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New York Times, Wednesday, July 19, 2000

1930's director with three Oscars

Author:
Philip Lew
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Philip Lew

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Lew. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times7/19/00 ( No. 18,516 )
Across
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"Later, dude!" : SEEYA
6
Bowlful for Bowser : ALPO
10
Lefts from Louis : JABS
14
Swashbuckling Flynn : ERROL
15
Long bath : SOAK
16
Sometimes-twisted snack : OREO
17
Hamper : CRIMP
18
News agency founded in 1918 : TASS
19
Troy Aikman's alma mater : UCLA
20
Sound of disapproval : TSK
21
"Ver-r-ry funny!" : HARDYHARHAR
24
Burt's "The Killers" co-star : AVA
25
Female hog : SOW
26
Batting avg., e.g. : PCT
29
Father Flanagan's group, today : BOYSTOWNUSA
35
The Earps, e.g. : LAWMEN
37
In addition : YET
38
Aware of : ONTO
39
To pieces : APART
40
Shirt part : ARM
41
Show fear : COWER
42
Part of the uvea : IRIS
43
"What ___, chopped liver?" : AMI
44
Improvise : FAKEIT
45
1980's antidrug campaigner : NANCYREAGAN
48
Strands in a cell? : DNA
49
Range part: Abbr. : MTN
50
Purge : RID
51
Wasn't on commission : DREWASALARY
56
Cultural Revolution chief : MAO
59
Meter maid of song : RITA
60
Spy Aldrich : AMES
61
Wooer of Olive Oyl : BLUTO
63
Notes in a pot, maybe : IOUS
64
Hop, skip or jump : LEAP
65
Fabulous fellow? : AESOP
66
Little swab : QTIP
67
They may come with odds : ENDS
68
Doesn't talk smoothly : RASPS
Down
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Splinter group : SECT
2
Goes off : ERRS
3
The Phantom of the Opera's name : ERIK
4
Day in Jerusalem : YOM
5
Kind of soup : ALPHABET
6
Off track : ASTRAY
7
Mutual fund fee : LOAD
8
Announcer's medium : PASYSTEM
9
"I'm ready - let's hear it!" : OKSHOOT
10
Du ___ (menu phrase) : JOUR
11
Enemy leader? : ARCH
12
Actor Lugosi : BELA
13
Go sky-high : SOAR
22
Bell-ringer of commercialdom : AVON
23
"That is so-o-o-o cute!" : AWW
26
Bagel variety : PLAIN
27
1930's director with three Oscars : CAPRA
28
Aunt Polly's creator : TWAIN
30
Bashar Assad's land : SYRIA
31
Shady spot : NOOK
32
Single : UNWED
33
Pilsener holder : STEIN
34
Main line : AORTA
36
Richie's mother, to Fonzie : MRSC
40
Emphatic words of agreement : AMENAMEN
41
Mars, for one : CANDYBAR
43
Gallery event : ARTSALE
44
C-worthy? : FAIR
46
Singer Sumac : YMA
47
Understands : GRASPS
51
Old radio quiz show : DRIQ
52
Laugh ___ : RIOT
53
Small case : ETUI
54
Ethnic acronym : WASP
55
Hindrance for Superman : LEAD
56
Rumple : MUSS
57
Perched on : ATOP
58
Unwelcome word from a surgeon? : OOPS
62
Rustic locale : LEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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