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New York Times, Monday, December 19, 2011

Prize won by Roosevelt, Wilson, Carter and Obama

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Chisholm.
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© 2011, The New York Times12/19/11 ( No. 22,686 )
Across
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Prego alternative : RAGU
5
Officials who cry "Steee-rike!" : UMPS
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Prize won by Roosevelt, Wilson, Carter and Obama : NOBEL
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Hertz rival : AVIS
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Emperor said to have fiddled while Rome burned : NERO
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Speechify : ORATE
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Jazz jargon : JIVE
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Young girls in Glasgow : WEELASSIES
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Commercial suffix with Gator : ADE
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___ and crafts : ARTS
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Cuts calories : DIETS
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Religion of the Koran : ISLAM
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Ambience : AURA
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First words of the Constitution : WETHEPEOPLE
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Air safety org. : FAA
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Letter-shaped construction pieces : IBARS
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Stenographers' needs : NOTEPADS
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Speck of dust : MOTE
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Stair parts : STEPS
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Have ___ with : ANIN
39
Homer Simpson's favorite meat item : PORKCHOP
41
Tree-lined way, in France : ALLEE
42
Cloud's locale : SKY
43
Polite assent in Paris : OUIMONSIEUR
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The "I" in I.B.M.: Abbr. : INTL
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Quaint denial : TISNT
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"Amazing" magician : RANDI
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Not straight : BENT
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Piece of Nintendo game equipment : WIICONSOLE
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18-wheeler : SEMI
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Madison Avenue exec : ADMAN
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Pinball game ender : TILT
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Overly demure : PRIM
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Pond swimmers : GEESE
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Stratagem : PLOY
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Concerning : ASTO
Down
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Indian prince : RAJA
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Fervent : AVID
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Encouragement after "Go on" : GIVEITATRY
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Function : USE
5
Open, as a present : UNWRAP
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What to do "in St. Louis," in an old song : MEETME
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Roosevelt, Wilson, Carter or Obama: Abbr. : PRES
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Note after fa : SOL
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"Fuhgeddaboudit!" : NOSIREE
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By land ___ : ORSEA
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Worms, in fishing : BAIT
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Summers in France : ETES
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___ Brown and His Band of Renown : LES
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Grown-ups : ADULTS
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Pub offerings : ALES
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Ogre in love with Princess Fiona : SHREK
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Each : APOP
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Wusses : WIMPS
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Kindle download : EBOOK
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End of lunchtime, often : ONEPM
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Items filling a star's mailbox : FANLETTERS
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Formal goodbye : ADIEU
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Ed of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : ASNER
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Politico Sarah : PALIN
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Confined : SHUTIN
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Drudgery : TOIL
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Overlook, as something that's illegal : CONDONE
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Verdi opera based on a Shakespeare play : OTELLO
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The number XC : NINETY
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Ancient Andeans : INCAS
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Hitchhike, e.g. : RIDE
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"Je t'___" (French words of affection) : AIME
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Heat to 212° : BOIL
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Radiate : EMIT
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"Stretch" car : LIMO
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Joker : WAG
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Racecar fuel additive : STP
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Where folks get into hot water : SPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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