power to annul laws : ABROGATOR
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Stirs, as old feelings : REAWAKENS
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Container for writing materials, such as fancy stationery : PAPETERIE
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Sitting back and thinking "Wow!" : IMPRESSED
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When to do crosswords, say : SPARETIME
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Markings on a theater stage : TAPELINES
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Small pastry with sliced fruit often arranged in concentric circles : APPLETART
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Necessity for admitting evidence at a trial : RELEVANCE
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Stale quality : TRITENESS
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NaOH : LYE
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"Just ___" ("Be right with you") : AMO
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It's not the main story : SUBPLOT
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Make rough : COARSEN
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Enjoy the music, say : GROOVE
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It can get the blood flowing : STENT
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Stretch of turf : SWARD
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Better informed : WISER
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Architectural features of Greco-Roman temples : ANTAE
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Some winds : REEDS
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Awards for Best Play and others : ESPYS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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