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New York Times, Saturday, April 25, 2015

2000 film set in France that was nominated for five Academy Awards

Author:
James Mulhern
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James Mulhern

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Mulhern. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
James Mulhern notes:
Ah, SKRILLEX. I can't say I'm the biggest fan of his music, but his name is too fun to ignore, and he's a pretty "important" pop ... read more
Jill Denny notes:
Jeff and I often catch up over dinner by comparing notes about the daily crossword (note to self: is this why people keep refusing our ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/25/15 ( No. 23,909 )

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Leader in electronic music with multiple Grammys : SKRILLEX
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Elks and others : ORDERS
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1960s-'70s band that took its name from an Aldous Huxley title : THEDOORS
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Temporarily : FORNOW
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Golden age for voice acting : RADIOERA
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Gourmet : FOODIE
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Green-lit : OKD
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Sound of an arrow being shot : TWANG
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Henry ___ : FONDA
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Henry ___ : VIII
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Wound up : ENDED
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Computer part : PORT
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Bar : ESTOP
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One who may give you his heart? : DONOR
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Brand name with 2/3 capital letters in its logo : TAB
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Org. with many magazines : NRA
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Capture-the-flag game : STRATEGO
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Space racers : SOVIETS
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Like some unions : SAMESEX
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2000 film set in France that was nominated for five Academy Awards : CHOCOLAT
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Literary inits. : GBS
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First name in Objectivism : AYN
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___ Games : PANAM
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Leonine : lion :: lutrine : ___ : OTTER
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Secretary of energy under Clinton : PENA
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Leaves on the side? : SALAD
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They're often blitzed : SOTS
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Internet statistic : USERS
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Parcel : ALLOT
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Alma mater for Benjamin Netanyahu : MIT
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Composer György whose music was featured in Kubrick films : LIGETI
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"It's not my place to decide" : YOURCALL
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Marketing space : ADUNIT
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Never topped : UNBEATEN
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Group with the motto "Service Above Self" : ROTARY
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17-time All-Star of the 1960s-'80s : PETEROSE
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Put in effort : STROVE
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Some business casual attire : KHAKIS
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Website with "Ask Me Anything" interviews : REDDIT
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First name in infamy : IDI
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Boodle : LOOT
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High-end fashion brand : LOEWE
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Mailing a letter, perhaps : ERRAND
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Chalk talk symbols : XSANDOS
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Cockeyed : OFF
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Place for a dish : ROOF
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Wilt : DROOP
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Notable features of David Foster Wallace books : ENDNOTES
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Possible effect of doping : ROIDRAGE
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Uncomfortably tight spot, informally : SWEATBOX
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Sign on a saloon door : GENTS
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Kind of bond : IONIC
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Headgear for Eminem : DORAG
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Awaiting a sex change, say : PREOP
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Reckless tough guy : RAMBO
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Global superpower? : ATLAS
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Checks : TESTS
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Religious garment suspended from the shoulders : SCAPULAR
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Emphatic rebuttal : OHYESIDO
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Author who created the fatalistic optometrist Billy Pilgrim : VONNEGUT
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Unesco World Heritage Site on the Arabian Peninsula : SANAA
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Count : TALLYUP
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Danson's role on "Cheers" : MALONE
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Shade of red : TOMATO
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Most plentiful pieces in a certain board game : ETILES
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Bonus round freebies on "Wheel of Fortune" : RSTLNE
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"In the ___" (Nixon memoir) : ARENA
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"The beacon of the wise," per Shakespeare : DOUBT
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Get moving : STIR
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Ring bearer : TREE
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Plural suffix : ITY
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Mini, e.g. : CAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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