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New York Times, Thursday, November 20, 2008

2005 documentary subtitled "The Smartest Guys in the Room"

Author:
Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pete Muller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Muller.
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© 2008, The New York Times11/20/08 ( No. 21,562 )
Across
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Tobias ___, author of "This Boy's Life" : WOLFF
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Sound of a sax : WAIL
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Fish that can detect ultrasound : SHAD
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Kind of sax : ALTO
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Spinner for the Spinners : HIFI
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Start of a quote by economist Allan Meltzer : CAPITALISM
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Come ___ : ONTO
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First mate's superior, informally : CAPN
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Sanded, e.g. : ABRADED
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Quote, part 2 : WITHOUTFAILURE
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Eastern queen : RANI
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See 59-Across : STEARNS
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Consoling words : ITSOK
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Some monitors, for short : LCDS
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Game pieces : MEN
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Like most Olympic gymnasts : TEENAGE
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Dressy accessories : TIEPINS
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"Either plagiarism or revolution," according to Gauguin : ART
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Choice that avoids choosing : BOTH
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"___ bleu!" : SACRE
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Occasion to say goodbye : FUNERAL
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Ray who founded McDonald's : KROC
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Quote, part 3 : ISLIKERELIGION
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One who believes humans descended from extraterrestrials : RAELIAN
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20-Across's crew : TARS
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Image in the Notre Dame de Paris : ANGE
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End of the quote : WITHOUTSIN
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With 27-Across, it collapsed in 2008 : BEAR
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Tribe speaking Chiwere : OTOE
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Pact since 1993 : NAFTA
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Web addresses : URLS
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Constellation between Cygnus and Hercules : LYRA
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I.R.A. option : TNOTE
Down
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Extra in "I Was a Male War Bride" : WAC
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Volga feeder : OKA
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Edge : LIP
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Heat producer : FRICTION
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Palestinian group : FATAH
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Waldorf salad ingredient : WALNUT
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Noted ring leader : ALI
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"Honest to goodness!" : ITSAFACT
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Winning coach of the first two Super Bowls : LOMBARDI
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Bars of a sort : SHOALS
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Mahatma Gandhi, for one : HINDU
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Pursuing : AFTER
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Device also called a rectifier : DIODE
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Blood type, for short : APOS
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Pours 23-Down on : RINSES
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See 22-Down : WATER
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Map box : INSET
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___ no. : TEL
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Singer Coolidge : RITA
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Tokyo theater performance : KABUKI
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Prefix with surgery : MICRO
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2005 documentary subtitled "The Smartest Guys in the Room" : ENRON
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Fraction of an instant: Abbr. : NSEC
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Off-base? : GONEAWOL
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Forever and a day : ETERNITY
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Commonwealth member beginning in 1947 : PAKISTAN
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Charlemagne ruled it: Abbr. : HRE
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Manicurists : FILERS
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1950s tennis champion Gibson : ALTHEA
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Chinese dynasty a thousand years ago : LIAO
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Pitcher Hideki ___ : IRABU
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More there? : SANER
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Corporate department : LEGAL
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Menial worker : GRUNT
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Prominence : TOR
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West Coast airport inits. : SFO
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Cousin ___ of "The Addams Family" : ITT
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Not, to a Scot : NAE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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