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New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1996

Maugham novel made into a 1946 movie, with "The"

Author:
M. E. Skolsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Elliot Skolsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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E
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A
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T
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A
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H
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R
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N
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E
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R
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C
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W
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F
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B
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H
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W
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D
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G
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© 1996, The New York Times12/4/96 ( No. 17,193 )
Across
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Receded : EBBED
6
Namesakes of 57-Down : IKES
10
"Begone!" : SCAT
14
Suspect's need : ALIBI
15
Converted apartment : LOFT
16
Time piece : HOUR
17
Maugham novel made into a 1946 movie, with "The" : RAZORSEDGE
19
Bout of debauchery : ORGY
20
Not now : THEN
21
Driver's club, for short : AAA
22
Unwanted look : LEER
24
57-Down's predecessor : HST
25
Popular cable channel : NICKELODEON
29
Before, informally : TIL
30
Bled : RAN
31
Dernier ___ : CRI
32
Worse than bad : AWFUL
35
Habit : WONT
37
The Man : STAN
38
Rossini opera, with "The" : BARBEROFSEVILLE
41
Sailing : ASEA
42
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
43
Bottomless pit : ABYSS
44
Monique, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
45
Horse's tidbit : OAT
46
Towel stitching : HIS
47
"The Amityville Horror" actress : HELENSHAVER
51
Cap with a pompom : TAM
54
Ancient greetings : AVES
55
O.S.S. successor : CIA
56
Prix ___ : FIXE
57
Ian Fleming title : DRNO
59
Facing danger : INHOTWATER
62
Wallop : DECK
63
Highlander : GAEL
64
"___ ears" : IMALL
65
Modern pentathlon event : EPEE
66
1987 Costner role : NESS
67
What a will, e.g., may indicate? : TENSE
Down
1
Home base, in sci-fi : EARTH
2
Ennui, with "the" : BLAHS
3
"The Pearl Fishers" composer : BIZET
4
Poet's black : EBON
5
Heading: Abbr. : DIR
6
Of an intestine : ILEAC
7
Film maker : KODAK
8
Alphabetic run : EFG
9
Star-shaped : STELLATE
10
Did a blacksmith's job : SHOED
11
"If I remember ___..." : CORRECTLY
12
Summer time: Abbr. : AUG
13
Have a go at : TRY
18
Spinnaker, e.g. : SAIL
23
Long time : EON
25
Shade of green : NILE
26
Artist Max : ERNST
27
Doctoral dread : ORALS
28
WXY phone buttons : NINES
29
March instrument : TUBA
32
Embarrass : ABASH
33
Futile effort : WASTE
34
Like many writers : FREELANCE
35
Mary of the comics : WORTH
36
Birds-feather connector : OFA
37
Fam. members : SIBS
39
Transfer : REASSIGN
40
Heraldic fur : VAIR
45
"A Chorus Line" finale : ONE
46
Radiator output : HEAT
48
Elicit : EVOKE
49
Pains' partner : ACHES
50
Some strings : VIOLS
51
Giant : TITAN
52
Skaters' jumps : AXELS
53
Actress Oberon : MERLE
56
Notability : FAME
57
34th Pres. : DDE
58
Agent, for short : REP
60
Highlander's negative : NAE
61
Seinfeld, e.g. : WIT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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