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New York Times, Monday, October 2, 2017

Play and film about a 1977 series of interviews with a former president

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Charlson.
Trenton Charlson notes:
This idea for this theme arose from thinking about Schrödinger puzzles, and wondering if I could potentially create one so that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Tough concept to fully explain. The best I could come up with: think of a Venn diagram, "letters of the alphabet" in one circle, and ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/2/17 ( No. 24,800 )
Across
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Salmon or sole : FISH
5
Somersault : FLIP
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Rough on the eyes or ears : HARSH
14
"Fancy seeing you here!" : OHHI
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Ages and ages : EONS
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The same : ALIKE
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Chicken pen : COOP
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A B C D E F G : MUSICNOTES
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Fitting : APT
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Merriment : FUN
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Longtime Time magazine rival, briefly : USNEWS
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A B C D F : LETTERGRADES
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Opposite of 'neath : OER
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Slippery 1-Across : EEL
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Hay storage areas : LOFTS
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Plan that's "hatched" : SCHEME
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Campbell's container : CAN
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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B C F H I K N O P S U V W Y : CHEMICALSYMBOLS
43
Have a bug, maybe : AIL
44
French affirmative : OUI
45
Stops : CEASES
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Bundles of hay : BALES
49
Strands in a cell? : DNA
51
Not the main choice: Abbr. : ALT
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G R X : MOVIERATINGS
57
Taj Mahal material : MARBLE
60
"My Country, ___ of Thee" : TIS
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Glass of "This American Life" : IRA
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A B O : BLOODTYPES
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Jump in an ice rink : AXEL
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Cottage or cabin : ABODE
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___ of Sandwich : EARL
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Gardening tools : HOES
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Lecherous figure of myth : SATYR
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Eye affliction : STYE
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Paul who sang "Eso Beso" : ANKA
Down
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Centrally located : FOCAL
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"Fingers crossed!" : IHOPE
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Utterly ruined, informally : SHOTTOHELL
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Cool : HIP
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Longest and strongest bone in the human body : FEMUR
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Take it easy : LOUNGE
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Drop-___ (surprise visitors) : INS
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It comes between chi and omega : PSI
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Fairy tale character who leaves a trail of bread crumbs in the forest : HANSEL
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King of Naples in "The Tempest" : ALONSO
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Bar mitzvah or communion : RITE
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Distort, as data : SKEW
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Gas company famous for its toy trucks : HESS
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Cow's chew : CUD
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Physicist Enrico : FERMI
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Swarm (with) : TEEM
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Lie back : RECLINE
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"Sad to say ..." : ALAS
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Play and film about a 1977 series of interviews with a former president : FROSTNIXON
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One of a hundred in Scrabble : TILE
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Impudence : SASS
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Sign of healing : SCAB
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___ Pet (1980s fad item) : CHIA
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Prefix with conscious or freak : ECO
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Big Apple inits. : NYC
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Car with the slogan "Truth in engineering" : AUDI
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Butcher's offerings : MEATS
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East Indies tourist destination : BALI
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Exemplify : EMBODY
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Electrician's alloy : SOLDER
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Major highway : ARTERY
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One who's back from war, informally : VET
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Bridal path : AISLE
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"It's all ___ to me" : GREEK
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Spicy dance or dip : SALSA
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Some Wharton degs. : MBAS
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Jessica of "Sin City" : ALBA
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Yam or turnip : ROOT
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Affirmative : YES
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Reassuring touch : PAT
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Cry upon getting a tough crossword clue : AHA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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