Frame from the film Blade Runner, 1982
“You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.”
― Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Puzzle by Jason Flinn / Edited by Will Shortz
Clued by their film titles, two titles of science fiction stories by author Philip K. DICK (42-Across), DO ANDROIDS DREAM / OF ELECTRIC SHEEP (17A. With 20-Across, story by 42-Across on which the movie “Blade Runner” is based) and WE CAN REMEMBER IT / FOR YOU WHOLESALE (54A. With 59-Across, story by 42-Across on which the movie “Total Recall” is based) constitute the main feature of this Wednesday crossword.
Frame from film of Total Recall, 1990
“So you want to have gone to Mars. Very good.”
― Philip K. Dick, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale
Other — ARRAYS, COMMIE (23A. Cold war foe, slangily), DOTES ON, ORYX (62A. African antelope), PERHAPS, PEWEE (51D. Bird that’s as small as it sounds), SAMPLED, SUN LAMP, TOMLIN (47D. “One ringy-dingy” comic).
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