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New York Times, Saturday, August 4, 2018

Only French-produced film to win an Oscar for Best Picture (2011)

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Trabucco. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times8/4/18 ( No. 25,106 )
Across
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Buzz source : HIVE
5
Right : PROPER
11
Leader in a chorus line? : TRA
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Conversation stopper : AHEM
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Love of Cyrano de Bergerac : ROXANE
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One not abstaining : WET
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Husband of Octavia : NERO
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With 10-Down, literally, now and then : EVERYSOOFTEN
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Feature of a moat : DAM
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Things a smartphone has lots of : USES
22
Cash payment? : ATMFEE
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With 7-Down, literally, neither wins nor loses : BREAKSEVEN
25
Pick up : LEARN
26
Some spicy brews : RYEBEERS
29
Like ranches, typically : FENCED
30
European river that originates from a glacier : AARE
31
Ones not abstaining : VOTERS
33
Some Tesla employees, in brief : EES
34
Only French-produced film to win an Oscar for Best Picture (2011) : THEARTIST
37
Chest-thumping, for short? : CPR
40
Abide : ENDURE
41
Old Gremlins and Hornets : AMCS
45
Eye : LOOKAT
47
Makings of a population : GENEPOOL
49
Ran in place : IDLED
50
With 8-Down, literally, one just taking up space : DEADWEIGHT
51
Preps, as cappuccino milk : FROTHS
53
Lamebrain : BOZO
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Pen lead-in : EPI
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With 1-Down, literally, downright dastardly : BADTOTHEBONE
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Place for a post : BLOG
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Put something past? : ACE
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Electrically insulating material around nerve fibers : MYELIN
61
Wild country : BUSH
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Ancient title : REX
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Divorcé, e.g. : EXMATE
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Tech review site : CNET
Down
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Makeshift technique for female modesty : HANDBRA
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"Yep, perfectly clear" : IHEARYA
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"The Astronomer" painter : VERMEER
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___ pop : EMO
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Groundhog Day celebration, typically : PRESSEVENT
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Knock about : ROVE
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Buffoons : OXES
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Course number : PAR
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"May It Be" singer, 2001 : ENYA
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Never putting down roots for long : RESTLESS
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Coin-flipping "Batman" villain : TWOFACE
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Ringmaster? : REFEREE
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Sees (to) : ATTENDS
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Calpurnia's dream of Caesar's death, e.g. : OMEN
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Alternative to a mandolin, informally : UKE
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Provide job support : ABET
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Take it for a ride : ROAD
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Member of the "magnificent" 1996 U.S. women's gymnastics team : STRUG
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Unwanted state for a would-be lover : FRIENDZONE
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___ humain (person: Fr.) : ETRE
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Commute in the afternoon, say : HEADHOME
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Appetizer that may accompany sangria : TAPA
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Popular snack for bikers and hikers : CLIFBAR
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"Star Wars" sporting event : PODRACE
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Quaint item on an office desk : ROLODEX
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Exercise in student diplomacy, for short : MODELUN
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It's performed on hands and knees in yoga : COWPOSE
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Dexterity : SLEIGHT
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Etta of old comics : KETT
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Job ad abbr. : EEO
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It goes to hell : STYX
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___ Fleck and the Flecktones : BELA
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End note? : OBIT
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Bottom line? : HEM
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Airer of the children's news program "Newsround" since 1972 : BBC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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