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HOLLYWOOD FROM RIGHT TO LEFT

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 2011

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels & Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 30 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:

ANDREA: The impetus was PILATESOFTHECARIBBEAN a perfect 21 across... Once we came up with TAXIDRIVEL it was ON. Some discussion since we were turning Rs into Ls what to do about extra R's in the theme answers (The R in CaRibbean, or the first R in DRiver) but decided the answers were too much fun to give up. Again we generated a huge list, had tons of fun coming up with film titles, since both Patrick and I are movie fans but of different eras and genres. That is the best part of our balancing each other in terms of sex and age and different interests, but unifying ones in being into pop culture more than sports, say.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1030 ( 22,636 )
Across
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"Right back at cha!" : SAMEHERE
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Unclear : OPAQUE
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Sandcastle engineering equipment : PAILS
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Took one step too many, maybe : TRAVELED
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She was beheaded by Perseus : MEDUSA
22
"Dallas" Miss : ELLIE
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One of St. Peter's heavenly duties? : ANGELMANAGEMENT
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"The Untouchables" villain : NITTI
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"How's it ___?" : GOIN
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Ship part : SPAR
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Roast slightly : RIB
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Mujeres con esposos : SENORAS
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Place for un béret : TETE
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Conquer : MASTER
36
Kitty, in Segovia : GATO
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Singer Cassidy : SHAUN
40
One side of a quad, maybe : DORM
42
"Snakes on a Plane," e.g.? : SCALYMOVIE
46
Brand of tea : SALADA
48
Term on a tide table : NEAP
50
Subject of a Magritte painting : PIPE
51
Doc workers' org.? : AMA
52
What a lazy mover prefers to carry? : THELIGHTSTUFF
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Projections on some globes: Abbr. : MTS
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Your, in Tours : TES
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Blues instrument : SAX
59
Harsh cry : CAW
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Cheap and flimsy, as metal : TINLIKE
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Big bump : JOLT
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Poet Mark : DOTY
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"___ Fan Tutte" : COSI
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Bob, for one : HAIRDO
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Workout class on a pleasure cruise? : PILATESOFTHECARIBBEAN
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William Morris workers : AGENTS
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Cousin of an ampule : VIAL
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Things rings lack : ENDS
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Egg foo ___ : YUNG
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Makeshift Frisbee : PIEDISH
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Film special effects, briefly : CGI
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Rangers' venue, for short : MSG
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Ax : CAN
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Number of X's in this puzzle's answer : TWO
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Unbelievable court infraction? : FANTASTICFOUL
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Game with 108 cards : UNO
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Mouselike animal : VOLE
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Fictional Jane : EYRE
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Biblical dancer : SALOME
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Cabby's nonstop patter? : TAXIDRIVEL
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Key with four sharps: Abbr. : EMAJ
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Curt : TERSE
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"Family Guy" wife : LOIS
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Melodic passages : ARIOSI
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Provide a gun for, maybe : ABET
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"Shakespeare in Love" star : FIENNES
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Crystal on the dinner table? : NACL
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Bloke : CHAP
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Dickens's Drood : EDWIN
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Guests at a Hatfield/McCoy marriage ceremony? : WEDDINGCLASHERS
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Appropriate : SEIZE
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Playground retort : ARETOO
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Classic Freudian diagnosis : HYSTERIA
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Stinger : TASER
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Stonewallers? : MASONS
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Looks down on : SNEERSAT
Down
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Single partygoer : STAG
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Classical Italian typeface : ARNO
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Christmas party : MAGI
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Occurring someday : EVENTUAL
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Daughter of Loki : HEL
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Horror film locale: Abbr. : ELMST
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Garnered : REAPED
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"The Simpsons" teacher Krabappel : EDNA
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Letters of surprise, in text messages : OMG
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Classmates, e.g. : PEERS
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Lets in : ADMITS
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City that was the site of three battles in the Seven Years' War : QUEBEC
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Org. with a sub division : USN
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Has a beef? : EATS
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Mark Twain and George Sand, e.g. : PENNAMES
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1960s-'70s San Francisco mayor : ALIOTO
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Opera whose second act is called "The Gypsy" : ILTROVATORE
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Singer Ford : LITA
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Cinco follower : SEIS
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Limb perch : ARMREST
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"Raiders of the Lost Ark" locale : EGYPT
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College in Beverly, Mass. : ENDICOTT
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Fine fiddle : AMATI
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Rat-a-tat : RAP
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Orly birds, once : SSTS
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"You're so funny," sarcastically : HAHA
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"Family Ties" son : ALEX
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It's west of 12-Down: Abbr. : ONT
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"You put the ___ in the coconut ..." : LIME
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Marcos of the Philippines : IMELDA
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"Morning Train" singer, 1981 : EASTON
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Ancient May birthstones : AGATES
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Thing that may break people up : PUNCHLINE
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Rtes. : HWYS
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Polar hazard : FLOE
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Money-related: Abbr. : FISC
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Automaker since 1974 : KIA
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Triangular sails : JIBS
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"Shoot!" : DANG
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1997 winner of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open : HINGIS
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Step down, in a way : ABDICATE
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Union concession : PAYCUT
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Creature whose tail makes up half its body's length : IGUANA
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World heavyweight champion who was once an Olympic boxing gold medalist : LENNOXLEWIS
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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"Et voilà!" : TADA
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Geom. figure : RECT
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___ sci : POLI
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Peeper problems : STYES
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Doing injury to : HARMING
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Othello, for one : MOOR
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Basic arithmetic : SUMS
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Lottery winner's feeling : GLEE
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Easy eats : TVDINNER
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Poorer : WORSE
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Word with level or devil : SEA
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Arrow maker : FLETCHER
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Mendes of "Hitch" : EVA
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Charge, in a way : IONIZE
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Chips away at : ERODES
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Given false facts : LIEDTO
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Co-star of Kate and Farrah, in 1970s TV : JACLYN
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Belted one : ORION
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Ho-hum : BLASE
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Celebration : FEST
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Theory : IDEA
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Did laps : SWAM
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Cries in Cologne : ACHS
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One of a pair of towel markings : HERS
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17-Down piece : ARIA
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Challenge for jrs. : PSAT
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Ballpark fig. : ERA
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Turndowns : NOS
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Jeanne d'Arc, for one: Abbr. : STE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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