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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 2021

Best Picture winner between "Forrest Gump" and "The English Patient"

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 36 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Wentz notes:
This is one of my more name-heavy puzzles, and I'm curious as to how it will be received. They cut a pretty wide swathe across the ... read more
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QUINCY JONES has tallied 80 Grammy nominations? Whoa! As a former jazz musician, I've always been impressed by the fact that he ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times3/12/21 ( No. 26,057 )
Across
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Toward the tiller : AFT
4
It might be laid down if broken : THELAW
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It carries an added tax in Philadelphia and San Francisco : SODA
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End of the White House's domain : GOV
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1996 book on grammar whose title "corrects" a melodramatic cry : WOEISI
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Classic Camaro : IROC
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Frozen food brand famously lampooned by comedian Jim Gaffigan : HOTPOCKETS
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To avoid the risk that : LEST
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In a new way : AFRESH
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One who takes it all back? : REPOMAN
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Dove in a bathtub, say : SOAP
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Complaint after a tough workout : IMSORE
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Brief confirmation : IDO
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Tops and blocks, e.g. : TOYS
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Cartoon bartender : MOE
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"I've been thinkin' ..." : YKNOW
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First person to garner 80 Grammy nominations : QUINCYJONES
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Switch to the other side : TURNTRAITOR
37
Motorcyclist's wear : CRASHHELMET
38
___ Aramco, world's most profitable company : SAUDI
39
Self-help guru Ferriss : TIM
40
Illegal accessing, of a sort : HACK
44
"___ noticed!" : IVE
45
Hip-hop's Hussle or comedy's Russell : NIPSEY
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One with a solo in Brahms's Symphony No. 1 : OBOE
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Prix fixe : SETMENU
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Get smart? : DOLLUP
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Letters preceding a controversial take : IMHO
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Best Picture winner between "Forrest Gump" and "The English Patient" : BRAVEHEART
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Parker who served as the first president of Facebook : SEAN
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Shining : AGLEAM
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Far from a popular spot : ZIT
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Division word : INTO
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Lowers oneself : DEIGNS
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Brand of hairstyling gel : ECO
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Shocked : AGHAST
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"Little bunny" of a nursery rhyme : FOOFOO
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Light, foldable table : TVTRAY
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Low pair : TWOS
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Nom de guerre roughly translating to "bringer of light" : HOCHIMINH
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Sound from a chicken? : EEK
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Be flat : LIE
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2017 A.L. M.V.P. Jose Altuve, for one : ASTRO
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Knowing better : WISER
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Isolate so as to hinder cooperation and communication in business : SILO
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One getting the lead out, say : OREMINER
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Back-to-back: Fr. : DOSADOS
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End of a sales pitch : ACTNOW
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Court entertainers : PEPSQUAD
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Drug sometimes used for a vision quest : PEYOTE
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Slash preceder : MONTH
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Hard things to carry alone : SECRETS
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Opening on a trunk : KNOTHOLE
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Bearish : URSINE
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Meryl Streep or Lupita Nyong'o, collegiately : YALIE
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Singer who lent his name to a brand of breakfast sausages : JIMMYDEAN
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"Word!" : TRUETHAT
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Primitive sorts : CAVEMEN
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Emphatic agreement in Latin America : SISISI
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Lit : ABLAZE
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Onetime host for ABC News, NBC News and CBS News : COURIC
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Carefully followed : KEPTTO
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Not on good terms : INBAD
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Completely remove : PURGE
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Common campus health diagnosis : MONO
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Resistance figures : OHMS
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___ Krieger, U.S. women's soccer star : ALI
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Chill out : VEG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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