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New York Times, Tuesday, October 8, 2013

1976 horror film whose remake was released, appropriately, on 6/6/06

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Croce.
Tim Croce notes:
The inspiration for this puzzle was simple: I wanted to take a common (timeworn, in this case) theme, the "double talk" theme, and ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I think of the Times crossword as being like a circus, in which you never know which kind of surprise will come next. This puzzle's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat Tuesday offering from Tim, playing on the cross-referencing that typically occurs in crosswords, delighting some solvers (who ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times10/8/13 ( No. 23,345 )
Across
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With 1-Across, toy train : CHOO
5
Set of values : ETHIC
10
Half of cuatro : DOS
13
___ mark (#) : HASH
14
Texas city : LAREDO
15
Messenger ___ : RNA
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Introductory drawing class : ARTI
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Old game consoles : ATARIS
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Early Tarzan Ron : ELY
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Not found : LOST
21
With 21-Across, "I'll believe it when I see it!" : PROMISES
23
With 23-Across, CBer's opening : BREAKER
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With 26-Across, #1 hit for the Mamas & the Papas : MONDAY
27
___ Doone (cookie brand) : LORNA
28
Prefix with center : EPI
31
Jobs at Apple : STEVE
32
Six-pointers, in brief : TDS
33
Med. exam involving an injection into the forearm : TBTEST
36
"Washingtons" : ONES
37
With 37-Across and 37-Across, a holiday song : LETITSNOW
39
Lead-in to girl : ATTA
42
Tots : WEEUNS
43
___ Records : RCA
46
Play lazily, as a guitar : THRUM
48
Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Thai or Taiwanese : ASIAN
51
With 51-Across, town crier's cry : HEARYE
53
With 53-Across, "Nothing's changed" : SAMEOLD
55
With 55-Across and 55-Across, real-estate catchphrase : LOCATION
58
Real nerve : GALL
59
___ Records : EMI
60
Montana's capital : HELENA
62
"The lady ___ protest too much" : DOTH
65
"Perfect" number : TEN
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Part of a train headed to a refinery : OILCAR
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Drama award since 1956 : OBIE
68
The "E" in E.S.L.: Abbr. : ENG
69
Drenches : SOAKS
70
With 70-Across, #1 hit for Billy Idol : MONY
Down
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With 1-Down and 1-Down, lively Latin dance : CHA
2
With 2-Down, "Ver-r-ry funny!" : HAR
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Stable employees : OSTLERS
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Buckeye : OHIOAN
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Sup : EAT
6
"Shut yer ___!" : TRAP
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Title for Goethe : HERR
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"Green thumb" or "purple prose" : IDIOM
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Universe : COSMOS
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German city rebuilt after W.W. II : DRESDEN
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Temporarily away : ONLEAVE
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Agrees : SAYSYES
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With 14-Down, like some talk shows : LATE
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Play in the N.H.L. : SKATE
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Being pulled : INTOW
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Diner inits. : BLT
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Curtain holder : ROD
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Made tighter, as a knot : RETIED
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With 29-Down, nursery rhyme starter : PETER
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Debatables : ISSUES
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"As an aside," in chat lingo : BTW
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Big inits. in C&W : TNN
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First lady before Michelle : LAURA
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___ bin Laden : OSAMA
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Jock : ATHLETE
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1976 horror film whose remake was released, appropriately, on 6/6/06 : THEOMEN
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Copying exactly, as a sketch : TRACING
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1970 John Wayne western : RIOLOBO
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Baseball's Ripken : CAL
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& : AND
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Collection of legends : MYTHOS
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Hardly ever : SELDOM
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Farm letters? : EIEIO
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With 54-Down, food gelling agent : AGAR
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Spanish pot : OLLA
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Bottle part : NECK
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"Illmatic" rapper : NAS
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With 63-Down, title boy in a 2011 Spielberg film : TIN
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With 64-Down and 64-Down, Fat Albert's catchphrase : HEY

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

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