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New York Times, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
Besides Charlie Chaplin, only film director on Time's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Cee.
Gary Cee notes:
Will accepted this crossword back in April of 2012. My heart sank a bit when I saw Byron Walden's excellent RINSE CYCLE on March 26th ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Gary gives us the SPIN CYCLE to accompany Byron's recent RINSE CYCLE puzzle. A strong choice of themers, UP IN SMOKE and HMS PINAFORE ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times11/24/15 ( No. 24,122 )
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___ Games : PANAM
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Part of a plant or a wineglass : STEM
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Colony dwellers : ANTS
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Soul singer Adams : OLETA
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Cy Young Award winner Sparky : LYLE
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Thief's bagful : LOOT
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Memorable "Animal House" costumes : TOGAS
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1978 Cheech & Chong comedy : UPINSMOKE
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Helpful cry during a rescue mission : OVERHERE
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Lopsided : ASKEW
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Academy Award winner for "American Beauty" : KEVINSPACEY
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Black ___ (some military missions) : OPS
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Weapons stockpile : ARSENAL
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Morocco's capital : RABAT
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Who said "It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am" : ALI
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Besides Charlie Chaplin, only film director on Time's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century : STEVENSPIELBERG
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Repulsive : VILE
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Kellogg's Cracklin' ___ Bran : OAT
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Biblical beasts : ASSES
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3-D image in medical diagnoses : PETSCAN
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Tina who won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor : FEY
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Gilbert and Sullivan operetta set on a ship : HMSPINAFORE
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Very, in music : ASSAI
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Days of yore : OLDTIMES
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Washer action ... or a hint to four consecutive letters inside 18-, 23-, 38- and 49-Across : SPINCYCLE
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Certain Comedy Central production : ROAST
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Wan : PALE
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Word after beauty or blind : SPOT
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Markswoman Oakley : ANNIE
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White icing on a gingerbread house, possibly : SNOW
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Lad's partner : LASS
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"Common Sense" writer : PAINE
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Chaim who wrote "The Chosen" : POTOK
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"It's ___ Thing" (1981 hit by the Whispers) : ALOVE
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Israel's ___ Desert : NEGEV
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Arcade game pioneer : ATARI
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Love letter : MASHNOTE
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Eats noisily : SLURPS
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High-strung, as a personality : TYPEA
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Whitney who invented the cotton gin : ELI
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Baritones, typically : MEN
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Charitable donations : ALMS
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___ and cranny : NOOK
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Puff on a joint : TOKE
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Meat-and-vegetables dish : STEW
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Verbalizes : SAYS
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Paranormal ability, for short : ESP
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Colombian metropolis : CALI
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Ontario border lake : ERIE
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Recedes : EBBS
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Dissents : NOES
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Piece of land : ACRE
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Tarries : LAGS
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Click yes or no on an e-vite, say : RSVP
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"___ is like kissing your sister" (sports adage) : ATIE
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Heavyweight's prize : BELT
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Fifth and Park, in N.Y.C. : AVES
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Perceptive, as a pupil : APT
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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___-serif typeface : SANS
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Show some guile : LAYATRAP
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Stylish : CHIC
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Steakhouse offerings : FILETS
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Call it a day : END
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Pullover shirts : POLOS
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Grammy winner Apple : FIONA
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Native of Muscat : OMANI
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Pine exudation : RESIN
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___ Lauder : ESTEE
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Nile vipers : ASPS
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Extend across : SPAN
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Structure with a rounded top : SILO
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All over again : ANEW
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Designer's monogram : YSL
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Tax time busy bee : CPA

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

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