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New York Times, Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Modern-day genre for the 1952 film whose title is suggested by a word ladder starting at 1-Across

Author:
Jules P. Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJKQVWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Markey. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jules P. Markey notes:
I actually watched "Road to Bali", for the first time this weekend on YouTube. For its time, it was a pretty hip movie, what with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Word ladder integrated with ROAD TO BALI, a film apparently in a line of "Road to …" movies. I had heard of BROMANCE before but not ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times6/23/15 ( No. 23,968 )
Across
1
*"Mad Max: Fury ___" : ROAD
5
*Prey for a garter snake : TOAD
9
*"___ you!" ("See?!") : TOLD
13
What drives on a parkway and parks on a driveway : AUTO
14
___ Reader : UTNE
15
Bit of high jinks : CAPER
16
Modern-day genre for the 1952 film whose title is suggested by a word ladder starting at 1-Across : BROMANTICCOMEDY
19
"I know what you're thinking" ability : ESP
20
They're said at the altar : IDOS
21
Cries after a good sermon : AMENS
22
Bobby with a #4 jersey : ORR
23
Impressionist : APER
24
The film's headliners : HOPEANDCROSBY
30
No longer ill : CURED
31
Order room service, say : EATIN
32
Get an ___ (ace) : AON
34
Israeli writer ___ Oz : AMOS
35
Start of a very cold temperature : MINUS
36
Jekyll's counterpart : HYDE
37
Can material : TIN
38
Big name in health plans : CIGNA
39
Called to a calf, say : MOOED
40
The film's co-star : DOROTHYLAMOUR
43
Many urban homes: Abbr. : APTS
44
Kind of screen for a TV : LCD
45
Joust weapon : LANCE
47
Holder of a cabinet position, formerly : ERIC
49
Soprano Sumac : YMA
52
Occupations of 24-Across in the film : SONGANDDANCEMEN
55
More hazardous, as winter driving conditions : ICIER
56
Actress Falco : EDIE
57
Future internist's exam : MCAT
58
*Brash : BOLD
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*Like a treadless tire : BALD
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*Exotic getaway spot : BALI
Down
1
Broccoli ___ : RABE
2
Partners' pronoun : OURS
3
Sitting on : ATOP
4
___ Pérignon (Champagne) : DOM
5
Much arctic land : TUNDRA
6
Man's name that's almost a homophone for 13-Across : OTTO
7
Spanish liqueur : ANIS
8
Fourth qtr. ender : DEC
9
Some circus workers : TAMERS
10
Shop sign that may be flipped : OPEN
11
Watch readouts, for short : LEDS
12
Empty, as a well : DRY
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"You have got to be kidding me!" : COMEON
17
Was on TV : AIRED
18
Women's casual pants : CAPRIS
22
Unlocks, in poesy : OPES
23
Real : ACTUAL
24
Sweat-inducing, as weather : HUMID
25
Maine college town : ORONO
26
Barn sounds : NEIGHS
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Boyle who directed "Slumdog Millionaire" : DANNY
28
Louisiana inlet : BAYOU
29
Wisconsin v. ___ (landmark 1972 Supreme Court case on religious freedom) : YODER
30
Panther or puma : CAT
33
___ Stark, "Game of Thrones" protagonist : NED
35
Hand warmer : MITTEN
36
What a mechanic works under : HOOD
38
Black-and-white : COPCAR
39
The year 2300 : MMCCC
41
Traveled far and wide : RANGED
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In a row: Var. : ALINED
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Batty : LOCO
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Deep blue dye : ANIL
47
Icelandic saga : EDDA
48
Feature at a horse track : RAIL
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Workout site, for short : YMCA
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Happy ___ : MEAL
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Voting no : ANTI
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Bro or sis : SIB
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Girl coming out in society : DEB
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Attaché's bldg. : EMB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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