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New York Times, Saturday, May 6, 2017

Play and movie about a noted 1977 series of interviews

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 128 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times5/6/17 ( No. 24,651 )
Across
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Be on K.P., in a way : WASHDISHES
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___ school : GRAD
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Sly depiction, often : ACTIONHERO
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Breakout of a sort : ACNE
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Play and movie about a noted 1977 series of interviews : FROSTNIXON
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Moves unpredictably : ZAGS
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Partners in many lesbian couples : FEMS
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Who said "Politics is war without bloodshed" : MAO
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Lost all patience : HADIT
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It disappears after rising : LAP
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Circuit : LOOP
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"Doktor Faust" composer : BUSONI
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Bovarism : EGO
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1983 7x platinum Billy Joel album, with "An" : INNOCENTMAN
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Japanese import that debuted in 1982 : SENTRA
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John in a suit? : DOE
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Hinge (upon) : RELY
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Marine fish related to the cod : HAKE
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor : TROI
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They're not complex numbers : SOLI
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"___ Sleeps Over" (classic children's book) : IRA
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Some sorority women : KAPPAS
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One asking for Ahmed Adoudi, say : CRANKCALLER
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Setting for Red Sox games: Abbr. : EDT
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Stick back in the water? : RESOAK
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See 52-Across : BIGS
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With 51-Across, two steps away from AA, informally : THE
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Torment : AGONY
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Acoustics unit : BEL
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Brood : STEW
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It may be just a bit : PART
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Winner of the 1998 Masters and British Open : MARKOMEARA
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Prefix with -genous : ENDO
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One who won't give kids a shot? : ANTIVAXXER
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It's often picked up in bars : SOAP
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One who's gotten good marks? : SCAMARTIST
Down
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Isn't resolute : WAFFLES
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Land : ACREAGE
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Crush : STOMPON
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Sibilate : HISS
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Feature of only two letters : DOT
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Overnight letter? : INN
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President Peres : SHIMON
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Insect, e.g. : HEXAPOD
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Old switch extension : EROO
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Start of a sequel, sometimes : SON
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Intifada locale : GAZASTRIP
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Former home of the Colts : RCADOME
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Like some chest pain : ANGINAL
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Lot : DESTINY
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Vandal : HUN
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Italian bread that's become toast? : LIRA
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Currently into something : ONAKICK
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Center of a blowout, maybe : BEERKEG
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Camp sight : COT
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Balding : THINONTOP
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Long stretch : ERA
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Sticks in the water? : OARS
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Rows : SCRAPES
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Herb of PBS's "Ciao Italia" : OREGANO
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1981 and 1988 World Series-winning manager : LASORDA
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1988 Olympics locale : ALBERTA
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Urban lab transporter, maybe : PETTAXI
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Bonds : ADHERES
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Noah's predecessor : STEWART
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Eloise creator Thompson : KAY
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Rapper with the debut album "Hard Core" : LILKIM
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Jurist's seat : BANC
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Suggestive transmission : SEXT
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What's more in Madrid? : MAS
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Beginnings of life : OVA
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Blemish : MAR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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