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New York Times, Monday, December 14, 2015

Title held by the people who lent their names to 17-, 24-, 38- and 49-Across

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Polin.
Jeff Chen notes:
Terms derived from US PRESIDENTS today; a fun set of colorful answers. So many options to choose from when it comes to BUSHISMs! My ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times12/14/15 ( No. 24,142 )
Across
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Exiled leader of Iran : SHAH
5
Queries : ASKS
9
Rugby formation : SCRUM
14
Like early vinyl records : MONO
15
[Kiss!] : MWAH
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Sonnets, odes and such : POESY
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National health insurance overhaul : OBAMACARE
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Range through Peru and Chile : ANDES
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Clay monster of Jewish folklore : GOLEM
21
Fed. agents : GMEN
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___ Lauderdale, Fla. : FORT
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Supply-side fiscal policy popularized in the 1980s : REAGANOMICS
27
"I'm paying" : ITSONME
30
Commence : START
31
Cat's cry : MEOW
32
Low-level Dungeons & Dragons monster : ORC
34
Puts a protective shield on : ARMORS
37
Dog's bark : ARF
38
Statement such as "They misunderestimated me" : BUSHISM
40
Competition in which the winner always gets the last word? : BEE
41
Winter hand warmer : MITTEN
43
Record producer Brian : ENO
44
Lustful Le Pew : PEPE
45
Benjamin of "Law & Order" : BRATT
47
Nuclear reactor insert : FUELROD
49
Depression-era shantytown : HOOVERVILLE
51
Container in a dairy barn : PAIL
52
Stopped working : DIED
53
Fundamentalist Palestinian group : HAMAS
57
Opposite of empties : FILLS
59
Title held by the people who lent their names to 17-, 24-, 38- and 49-Across : PRESIDENT
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Naval battle group : FLEET
62
Gaze longingly upon : OGLE
63
"Fare thee well!" : TATA
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Seductive nightwear : TEDDY
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Chick's place : NEST
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Downward force felt on the surface of the earth, informally : ONEG
Down
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Airborne urban hazard : SMOG
2
Wanderer in search of work : HOBO
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Rigidly uptight : ANAL
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A to L and beyond, on a keyboard : HOMEROW
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Channel for cinephiles : AMC
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Walks with a brash air : SWAGGERS
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Buddhist principle of fate : KARMA
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Lusters : SHEENS
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Wellness retreat : SPA
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Verify : CONFIRM
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Submarine in a Tom Clancy best seller : REDOCTOBER
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Junkies : USERS
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Pioneering first-person computer game : MYST
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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Nobody at all : NOTASOUL
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Added up (to) : AMOUNTED
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Teacher in a one-room schoolhouse : MARM
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Muslim cleric : IMAM
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Hatcher who co-starred in "Tomorrow Never Dies" : TERI
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Sentimental : SOFTBOILED
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Revolutionary Guevara : CHE
35
Vehicle seized for auction : REPO
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Tournament front-runner : SEED
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Wally's kid bro, in 1950s-'60s TV : BEAV
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Nonbelievers, to believers : INFIDELS
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Baited with incendiary remarks : TROLLED
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Accept, as a lesser charge in exchange for admitting guilt : PLEADTO
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Stumble over : TRIPON
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K-12 : ELHI
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___ Selassie, old Ethiopian leader : HAILE
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Threshold : VERGE
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Fizzling sound : PFFT
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Vicious : MEAN
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Initial money for the pot : ANTE
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Going without a date : STAG
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Room where it looks like a bomb went off : STY
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Theater décor : SET

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

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