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New York Times, Monday, May 21, 2012

2011 Oscar-nominated film about African-American maids

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Livengood.
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© 2012, The New York Times5/21/12 ( No. 22,840 )
Across
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Mix with a spoon : STIR
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Not go : STAY
9
Political science subj. : GOVT
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Biblical water-to-wine locale : CANA
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Snapshot : PHOTO
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Flightless bird of South America : RHEA
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"Incidentally ..." : OHBYTHEWAY
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Performs in a play : ACTS
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Response of sympathy : TOOBAD
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Suffix with ranch : ERO
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Cozy dining spot : NOOK
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Lone Star State : TEXAS
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Beef jerky brand : SLIMJIM
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Egg-hatching spot : NEST
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Filmmaker with style and total control : AUTEUR
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Pairs : DUOS
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___ Hoop : HULA
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1968 A.L. M.V.P. and Cy Young winner ___ McLain : DENNY
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Cigarette's end : ASH
38
"Holy cow!" : OHMYGOD
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Dedicated poem : ODE
41
Striped equine : ZEBRA
43
Suspect, in cop lingo : PERP
44
Pairs : TWOS
45
Goofs : ERRORS
47
Carve into, as a plaque : ETCH
49
Performing in a play, say : ONSTAGE
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Following the law : LEGAL
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Skating jump : LUTZ
58
Sony rival : RCA
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Southwest desert that includes Death Valley : MOHAVE
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Sound heard in an empty hallway : ECHO
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"Never mind" : OHFORGETIT
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Secluded valley : GLEN
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Like much diet food, informally : LOFAT
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1970 Kinks hit : LOLA
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Indian woman's attire : SARI
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Found's opposite : LOST
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Rear end : PRAT
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Sir Walter who wrote "Ivanhoe" : SCOTT
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Western lake near Squaw Valley : TAHOE
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E-mail folder : INBOX
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Some stylish sunglasses : RAYBANS
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Pronoun for a ship : SHE
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Locker room handout : TOWEL
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Big name in arcade games : ATARI
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Chinese-American virtuoso cellist : YOYOMA
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Rock associated with hardness : GRANITE
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"Let's be serious here ..." : OHCOMENOW
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Presidential rejection : VETO
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Chore : TASK
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Deg. for a prof : PHD
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Zap with a stun gun : TASE
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A lumberjack might leave one behind : STUMP
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"Knocked Up" director Apatow : JUDD
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Sound heard in a movie theater : SHH
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Loosen, as laces : UNDO
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Some whiskeys : RYES
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Flabbergasted state : DAZE
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Consumer : USER
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"You've gotta be joking!" : OHBROTHER
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Chemical in drain cleaners : LYE
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Have a meeting of the minds : AGREE
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Rowers : OARS
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Withdraw, with "out" : OPT
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Packaged pasta brand : RONZONI
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2011 Oscar-nominated film about African-American maids : THEHELP
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Leisurely walk : STROLL
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Drain cleaner target : CLOG
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Sound heard before "Gesundheit!" : ACHOO
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Large fishing hooks : GAFFS
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Swamp critter : GATOR
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Walled city in Spain : AVILA
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Allow to attack : LETAT
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Pants fillers : LEGS
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The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
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Muscular actor with a mohawk : MRT
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Grain in Cheerios : OAT

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

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