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Hollywood Remakes

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 2023

Author:
Jeremy Newton
Editor:
Will Shortz
What you get upon reading aloud the answers to the seven italicized clues
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Jeremy Newton

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Newton. Sunday freshness: 63%
Will Shortz notes:
Jeremy Newton, of Austin, Tex., is an engineering manager for mobile games at SciPlay. He's been making crosswords for The Times since 2008. He says this one is a special ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jeremy mixing things up today! It took me forever to sound these out, and when I finally made the leap from THEIR RITES TOUGH to THE RIGHT STUFF, I wondered, why this movie? Okay, it was ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times2/5/23 ( No. 26,752 )
Across
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King, queen, etc. : CHESSSET
9
Overly impulsive : RASH
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Something in a cocoon : SILK
17
It may produce both a cringe and a laugh : DARKHUMOR
19
Acclaimed rock-and-roll biopic of 2022 : ELVIS
21
Emerald or aquamarine : BERYL
22
"That cult's initiation ceremony is brutal!" [1983] : THEIRRITESTOUGH
24
Creator of the games Xybots and Klax : ATARI
25
Bit of memory, for short : MEG
26
It's quite the stretch : EPOCH
27
Not stay outside, informally : HEADONIN
29
Spurred into action : GOADED
32
Bronzed New York basketball player from Bangkok [1997] : THAITANKNICK
34
Junk : TOSS
35
Prominent features of Sphynx cats : EARS
38
Treaty that was dissolved in 2020 : NAFTA
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Neighbor of a return key : BACKSLASH
42
Places : LOCI
44
___ Stavro Blofeld, enemy of 007 : ERNST
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Therein lies the rubbed : SPA
49
Why the Devil was forced to pay "The Greatest" [1969] : HELLOWEDALI
52
Parks at a pier : MOORS
54
Anise-flavored liqueur : PERNOD
56
Passes (out) : METES
57
Not play by oneself, perhaps : DOADUET
59
"Remarkable!" : WOW
60
Bucatini, ziti and rigatoni, e.g. : TUBES
62
High point of a trip to Europe? : ALP
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Total breeze : SNAP
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Do some making up : FIB
65
Cry after remembering to meet at noon [1984] : AHMIDDAYYES
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Somewhat off : ODD
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English football powerhouse, to fans : MANU
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Time out in pre-K? : NAP
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Change for the better : AMEND
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Belly, cutesily : TUM
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"You didn't fool me!" : IKNEWIT
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One way to cross a lake : CANOE
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One in the oil business? : ARTIST
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Actress Davis : GEENA
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"You there, hoarding the Quattro razor! Scram!" [2002] : SCHICKHOGGO
85
Losing line in tic-tac-toe : XOO
86
Wryly comical : DROLL
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Word with pie, pot or port : HOLE
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Subject of SETI space scans : ALIENLIFE
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Partner of Clark in American history : LEWIS
93
Stefani who sang the 1996 hit "Don't Speak" : GWEN
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Six-foot runners? : ANTS
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How one cannibal felt after devouring the other [2000] : GLADHEATEHER
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Like "threads," for clothing : SLANGY
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Latest releases, of sorts : NEWMUSIC
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Neighbor of an Emirati : OMANI
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Anxiety condition, for short : OCD
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I.T. bigwig : ADMIN
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Some optical illusions created with one's fingers [1999] : THUMBMADETRICKS
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Rival of a 'Vette : STANG
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"Socrate" composer : SATIE
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Auditing a class, maybe : SITTINGIN
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Part of H.K. : HONG
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Miffed, with "off" : TEED
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Compliment to Daisy during a game of fetch : GOODGIRL
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Summer hrs. in Dallas : CDT
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"Nice joke!" : HAH
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Previously, poetically : ERE
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Bit of apparel that covers the face : SKIMASK
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Turn into confetti : SHRED
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Big change in price or power : SURGE
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Classic record label : EMI
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Lug around : TOTE
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[Yuck!] : RETCH
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Greeting that means, literally, "love" : ALOHA
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Crime show spinoff, to fans : SVU
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Skedaddle, with "it" : HIGHTAIL
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___ Hall, home of the N.C.A.A.'s Pirates : SETON
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Many a Zoroastrian : IRANI
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Line at a karaoke bar : LYRIC
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"Hogan's Heroes" colonel : KLINK
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Ambassador, in brief : REP
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Pile of papers : SHEAF
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Cosmic comeuppance : BADKARMA
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Big drinkers : SOTS
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Pay (up) : ANTE
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Freak : GOAPE
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What you get upon reading aloud the answers to the seven italicized clues : OSCARWINNER
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"Works for me!" : DEAL
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Historic builders of rope bridges : INCAS
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Recipe qty. : TBSP
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Syst. of unspoken words : ASL
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Diamond shapes : RHOMBI
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Make an appearance : SHOW
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Many a watch display, for short : LED
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1983 #1 hit for David Bowie : LETSDANCE
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Work of appreciation : ODE
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Dozes after a dose, say : NODSOUT
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Category for which every 30-Down in this puzzle was recognized, aptly : SOUNDMIXING
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Its loss can cause baldness : TREAD
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Ganja : WEED
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Didn't go anywhere : IDLED
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Filling station brand : STP
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"Not good, amigo" : NOBUENO
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Missions, in brief : OPS
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"___ OK!" : THATS
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One who makes calls : UMP
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Writer Rand : AYN
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Like the death of 19-Across, some claim : FAKED
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Grammy-winning DiFranco : ANI
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Out of control : AMOK
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Cowboy's cry of excitement : YEEHAW
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Aerial threat during the Cold War : MIG
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Classic Disney film that opens at Flynn's arcade : TRON
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On display, as a painting : WALLHUNG
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Tapped : CHOSE
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Feel bad : AIL
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Travel through time? : AGE
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Easily persuaded sort : SOFTY
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Things pandas have 20 of : TOES
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Chew the fat : CHITCHAT
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Jubilant cheer : OLE
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Options for "bee's knees" cocktails : GINS
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Alternative to Levi's : LEES
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End of a flight, in two senses : LANDING
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Serves, with "on" : WAITS
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Nickname for mom's mom : GRAM
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Grind : GNASH
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Brought about : LEDTO
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"Well, shucks!" : AWMAN
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Contacting on Twitter, for short : DMING
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Compadre : HOMIE
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Journalist in a field : EMBED
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Ball game? : LOTTO
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Like the smell of burnt rubber : ACRID
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Rapper behind the "King's Disease" trilogy : NAS
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"Copy," to a cat : IDIG
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Great Basin people : UTE
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D.D.E.'s W.W. II battleground : ETO
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Sci-fi film staple, for short : CGI
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White wine aperitif : KIR
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Show with a "What's Up With That?" segment, for short : SNL

Answer summary:
16 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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