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New York Times, Saturday, November 3, 2012

Speaker of the film line "This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it"

Author:
Milo Beckman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Milo Beckman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JK} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Beckman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times11/3/12 ( No. 23,006 )

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Across
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Sarcasm indicator : AIRQUOTES
10
Rating org. : MPAA
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It may give you a final answer : CHEATSHEET
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Baseball's Eddie who was nicknamed "The Walking Man" : YOST
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Real head-turners : HOTTAMALES
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Vino place : ASTI
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Antagonistic org. in "The Simpsons Movie" : EPA
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Speaker of the film line "This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it" : HAL
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Libertine's opposite : PURITAN
23
Spanish cardinal : SEIS
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Fall sensation : NIP
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Activity studied in onomastics : NAMING
28
Currently playing : ONNOW
30
Brandy or whiskey : AQUAVITAE
32
What a monkey may see or hear : NOEVIL
34
"Groundhog Day" director : RAMIS
35
Groups of three : TRINES
37
Nuclear ___ : WINTER
40
Discharge : EGEST
42
Season finale? : SERIES
44
Electrical room device : WATTMETER
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Probed : DUGAT
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Not likely to judge : AMORAL
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First of 50: Abbr. : DEL
52
Jennifer of the BBC production "Pride and Prejudice" : EHLE
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Capitol Hill sight : ROTUNDA
55
Young hunk, say : FOX
57
Cyrillic letter between kha and che : TSE
58
Desert mount : ARAB
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Union in 1999 news : EXXONMOBIL
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Kind of tower : CELL
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Modify an order? : REORGANIZE
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Forum being : ESSE
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Is clearly #1 : DOMINATES
Down
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Dean of the Truman cabinet : ACHESON
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"That would be bad!" : IHOPENOT
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Legal tender? : RETAINER
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Chewable Mideast stimulant : QAT
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Hexagon on a map : UTAH
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13th-century empire founder : OSMAN
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Muse of comedy : THALIA
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Smoked delicacy : EEL
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Slip through the cracks : SEEP
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Elvis Costello's debut album : MYAIMISTRUE
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Tacky yellow thing : POSTIT
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Kazakhstan's capital : ASTANA
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Not much, colorwise : ATINGE
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Great swells : TSUNAMIS
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Showing severe erosion, maybe : RAVINED
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Coin featuring a hammer and sickle : SOVIETRUBLE
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What may follow "NO" : PQR
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Lead pilot's support : WINGMAN
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A.F.L.-C.I.O. affiliate : UAW
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First African-American golfer to play in the Masters : LEEELDER
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Retired boomer : SST
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Like some old gaming consoles : EIGHTBIT
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Not reduced or enlarged : REALSIZE
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"Better Off ___" (former ABC sitcom) : TED
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Politico Michael and others : STEELES
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Decorated pilot : WARACE
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Ovid opus : AMORES
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Wrecks : TOTALS
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1990s party name : REFORM
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Sound of silence? : LONGI
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Reduced drastically : AXED
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Cyclops, e.g., in comic books : XMAN
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Unhelpful noughts-and-crosses line : XOO
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___ mission : ONA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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