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New York Times, Saturday, August 15, 2015

Film figure who said "I take orders from just one person: me"

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Chen.
Jeff Chen notes:
I like exploring rough waters. Low word count themelesses are really tricky, so most of my ventures in this area haven't been very ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:

I owe Joe Krozel for all the good advice he's given me over the years. Hearing from him and reading commentary he's written for his older puzzles has been invaluable.

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© 2015, The New York Times8/15/15 ( No. 24,021 )
Across
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Not diverge : ACTASONE
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Its plantation features the Pineapple Garden Maze : DOLE
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U.S. freight measure : SHORTTON
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Italian admiral for whom several ships were named : DORIA
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Symbol of the Franciscan order : TAUCROSS
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Jays' fan, maybe : BIRDER
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Greatly magnified : INCLOSE
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One letting off steam at the dinner table? : HOTMEAL
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Jazz trumpeter Jones : THAD
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Witness by chance : PASSERBY
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Setting of many a revival : EMERGENCYROOM
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Pranks : PUTONS
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South Pacific's largest city : SUVA
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Sigma signification : SUM
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Recipient of Argus's 100 eyes, in myth : PEACOCK
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Base of many operations : TEN
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Per : APOP
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Singer/actress once called the "Black Venus" : FALANA
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Iconoclast stiflers : THOUGHTPOLICE
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Ones with halting speech? : SENTRIES
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Cold-weather wear : FURS
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Longtime jeweler to royals : CARTIER
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Peter Fonda cult film about an acid experience : THETRIP
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Eggs, e.g. : OVOIDS
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Cubs' supporters, maybe : SHEBEARS
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Makeup of humanity : RACES
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Crude, in slang : TEXASTEA
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Group started as the Jolly Corks : ELKS
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Snarky sort : SMARTASS
Down
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Bubbly option : ASTI
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"De-fense! De-fense!," e.g. : CHANT
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Comeback to a comeback : TOUCHE
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Searchlight light : ARCLAMP
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Approached like John Wayne, with "to" : STRODEUP
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Relatives of Winnebagos : OTOS
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1-Down quality : NOSE
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Enterprise position: Abbr. : ENS
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Loft additions : DORMERS
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Call for Chinese, say : ORDEROUT
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Be superposed on : LIEABOVE
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Concern of paleoanthropology : EARLYMAN
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Like a rattlebrain : DITSY
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Good pear for poaching : BOSC
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Film figure who said "I take orders from just one person: me" : HANSOLO
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Things removed before signing : PENCAPS
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GPS output: Abbr. : RTE
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Pursue : GOAFTER
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Consideration for college admission : SATSCORE
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Sturm und Drang : UPHEAVAL
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Apollo collection : MOONROCK
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One side in college football's annual Big Game, informally : CAL
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Accessory with a magnetic strip on a kitchen wall : KNIFEBAR
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Glaziers' supplies : PUTTIES
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Maximally intense : ACUTEST
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Plotting aids : GRIDS
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Speeds : HIES
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Slips of paper? : ERRATA
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Studbook figures : SIRES
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One side of a feud : THEM
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Prefix related to benzene's shape : HEXA
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G.I. Joe's "Knowing is half the battle" spots, e.g. : PSAS
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GPS input: Abbr. : STS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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