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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Puzzle by Charles Gersch, edited by Will Shortz

Seven film titles constitute the interrelated group of this entertaining Wednesday crossword.

  • ANGER MANAGEMENT (14A. 2003 Sandler/Nicholson comedy)
  • ROAD TO SINGAPORE (17A. 1940 Crosby/Lamour/Hope film that was the firt of a “travel” series)
  • LAST PICTURE SHOW (37A. 1971 film that was Cybil Shepherd’s debut, with “The”)
  • ON THE WATERFRONT (41A. 1954 Elia Kazan Oscar winner)
  • HORTON HERS A WHO (59A. 2008 film derived from Dr. Seuss)
  • THE COLOR OF MONEY (62A. 1986 film for which Paul Newman won his only Oscar)
  • A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (7D. 1936 Marx Brothers romp)

Other — AGAIN (3D.“Encore!“), AHOYS and ALOHA, AMPERE (26D. Current unit), ATEAM, ATRAS, BASRA (6D. Mideast city whose name, coincidentally, is an anagram of ARABS), BERET, CATCH, CIAOS, ENOLA, ENRON, HENCE, HOOTCH (45D. The sauce), IMPELS, Sierra LEONE, MOOLA, OCHRE, OLEOLE, PREFAB, RARER, REARM, ROGUE, STENOS, TOPPS, TOWNE, USERS, WHARF.

Short stuff — ABO, AGAR, ALOT, BAA and BAN, BABE, BATH (25D. Setting for candelit romance), really?, CWTS, EAT, EGGS, ELIS, ENLS, ESTO, HOE, HOCH and LOCH IONA, ILES, IWON, LAOS, LAHR, LEN, LOO, MRT, OATH,OH TO be in England …”, ORG, PARR, PIA, RAN, REDS, ROTH, SEAS, SMU, SRTA, STES, TANK, THOR, TIC, TKO, TOA, WBA.

I promise you I'll never desert you again because after 'Salome' we'll make another picture and another picture. You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!... All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. ~ Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard”


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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Supply with more ammo, say; 6. Term of endearment; 10. Bits of land in la Seine; 18. Yalies; 19. Part of NATO: Abbr.; 2. “Mad Men” extras; 21. Conducted; 22. Actor Bert; 24. Mystery writer Deighton; 25. It may make a ewe turn; 27. Big name in baseball cards; 30. Starters; 33. Gelantinous ingredient in desserts; 34. First X or Q, say; 42. Bout stopper; 43. Author Philip; 44. Some razors; 45. Ergo; 46. Pugilists’ grp.; 47. Blood-typing syst.; 49. Mystery writer Edward D. ___; 51. Ode title starter; 54. World Cup chant; 57. Singer-actress Zadora; 58. Lamond, e.g.; 63. Inauguration Day highlight; 64. Proverbial heptad; 65. Addicts. — DOWN: 1. Less well done; 2. ___ Gay, historic plane displayed by the Smithsonian; 4. N. L. Central team; 5. “I pity the fool” speaker; 8. Proscribe; 9. Drives (on); 10. Drives; 12. Bankrupt company in 2001-001 news; 13. Fr. Holy women; 15. Lettuce or kale; 16. Corrode; 23. Ne’er-do-well; 28. Henry VIII’s sixth; 29. Like some suburban homes; 30. Scads; 32. “___ perpetua” (Idaho’s motto); 34. Thursday’s eponym; 35. College in New Rochelle, N.Y.; 36. 100-lb. units; 38. Triumphant cry; 39. Fisherman’s 10-pounder, e.g.; 450. Mex. Miss; 46. Fisherman’s spot; 47. Lei-person’s greeting?; 48. Covering for la tête; 50. Piertro’s at-tas; 51. Olde ___ (historic area, quaintly), 52. Orangish shade; 53. Shipboard cries; 55. Old card game with foreits; 56. Photo blowups: Abbr.; 58. Vietiane’s country; 60. Implement in a Millet painting; 61. Dallas sch.

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