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BEST PICTURE ADAPTATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 2016

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
Best Picture adaptation about ... a search for the perfect brew, with "The"?
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Kevin G. Der

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Der. Sunday freshness: 4%
Kevin G. Der notes:
This puzzle might be the most straightforward Sunday theme I've had in the Times, but hopefully it's no less enjoyable. I love movies, so it was a lot of fun to go through all of the Oscar ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun plays on Oscar-winning movies, changing a single letter to give kooky results. SILENCE OF THE IAMBS was laugh-out loud funny due to its absurdity, and the rest were generally pretty ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times5/29/16 ( No. 24,309 )
Across
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2013 Best Picture nominee in which a main character isn't human : HER
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Airplane part : CABIN
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"Hairspray" mom usually played by a man : EDNA
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Leg presses work them : QUADS
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60 minuti : ORA
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Successors to Cutlasses : ALEROS
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Best Picture adaptation about ... a search for the perfect brew, with "The"? : BEERHUNTER
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Disney Channel's "___ and Maddie" : LIV
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... inaudible metrical poetry, with "The"? : SILENCEOFTHEIAMBS
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Northeast Corridor train : ACELA
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Like groaners : CORNY
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River islet : AIT
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1988 chart-topping country album : REBA
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Game for bankers? : POOL
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Psychedelic : TRIPPY
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... a fat Eastern monarch? : THEVASTEMPEROR
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One in a no-blinking contest : STARER
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Second draft : REVISION
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Neighbor : ABUT
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Extended rental? : LIMO
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Sea urchin, at a sushi bar : UNI
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... fools accompanying a pack of wild animals? : DUNCESWITHWOLVES
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King's handful : SCEPTER
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Chance occurrence, old-style : HAP
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Bad sound in a changing room : RIP
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Vegas-to-Denver dir. : ENE
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Part of a city network : SEWER
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"Relax" : EASY
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Reusable part of a common thank-you gift : COOKIETIN
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... a reed and percussion duet? : GONGWITHTHEWIND
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Group standing at the U.N. : FLAGPOLES
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Treat with a "Golden" variety : OREO
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They rank below marquises : EARLS
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Words before and after "what" : IAM
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O.T. book before Jeremiah : ISA
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Chorus line? : LAS
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Obstacle in road repairs, maybe : GASMAIN
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... an éclair or crème brûlée, with "The"? : FRENCHCONFECTION
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Previously : NEE
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Spork part : TINE
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Daughter in E. M. Forster's "Howards End" : EVIE
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Neighbor of Irkutsk on a Risk board : MONGOLIA
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Badger : HARASS
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... gorgeous fur? : ABEAUTIFULMINK
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Shred : TATTER
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Lit ___ : CRIT
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Safari sight? : LINK
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Like a portrait that seems to be watching you : EERIE
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Winnower : SIEVE
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... cooties from hugs and kisses? : GERMSOFENDEARMENT
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Blender setting : MIX
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... a salon woman I go to? : MYHAIRLADY
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Tush : HEINIE
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Set of anecdotes : ANA
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A while, in hyperbole : AEONS
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Olympian with a bow : EROS
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Jet similar to a 747 : DCTEN
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Benedictine title : DOM
Down
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Chihuahua greeting : HOLA
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Country singer Church : ERIC
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* * * * : RAVEREVIEW
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Honeydew cousins : CASABAS
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U.S. women's soccer star Krieger : ALI
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Volume measure : BEL
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Cause of boiling over : IRE
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Sarge, e.g. : NONCOM
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Jet : EBON
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Stand up to : DEFY
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Bit of safari equipment : NET
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Enlightened Buddhist : ARHAT
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"Enough is enough!" : QUITIT
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"___ voce poco fa" (Rossini aria) : UNA
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PIN point : ATM
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One having a ball? : DEB
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G.R.E. takers: Abbr. : SRS
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Ice cream order : SCOOP
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Juniors, maybe : HEIRS
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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1880s-'90s veep ___ P. Morton : LEVI
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Step ___ : ASIDE
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Half of a Vegas show duo : PENN
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Shroud : PALL
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___ Drive (street where Harry Potter grew up) : PRIVET
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Dweller along the Mandeb Strait : YEMENI
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Bridge support : TRUSS
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"As such ..." : HENCE
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College campus offering : TOUR
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Like carpaccio or crudités : RAW
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Geisha's accessory : OBI
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Metaphorical low point : RUT
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Physicist Nathan who postulated wormholes : ROSEN
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Attempt at a dunk tank : THROW
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Spiced teas : CHAIS
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The White House's ___ Room : EAST
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Peeping Tom's spot : SPYHOLE
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Modern encyclopedia platform : WIKI
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Muses : OPINES
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Simon of the "Mission: Impossible" films : PEGG
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It circles the globe : TROPIC
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Merino mother : EWE
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Stethoscope's place : CHEST
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War on Poverty agcy. : OEO
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Main ingredient in queso relleno : EDAM
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Bite : NOSH
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Like candied apples : GLACE
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Gillette razor name : TRAC
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Liquor purchase : FIFTH
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Ring around the collar? : LARIAT
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Chief Theban god : AMENRA
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Hightailed it : RANLIKEMAD
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Peaceful protest : LIEIN
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Apt anagram of SNAKE : SNEAK
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Slip : GOOF
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Quash : ANNUL
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Peachy : NEAT
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Things zygotes come from : OVA
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Penpoint : NIB
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Commission, e.g. : FEE
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"You're stuck with me" : IMIT
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What stars do : GLISTEN
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Hilton alternative : OMNI
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Equilibrium : STASIS
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Sancho Panza, e.g. : SENOR
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About 3/4 of a football field : ACRE
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___ Heep (Dickens villain) : URIAH
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Like some sponsorship packages : TIERED
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One taking a long shot? : RIFLE
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Prefix with spore : ENDO
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"Slow Churned" brand : EDYS
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Antipasto pairing : VINO
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Reason for a class struggle? : EXAM
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TV inits. since 1975 : GMA
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Photographer's asset : EYE
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Certain fraternity chapter : RHO
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"Wowie!" : MAN
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Musician's asset : EAR
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Lapel attachment : MIC
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Suffix with subsist : ENT
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Never, in Nikolaus : NIE

Answer summary:
11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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