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Last month marked the 25th anniversary of the release of a certain well-known movie set in the Triangle (you could probably name it if we gave you one guessenter it at 57-Across and see if you’re right). Alan Olschwang, a seasoned constructor who gave us May’s puzzle about famous Duke grads, was the first to submit a grid themed to this movie, and it’s a dandy. Now quit lollygagging and pick up your lumber!