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GROOMING FOR HOLLYWOOD

New York Times, Sunday, May 23, 2004

Author:
Deb Amlen and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Amlen. This is puzzle # 121 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 19,920 )
Across
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"The Lucy-___ Comedy Hour" : DESI
5
Preppy sportswear label : IZOD
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Set in concrete, so to speak : FINAL
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Lhasa ___ (dogs) : APSOS
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Airline info, for short : ETAS
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French film director Clément : RENE
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Oldsmobile sedan : ALERO
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Surgeon's insert : STENT
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1997 action film about a spa duo? : BATHMANANDROBIN
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Devonshire dad : PATER
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Saturn's largest satellite : TITAN
28
Journalist Lindstrom : PIA
29
Statistical measure : RANGE
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Filly, but not a billy : SHE
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Candidate's goal : SEAT
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Latin hip-shakers : MAMBOS
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Former queen of Jordan : NOOR
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Neck feathers? : BOA
38
1981 thriller about bygone blade holders? : RAZORSOFTHELOSTARK
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Return addressee : IRS
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Dash alternative : DOT
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Safety org. : FAA
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Hatch : DEVISE
48
Yoplait competitor : DANNON
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Grasped : SAW
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Butler of fiction : RHETT
56
Spill producer : SLED
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1985 teen movie about morning washup? : THEBREAKFASTSCRUB
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Turf : AREA
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Biblical gift : MYRRH
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Thug : GORILLA
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Journal : GAZETTE
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"Awake and Sing!" playwright : ODETS
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Removes from power? : UNPLUGS
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Wonder Woman, for one : HEROINE
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Scads : AHEAP
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Philip who wrote a 1975 C.I.A. exposé : AGEE
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1983 tearjerker set at a salon? : PERMSOFENDEARMENT
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Over : PAST
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"60 Minutes" correspondent : SAFER
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"ER" roles, briefly : MDS
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Consider extremely funny : ROARAT
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Start of a Beatles title : OBLADI
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Suit makers' org.? : ABA
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Novelist Tan : AMY
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Draft letters : SSS
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1998 war film about a beard? : SHAVINGPRIVATERYAN
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Yom ___ (Jewish holiday) : TOV
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Standout : STAR
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Woman's shoe type : TSTRAP
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Ad ___ : LIBS
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Hip-hop's Dr. ___ : DRE
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They're effervescent : COLAS
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Aries or Taurus : CAR
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"Shucks!" : AWGEE
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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1987 British film about a balding man's lament? : WISHYOUWEREHAIR
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Cold forecast : TEENS
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Frostflower : ASTER
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Brewer's stock : MALT
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Sushi fish : TUNA
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Singers Nelson and others : EDDYS
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Assents : YESES
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1940's foe, with "the" : AXIS
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Slow-cook : STEW
Down
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One who is thrown a ball : DEB
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Divisions politiques : ETATS
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"Three Pieces in the Shape of a Pear" composer : SATIE
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Babylonian love goddess : ISHTAR
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A theocratic republic : IRAN
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Kind of state : ZEN
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Even (with) : ONAPAR
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Casual wear : DENIMS
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Wide's partner : FAR
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U.N. workers' grp. : ILO
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Neighbor of Colo. : NEBR
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French rocket launcher : ARIANE
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Exiled dictator with a palindromic name : LONNOL
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Bad-mouth : ASPERSE
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Class-conscious grp. : PTA
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Puts a price on freedom : SETSBAIL
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Small and insignificant : ONEHORSE
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Barely ran : STREAKED
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Charge dodger : MATADOR
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Olivia ___ of "The Wonder Years" : DABO
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Favor : GOODTURN
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Clever comment : MOT
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Away : OFF
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Turn on : START
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Defense type : ZONE
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Gloaters' cries : HAHS
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Sports bar staples : TVS
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Name provider : IDTAG
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Gung-ho : RAHRAH
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Sternutation : SNEEZE
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Bull or Cav : NBAER
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It's above the horizon : SKY
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Jimi Hendrix's do : AFRO
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Charge : WARD
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Ticker tape?: Abbr. : ECG
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Corps de ballet : TROUPE
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Egyptian god of the universe : AMENRA
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Bundle : SHEAF
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Marceau's everyman : BIP
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Wool producer : LLAMA
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Some pistols : LUGERS
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Gemini rockets : AGENAS
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Go over : TOP
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Connects with : TIESINTO
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Outsiders : THEM
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Fax function : SEND
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Small paving stones : SETTS
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Techno-funk band with the 1991 #1 hit "Unbelievable" : EMF
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Pitches : ADS
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Burn : SEAR
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Circle : ORBIT
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Group of companies : ARMY
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Formal pronoun : ROYALWE
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Prepare for later, in a way : POSTDATE
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Couldn't stand : ABHORRED
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Drooled : SLAVERED
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Hebrew letter : TAV
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Hash out : DISCUSS
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School communication depts. : AVS
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Surrealist Jean : ARP
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Irish county or port : GALWAY
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Kudos : PRAISE
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1960's-70's record label : ATCO
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It comes as a shock : TRAUMA
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Canal buildup : EARWAX
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When some guards work : NIGHTS
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Humdinger : BEAUT
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Île de la Cité locale : SEINE
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Former J.F.K. sights : SSTS
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Song and dance : ARTS
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Whatever : ANY
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Half a laugh : HEE
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Sr. and jr. : YRS
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Samuel's teacher : ELI
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Green : RAW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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