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New York Times, Friday, September 9, 2016

1972 blaxploitation film with a soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield

Author:
Kristian House
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kristian House

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. House. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kristian House notes:
This was a fun puzzle to create. I started with ZITCOM, STINKEYE, BIGWHOOP, and JUMPSSHIP and I worked from there. The bottom right ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A couple of strong feature entries seeding this puzzle, GAZILLION, STINKEYE, BIG WHOOP, and JUMPS SHIP giving each corner some sizzle. ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times9/9/16 ( No. 24,412 )

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Across
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Really huge number : GAZILLION
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Bridge pair, briefly? : SPECS
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In a foreboding manner : OMINOUSLY
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Bane of cereal grain : ERGOT
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Sufficiently good : UPTOGRADE
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Sauce often made with lemon juice : AIOLI
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TiVo remote button : REC
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Not go to : SKIP
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Jerks : TUGSON
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Lose, as a carrier might with a call : DROP
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New York restaurateur with a Tony Award : SARDI
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Doomed : SUNK
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Round of four : SEMIS
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B-ball : HOOPS
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___ Dolly ("Winter's Bone" heroine) : REE
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Contraction in Hamlet's soliloquy : TIS
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1972 blaxploitation film with a soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield : SUPERFLY
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Gun point? : BAYONET
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Fur-lined cloak : PELISSE
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Tight hold : IRONGRIP
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A.L. or N.L. East: Abbr. : DIV
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Some sports cars : GTS
45
Six-time U.S. Open champ : EVERT
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Get one's fill? : GASUP
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"That was exhausting!" : WHEW
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Ammonia and others : ODORS
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Longtime TV figure known for his garage : LENO
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Dawgs : HOMIES
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Liver by the Loire? : FOIE
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Sculptor who described art as "a fruit that grows in man" : ARP
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"A Dog of Flanders" author : OUIDA
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Bails : JUMPSSHIP
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Beehive Blender brand : OSTER
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It fell in 2016 for the first time since 1919 : USPOSTAGE
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Reviewers of scientific papers : PEERS
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Cause of rebellion, maybe : TEENANGST
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Thanksgiving table decorations : GOURDS
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A in physics class? : AMPERE
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Adolescent program, slangily : ZITCOM
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Goddess who saved Odysseus : INO
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Records : LOGS
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Doesn't show oneself, say : LURKS
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So-called "Shakespeare of the Prophets" : ISAIAH
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Veterans : OLDPROS
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Host of the web series "Emoji Science" : NYE
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Junior posthumously inducted into the Football Hall of Fame : SEAU
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Victorians : PRIGS
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Searches for oneself : EGOSURFS
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Mustard and others : COLONELS
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Dirty look : STINKEYE
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Rewarded for waiting : TIPPED
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Climber's aid : PITON
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Decorate : DOUP
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Blacken a bit : SINGE
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Baseball commissioner during the steroid era : SELIG
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Robot arm movers : SERVOS
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Navratilova, to 45-Across, e.g. : RIVAL
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"Well, la-di-frickin'-da!" : BIGWHOOP
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It has big screens for small films : ARTHOUSE
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Apple operating system that's also a geographical name : YOSEMITE
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One to one, say : TIED
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Seemingly everywhere : PROFUSE
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___ l'oeil : TROMPE
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Hideous foe of Popeye : SEAHAG
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Strips, as a ship : UNRIGS
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Valve with a disc at the end of a vertically set stem : POPPET
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Like the Atlantic Ocean, slightly, from year to year : WIDER
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Barely drink : SIPON
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They may ring after parties : EARS
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She, in Venice : ESSA
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Project : JUT
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Stop: Abbr. : STN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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