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New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 2015

He began his third presidential term in 2014

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Croce.
Tim Croce notes:
Yes, it's another one of those 7x7 freestyles. I construct 7x7s when I feel like a challenge; the shorter the entry, the lower number ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
So much great material with a colloquial bent. We often get a nice OH BOO HOO type of entry, but to have HOOK ME UP, YES BOSS, HUMOR ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times1/31/15 ( No. 23,825 )
Across
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Thickburger seller : CARLSJR
8
Some gathering spots : HEARTHS
15
Iris features : AREOLAE
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Officially request : ORDERUP
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Alternative to a babka : NUTCAKE
18
Very abruptly : ONADIME
19
See 34-Down : AGE
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"I can go for this!" : MELIKEY
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Beethoven's fifth? : SOL
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As is fitting : DULY
25
Many old terminals : IBMS
26
Shortening for shortcuts : CTRL
27
It means everything to Erhard : ALLES
29
Obituary word : NEE
30
It's often shifted after being laid : BLAME
31
He began his third presidential term in 2014 : ASSAD
33
Part of a goth dude's look : GUYLINER
35
Party rule, for short : BYOB
37
What holds up well? : PROP
38
"Puh-leeze, save the tears" : OHBOOHOO
42
Cry before some clinking : SKOAL
45
Like Grieg, to Grieg : NORSK
46
Common combo vaccine : DPT
48
It's not much higher than a D : EFLAT
50
Conjugation part between "sommes" and "sont" : ETES
51
Seeds often have them : BYES
52
Something developed casually? : FOTO
53
See 54-Down : MIA
54
Himalayan food, maybe : CATCHOW
57
In a lather, with "up" : HET
58
"No sweat!" : ITSEASY
60
"You don't have to tell me that" : IMAWARE
62
Really opens up : LETSRIP
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You might take a cue from this : RECROOM
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It's measured in points : EMSPACE
65
Warriors in l'Iliade : TROYENS
Down
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Its motto is "From sea to sea" : CANADA
2
Plant called "rocket" outside the U.S. : ARUGULA
3
Hands down, in a way : RETELLS
4
Footnote abbr. : LOC
5
Tear into : SLAM
6
Copacetic : JAKE
7
Land on the sea : REELIN
8
"I'd like some of that, bro" : HOOKMEUP
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Cousins of harriers : ERNES
10
Take ___ off : ADAY
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Ketchup, e.g. : RED
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His servant is Kurwenal, in opera : TRISTAN
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"Try it ... that's all I ask" : HUMORME
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Person breaking his word? : SPELLER
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"___ to disagree" : IBEG
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Minion's reply : YESBOSS
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Shear : CLIPOFF
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Give it a go? : SAYOK
30
Fellow : BLOKE
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"How could I do that?!" : DOH
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19-Across units: Abbr. : YRS
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General figure : BODYTYPE
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80 chains or 8,000 links : ONEMILE
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It's in high demand : HOTITEM
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Chicken choices : BREASTS
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Carlos the Jackal raided its HQ : OPEC
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Song with the lyric "Until we meet again" : ALOHAOE
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Not quite yet : LATERON
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Logo displayer, maybe : TSHIRT
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Animistic figures : TOTEMS
51
Turning phenolphthalein pink : BASIC
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With 53-Across, Italian sugar : CARA
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Post-Passover period : OMER
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___ siege (1993 newsmaker) : WACO
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Special feeling? : ESP
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Like some wit : WRY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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