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New York Times, Monday, November 23, 2020

U.S. president who was once president of the Harvard Law Review

Author:
Stanley Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQVX} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Newman.
Stanley Newman notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times11/23/20 ( No. 25,948 )
Across
1
Talon : CLAW
5
Sign of a wound's healing : SCAB
9
Wallace of Fox News : CHRIS
14
Smog, e.g. : HAZE
15
"This is terrible!" : OHNO
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White gemstone : PEARL
17
White gemstone : OPAL
18
Australian wind instrument : DIDGERIDOO
20
"Hmm, good enough" : ITLLDO
22
Way over there, quaintly : YON
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Minor fender damage : DING
24
Fish eggs : ROE
25
Caller of balls and strikes : UMP
27
Kind of pudding : TAPIOCA
29
Hole-digging tool : SPADE
31
U.S. president who was once president of the Harvard Law Review : OBAMA
33
Fleming who created 007 : IAN
34
Third-largest city in Japan : OSAKA
36
Rubber gaskets : ORINGS
38
System of underwater mountains : MIDOCEANRIDGE
41
Dine at a restaurant : EATOUT
42
Artist's stand : EASEL
43
Two auto-racing Unsers : ALS
44
Exchange : TRADE
46
City between Phoenix and Mesa : TEMPE
50
Horror film villain with a knife : SLASHER
52
Reggae relative : SKA
54
Atmosphere : AIR
55
Fraternity party costume made from a bedsheet : TOGA
56
Forlorn : SAD
58
Belfast's province : ULSTER
60
Wedding attendant : BRIDESMAID
63
Book after II Chronicles : EZRA
64
Like the smell of burning rubber : ACRID
65
___-European languages : INDO
66
Threadbare : WORN
67
Sch. in New Haven, Conn. : YALEU
68
Insolent talk : SASS
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Place to store garden tools : SHED
Down
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Church groups in robes : CHOIRS
2
Take-it-with-you computer : LAPTOP
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Pink-flowering shrub : AZALEA
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In good health : WELL
5
Wicked city in Genesis : SODOM
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Ho ___ Minh City : CHI
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Tennis's Murray or Roddick : ANDY
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Capital of Colombia : BOGOTA
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Lifesaving subj. taught by the Red Cross : CPR
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Longtime "Project Runway" host Klum : HEIDI
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Communicating by wireless : RADIOING
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Severe place of confinement : IRONCAGE
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"Think" for IBM and "Think outside the bun" for Taco Bell : SLOGANS
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Fills with love : ENAMORS
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Exactly below, on a map : DUESOUTH
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Jab : POKE
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___ lobe (part of the brain) : PARIETAL
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"Dumb" bird : DODO
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Sounded like sheep : BAAED
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Tyne Daly or Keira Knightley : ACTRESS
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Not busy : IDLE
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Spanish resort island, to locals : MALLORCA
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Delivery room announcement : ITSAGIRL
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Scottish refusals : NAES
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Locale of Oakland and Alameda : EASTBAY
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One of the Three Musketeers : ARAMIS
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Unleavened bread for Passover : MATZOH
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Justin Trudeau's father : PIERRE
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Quick trip to a store and back, e.g. : ERRAND
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"Sexy ___" (Beatles song) : SADIE
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Words of praise : KUDOS
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Comic Carvey once of "S.N.L." : DANA
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Stitches : SEWS
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End of a school's email address : EDU
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Two forms of them are found in 18-, 38- and 60-Across : IDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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