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CINEMADNESS

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1987

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,613
Across
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Soprano Mitchell et al. : LEONAS
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Nigerian city : LAGOS
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Balneation : BATH
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Steep slope : SCARP
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Hopper, e.g. : ARTIST
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Happy as ___ : ALARK
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Loser to S. Grant : ELEE
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More ashen : PALER
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Film about Princess Leia's brother? : COOLHANDLUKE
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Film about Seth Thomas? : NINETOFIVE
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Eaten away : ERODED
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Carried on, as a war : WAGED
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Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
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British gun : STEN
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D.C. figure : REGAN
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Information : DATA
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Elder cits. : SRS
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"Tootsie" actress : GARR
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Warble : CAROL
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Took umbrage : RESENTED
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Venetian coin : LEONINE
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More cunning : SLIER
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More prudent : SAGER
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Hour: It. : ORA
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O'Brien of "The Killers" : EDMOND
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Film about Garfield? : THATDARNCAT
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Damp : MOIST
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Scuffles : HOES
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Idaho city : BOISE
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Soccer great : PELE
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Sea gulls : TERNS
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We weave tangled ones : WEBS
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Became enraged : SAWRED
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Boston Red Sox film? : DAMNYANKEES
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Fasteners : SCREWS
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Australian marsupial : KOALA
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Vowel sequence : AEI
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N. Z. native : MAORI
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Tried : TESTED
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Film scripted by Frances Gumm's mother? : ASTARISBORN
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___-la-la : TRA
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Supermarket fluids : JUICES
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To shelter, at sea : ALEE
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Not waterproof : LEAKY
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Scorch : CHAR
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Church feature : ALTAR
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Slight : SLIM
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Good: Fr. : BONNE
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Actor Nick : NOLTE
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Actor in "The Wizard of Oz" : LAHR
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Film based on Nell Gwyn's life? : THEKINGANDI
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Spanish explorer : DESOTO
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Up: Comb. form : ANO
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Male honeybee : DRONE
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Wall hanging : ARRAS
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Part of E.T.A. : ARRIVAL
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Major personal annoyance : PETPEEVE
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Glides on high : SOARS
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Muse of history : CLIO
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Amusingly outlandish : CAMPY
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Nursery villain : WOLF
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Hero of a film set in Erin? : HARPO
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Porter heroine : KATIE
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Corrigenda : ERRATA
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Actress Rehan : ADA
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Film suggested by Prince Charles? : MYFAIRLADY
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Film set in Princeton? : SAVETHETIGER
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Louvers : SLATS
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Unique person : ONER
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Corpulent : OBESE
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Chipmunk, e.g. : RODENT
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Hindu garment : SAREE
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Shea nine : METS
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Observes Yom Kippur : FASTS
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___-pants : SMARTY
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Milk: Comb. form : LACT
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Love god : EROS
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Siouan Indian : OTOE
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O : NIL
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Laver rival : ASHE
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___ Stripes : STARSAND
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Elopers' need? : LADDER
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Annie Hall's creator : ALLEN
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Showy trinket : GAUD
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Mork's planet : ORK
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Prepared shish kebab : SKEWERED
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Kind of lion : BENGAL
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Peregrine : ALIEN
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Serve : TEND
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Haw's partner : HEE
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W.W. II volunteer : SPOTTER
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Levantine garment : CAFTAN
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Guns an engine : REVS
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Historic beginning : PRE
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Special china : TEASET
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Marketplace : AGORA
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"Carousel" actor : RAITT
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Painter Edgar : DEGAS
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"I cannot ___ wink": Pope : SLEEPA
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Blush : REDDEN
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Film about Julia Child? : SOMELIKEITHOT
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Lollobrigida : GINA
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Golf tournament grouping : CLASSA
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Big A events : RACES
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A 1967 film directed by Joan Plowright? : TOSIRWITHLOVE
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Obliterates : ERASES
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Challenged : DARED
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Alaskan port : NOME
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Glistening : SHINY
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Brahmins : SNOBS
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Actor Rip ___ : TORN
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Syngman ___ of Korea : RHEE
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Minaret : TOWER
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" . . . the face that drove ___": D'Arcy : MEMAD
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Cut of beef : BARON
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Dinesen works : TALES
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Dam : WEIR
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Hair-raising : SCARY
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P.O. device : DATER
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Archibald of N.B.A. fame : NATE
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N. Z. parrot : KEA
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Word with screen or stack : SMOKE
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Tony's kin : OSCAR
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The Green Wave : TULANE
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Similar : ALIKE
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Prefix with annual : SEMI
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Actress Massey and namesakes : ILONAS
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Dispatches : SENDS
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___-Sadr of Iran : BANI
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Wickerwork material : RATTAN
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Portion of the iris : AREOLA
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A Mexican drug : JALAP
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Thrust : SHOVE
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Goldwater : BARRY
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Handel opera : NERO
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Quivering motion : TREMOR
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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"The ___ Wrath" : GRAPESOF
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Vagrants : DRIFTERS
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Contemn : DESPISE
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Islamic deity : ALLAH
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Penzance denizen : PIRATE
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Some butterflies : SATYRS
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A conquistador : CORTES
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U.S.M.A. student : CADET
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Take from forcibly : WREST
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Tree toad : HYLA
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At a distance : AFAR
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"Citizen" of filmdom : KANE
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"___ Diary": Twain : EVES
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Particle : ATOM
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Ripening agent : AGER
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Impression : DENT
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Bohemian : ARTY
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Pub.-company pileup : MSS
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Actor from Prague : LOM
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Peak in Crete : IDA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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