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New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1977 film described by Leonard Maltin as "For undiscriminating action fans whose idea of entertainment is watching Bo [Derek] getting her leg bitten off"

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Peredo.
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© 2015, The New York Times12/23/15 ( No. 24,151 )
Across
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Singer Williams of the Temptations : OTIS
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"Toy Story" dog that shares its name with a missile : SCUD
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Outer: Prefix : ECTO
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Samuel Beckett's "En attendant ___" : GODOT
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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+ : PLUS
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Spacious : ROOMY
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1977 film described by Leonard Maltin as "For undiscriminating action fans whose idea of entertainment is watching Bo [Derek] getting her leg bitten off" : ORCA
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Owneth : HATH
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___ Queen : ELLERY
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French upper crust : NOBLESSE
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Set of sheets? : REAM
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West Coast capital : OLYMPIA
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"Goldfinger" temptress : PUSSYGALORE
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"I ___ to differ" : BEG
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Bon ___ : AMI
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"The woman," to Sherlock Holmes : IRENE
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Novella whose final words are found in the shaded squares : ACHRISTMASCAROL
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Indian state known for its tea : ASSAM
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Sup : EAT
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Tick off : IRK
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"Nonsense!" : THEVERYIDEA
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Big, big, big : MASSIVE
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National hero of Brazil : PELE
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Complexion : SKINTONE
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All hands on deck? : SEAMEN
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Title river in a Christie mystery : NILE
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Toy behind several international theme parks : LEGO
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Nine-fingered hobbit : FRODO
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They're measured in cups : BRAS
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Suzanne with the 1987 hit "Luka" : VEGA
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Speaker of the words in the shaded squares, expressed literally : TINYTIM
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Throw, as a shadow : CAST
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Sexual love : EROS
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Lessen, with "off" : EASE
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Man-eater : OGRE
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Jack, hammer or jackhammer : TOOL
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Revered one : IDOL
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Suzanne of "Three's Company" : SOMERS
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___-pitch softball : SLO
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Ears you may bite on : CORN
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Like wearing socks with sandals, say : UNCOOL
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Dios's enemy : DIABLO
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Things meant to be used and then thrown away : EPHEMERA
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Necklace feature : CLASP
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People of Rwanda : TUTSI
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"Ulysses" actor Milo : OSHEA
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They roll around in London : TYRES
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"Get Yer ___ Out!" (Rolling Stones album) : YAYAS
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"I can't get no satisfaction," e.g. : LYRIC
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Corp. leadership : MGMT
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They're between delts and abs : PECS
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Not music to a chef's ears : UGHS
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Musical Mann : AIMEE
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Ovine cry : BAA
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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Writer/director Ephron : NORA
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Yellowstone herd : ELK
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Total mess : RATSNEST
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Call preceding "Medic!" : IMHIT
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Org. promoting Social Security solvency : AARP
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Eye sores : STYES
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Change over time : EVOLVE
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Facade : VENEER
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"___ My Heart in San Francisco" : ILEFT
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Sweetie pie : DEARIE
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"All In With Chris Hayes" network : MSNBC
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Uncle on "Duck Dynasty" : SILAS
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Freezer section brand : EGGO
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Poet ___ Van Duyn : MONA
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Freezer section brand : EDYS
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"Sorry, gotta run!" : NOTIME
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Western Hemisphere grp. : OAS

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