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New York Times, Friday, October 3, 2014

1983 action comedy with the tagline "When these guys hit the streets, guess what hits the fan"

Author:
Tracy Bennett
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Bennett

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Bennett.
Tracy Bennett notes:
When I constructed this puzzle a year ago, I was still a novice with grid work. As soon as I found a workable grid and started ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Curiously, only 1%-2% of themeless submissions I receive at the Times come from female constructors. The genre is almost entirely ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Tracy and I recently exchanged thoughts about themelesses, so it was fun to do her themeless debut. She uses a lot of nice vocabulary, ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times10/3/14 ( No. 23,705 )
Across
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Ones who get lighter sentences? : ARSONISTS
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1983 action comedy with the tagline "When these guys hit the streets, guess what hits the fan" : DCCAB
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"Hold on one cotton-pickin' minute!" : NOTSOFAST
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Band-Aid inventor Dickson : EARLE
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Situation that's gone absurdly out of control : GOATRODEO
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Car or cellphone feature : ALARM
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Relative of Cie. : LTD
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Exchange words : ILLTRADEYOU
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Land of the poet Máirtín Ó Direáin : ERIN
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Doctors' orders : DOSES
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Order (around) : BOSS
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City on the Seine : ROUEN
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Ill-tempered : TESTY
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Victor at Gaines's Mill and Cold Harbor : LEE
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One whose word is gospel? : STMARK
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Steadiness in leadership : SUREHAND
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___ scale : MOHS
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Corn bread : PONE
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Pfizer cold and flu medicine : DIMETAPP
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Result of equal opposing forces : STASIS
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Number of African countries with español as an official language : UNO
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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Pioneer of Dadaism : ERNST
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Auto parts giant : NAPA
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Pope Francis and others : ICONS
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"There!" : TADA
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Leading lady? : ALPHAFEMALE
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Country with a red, white and blue flag: Abbr. : RUS
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Dianne of "Parenthood," 1989 : WIEST
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Musical "Mr." : BOJANGLES
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Like much slapstick : ANTIC
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Either way : ATANYRATE
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Choice words? : YESNO
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Combined Latin/Jamaican/hip-hop genre : REGGAETON
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Casting directors? : ANGLERS
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Horticultural problem caused by overwatering : ROOTROT
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Kind of rock : STADIUM
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Direction from Luxembourg to Nürnberg : OST
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"Me neither," formally : NORI
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Response to a lousy deal : IFOLD
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Pitiful group : SADLOT
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Sub-Saharan tormentors : TSETSES
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Amasses : STORESUP
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No longer working : DEAD
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Carr who wrote "The Alienist" : CALEB
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Company that makes Silly Putty : CRAYOLA
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The Hebrew Hammer of Major League Baseball : ALROSEN
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Puzzled : BEMUSED
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Minute Maid Park team : ASTROS
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Ronald who directed "The Poseidon Adventure" : NEAME
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College org. for sailors-to-be : NROTC
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Musical matchmaker : YENTE
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Muslim name that means "successor to Muhammad" : KHALIF
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Sympathy : HEART
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Thumb key : SPACEBAR
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"Chinatown" co-star : DUNAWAY
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Queued : INALINE
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Children : MOPPETS
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Talk up : PROMOTE
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Menace, in a way : SNARLAT
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Results from : ISDUETO
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Onetime Minnesota governor who ran for the G.O.P. presidential nomination nine times : STASSEN
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Continuing obsessively : ONAJAG
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Bret Harte/Mark Twain collaboration : AHSIN
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Urban Dictionary fodder : SLANG
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Record label for Cream and the Bee Gees : ATCO
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"And Winter Came ..." singer, 2008 : ENYA
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M.A. hopeful's hurdle : GRE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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