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New York Times, Friday, October 6, 2017

Five-time Best Director nominee who said "All of the best things in my films are mistakes"

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KX} This is puzzle # 226 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times10/6/17 ( No. 24,804 )

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Across
1
Allergy-triggering fluff : CATHAIR
8
Orchestra section that plays mostly harmony : VIOLAS
14
In no particular order : ATRANDOM
16
Collar : ARREST
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Appear : SEEMTOBE
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Good behavior's reward, maybe : PAROLE
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"Tony n' ___ Wedding" (Off Broadway hit) : TINAS
20
And what follows, in legal memos : ETSEQ
22
Ornate dresser : FOP
23
Wraps up : ENDS
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2015 film for which Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Best Supporting Actor : CREED
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Clothing store section : MENS
26
Pretense : PUTON
27
Dance seen in "Evita" : TANGO
28
Congresswoman who delivered the opening statement at Nixon's impeachment hearings : BARBARAJORDAN
31
History, philosophy and so on : SOCIALSTUDIES
32
Recipient of blank checks : ACCOUNTHOLDER
33
Decorative bedding : SHAMS
34
Amsterdam of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" : MOREY
35
Queen of Heaven in the "Iliad" : HERA
36
Coolidge's vice president : DAWES
37
Industry magnate : CZAR
41
Abbr. on a tube : ADA
42
Group conducting a Q. and A., maybe : PANEL
43
City on the Oregon Trail : BOISE
44
Some chops : MUTTON
46
Delicious item : REDAPPLE
48
Enfant terrible of children's literature : ELOISE
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Part of a Yahtzee set : SCOREPAD
50
Bob Evans competitor : DENNYS
51
Stretchable cords : TENDONS
Down
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Hive division : CASTE
2
Opted to cook : ATEIN
3
Be much tweeted about : TREND
4
Fatah rival : HAMAS
5
Colony dwellers : ANTS
6
Witness's words : IDO
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Five-time Best Director nominee who said "All of the best things in my films are mistakes" : ROBERTALTMAN
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Smoked, modern-style : VAPED
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Where the Tigris and Euphrates meet : IRAQ
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"Catch-22" pilot who repeatedly crashes : ORR
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Guitar inventor in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : LEOFENDER
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Since : ASLONGAS
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Blended family member : STEPSON
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Spectacular rock events? : METEORSHOWERS
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One with a reserved seat : SENATORELECT
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Like the mojito cocktail : CUBAN
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___ Callender's (supermarket brand) : MARIE
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Green Toyota : PRIUS
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Après-ski drink : TODDY
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Home to the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club : BOCARATON
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Historic pueblo near Albuquerque : ACOMA
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Samuel L. Jackson's "Pulp Fiction" role : JULES
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Make time for : SCHEDULE
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Red-faced : ASHAMED
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Tycho Brahe and Niels Bohr, for two : DANES
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Didn't break down : COPED
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Lighter brand : ZIPPO
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Literary lion : ASLAN
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Fen flora : REEDS
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What a bridesmaid might carry : POSY
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Old-fashioned dance venue : BARN
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Corrosion-resistant coating : TIN
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Forest female : DOE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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