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New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Film about the woman most likely to catch men's attention? (2001)

Author:
Andy Kravis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQ} Scrabble average: 1.86 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kravis.
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© 2014, The New York Times9/24/14 ( No. 23,696 )
Across
1
Bums around : LOAFS
6
Bellini opera : NORMA
11
Night light, perhaps : UFO
14
Shoptalk : ARGOT
15
Weest of wee hours : ONEAM
16
Mint : NEW
17
Film about a Communist invasion? (1996) : MARXATTACKS
19
Enthusiast : FAN
20
Casanova : PLAYBOY
21
Ties down : TETHERS
23
Moroccan headwear : FEZ
25
Line on a baseball : SEAM
26
Film about the woman most likely to catch men's attention? (2001) : ABEAUTIFULMINX
33
Computer mode : SLEEP
34
It's usually between 3 and 5 : PAR
35
Logic game with matchsticks : NIM
36
Battery containing a liquid electrolyte : WETCELL
39
The statue "David" on open-air display in Florence, e.g. : REPLICA
42
Well-suited : APT
43
Take a gander at : EYE
45
Captain and others : RANKS
46
Film about an elegantly made crossword? (2009) : THELOVELYBOXES
51
Collaborator with Disney on the film "Destino" : DALI
52
Add-on charge : FEE
53
First family of Germany, 1969-74 : BRANDTS
56
Licit : ALLOWED
62
Brit's washroom : LAV
63
Film about a romantic dentist's daily routine? (2010) : EATXRAYLOVE
65
Israeli gun : UZI
66
"Delphine" author Madame de ___ : STAEL
67
Fray : RAVEL
68
Lo-___ : RES
69
Absorbent cloth : TERRY
70
4 x 400-meter relay, e.g. : EVENT
Down
1
Genie's home : LAMP
2
Kind of vaccine : ORAL
3
Site of a famed mausoleum : AGRA
4
Guileful : FOXY
5
Poke holes in : STAB
6
"Hold on a sec" : NOTYET
7
___ lark : ONA
8
Geom. shape : RECT
9
Confirm : MAKESURE
10
Brewery named after a Dutch river : AMSTEL
11
Like a bass voice or a hairy chest : UNFEMININE
12
"___ not!" : FEAR
13
Dominates, informally : OWNS
18
Vegetarian's protein source : TOFU
22
Son of Noah : HAM
24
Élan : ZIP
26
Beth preceder : ALEPH
27
Actress with the iconic line "What a dump!" : BETTEDAVIS
28
Old trade inits. : EEC
29
Mime : APE
30
Away's partner : FAR
31
Shaving boo-boos : NICKS
32
Holiday associated with 44-Downs, in brief : XMAS
33
Whack : SWAT
37
Get off the ground? : LEVITATE
38
Caustic material : LYE
40
Old hand : PRO
41
Easygoing : LAX
44
See 32-Down : ELF
47
Acronym for linked computers : LAN
48
Like Jackie Jackson, in the Jackson 5 : OLDEST
49
How the swallows returned to San Juan Capistrano : YEARLY
50
Actor Lugosi : BELA
53
Memory of a very busy day, maybe : BLUR
54
Level : RAZE
55
Lead : STAR
57
Instrument for Orpheus : LYRE
58
King Harald's father : OLAV
59
Told, as a yarn : WOVE
60
Level : EVEN
61
Shoulder muscle, for short : DELT
64
Member of the MTV generation, informally : XER

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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