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ALTERNATIVE CINEMA

New York Times, Sunday, August 16, 2020

St. ___ Chapel, New York City public building in continuous use since 1766

Author:
Francis Heaney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Francis Heaney

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Heaney. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Francis Heaney, of New York City, is a professional puzzle maker and editor, who frequently constructs the American Values Club Crossword. For 15 years he has edited puzzle books for ... read more
Francis Heaney notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
Brilliant finds. After decades of brainstorming thousands of ideas, I'm kicking myself that I've never noticed how perfectly THE AFRICAN QUEEN describes Cleopatra. I've even seen THE ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times8/16/20 ( No. 25,849 )
Across
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Red Guard members : MAOISTS
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They can get canceled : STAMPS
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Sticky situation : MORASS
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Remove braids from : UNPLAIT
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"Likewise!" : IAMTOO
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Way to go : AVENUE
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Alternative title for "The Dirty Dozen"? : TWELVEANGRYMEN
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Sorted in order : RANKED
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Hear here! : EAR
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Complete : ARRANT
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"Vous êtes ___" (French map notation) : ICI
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Alan with six Emmys : ALDA
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Pulled from a raffle drum : DRAWN
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Alternative title for "Cleopatra"? : THEAFRICANQUEEN
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Words to a betrayer : ETTU
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Partner of cut : DRIED
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St. ___ Chapel, New York City public building in continuous use since 1766 : PAULS
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Dessert often topped with caramel sauce : FLAN
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Newswire co. : UPI
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Zip : NIL
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Disc brake components : ROTORS
51
Alternative title for "Frankenstein"? : DOCTORSTRANGE
55
Took a load off : SAT
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Monopoly token elected by an internet vote : CAT
57
"Sure, that makes sense" : IGETIT
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Trust : DEPENDON
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"___ Another" (NPR game show) : ASKME
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Toyota model since 1966 : COROLLA
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Van ___, Calif. : NUYS
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D.C. donor : PAC
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"Hey, pal, over here!" : PSST
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With 70-Across, alternative title for "To Kill a Mockingbird"? : BYEBYE
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See 68-Across : BIRDIE
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Female friend, in France : AMIE
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Phillipa who played Eliza in the original cast of "Hamilton" : SOO
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Hook's sidekick : SMEE
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"The Hangover" co-star : EDHELMS
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Mortgage co. : SANDL
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Just out of the freezer : UNTHAWED
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They feature clowns and rope tricks : RODEOS
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Grp. organizing school dances : PTA
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Make a move : ACT
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Alternative title for "Titanic"? : WATERSHIPDOWN
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Hello Kitty company : SANRIO
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Calendar spans: Abbr. : YRS
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Actress Tyler who will be an apt age in 2031 : LIV
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Stopovers : INNS
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Gives a hoot : YELLS
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"Ella and ___" (1956 jazz album) : LOUIS
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Sandal brand : TEVA
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Alternative title for "Gone Girl"? : THELADYVANISHES
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Sheepskin holders : ALUMS
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Shankar who taught sitar to George Harrison : RAVI
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ASCAP alternative : BMI
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___-faire : SAVOIR
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"Blueberries for ___" (classic children's book) : SAL
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Nabisco's first cracker brand, introduced in 1899 : UNEEDA
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Alternative title for "The Name of the Rose"? : AMERICANBEAUTY
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Duck dish : CONFIT
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"Welp, guess I have to try again" : NOLUCK
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Develop over time : GESTATE
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Lowbrow art : KITSCH
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Round things? : DRINKS
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Terry Bradshaw, for his entire career : STEELER
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Like commercials, often : MUTED
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First name of a Peace Nobelist that ends ironically : ANWAR
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"Einstein on the Beach," e.g. : OPERA
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"___ say!" : ILL
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Scholar : SAVANT
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Seating section : TIER
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Recipients of venture capital : STARTUPS
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Joined a petition : SIGNED
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What a dental scaler removes : TARTAR
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Senator Klobuchar : AMY
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Production co. behind "Rhoda" and "Newhart" : MTM
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"Once upon a midnight dreary ..." penner : POE
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Ending with ultra- or super- : SONIC
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Sauce on chicken Parmesan : MARINARA
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Parts of zygotes : OVA
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French automaker : RENAULT
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They don't go much higher than the tongue : ANKLESOCKS
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Soft leather : SUEDE
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Two-door or four-door : SEDAN
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Unenthused response to "Wanna?" : NAH
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Upper limit : CAP
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Turned in : WENTTOBED
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Charles ___, religious leader known as "The Father of Modern Revivalism" : FINNEY
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Lengths for rulers : REIGNS
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Killed time : IDLED
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Workload that must be met : QUOTA
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Pets kept in terrariums : TURTLES
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Bank-backing grp. : FDIC
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Something trademarked : LOGO
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Laptop brand : ACER
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"___ be an honor" : ITD
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Head-butts : RAMS
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[Actually, don't delete this] : STET
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Smooth-tongued : OILY
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Painter Magritte : RENE
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"The Simpsons" character with a Ph.D. : APU
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Catch : SNARE
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Nail polish brand : OPI
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Shortcut for a frequent contact : SPEEDDIAL
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Approximately : ABOUT
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Outmoded part of a laptop : CDDRIVE
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Hither and ___ : YON
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What a koozie might keep cool : BEER
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Seller of the Ultimate Waffle Sandwich : IHOP
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Nile snakes : ASPS
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___ Hari : MATA
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"Regardless ..." : INANYEVENT
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Stone to cast? : SHARON
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Slugger Hideki named the 2009 World Series M.V.P. : MATSUI
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Pasture parent : EWE
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Nuevo ___ (Mexican state) : LEON
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Like grass you can smell, perhaps : MOWN
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IDs assigned at birth: Abbr. : SSNS
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Boxer Ali : LAILA
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Tharp who choreographed "Hair" : TWYLA
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Modem letters : DSL
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Soothing summer soak : COLDBATH
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Chart-toppers : HITSONGS
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Raised sculptures : RELIEFS
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Prefix with pathetic : SYM
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Needs medicine, say : ISSICK
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Humble abodes : SHACKS
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Italian city NW of Milan : VARESE
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Semi, e.g. : TRUCK
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum city : HANOI
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Food item : VIAND
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"The Loco-Motion" singer Little ___ : EVA
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Standard : USUAL
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Not glossy : MATTE
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More underhanded : SLYER
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"A likely story!" : IBET
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O.E.D. part: Abbr. : DIC
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Casablanca's country: Abbr. : MOR
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Ivy League nickname : ELI
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Make a break for it : RUN
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Had : ATE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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