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New York Times, Tuesday, June 17, 2014

___ movies (8-, 20-, 39- and 57-Across, in a way)

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Burnikel.
Zhouqin Burnikel notes:
As you can see from my original submission, Will did major surgery on the grid and greatly improved the fill. Brad Wilber sent me this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea from C.C. today. We've seen many puzzles based around silent letters, but I really enjoyed how she added an extra layer on ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times6/17/14 ( No. 23,597 )
Across
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Easy mark : SAP
4
Air Force One honcho : PREZ
8
1960 Alfred Hitchcock thriller : PSYCHO
14
Overseer of corp. accounts : CFO
15
Start all over : REDO
16
Start of a rumor : IHEARD
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"In what way?" : HOW
18
Gulf State leader : EMIR
19
Despise : LOATHE
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2012 John C. Reilly animated film : WRECKITRALPH
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Prefix with 28-Across : AERO
24
N.Y.C. home to works of Picasso : MOMA
25
Musical improv : JAM
28
Jet : PLANE
31
Pop the question : PROPOSE
34
Kabayaki fish : EEL
36
Main part of a monocle : LENS
38
Conductor Zubin ___ : MEHTA
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2012 Quentin Tarantino western : DJANGOUNCHAINED
43
Columbus's hometown : GENOA
44
Student aid : LOAN
45
Its score is reported on some univ. applications : GRE
46
Demi or Julianne Moore : ACTRESS
49
Colleague of Roberts and Scalia : ALITO
51
Gridiron positions: Abbr. : RTS
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Historical : PAST
54
Ages and ages : EONS
57
2010 James Mangold action comedy : KNIGHTANDDAY
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Popular sleep aid : AMBIEN
64
River through Florence : ARNO
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Space station until 2001 : MIR
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Knitted item for a baby : BOOTIE
67
Gambling mecca : RENO
68
Arabic name meaning "high" : ALI
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___ movies (8-, 20-, 39- and 57-Across, in a way) : SILENT
70
Sharp : KEEN
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Org. named in WikiLeaks documents : NSA
Down
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Beginning or end of "Athena" : SCHWA
2
Prior to, in poetry : AFORE
3
Electricity producers : POWERPLANTS
4
Like school for toddlers, in brief : PREK
5
Notes after do : REMI
6
It has Cut, Copy and Paste commands : EDITMENU
7
Swordsman of book and film : ZORRO
8
Notable one in a community : PILLAR
9
Butchery or bakery : SHOP
10
"You betcha" : YEAH
11
Subject of many a viral video : CAT
12
Letters for a prince : HRH
13
William Collins's "___ to Evening" : ODE
21
___ Mustard (Clue character) : COL
22
Roadie's tote : AMP
25
"The Big Lebowski" co-star : JOHNGOODMAN
26
Autumn bloom : ASTER
27
General at Gettysburg : MEADE
29
Pond growth : ALGAE
30
Prefix with conservative : NEO
32
Muscat native : OMANI
33
Bank of China Tower designer : PEI
34
Mystery award : EDGAR
35
Kick out : EJECT
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Comedy/variety show since '75 : SNL
40
Fish ___ fowl : NOR
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Front hallway item : COATTREE
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Prince with 21 Tonys : HAL
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Small piano : SPINET
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Droop : SAG
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Kennedy aide Sorensen : TED
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Jet fighter? : SHARK
55
Finalizes, with "down" : NAILS
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Gulf War ally : SYRIA
57
Toy with a tail : KITE
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"Forget it, Friedrich!" : NEIN
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Rice on a shelf : ANNE
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Lunch time, maybe : NOON
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Things that exercisers crunch : ABS
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"You mean me?" : MOI
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La Paz's land: Abbr. : BOL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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