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New York Times, Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nickname of the man (born 2/12/1809) who gave the address at 18A, issued the 28A/45A, was the first elected president of the 60A Party, and whose name can be found in this puzzle's main diagonal

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJKXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Collins.
Jim Horne notes:

I have shaded squares along the main diagonal to make it easier to see the full name of 62 Down.

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© 2010, The New York Times2/11/10 ( No. 22,010 )
Across
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Spherical beginning? : ATMO
5
1960s trip taker : LEARY
10
Third-place presidential candidate of 1920 who ran his campaign from jail : DEBS
14
Handle user : CBER
15
Character in all six "Star Wars" films, informally : ARTOO
16
Shade at the beach? : AQUA
17
2009 Golden Globe winner for "Recount" : DERN
18
See 62-Down : GETTYSBURG
20
Tropical trees : CACAOS
22
Hoot : RIOT
23
Pub pour : ALE
24
What unicorns live in : MYTH
25
___ Hunter, leader of rock's Mott the Hoople : IAN
26
Kind of project : PET
28
See 62-Down : EMANCIPATION
33
DH's often have many : HRS
36
First responder, for short : EMT
37
Moon of Jupiter : EUROPA
38
Beat in a race : OUTVOTE
41
Galore : APLENTY
42
Lock : SHOOIN
43
Classic Mercedes roadsters : SLS
44
Song from "Mamma Mia!" : SOS
45
See 62-Down : PROCLAMATION
49
Article in the German constitution : DER
50
He wrote lyrics, by George! : IRA
51
Ambassador of old autodom : NASH
54
Pac-10 sch. : ASU
56
H. Ross Perot's alma mater: Abbr. : USNA
58
Yens : ITCHES
60
See 62-Down : REPUBLICAN
63
Course component : HOLE
64
Small rugs : MATS
65
One-celler : AMEBA
66
Eye : OGLE
67
___-eyed : SLOE
68
Ebbs : WANES
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Capital of Valais : SION
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"___ Live," 1992 multiplatinum album : ACDC
2
Letter-shaped bridge support : TBEAM
3
It's sometimes given to prisoners : MERCY
4
Florid : ORNATE
5
Problems in synchronization : LAGS
6
"Maid of Athens, ___ We Part" (Byron poem) : ERE
7
Draw : ATTRACT
8
Twists in a trattoria : ROTINI
9
Fluctuate : YOYO
10
Bit : DAB
11
Some memorization for a physics test : EQUATIONS
12
Knot : BURL
13
Stuff in stuffing, often : SAGE
19
Home for "A Prairie Home Companion" : STPAUL
21
Measure of resistance : OHM
25
"She Believes ___" (Kenny Rogers hit) : INME
27
Sartre's "L'___ et le Néant" : ETRE
29
Insurance giant : AETNA
30
Brand whose ads once featured Michael Jackson : PEPSI
31
Vision: Prefix : OPTO
32
Bill blockers : NAYS
33
I.C.U. locale : HOSP
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Essen's region : RUHR
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Challenged : STOODUPTO
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Mezza ___ : VOCE
40
Masseuse's offering : OILRUB
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
43
Crusader's foe : SARACEN
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Nadirs : MINIMA
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Mich. neighbor : ONT
48
Bowl game bowlful, maybe : NACHOS
52
Japanese chess : SHOGI
53
Cry at a canyon : HELLO
54
Venus de Milo knock-offs? : ARMS
55
Caulk : SEAL
57
Salad alternative : SLAW
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Much precedent? : INAS
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Eyed : SEEN
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Milk : USE
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Nickname of the man (born 2/12/1809) who gave the address at 18A, issued the 28A/45A, was the first elected president of the 60A Party, and whose name can be found in this puzzle's main diagonal : ABE

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