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New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Best Actress winner for "Blue Sky"

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
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© 2003, The New York Times12/9/03 ( No. 19,754 )
Across
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Fr. holy women : STES
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Nut's partner : BOLT
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Rite place : ALTAR
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Bath powder ingredient : TALC
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Tom Joad, for one : OKIE
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Mr. Moto portrayer : LORRE
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Boorish : RUDE
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St. Paul's architect : WREN
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Shoe blemish : SCUFF
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Flexible educational environment : OPENCLASSROOM
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You should worry if you're in it : PERIL
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Suffix with auction : EER
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Lobbying grp. : PAC
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"Smile!" show : CANDIDCAMERA
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California's Big ___ : SUR
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Teutonic turndown : NEIN
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Wreath for the head : ANADEM
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Took advantage of : USED
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Like some organs : VITAL
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Herbert sci-fi classic : DUNE
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Dracula portrayer : LUGOSI
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Burned-out ship, e.g. : HULK
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Amigo : PAL
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"Guys and Dolls" composer : FRANKLOESSER
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Car loan fig. : APR
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They, in Tours : ILS
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Simoleons : MOOLA
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Payee's convenience : DIRECTDEPOSIT
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False move : FEINT
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Mate's greeting : AHOY
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False move : FAKE
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Best Actress winner for "Blue Sky" : LANGE
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Mountain-climbing aid : ROPE
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Just manages, with "out" : EKES
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Pushed strongly : URGED
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Took to court : SUED
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Deliver a tirade : RANT
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Barbershop band? : STROP
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Hosiery shade : TAUPE
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One to respect : ELDER
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Postcard-pretty : SCENIC
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Play in the alley : BOWL
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Gumbo pod : OKRA
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Epitaph word : LIES
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Got uptight : TENSED
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Election loser : ALSORAN
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Plumb crazy : LOCO
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Falsified, as charges : TRUMPEDUP
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Kennel sound : ARF
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Officiate : REF
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Tartan-wearing group : CLAN
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Some California political moves : RECALLS
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Place to fight : ARENA
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Sahara transport : CAMEL
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Britain's Chamberlain : NEVILLE
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Early sixth-century date : DII
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___ dark (clueless) : INTHE
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"Spy vs. Spy" magazine : MAD
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___ drug (infection fighter) : SULFA
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Take forcibly : USURP
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With respect to : REGARDING
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Put on : DON
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Neighbor of Ger. : AUS
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Sidestepped : SKIRTED
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Gridder-turned-politician Jack : KEMP
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Back-to-back awards for Hanks : OSCARS
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Top contractor? : ROOFER
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Honshu port : OSAKA
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Compare : LIKEN
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Bikini event, in old headlines : ATEST
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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10 C-notes : THOU
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Inside info : DOPE
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Checked out : EYED
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Winter bug : FLU
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Musical perception : EAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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