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New York Times, Sunday, March 31, 2013

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The special squares added to the feature films have been dyed blue so you can see what they spell.

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0331 ( 23,154 )
Across
1
One-on-ones : DUELS
6
Justice Dept. branch : ATF
9
Gyllenhaal of "Brokeback Mountain" : JAKE
13
1983 film debut of Bill Maher : DCCAB
18
Documentarian Morris : ERROL
19
It's found in la mer : SEL
20
Cerberus guards its gates, in myth : HADES
21
Wipe out : ERASE
22
Lower : ABASE
23
Movie about ... an intense blinking contest? : STAREWARS
25
It comes from the heart : AORTA
26
Steaming beverage : LATTE
27
Atoms in some light bulbs : ARGONS
28
... a housecleaner? : NEATWORK
30
... a sled racer? : SNOWVOYAGER
32
Children's author Silverstein : SHEL
33
"Yikes!" : EEK
34
"You betcha" : YUP
37
Year "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" came out : MCM
38
China's Chiang ___-shek : KAI
41
Part of a pound : CAGE
44
... a bee during a downpour? : STINGININTHERAIN
51
Up : AWAKE
53
Part of E.M.S.: Abbr. : EMER
54
Wall St. Journal listings : IPOS
55
Handles : TENDS
56
... actor Jason's fan club? : BATEMANFOREVER
59
Least volatile, perhaps : SAFEST
60
Some patches : IRONONS
61
Expert despite little training : NATURAL
63
Brainy person, and proud of it : NERD
64
One might have a ball : DEB
66
Public health agcy. : CDC
67
Senate vote : NAY
68
Verdant : LUSH
72
Device Professor X wears over his head in "X-Men" : CEREBRO
74
Pop singer Bedingfield : NATASHA
76
Low-maintenance potted plant : CACTUS
80
... Jerry Garcia's band's portraits? : DRAWNOFTHEDEAD
84
___ water : INHOT
85
Air : MIEN
86
It's west of the International Date Line : ASIA
87
High clouds : CIRRI
88
... a parent's edicts? : TEENCOMMANDMENTS
92
___ Zone : ESPN
93
"Gag me!" : EWW
94
Certain extraction : ORE
95
One-named R&B singer : MYA
96
Pitches : ADS
98
Stripped : BARE
100
... a king's brilliance? : REGALGENIUS
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... a harvester? : GRAINMAN
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Get hot : ENRAGE
113
Kind of bean : PINTO
114
Who wrote "Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins" : LOCKE
115
Hidden DVD feature ... which can be found, literally, in the answers to the italicized clues : EASTEREGG
117
City south of Brigham City : OGDEN
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Peptic ___ : ULCER
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Nonstop : ONEND
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Lucy of "Kill Bill" : LIU
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Object : THING
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Wherewithal : MEANS
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Part of N.B. : NOTA
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Back-to-school mo. : SEP
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Laurel and Lee : STANS
Down
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Starts of some games : DEALS
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___ Outfitters, clothing retailer : URBAN
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Mythological figure often depicted holding a kithara : ERATO
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1945 Best Picture winner, with "The" : LOSTWEEKEND
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Album holder : SLEEVE
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Evaluate : ASSAY
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Prefix with fluoride : TETRA
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Recurring Stephen King antagonist Randall ___ : FLAGG
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Vise parts : JAWS
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___ Lovelace, computer pioneer : ADA
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"The Way You Look Tonight" composer : KERN
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De bene ___ (legal phrase) : ESSE
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Music genre of Possessed and Deicide : DEATHMETAL
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Hollywood's Russell : CROWE
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Two-time Emmy-winning actress for "Taxi" : CAROLKANE
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Observatory subj. : ASTR
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Bill : BEAK
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English king who was a son of William the Conqueror : HENRYI
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Smelt ___ : ROE
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Noted American writer in Yiddish : ASCH
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Signs off on : OKS
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Computer used to predict the 1952 presidential election : UNIVAC
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Chemical dropper : PIPET
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The 57-Down, e.g. : MTS
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Supports : AIDS
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M.I.T. part: Abbr. : INST
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Airplane area : CABIN
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Sentient : AWARE
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Big snapper? : GATOR
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More wound up : TENSER
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World banking org. : IMF
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Prefix with noir : NEO
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[I'm not happy about this ...] : GRR
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Like some stockings and baseball games : NORUN
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Gridiron figure : REF
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Music related to punk rock : EMO
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Aconcagua setting : ANDES
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Fund : ENDOW
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Just what the doctor ordered? : SAYAH
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Vituperate : RANTAT
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Darken : BEDIM
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Nook : CRANNY
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Weekly bar promotion, maybe : LADIESNIGHT
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___ manual : USERS
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Exactly : SHARP
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Allowed to enter : HADIN
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Wasn't exacting : CUTCORNERS
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Pond fish : BREAM
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Sam Spade, e.g., for short : TEC
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Île de la ___ : CITE
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Once again : ANEW
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Solo companion : CHEWBACCA
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Slew : TON
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Subject of the Pentagon Papers, informally : NAM
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Sugar suffix : OSE
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Word at the end of many French films : FIN
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Fr. title : MME
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City SSE of 117-Across : OREM
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Son-of-a-gun : DARNED
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Yield to weariness : SAG
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Stations : DEPOTS
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Poet Conrad : AIKEN
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Mess up : ERR
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Ones who wrote in the Ogham alphabet : GAELS
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New Mexico State athlete : AGGIE
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Helping hand, paradoxically : LEGUP
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World powerhouse in cricket : INDIA
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Knoxville sch. : UTENN
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Fake-book material : SONGS
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Down : GLUM
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Part of a play : ROLE
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Many ages : AEON
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iPod ___ : NANO
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Home of Typhon, in myth : ETNA
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___ for life : SET

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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