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New York Times, Thursday, April 7, 2016

With 48-Across, memorable Al Pacino movie line ... or a hint for this puzzle's theme

Author:
John Lieb
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Lieb.
John Lieb notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times4/7/16 ( No. 24,257 )
Across
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Onetime debater with Joe Biden : SARAHPALIN
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Response to a verbal slam : OHSNAP
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Diner breakfast specification : OVEREASY
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Golden galloper : PALOMINO
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Tests of crews' control? : REGATTAS
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Some tennis strokes : SLICES
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You might leave them in stitches, for short : ERS
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[snort] : IBET
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Actress Graff : ILENE
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Wings: Lat. : ALAE
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Odor-Eaters, e.g. : INSERTS
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With 48-Across, memorable Al Pacino movie line ... or a hint for this puzzle's theme : SAYHELLOTOMY
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Refrain from farming? : EIEIO
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Role in "Doubt" or "Dead Man Walking" : NUN
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Drench : SOP
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Becomes wearisome : PALLS
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Tracks with malware, say : SPIESON
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Ambitious climbers' mecca : NEPAL
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"The Racer's Edge" product : STP
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Ivanovic of women's tennis : ANA
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One making introductions : EMCEE
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See 27-Across : LITTLEFRIEND
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1909 Matisse masterpiece : LADANSE
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Captain's logs? : RAFT
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Follows : OBEYS
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Secular : LAIC
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Alma mater of 30-Down, for short : LSU
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Kanye West's "Yeezus," for one : RAPALBUM
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Oktoberfest venue : BEERTENT
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Author ___ Leonard : ELMORE
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Coal-mining center : APPALACHIA
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Knocked out, as an audience : SLAYED
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2014 Record of the Year winner for "Stay With Me" : SAMSMITH
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Peeved : SORE
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Not equivocate about : AVER
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Rules, briefly : REGS
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The Altar constellation : ARA
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Boiling, with "up" : HET
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Spacious and splendid : PALATIAL
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"The Adventures of ___" (Ogden Nash poem) : ISABEL
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Big Board inits. : NYSE
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Some Australian exports : OPALS
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Big-picture approach to patient care : HOLISM
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Many emojis : SMILEYS
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In better condition : NICER
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Concerning : ANENT
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Things made in a photo booth : POSES
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Roman emperor who completed the Colosseum : TITUS
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Sushi bar offering : AHI
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They may be conceived around Halloween : LEOS
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Texting while driving, e.g. : NONO
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Calyx part : SEPAL
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Suffers : AILS
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Not long ago at all: Abbr. : YEST
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2000 N.B.A. M.V.P. with the Lakers : ONEAL
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"Back in my day ..." : ONCE
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Hammer extremity : PEEN
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Brady bunch, in headlines : PATS
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Bond yield? : INTEL
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Big name in foam-based weaponry : NERF
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Evidenced fear, in a way : PALED
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Dallying sort : PLAYBOY
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Sch. along the Charles : MIT
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Arrange coverage for : INSURE
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Quaker State city subject to lake-effect snow, for short : ERIEPA
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Gesture indicating "How stupid of me!" : FACEPALM
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Like the graphics on an Atari 2600, in brief : LORES
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Level near the bottom of the minors, informally : ABALL
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"Scarface" director : DEPALMA
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"___ le roi!" (French Revolution cry) : ABAS
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With 61-Down, city named for a Book of Mormon prophet : LEHI
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Bad mood : SNIT
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See 59-Down : UTAH
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Subject of a scrip : MED
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Dorm V.I.P.s : RAS
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Film buff's channel : TCM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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