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New York Times, Saturday, May 4, 2013

#5 of the American Film Institute's all-time top 100 movie villains

Author:
Doug Peterson and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FGJQXZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Peterson. This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times5/4/13 ( No. 23,188 )
Across
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"Good point" : THISISTRUE
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Right hand: Abbr. : ASST
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Yarn suppliers? : RACONTEURS
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What severe cuts may result in, briefly : TKOS
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Lacking in drawing power? : INARTISTIC
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Succumb to interrogation : TALK
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Roughly half of all N.B.A. M.V.P.'s : CENTERS
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Will Rogers props : RIATAS
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Flavoring compound : ESTER
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Resident of Angola, Brazil or Lebanon : HOOSIER
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Ne'er-do-well who stayed out for a long time? : RIPVANWINKLE
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Darth, in his boyhood : ANI
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Mulberry cousin : MAUVE
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It's marked way down : STEAL
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Sweet-tempered type : LAMB
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Argue : CLASH
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Sylvia of jazz : SYMS
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For the stated value : ATPAR
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Something to believe in : CREED
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Getaway destination : SPA
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#5 of the American Film Institute's all-time top 100 movie villains : NURSERATCHED
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Composer who said "Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music" : ROSSINI
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U.S. city that's a girl's name : SELMA
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Hole : CAVITY
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Boost : RAISEUP
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"Alias" actress : OLIN
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Creator of Wildfell Hall : ANNEBRONTE
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Different : ELSE
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Law still in effect but no longer enforced : DEADLETTER
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Mr. ___ (moniker for Andrei Gromyko) : NYET
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Show with a peanut gallery : HOWDYDOODY
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Twinkling : TRICE
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Waistband brand : HANES
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"Impossible" : ICANT
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Many a laundromat patron : SORTER
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Stopgap : INTERIM
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Move around : STIR
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Angel Clare's wife, in literature : TESS
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Groovy track? : RUT
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Altdorf is its capital : URI
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What money may be placed in : ESCROW
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Stigmas : ATTAINTS
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Quaint toe clamp tighteners : SKATEKEYS
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Green light? : SOLARLAMP
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Sounds of admonishment : TSKS
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Cow-horned deity : ISIS
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Swiss alternative : HAVARTI
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"Almost there ..." : ONESEC
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Super ___ : PAC
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Planet destroyed in 2009's "Star Trek" : VULCAN
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Jewelry designer Peretti : ELSA
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Chiropractor on "Two and a Half Men" : ALAN
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"Of course!" : NATURALLY
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Be a make-up artist? : IMPROVISE
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Where a new delivery may be placed? : BASSINET
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Villain's sinister syllable : HEH
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Ubiquitous prescription : REST
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Like items on Christmas lists : DESIRED
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Setting of King Fahd Road : RIYADH
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Fireflite of the 1950s, e.g. : DESOTO
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Measures taken slowly? : LENTO
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Quiet and soft : MUTED
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Impressionism? : APERY
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Either "True Grit" director : COEN
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"Tennessee Waltz" lyricist ___ Stewart : REDD
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Without fumbling : ABLY
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Con's opening? : NEO
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Hick's nix : NAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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