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New York Times, Wednesday, August 9, 2000

27-Down : "The Silence of the Lambs" director

Author:
Kelly Clark
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Clark.
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© 2000, The New York Times8/9/00 ( No. 18,537 )
Across
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Prefix with sailing : PARA
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They're made of whole cloth : TALES
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Holiday music? : JAZZ
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Toward the windless side : ALEE
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___ Island Sound : RHODE
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Blue Bonnet product : OLEO
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Drape holders : RODS
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Company once called Allegheny : USAIR
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Players wear masks for this : EPEE
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Start of a silly question : IFYOUDONTPAY
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Treeless tract : STEPPE
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Just enough to wet the lips : SIP
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Frowning : SAD
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Coat with plaster, say : DAUB
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Witch's laugh : CACKLE
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Question, part 2 : FORYOUREXORCISM
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Rose's husband, on Broadway : ABIE
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Nonpareil : GEM
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Study, and then some : CRAM
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Question, part 3 : WILLTHERESULTBE
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"Whoa, ___!" : NELLIE
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Cozy : SNUG
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Draft letters : SSS
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"Yay!" : RAH
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CNN's Rowland : RHONDA
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End of the question : REPOSSESSION
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1986 World Series site : SHEA
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Indian head, once? : SAHIB
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Indian head, once : CENT
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Chicken ___ : KIEV
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Pontificate : ORATE
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Clearasil target : ACNE
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Emerald ___ : ISLE
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59-Across player, in brief : NYMET
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Devour, in a way : READ
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Home of L'Express : PARIS
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Overhead : ALOFT
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Cover the gray again : REDYE
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"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" writer : AESOP
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"Doonesbury" cartoonist : TRUDEAU
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"I understand," facetiously : AHSO
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Help during hard times : LOAN
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Shortens a sentence, maybe : EDITS
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1973 Pacino blockbuster : SERPICO
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Funny Bishop : JOEY
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Chalet site, perhaps : ALP
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End of a series : ZEE
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Pulitzer winner Akins : ZOE
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French twist, e.g. : UPDO
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On ___ with : APAR
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Mini, midi or maxi : SKIRT
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1942 Preakness winner : ALSAB
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"The Silence of the Lambs" director : DEMME
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Yen : URGE
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They may be tossed back : BEERS
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Multiple of XXXV : CCCL
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Bambi et al. : FAWNS
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Awards since 1956 : OBIES
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Small brooks : RILLS
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Vociferate : YELL
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Marvel superheroes : XMEN
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Poop out : TIRE
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Loads, as a plate : HEAPSON
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That the sun will rise in the East, e.g. : SUREBET
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Terse pans : UGHS
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Antediluvian : HOARY
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Half of the Odd Couple : OSCAR
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Dorothy, to Em : NIECE
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Fashion's Karan : DONNA
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Put a stake in a pool : ANTED
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**** review : RAVE
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Ersatz : SHAM
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Yahoo.com, e.g. : SITE
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Hit the slopes : SKI
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___ Holiness the Pope : HIS
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It can be shocking : EEL

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