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New York Times, Saturday, December 6, 2014

2001 French film that was nominated for five Academy Awards

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Knapp. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Jeff Chen notes:
This puzzle exemplifies the reason I love giving out my Puzzle of the Week. I enjoy crosswords and puzzles in general, but I do so ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times12/6/14 ( No. 23,769 )
Across
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Site of a 1789 rebellion : HMSBOUNTY
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Nickname for a lanky guy : SLIM
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Classic brewing ingredient : EYEOFNEWT
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It can wrap things up : TWINE
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Nursery bagful : PLANTFOOD
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Gap competitor : HANDM
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Chided, with "off" : TOLD
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"No Exit" has one : ACT
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Cloth with tears in it? : HANKIE
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Enterprise adversary : AVIS
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Dimwitted title character of a 2001 comedy : ZOOLANDER
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Burrow, say : DEN
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Deodorant brand : MENNEN
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Middle marker? : IDES
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Boon : GODSEND
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Four-time Pro Bowler Michael : VICK
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It might give you a buzz : ALARM
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Score in Italy : VENTI
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Meh : SOSO
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Gives one's approval : BLESSES
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Law enforcers, slangily : POPO
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Puma, for one : BIGCAT
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Dig : JAB
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Bygone Asian dynast : KIMJONGIL
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"The Bicycle Thief" setting : ROME
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Giant article of clothing? : JERSEY
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Like soon-to-be-frescoed plaster : WET
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Contend : AVER
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Number one number two : ADAMS
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Songlike : CANTABILE
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Ends of some board meetings? : MATES
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Some end-of-the-year dramas, informally : OSCARBAIT
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Bygone bomber whose name is a call in bingo : BTEN
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First Fox show to finish in Nielsen's top 20 for a season : THEXFILES
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The "Harry Potter" books, e.g. : HEPTAD
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"Darling" : MYLOVE
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Give no escape : SEALIN
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Investment category : BONDS
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"Jesters do ___ prove prophets": "King Lear" : OFT
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Serene : UNFAZED
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Some righties, for short? : NEOCONS
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Like most semaphore flags : TWOTONE
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Abbr. among stock listings : YTD
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Elegant pool maneuvers : SWANDIVES
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Job-hunter's aid : LINKEDIN
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Glancing : INDIRECT
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Twitter trending topic, maybe : MEME
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Other ___ : THAN
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Assistance : HAND
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Author Deighton : LEN
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What everyone has at birth : MOM
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One of a sporting pair : SKI
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Union attendants : GROOMSMEN
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Death on the Nile creator? : ASP
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Considered : LOOKEDAT
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What Eliza didn't do for 'enry 'iggins? : ASPIRATE
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One calling the shots? : VET
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Certain street dancer, in slang : BBOY
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Director Justin of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise : LIN
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Mixture brushed onto pastry dough before baking : EGGWASH
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"The poetry of reality," per Richard Dawkins : SCIENCE
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Gandhi marched to the sea to protest one : SALTTAX
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Full of high spirits : JOVIAL
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2001 French film that was nominated for five Academy Awards : AMELIE
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Green ___ : BERETS
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The new girl on TV's "New Girl" : JESS
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Wedding party, sometimes : RABBI
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Hinge holder : JAMB
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Something that may be rolled out for company : COT
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Newfoundland cry : ARF

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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