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New York Times, Wednesday, June 17, 2020

1989 Best Picture nominee ... with a hint to 20-, 24-/27- and 32-/37-Across

Author:
Daniel Raymon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QV} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Raymon.
Daniel Raymon notes:
This idea sat around for a long time because I couldn't come up with a revealer. I loved that BLANKET OF SNOW, SHEET OF ICE, and BED ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Day 3 of the CUJO (Cracking Up Jim Horne with Overthinking) show! (inside Jeff's head as he valiantly tries not to embarrass himself) ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times6/17/20 ( No. 25,789 )
Across
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1975 thriller film with three sequels : JAWS
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Word after Peace or press : CORPS
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"___ arigato, Mr. Roboto" : DOMO
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Lure : DRAW
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Kind of acid : OLEIC
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Going-out-of-business event : SALE
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Muscat resident : OMANI
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1960s band with a car-related name, with "the" : GTOS
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Winter whiteness : BLANKETOFSNOW
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Longtime music director of La Scala and the New York Philharmonic : TOSCANINI
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With 27-Across, slippery hazard : SHEET
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See 24-Across : OFICE
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Tellers of tales : LIARS
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With 37-Across, metaphor for comfort : BED
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Already : BYNOW
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Photo ___ : OPS
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See 32-Across : OFROSES
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Navy noncom : CPO
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Impressionist : APER
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Talked at length : RANON
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Shell : HUSK
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Terse refusal : NODICE
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Spooks : SCARES
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Their crooning may cause swooning : TEENIDOLS
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1989 Best Picture nominee ... with a hint to 20-, 24-/27- and 32-/37-Across : FIELDOFDREAMS
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Like certain transportation pricing : ZONAL
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Emmy- and Tony-winning Arthur : BEA
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Sharp : ACUTE
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Streaming component : AUDIO
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Word often misused in place of "lie" : LAY
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Big name in timekeeping : ROLEX
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Moves along : PRODS
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Trauma ctrs. : ERS
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Brushed (away) : SWEPT
Down
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Law school graduates, in brief : JDS
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Spirited horse : ARAB
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Where stucco is stuck : WALL
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Common clothing item ... or what you might become when wearing it : SWEATER
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Does the dishes? : COOKS
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Ancient Mexican : OLMEC
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Rodeo rope : REATA
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Attach, as a boutonniere : PINON
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Any movie with ETs : SCIFI
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Give distinction to : DIGNIFY
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Able to see right through : ONTO
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Copy cats? : MEOW
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Abbr. in a birth announcement : OZS
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"That's wrong!" : NOTSO
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Hoity-toity types : SNOBS
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Memorial ___ Kettering (N.Y.C. hospital) : SLOAN
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Big body in Africa : HIPPO
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Alleviated : EASED
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Sustain, as expenses : INCUR
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Thicket : COPSE
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Some "Star Wars" merchandise : EWOKS
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Word after sports, training or push-up : BRA
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Section of geological history : EON
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Brit. award : DSO
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Made available, with "up" : FREED
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Expressionist James : ENSOR
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Company that's RAD on the New York Stock Exchange : RITEAID
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Flips out : HASACOW
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Section of a string section : CELLOS
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Brushes (away) : CLEARS
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Righteous : NOBLE
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"What concerns me is ..." : IFEAR
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Launch times : DDAYS
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Only digit in the ZIP code for Newton Falls, Ohio : FOUR
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Prefix with China : INDO
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Drug ___ : MULE
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Part of a process : STEP
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Sound of a lightning bolt : ZAP
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Part of many an office phone no. : EXT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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