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IN-FLIGHT MOVIES

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 2001

He took the words out of Bergen's mouth

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times12/9/01 ( No. 19,024 )
Across
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Overwhelm : SWAMP
6
Quickly, after "in" : AFLASH
12
Gas leak site in 1984 world news : BHOPAL
18
Realm of Cyrus the Great : PERSIA
19
Isotope of hydrogen : TRITIUM
21
Piper of "Twin Peaks" : LAURIE
22
Certain discriminator : AGEIST
23
2000 in-flight movie? : MEETTHEPARROTS
25
World septet : WONDERS
27
O'Hare posting: Abbr. : ETA
28
Tears with force : RENDS
29
2000 in-flight movie? : HERONBROCKOVICH
33
Dot follower : COM
36
Spring : SPA
38
Blackthorn : SLOE
39
"It Must Be ___" : HIM
40
Delhi stuffed pastry : SAMOSA
42
On one's guard : WARY
44
___ speak : SOTO
46
Tic-___-toe : TAC
48
It may be French : TOAST
49
Pres. Garfield's middle name : ABRAM
51
1998 in-flight movie? : THRUSHHOUR
56
One year into Claudius's reign : XLII
57
White House family of 1849 : TAYLORS
59
43-Down student : ELI
60
With a bow, to Stern : ARCO
61
Dennis the Menace types : IMPS
62
Poetic pond : MERE
63
Berlin output : SONGS
65
Some pikes : WALLEYES
67
H. Rider Haggard title : SHE
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1998 in-flight movie? : PHEASANTVILLE
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Clinton ___ Rodham : NEE
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Miscellany : CATCHALL
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Sleep ender, maybe : SIREN
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Wit Bombeck : ERMA
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Seine tributary : OISE
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St. Petersburg's river : NEVA
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It's a pleasure : FUN
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Wakens : AROUSES
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City WSW of Algiers : ORAN
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1966 in-flight movie? : GEORGYGULL
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12-Across's locale : INDIA
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___-Whirl : TILTA
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Transient's qtrs. : SRO
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Exec : SUIT
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Kind of warfare : GANG
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Sniggler's activity : EELING
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Honour given to J. K. Rowling: Abbr. : OBE
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Riffle : LEAF
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Don't waste : USE
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Prohibitionist : DRY
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1997 in-flight movie? : GOODWILLBUNTING
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Tropical fruit : GUAVA
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French pronoun : TOI
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Big East powerhouse : STJOHNS
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2000 in-flight movie? : SMALLTIMEROOKS
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Moved gracefully : LILTED
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Fibulae neighbors : TIBIAE
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Popular 7-11 drink : SLURPEE
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Consumers : EATERS
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Gloomy, in Gloucester : SOMBRE
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Peak in NE Greece : MTOSSA
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He took the words out of Bergen's mouth : SNERD
Down
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Flower that's most often white : SEGO
2
1989 in-flight movie? : WRENHARRYMETSALLY
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Parenthetical bit : ASIDE
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Nickel-nursers : MISERS
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Covers one's beat : PATROLS
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Bread source, in brief? : ATM
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Less inhibited : FREER
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Be dishonest with : LIETO
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Tack on : ATTACH
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Canine command : SIT
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Bewildered response : HUH
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Chenin ___ (French wines) : BLANCS
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Construction worker : HARDHAT
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It makes "mine" a double : OURS
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Quid-quo link : PRO
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Islet : AIT
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Berlioz's "___ Nuits" : LES
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Kit mitt : PAW
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First name in game show production : MERV
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Mile High Center architect : PEI
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Uppity types : SNOOTS
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First letter in Bathsheba : BETH
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Kin's partner : KITH
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Where Union Pacific is headquartered : OMAHA
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1980 in-flight movie? : COALMYNASDAUGHTER
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New Hampshire lake, river or town : OSSIPEE
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Fauvist painter Henri : MATISSE
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Babe Ruth's "sultanate" : SWAT
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Sunscreen label abbr. : PABA
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Nerve : MOXIE
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See 59-Across : YALE
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Cookies 1 3/4" in diameter : OREOS
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N.F.L.'s ___ Brown : CORWIN
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Be transformed : MORPH
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Forelimb parts : ULNAS
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Mean : SIGNIFY
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Sch. with a branch in Irvine : UCAL
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Furniture feature, maybe : ROLLER
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Put back on the wall : REHANG
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Discharges : SALVOS
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Olympic gymnast Kerri : STRUG
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Object of an old French cheer : LEROI
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Hightailed it : SCOOTED
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More scary : HAIRIER
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Ruler of Taurus and Libra, in astrology : VENUS
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Prefix with grade : CENTI
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Kind of bean : MUNG
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Turn indicator : ARROW
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They upset xenophobes : ALIENS
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German cardinal : EINS
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Learned : SAGE
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Mongolian expanse : GOBI
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Humdinger : LULU
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Sharp-cornered : ANGULAR
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Rats : TATTLES
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Col. Sanders feature : GOATEE
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Target of los banderilleros : ELTORO
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Pacific islander : FIJIAN
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Prefix with duct : OVI
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Blocks : DAMS
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Tops of ankhs : LOOPS
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Items in a rack : BIKES
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Nick of "The Prince of Tides" : NOLTE
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Overly smooth : GLIB
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Bully's prey, traditionally : NERD
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Old protest grp. : SDS
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Ave. crossers : STS
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Italian possessive : MIO
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1972 treaty subj. : ABM
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Street shader : ELM
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Furrow : RUT
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One of a world septet : SEA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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