By Fran Lou Sabin
March 25, 1996 12:00 PM

ACROSS

1. Bird ___ Wire (Goldie Hawn-Mel Gibson flick; 2 wds.)

4. ___-jongg (tile game)

7. When ___ Loves a Woman (’94 movie; 2 wds.)

11. Horror film actor ___ Chaney jr.

12. Sound of laughter (2 syllables)

13. And Then There Were ___ (classic murder mystery)

14. Steely ___ (Pretzel Logic rock group)

15. “Take ___”(’95 Madonna tune; 2 wds.)

16. Comedian Carvey

17. Star of Clockers and The Piano (2 wds.)

20. Slithery swimmer

21. The Three Faces of ___ (Joanne Woodward film)

22. “Arrivederci ___”

25. Sailor’s “yes”

26. “Born in the ___” (Springsteen hit tune; abbr.)

29. Star of Casablanca and Spellbound (2 wds.)

33. Serial ___ (’94 Kathleen Turner flick)

34. “American ___” (Don McLean hit)

35. Zieringand Fleming

36. Thick ___ Brick (Jethro Tull album; 2 wds.)

37 Droop like loose socks

39. Star of Zorba the Greek (2 wds.)

45. Writer-director ___ Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle)

46. Part of speech (person, place, animal, thing, etc.)

47. First ___ kit

49. The ___ Hunter (78 Oscar winner)

50. Cut and splice videotape

51. Semi ___ ballplayer

52. ___ Three Lives (2 wds.)

53. The ___ Sack (Jerry Lewis comedy)

54. ___-in-Law starring Pauly Shore

DOWN

1. The ___ Man and the Sea (TV movie starring 39 Across)

2. ___ Wyle of ER

3. ___ Magnani of The Secret of Santa Vittoria

4. Actress Normand of silent films

5. Ship ___! (greeting at sea)

6. ___ Pierce (Alan Alda M*A*S*H role)

7. Actress MacDowel! (Green Card)

8. Ditch around a castle

9. ___ Bancroft of How to Make an American Quilt

10. Patricia ___ (costarof 39 Across in The Passage)

12. She’s Gotta ___ It (Spike Lee film)

18. ___ Window (James Stewart-Grace Kelly classic)

19. “All I’ve ___ Wanted” (Mariah Carey hit)

22. Above the ___ (’94 basketball drama)

23. Yoko ___

24. Leo the Lion’s movie studio (abbr.)

25. ___ Vigoda of Barney Miller

26. Thurman of Pulp Fiction

27. Guns lor ___ Sebastian (’68 flick starring 39 Across)

28. Reply to a test question (abbr)

30. ___ facto (by the very nature of the deed; Latin)

31. Actress Wiest and singer Lennon

32. Leslie Caron musical

36. ___ Day’s Night (Beatles film; 2 wds.)

37. Ten-armed sea creature

38. ___ Bee (character on The Andy Griffith Show)

39. “___ Love Her” (Beatles song; 2 wds.)

40. Actor-playwright-composer Sir ___ Coward

41. The Hanging ___ (Gary Cooper western)

42. Luke’s mystical adviser in The Empire Strikes Back

43. Short snoozes

44. Robert De ___ of A Bronx Tale

48. The ___ Is Dead 73 Mafia movie starring 39 Across)

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