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New York Times, Friday, January 13, 2017

President who said "If you want to see your plays performed the way you wrote them, become president"

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Ries

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Ries.
Jeff Chen notes:
Solid grid, featuring a good number of snazzy entries. I liked how Andrew spread his assets around, from STOLEN BASES to SKATE PARKS ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times1/13/17 ( No. 24,538 )
Across
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After the hour : PAST
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Lou who wrote "Exporting America" : DOBBS
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Plague, with "at" : GNAW
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Instrument with a bent neck : LUTE
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Key : ISLET
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Defraud, in slang : HOSE
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Very much : ATON
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Recreational sites not designed for walkers : SKATEPARKS
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Is a bad loser, say : SULKS
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Family name in Sir Walter Scott's "The Bride of Lammermoor" : ASHTON
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Fr. title : MME
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Zimbalist of old TV : EFREM
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One of the renters in Steinbeck's "Tortilla Flat" : PABLO
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Founder of the American Shakers : ANNLEE
32
Sweet pitcherful : ADE
34
Important word to a marriage counselor : OUR
35
New homeowner's feeling, maybe : BUYERSREMORSE
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@fakechucknorris, for one : PARODYACCOUNT
40
Diorama, maybe : MUSEUMEXHIBIT
41
Updated art? : ARE
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Wrap (up) : SEW
43
Things to do after dinner : DISHES
46
Painter's primer : GESSO
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President who said "If you want to see your plays performed the way you wrote them, become president" : HAVEL
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Secret ending : IVE
52
Word before or after state : POLICE
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Ricoh rival : EPSON
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They're "family" : COSANOSTRA
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Pride : lions : parliament : ___ : OWLS
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God for whom a weekday is named : ODIN
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Real stinker : SKUNK
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All-nighter, maybe : RAVE
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Like high school and college students of the '80s-'90s, e.g. : GENX
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Competitive and outgoing, say : TYPEA
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Views : EYES
Down
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Bank deposit : PLASMA
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Fall : AUTUMN
3
Record stat for major-leaguer Rickey Henderson : STOLENBASES
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Running event : TENK
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Slam : DIS
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Title role in a 1993 film ... which sounds like a prize the film won : OSKAR
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Unimpressed : BLASE
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Character who dies at the end of "Little Women" : BETHMARCH
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Editorial reversal : STET
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Burkina Faso neighbor : GHANA
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Here-there connection : NOR
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Require (of) : ASK
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Jazzman Montgomery : WES
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The first one was a modified Ford D-Series truck : POPEMOBILE
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"Toodles" : SEEYOUSOON
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What a meow may mean : FEEDME
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Grammy-nominated 2011 Lady Gaga album : BORNTHISWAY
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Aphrodisia : LUST
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Dug stuff : ORE
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Bonus upon signing, e.g. : LURE
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Adjudicate : DECIDE
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George Dickel product : RYEWHISKY
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___ and violins (music pun) : SAX
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Some French votes : OUIS
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Without any filler : PURE
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Newsstand offering, informally : MAG
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Change with the times : EVOLVE
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Intuits : SENSES
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Big name in shapewear : SPANX
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Start to malfunction : ACTUP
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Author with a restaurant at the Eiffel Tower named for him : VERNE
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Like Hansel and Gretel in the forest : LOST
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Bead producer? : PORE
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Part of the works : COG
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"How Sleep the Brave," e.g. : ODE
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28-Down, e.g. : SIN
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Handle preceder : AKA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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