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Chet Currier
Chet Currier

FILM FLAM

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1978

Author:
Chet Currier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 677 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Chet Currier has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,522
Across
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Black Hawk's tribe : SACS
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Took on fuel : COALED
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Discomfit : ABASH
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Kind of fish or cake : ANGEL
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Tupelo, e.g. : TREE
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Chemical weapon : ARSINE
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Beta's follower : GAMMA
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Lafitte's prize : BOOTY
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Relative of "We'll see" : NOTNOW
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Alaska native : ALEUT
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Cordial herb : ANISE
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Cool cat : THELIONINWINTER
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Don : PUTON
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Suffix for cash : IER
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Latin laborer : PEON
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Unpleasant look : LEER
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Prometheus's theft : FIRE
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Rel. of national income : GNP
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Sharp scarps : CRAGS
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Lemons : DUDS
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White-tailed bird : ERNE
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Love, in León : AMOR
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Coffee and tea : SEPARATETABLES
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Private chambers : ADYTA
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Eur. capital : AMST
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Czar's say-so : UKASE
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___ in (inform) : CLUE
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" ... riches ___ hell": Milton : GROWIN
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Jetty : PIER
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Essence : PITH
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Orpheus's route : TOHELLANDBACK
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Potter, e.g. : ARTISAN
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Curved : ARCED
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Nigerian V.I.P. : OBA
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Argus had 100 : EYES
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Girl in a pool : STENO
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Hawkins or Thompson : SADIE
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Magnetic unit : GAUSS
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Cinderella, stepmother and sisters : THEGOODTHEBADANDTHEUGLY
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Threesomes : TRIOS
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Link : NEXUS
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Rampage : SPREE
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Protagonist in 89 Down : RICK
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U.S.A.F. weapon : AAM
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Savoir-___ : FAIRE
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Firenze's region : TOSCANA
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Altar pair : AMANANDAWOMAN
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Revolutionary statesman : OTIS
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Galatea's beloved : ACIS
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Founding or grounding : BASING
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Fish bait : CHUM
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Turn out : EVICT
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Budget burden : RENT
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Wroth : IRATE
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Object of a calendar search : THELOSTWEEKEND
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Beaks : NEBS
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Form, as a storm : BREW
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Partner of there : THEN
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Hammerstein : OSCAR
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Cards' insignia : STL
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Parti-colored : PIED
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Bowsprit : SPAR
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Composer Novello : IVOR
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Tenn. neighbor : ALA
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Etching materials : ACIDS
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Savage-breast soother : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
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Locker décor : PINUP
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Personality part : TRAIT
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Specter : WRAITH
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Baste : TACK
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"I give up!" : UNCLE
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Zodiac sign : LIBRA
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Shrug off : IGNORE
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Trounces : BEATS
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Erstwhile car : EDSEL
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Less jumbled : NEATER
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Biblical verb : HAST
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Radio problem : STATIC
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Toxophilite : ARCHER
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Et ___ : CETERA
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Closure : SEAL
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Hiawatha's transportation : CANOE
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Maine college town : ORONO
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Patty Duke ___ : ASTIN
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Highlands waterfall : LINN
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Sufficient, old style : ENOW
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Actor Brandon : DEWILDE
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Chalcedony : AGATE
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Farm machine : BALER
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Continental abbr. : AMER
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Dallas campus : SMU
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Swamp plants : HATPINS
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Taper off : ABATE
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Taboo : NONO
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Thumber's query : GOINGMYWAY
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Conjunctions for Catullus : ETS
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Washing substance : LYE
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Hotbed : NEST
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Actress Mary: 1933-75 : URE
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Sponges : FREELOADS
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Review : NOTICE
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Didoes : PRANKS
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Ecdysiast's final finery : GSTRING
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Slap's partner : DASH
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Pueblo's foe : UTE
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Playa clay : ADOBE
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Stage before imago : PUPA
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Consanguineous : AKIN
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Kind of race or line : RAT
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Long : ACHE
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Sapped : BLED
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Suffix with dull : ARD
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"Many a woman has ___": Wilde : APAST
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Hilarity : MIRTH
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Mediterranean craft : SETEE
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Grind together : GNASH
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River feeder: Abbr. : TRIB
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S. Pacific area : OCEANIA
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Touch upon : ABUT
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Sandblaster's target : SOOT
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Fruit punch : ADE
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Put up with : STOMACHED
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Cries of surprise : AHS
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Chimp's relative : ORANG
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Pair: Var. : DIAD
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Actor Bruce : DERN
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Timber toppler : AXE
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Starters in rummy : UPCARDS
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Preprandial words : GRACE
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Red head: 1918-24 : LENIN
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Brewer's need : YEAST
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Itzhak and Leah : RABINS
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Turkish inn : IMARET
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White House, to Fidel : CASABLANCA
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Does cable stitching : KNITS
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Diamond call : FOUL
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Certain matériel, for short : AMMO
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Go like clockwork : TICK
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Dijon donkey : ANE
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Sigh of relief : WHEW
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Calcar : OVEN
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Foulard : TIE
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Cote mother : EWE
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Braced framework : TRESTLE
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R.R. stops : STAS
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End play in bridge : THROWIN
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Conformist's concern : NORM
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Enjoin : BID
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Melon : CASABA
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"___ Restaurant" : ALICES
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Charivari : RACKET
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Pan's music makers : PIPES
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Draft horse : SHIRE
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Floral feature : PETAL
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Kind of TV board or card : IDIOT
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Your, to Camus : VOTRE
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" ... fairest ___ daughters Eve": Milton : OFHER
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Group of devotees : CULT
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Keep ___ on : TABS
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Advocate : URGE
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Zola novel : NANA
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Nevada neighbor : UTAH
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Soho social spot : PUB
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Made of: Suffix : INE
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Disencumber : RID

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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