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New York Times, Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Time for a blockbuster movie, maybe

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 72 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times3/28/01 ( No. 18,768 )

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Expect : AWAIT
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Bindle bearer : HOBO
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"King Kong" star : WRAY
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Sudden outburst : SALVO
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Stewpot : OLLA
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Space opener? : AERO
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Time for a blockbuster movie, maybe : SWEEPSWEEK
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RR ___ : XING
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Glaswegian's negative : NAE
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Caravan maker : DODGE
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Guardian spirits : GENII
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Floral arrangement : POSY
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Favorable factors : PLUSSES
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Hoped-for trait in a spouse : MONOGAMY
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Sitter's handful : IMP
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They may be caught off base : AWOLS
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Revival cry : AMEN
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Dept. of Labor agcy. : OSHA
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Israel's Eshkol : LEVI
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___-ovo-vegetarian : LACTO
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Airport info, for short : ETAS
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They're sometimes rolled over : IRAS
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Nanjing nanny : AMAH
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Numbers for 18-Down : STATS
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Unlikely Oscar nominee : HAM
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"Don't go anywhere!" : SITTIGHT
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"10" star : BODEREK
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Swank : CHIC
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Verdi's "___ Miller" : LUISA
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Less friendly : ICIER
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Fast-food inits. : KFC
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O's is 8 : ATNO
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The Beatles had them : MOPSOFHAIR
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Short: Fr. : BREF
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Police jacket letters : SWAT
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Relative of the beguine : RUMBA
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One in bondage : SERF
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Back talk : SASS
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Dough raiser : YEAST
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Part of N.B.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Gilda's Baba : WAWA
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On the safe side? : ALEE
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"___ got it!" : IVE
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Big cheeses : TOPDOGS
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Greeting from Tex, perhaps : HOWDYMAAM
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Designer for Jackie : OLEG
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[expletive deleted] : BLEEP
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Symbol of might : OAK
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Shines as Robert Frost might? : WAXESPOETIC
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Jockey straps : REINS
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Links legend, informally : ARNIE
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Nirvana seekers : YOGIS
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Slugger Sammy : SOSA
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Bubble source : GUM
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Devours : POLISHESOFF
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Start to type? : LINO
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Niger neighbor : MALI
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One who's in the hole : OWER
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Bagel stuffer : NOVA
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Places to play b-ball : YMCAS
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They have morals : ETHICISTS
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Like some parties : STAG
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"... ___ no fury ..." : HATH
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Mgr.'s helper : ASST
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Couturier's fabric : LAME
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Go for a wok? : STIRFRY
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Huxtable son : THEO
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Tells all : BLABS
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Beyond the fringe : OUTRE
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Converted railroad car, maybe : DINER
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Plains Indian : KIOWA
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No. brains? : CPAS
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___ Sutra : KAMA
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Whopper juniors? : FIBS
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Suffix with demo- : CRAT
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Much of an ed.'s in-box : MSS
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Peach or tangerine : HUE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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