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FILM SPLICING

New York Times, Sunday, July 6, 2003

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0706 ( 19,598 )
Across
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Giving the best advice : SAGEST
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Part : FILMROLE
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Chicago's winter hrs. : CST
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They're positive : ANODES
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Devotee : IDOLATER
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Run : SPATE
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Lunch fears? : HIGHNOONANXIETY
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"The Nevadan," e.g. : OATER
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"___ dreaming?" : AMI
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Sorry : SAD
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Kind of mill : GIN
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Preening bird, maybe : MOLTER
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Pinker, in a way : RARER
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Small pouch : SAC
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Not by much : MARGINALLY
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First lady's hype? : ALLTHATJAZZABOUTEVE
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In : HOT
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Hoops game : ONEONONE
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Tournament round : SEMIS
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U.S.N. grad : ENS
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Like some lab mice : ALBINO
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Grind : RATRACE
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Like a good-sized woods, perhaps : TENACRE
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Head off : AVERT
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Without precedent : NEW
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Skinny, dejected football player? : THETHINBLUELINEMAN
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"Farm" letters : EIEIO
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Piston adjunct : OILRING
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Retinue, in modern lingo : POSSE
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Filmdom's Thelma and Louise? : TWOWOMENFORTHEROAD
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Pick, with "for" : OPT
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Eastern queen : RANEE
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1979 hit for the Police : ROXANNE
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Dreamy : SURREAL
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Orbit : DOMAIN
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Itch : YEN
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Peeping Tom : SPIER
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Didn't move on : LOITERED
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Sentence-ending abbr. : ETC
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Autobiography of a humorist's wife? : THEKINGOFCOMEDYANDI
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Leading : PREEMINENT
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Locks bought in a store? : WIG
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"McSorley's Bar" painter : SLOAN
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Work that includes a visit to the underworld : AENEID
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Conductor ___-Pekka Salonen : ESA
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Laura's husband in 60's TV : ROB
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Sp. title : SRA
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Said "O-D-O-U-R," e.g. : SPELT
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Promise of a good hotel? : THEBIGEASYSLEEP
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"Steppenwolf" author : HESSE
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Dines : HASAMEAL
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Standing : REPUTE
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The Unsers of Indy : ALS
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Milton, Shelley and Gray : ELEGISTS
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Papa Doc Duvalier, e.g. : DESPOT
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Camel's place : SAHARA
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Kind of instinct : ANIMAL
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Modern words of encouragement : GOGIRL
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Old letter : EDH
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Clinton, e.g.: Abbr. : SEN
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General ___ chicken : TSOS
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Succeed through help-wanted ads : FINDAJOB
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Home of Craters of the Moon Natl. Monument : IDA
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Trousers spec : LONG
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Five years before the Battle of Hastings : MLXI
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Best Picture of 1988 : RAINMAN
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Tennis call : LET
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Suffix with green or bean : ERY
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Rancher : CATTLEMAN
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Gray tone : STEEL
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Towel material : TERRY
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Least delayed : SOONEST
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Discussion : PALAVER
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Brewer's equipment : OAST
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Sch. on the Charles : MIT
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Bygone suffix : ETH
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When tripled, a crew member's fraternity? : RHO
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"Pretty please?" : CANI
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Blood system : ABO
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Presidential nickname : RON
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"C'est la ___" : GUERRE
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Game name : ATARI
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Means of enlightenment : ZEN
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Madhouse : ZOO
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Swelling reducer : ICE
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Tailor-make : SEW
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Novel conclusion? : ETTE
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Drink since 1924 : NEHI
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Snick or ___ : SNEE
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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Store convenience, for short : ATM
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Engaged : ATIT
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Grub : CHOW
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Letter before ba : ALIF
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Trattoria order : VINO
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Techie: Abbr. : ENGR
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Benefit : BOON
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CaO : LIME
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Peter Fonda played him in a 1997 film : ULEE
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Marine eagle : ERN
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High spot : APEX
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Delia's literary sister : NORA
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Camcorder maker : SONY
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Fit to stand trial, say : SANE
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P.M. before Macmillan : EDEN
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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Immure : WALLIN
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Prefix with state : TRI
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Ground, in a way : HONED
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Old spy grp. : OSS
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Litter unit : PUP
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Platitude : TRITENESS
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Fixes, as a pump : REHEELS
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Cave dweller, e.g. : EREMITE
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Phone trio : DEF
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Sea monster : ORC
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"Got milk?" request : MEOW
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Some old TV's : ADMIRALS
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Like-minded : ONE
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Engine part: Abbr. : IGN
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Carry-on : TOTEBAG
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Cobb and Hardin : TYS
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White House nickname : CAL
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Little butter? : KID
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Divas have them : EGOS
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Pilot's directive on takeoff : NOSEUP
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"Do I ___ eat a peach?" : DARETO
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Sulky : INAPET
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"Doctor Zhivago" part : PASHA
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Run off : REPEL
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___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
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A long time : AGES
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Polar explorer : BYRD
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French beverage : THE
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March who hosted "The $64,000 Question" : HAL
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Capt.'s direction : ESE
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Have a beef? : EAT
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Find out : SEE
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Collectible discs : LPS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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