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WHAT THE H?

New York Times, Sunday, July 6, 2008

1999 film with the tagline "Fame. Be careful. It's out there"

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 126 for Mr. Quigley.
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© 2008, The New York Times7/6/08 ( No. 21,425 )
Across
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Town at the eighth mile of the Boston Marathon : NATICK
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1971 Tom Jones hit : SHESALADY
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Dict. fill : WDS
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Charlie Chan player J. ___ Naish : CARROL
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Acted briefly : HADACAMEO
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Online activity : CHAT
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V.I.P. in a limo? : WHEELEDAUTHORITY
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Penn Station inits. : LIRR
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Sycophant's reply : YES
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Articles by nonstaffers : OPEDS
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Singer Winehouse : AMY
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Glass-enclosed porches : SOLARIA
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1999 film with the tagline "Fame. Be careful. It's out there" : EDTV
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Way of the East : TAO
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Open : FRANK
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Dirty : SOILED
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Stories about halting horses? : TALESOFWHOA
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Kisses, on paper : XES
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Team building? : ARENA
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1954 event code-named Castle Bravo : HTEST
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Swedish Chemistry Nobelist Tiselius : ARNE
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Detailed, old-style : ITEMED
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Produce for show : TROTOUT
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Roundabout : ROTARY
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Corduroy feature : RIB
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Certain guy, in personals shorthand : SWM
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Causes of meteorological phenomena? : WEATHERWHYS
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"Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are ___!" (hit 1978 album) : DEVO
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Eponymous German brewer Eberhard : ANHEUSER
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Says, in teenspeak : GOES
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Stir : THECAN
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They're in control of their faculties : DEANS
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Etc. and ibid., e.g. : ABBRS
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Unequaled : ALONE
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Missile's course : VECTOR
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Trudge (through) : PLOD
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Baton wavers : MAESTROS
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Miffs : IRKS
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Iceland? : ISLEOFWHITE
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Fully or partially: Abbr. : ADV
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French-Belgian border river : LYS
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Start of a sign on a gate : BEWARE
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Scatterbrain : AIRHEAD
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National League East player : MARLIN
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Kind of atty. : DIST
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Explorer ___ da Gama : VASCO
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MDX and RDX maker : ACURA
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National League East player : MET
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Barrier Ahab stands behind? : WHALINGWALL
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Literally, "back to back" : DOSIDO
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Lure : DECOY
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60-Across producer : ENO
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Long-distance swimmer Diana : NYAD
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Something little girls may play : DRESSUP
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Fifth pillar of Islam : HAJ
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Body layer : DERMA
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Internet address letters : WWW
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"What are you, some kind of ___?" : ANUT
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Cry after writing a particularly fun column? : THEEDITORIALWHEE
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Office note : MEMO
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Settle : DETERMINE
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Arab League V.I.P.'s : AMEERS
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Eur. carrier : SAS
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Small plane, perhaps : ONESEATER
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Common town sign : MAINST
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"Treasure Island" illustrator, 1911 : NCWYETH
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Showed delight over : AAHEDAT
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River crosser : TRESTLE
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Eng. neighbor : IRE
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U.S.A.F. Academy site : COLO
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One who lifts a lot : KLEPTO
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Little stubble : SHADOW
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Residence on the Rhein : HAUS
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Summer setting in MA and PA : EDT
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Extremely arid : SAHARAN
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In ___ (really out of it) : ACOMA
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Pitch maker? : LARYNX
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"___ losing it, or ...?" : AMI
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Investigators: Abbr. : DETS
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Goes up and down : YOYOS
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45, e.g.? : WHIRLEDRECORD
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Connecticut town where "The Stepford Wives" was filmed : DARIEN
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Italian road : STRADA
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Sen. McCaskill of Missouri : CLAIRE
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"Are you ___?!" : DEAF
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Like some good soil : LOAMY
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Clergy attire : VESTMENTS
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Out into view : FORTH
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Rock's Richards and Moon : KEITHS
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Orchestra sect. : STR
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High, in the Alps : HAUT
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Legal suspension : STAY
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Overthrowing, e.g. : ERROR
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Lead-in to while : ERST
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Cutting remarks? : OWS
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Slogan holder, often : TEE
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It has a blade : OAR
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Is shy : OWES
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1887 Chekhov play : IVANOV
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Tomb raider's find : BONES
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Derisive : SNEERY
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Where ax murderers' weapons are on display? : WHACKSMUSEUMS
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Lines on a musical staff : EGBDF
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1973 Helen Reddy #1 hit : DELTADAWN
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Tylenol rival : ADVIL
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Troupe org. : USO
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Calls one's own : HAS
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Ray, e.g., in brief : ALER
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Like the bad guy : BOOED
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Phnom Penh money : RIEL
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Shaved, in a way : PLANED
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Bygone station : MIR
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Part of N.C.A.A.: Abbr. : ATH
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Indication of big shoes to fill? : EEE
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Dip : SWIM
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Wishy-___ : WASHY
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Words with snag or home run : HITA
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Carpenter's supply : BRADS
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Dow Jones fig. : AVG
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Blue blood, informally : ARISTO
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"Flags of Our Fathers" setting : IWOJIMA
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Pourer's comment : SAYWHEN
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Catfight participants : CLAWERS
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Boot Hill setting : OLDWEST
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Title family name on TV : ADDAMS
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Eye part : CORNEA
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Tiny laughs : TEHEES
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One with bad looks? : LEERER
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Letters on a cross : INRI
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Polite turndown : NOMAAM
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Best : OUTDO
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Training staff : CADRE
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Fen-___ (banned diet aid) : PHEN
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Exhausted : DONE
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Michigan town or college : ALMA
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Season for les vacances : ETE
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Little bird : TIT
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Third-century Chinese dynasty : WEI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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