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New York Times, Tuesday, June 12, 2012

With 59-Down, star of the work revealed by the first letters of the Across clues, which hint at this puzzle's theme

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The first letters of the Across clues spell out "The Robert Redford film A River Runs Through It."

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B
2
R
3
R
4
D
5
A
6
V
7
E
8
S
9
W
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E
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A
12
R
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R
O
E
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A
G
E
E
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H
I
T
T
E
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R
17
A
N
D
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D
O
N
C
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O
R
L
E
O
N
E
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D
A
R
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K
A
G
E
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M
U
D
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D
E
L
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I
N
S
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T
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H
E
B
R
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I
D
G
E
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L
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A
V
A
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N
O
E
L
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I
N
S
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T
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T
H
E
R
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M
O
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R
E
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A
V
E
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D
A
R
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O
V
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E
R
T
H
E
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R
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E
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S
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N
O
O
N
E
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A
R
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T
I
S
T
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T
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W
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E
E
N
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D
R
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A
B
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R
O
P
E
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R
I
V
E
R
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K
W
A
I
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S
O
B
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E
N
E
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I
N
A
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R
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A
T
T
R
58
A
59
P
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A
N
N
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I
V
E
R
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S
A
R
Y
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A
L
I
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T
E
S
T
E
E
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I
C
O
N
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V
A
T
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R
O
A
R
S
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B
E
N
E
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O
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T
© 2012, The New York Times6/12/12 ( No. 22,862 )
Across
1
"Th-that's cold!" : BRR
4
Humorist Barry : DAVE
8
Exclaim using four-letter words : SWEAR
13
Richard ___ (anonymous name in court cases) : ROE
14
Outfielder Tommie of the Miracle Mets : AGEE
15
Batter : HITTER
17
"Et" translated : AND
18
Ruthless figure in "The Godfather" : DONCORLEONE
20
Time of little advancement : DARKAGE
22
Rain-soaked dirt : MUD
23
East Coast state: Abbr. : DEL
24
Drop-___ : INS
25
First part of a 1952 best seller's title, followed by 37- and 51-Across : THEBRIDGE
28
Obsidian rock producer : LAVA
30
Rex Harrison's singer/actor son : NOEL
31
Detail on a map : INSET
32
"Fax" prefix : THERMO
34
Illegally take, old-style : REAVE
36
Ladies' patriotic org. : DAR
37
More of the book title : OVERTHE
39
Attorney's "thing" : RES
42
Ray Charles hit of 1963 : NOONE
43
Ingres or Renoir : ARTIST
45
Verger on adolescence, informally : TWEEN
48
Evoking a "ho-hum" : DRAB
50
Riata, e.g. : ROPE
51
Rest of the book title : RIVERKWAI
53
Utter jerk, rudely : SOB
54
N.M.-to-N.J. dir. : ENE
55
Square peg ___ round hole : INA
56
Total dive, say : RATTRAP
60
Husband-and-wife milestone : ANNIVERSARY
63
Ring leader? : ALI
64
One hoping to get a pass? : TESTEE
65
Universally known symbol : ICON
66
Giant tub : VAT
67
Howls with laughter : ROARS
68
Italian "well" : BENE
69
Toronto's prov. : ONT
Down
1
With 59-Down, star of the work revealed by the first letters of the Across clues, which hint at this puzzle's theme : BRAD
2
Novelist Jaffe : RONA
3
1948 John Wayne western : REDRIVER
4
Babies' pops : DADAS
5
Wide-eyed : AGOG
6
Rome's Via ___ : VENETO
7
Onetime overseas trade grp. : EEC
8
Hedge component : SHRUB
9
1960 Elia Kazan film : WILDRIVER
10
Season under le soleil : ETE
11
Squabbling : ATODDS
12
Fail to do as promised : RENEGE
16
Sublease : RELET
19
Denver ___ : OMELET
21
Wood knot : KNAR
26
Designer Carolina ___ : HERRERA
27
Suffix with Benedict : INE
28
Inc., overseas : LTD
29
"I got it!" : AHA
30
Porto-___ (capital of Benin) : NOVO
33
It's "wider than a mile," in an old song : MOONRIVER
35
Queequeg's captain : AHAB
38
Tom Clancy's ___ (2008 video game) : ENDWAR
39
1959 John Wayne western : RIOBRAVO
40
Frequently debunked ability : ESP
41
Sault ___ Marie : STE
42
Born, in France : NEE
44
Moderate pace : TROT
45
Ice cream or candy : TREAT
46
Champion : WINNER
47
"Still ..." : EVENSO
49
Shooting star? : AIRACE
52
Miniskirts reveal them : KNEES
53
Songwriter Jule : STYNE
57
Schoenberg's "Moses und ___" : ARON
58
Author Paton : ALAN
59
See 1-Down : PITT
61
"Ain't ___ shame?!" : ITA
62
Many a recipient of hand-me-downs, informally : SIB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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