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New York Times, Saturday, July 22, 2006

1974 film that was Jonathan Demme's directorial debut

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 33 Missing: {KQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Wolfe.
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© 2006, The New York Times7/22/06 ( No. 20,710 )

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Across
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Brings down : FELLS
6
1969 film starring Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney : THECOMIC
14
Of the north : BOREAL
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Literally, "sheltered bay" : HONOLULU
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Brit who gets an award for showing? : BRONZEMEDALLIST
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Not too long ago : LASTYEAR
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Half of an old comedy duo : MEARA
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You might drop glass into these : PIECES
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"In no way, shape or form," e.g. : FLATDENIAL
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Important Indian : RAJA
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A lot of a handyman's work : REPAIRING
32
Mercenary : VENAL
33
Meteorologist's body? : AIRMASS
34
Chemical dumping, e.g. : ECOCIDE
36
Unappetizing bowlfuls : GLOPS
37
It's charged at a fountain : SODAWATER
39
Yemen Gate locale : SANA
40
Gets by rudely : PUSHESPAST
41
Products of glaciation : ARETES
42
1954-77 alliance: Abbr. : SEATO
45
Like some ancient Greek victors : LAURELED
51
Cataclysm : TERRIBLETRAGEDY
53
30-Down nullifier : ALLCLEAR
54
Mate's reply : AYEAYE
55
They know the score : MAESTROS
56
They're bound to land : SERFS
Down
1
Public assemblies : FORA
2
First asteroid orbited by a NASA spacecraft : EROS
3
When Quadragesima occurs : LENT
4
Slow-moving : LAZY
5
They're not up : SLEEPERS
6
Regarding that matter : THEREIN
7
Bricklayer's burden : HOD
8
White coat? : ENAMEL
9
Duo that had a hit with "Unforgettable" : COLES
10
Cooking vessel : OLLA
11
Sierra Club's first president : MUIR
12
"Casablanca" name : ILSA
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Album unit : CUT
14
Crude container?: Abbr. : BBL
17
Center of a debate : MAINISSUE
21
1974 film that was Jonathan Demme's directorial debut : CAGEDHEAT
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Shattering grenades, for short : FRAGS
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Bizet opera priestess : LEILA
24
Airstrip area : APRON
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Modern city where de Soto landed in 1539 : TAMPA
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His 1488 voyage opened the road to India : DIAS
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Wrap up : RECAP
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"America" singer in "West Side Story" : ANITA
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Wears down : JADES
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Red light : ALERT
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Binders : VOWS
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Poetic breaks : CAESURAS
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Grooms : OSTLERS
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Investigator : PROBER
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Tipped : ATILT
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Ward awarded two Emmys : SELA
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"House of Frankenstein" director ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
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Bends : ARCS
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"Hellzapoppin'" funnywoman : RAYE
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Hungarian city or its river : EGER
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Page : LEAF
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Blue Bell alternative : EDYS
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Violet, maybe : DYE
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Cap : TAM
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Mekong Delta dweller : LAO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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