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MADE FOR TV-MOVIES

New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 2009

Author:
Patrick Blindauer & Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Blindauer. This is puzzle # 16 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite
Constructor notes:

Andrea:

Huge breakthrough, dream come true, a Sunday puzzle. All my Sundays have been something based on one of my ideas but collaborations with different guys who are more sophisticated grid makers than I. My early week collaborations tend to be with folks I'm either mentoring or helping them realize their dream of getting a puzzle published in the NYT. My later week ones, I'm in the other position.

Patrick Blindauer and worked long and hard for consistency, a TV show followed by a movie, never movie followed by TV. Something contemporary paired with something from the past. We had a huge list. In the end, and a lot of fun coming up with them and settled upon five that were perfect 21s across. My favorites were GOSSIPGIRLINTERRUPTED and FATHERKNOWSBESTINSHOW just for smoothness factor and new with old.

Patrick made the grid. In 2013, another pair used the same title and I was sort of bummed. Their idea was slightly different though: the TV shows were one-word titles inserted into movie titles.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0809 ( 21,824 )
Across
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Explorer who has a monetary unit named after him : BALBOA
7
Nasal tones : TWANGS
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"Huddled" group inscribed on the Statue of Liberty : MASSES
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Chip in : ANTEUP
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Notre Dame cry : GOIRISH
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Like an ass : EQUINE
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Dirt-dishing lass who's been cut off? : GOSSIPGIRLINTERRUPTED
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Summery : ESTIVAL
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"Livin' la Vida ___" : LOCA
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Danish coin : ORE
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Star of football, to most of the world : PELE
31
Jeanne d'Arc, for one: Abbr. : STE
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Seasoned rice dishes : PILAFS
36
Wayne ___ (Gotham City abode) : MANOR
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Entertainer Béla : FLECK
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"Right away, boss!" : IMONIT
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Cheese choice : EDAM
44
Dad is familiar with top Broadway star? : FATHERKNOWSBESTINSHOW
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Block buster? : TNT
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Peeples of "Fame" : NIA
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Played again : REPRISED
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Constellation near Scorpius : ARA
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More raspy : HOARSER
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"Finnegans Wake" wife : ANNA
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Epic poem in dactylic hexameter : ILIAD
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Lhasa ___ (dog) : APSO
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Fourth of September? : TEE
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N.Y.C. subway syst. : IRT
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See 114-Down : CARTE
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Actor Joel's crime scene analysis? : GREYSANATOMYOFAMURDER
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Printing on many a name tag : HELLO
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Ballpark figs. : HRS
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Japanese band : OBI
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Some depictions on a pyramid wall : GODS
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It may be blind : ALLEY
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Bygone stadium : SHEA
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Brand that's universally liked? : SARALEE
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Used a tuffet : SAT
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Backyard briquettes : CHARCOAL
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Hack : CAB
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Red head, once? : MAO
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One-quarter of a mourning lacrosse team? : TWOANDAHALFMENINBLACK
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Emma of "The Avengers" : PEEL
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Dennis, to Mr. Wilson : MENACE
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Comparatively right-minded : SANER
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Ancient Jordanian city with rock carvings : PETRA
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Landlord : LESSOR
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O.E.D. filler : WDS
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Jedi Council leader : YODA
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"___ ELO" (1976 album) : OLE
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Blow the whistle : TOOT
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Fervent : INTENSE
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Hollywood hanky-panky? : SEXANDTHECITYOFANGELS
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Bad way to be caught : INALIE
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Bone receptacle : OSSUARY
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Lament : REGRET
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Tomoyuki ___, creator of Godzilla : TANAKA
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Just followed Nancy Reagan's advice? : SAIDNO
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Some blackboard writing : LESSON
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Tote : BAG
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"Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANO
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Some U.S.N.A. grads : LTS
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Beg : BESEECH
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Some votes in Québec : OUIS
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Calendar data: Abbr. : APPTS
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When tripled, a W.W. II movie : TORA
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Self-control : WILLPOWER
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"Entourage" agent Gold : ARI
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"Seduction of the Minotaur" author : NIN
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Prime meridian std. : GST
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Continental ___ : SHELF
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Grand Marquis, e.g., for short : MERC
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Superhero with an octopus named Topo : AQUAMAN
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"How's it goin', man?" : SUP
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Quash : SITON
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First of 12 abroad : ENERO
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Dinner that includes a reading : SEDER
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Cry uncle : GIVEIN
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"Skedaddle!" : GIT
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Beverage brewed from petals : ROSETEA
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Kaput : PFFT
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Dash : ELAN
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Mikhail Baryshnikov, by birth : LETT
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Clouseau title: Abbr. : INSP
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Common setting in an Indiana Jones movie : LIBRARY
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Corroded : ATEINTO
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Pro-___ : AMS
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Game played at the Mirage : KENO
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"Encore!" : MORE
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Accomplished : DID
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It's thrown from a horse : RIATA
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Carpenter of note : KAREN
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I.R.S. ID : SSN
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Bob or weave : HAIRDO
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Said "Friends, Romans, countrymen ..." : ORATED
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Waterproof boots : WADERS
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Noted rule maker : HOYLE
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Briny : SEA
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Set of hospital rms. : ICU
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Fries order at McDonald's, maybe : LARGE
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Shocked and awed : AGHAST
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Poli sci student's major, maybe : PRELAW
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Do business with : SELLTO
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Real-time e-notes : IMS
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Word with milk or sauce : SOY
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Colorado State, athletically : THERAMS
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Future presenters of the past : ORACLES
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In favor of : FOR
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Summers : ABACI
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___ Kundera, author of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" : MILAN
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Bulb in the kitchen : SHALLOT
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"LOL!" : HAH
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Do-gooder : SAMARITAN
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One of the Baldwins : ALEC
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Goes back : EBBS
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B train? : CDE
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___ concern : OFNO
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Hombre's hand : MANO
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Passed with flying colors : ACED
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Southern staple : OKRA
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Financing fig. : APR
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One who loves pick-ups? : NEATNIK
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Something you love to play with : NEWTOY
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What oviparous creatures do : LAYEGGS
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Surmise : POSIT
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"Marcus Welby, M.D." actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Old TV western starring Rory Calhoun, with "The" : TEXAN
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Character of a community : ETHOS
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___ Leppard : DEF
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What traffic and dogs do : SNARL
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Greek theaters : ODEA
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"Wedding Bell Blues" singer Laura : NYRO
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Snick's partner : SNEE
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With 65-Across, like some orders : ALA
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That, in Oaxaca : ESA
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Hit TV show set in Las Vegas : CSI
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Pill alternative, for short : IUD
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Stumblers' sounds : ERS
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One of 13 popes : LEO
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Stop on a track: Abbr. : STN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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