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New York Times, Monday, February 15, 2016

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 83, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 163 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David J. Kahn notes:
My "connection" to presidents goes back to the time in the late 90's when Bill Clinton, who's a big crosswords fan, talked about one of my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Word ladder to commemorate Presidents' Day, POLK to TAFT to FORD. I was hoping there would be a natural progression, i.e. President #11 to #22 ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0215 ( 24,205 )
Across
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President after Tyler : POLK
5
Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
9
Contradicted : BELIED
15
Microwave, e.g. : OVEN
16
Excess spending by Congress : PORK
17
Change over time : EVOLVE
18
"Othello" villain : IAGO
19
Opposite of work : PLAY
20
Doesn't just throw away : REUSES
21
Cut with a knife : SLIT
22
Enter gradually : EASEIN
24
New York's Washington Square ___ : PARK
25
Canon camera brand : EOS
26
___ horse (surprise candidate) : DARK
27
Job for a sleuth : CASE
29
Swings wildly : FLAILS
31
Blowgun ammunition : DART
32
Letters between O and S : PQR
35
Young deer : FAWNS
36
"Peter Pan" girl : WENDY
37
Yes, to Yves : OUI
38
President-elect, e.g. : TITLE
39
Touched in the head : DAFT
40
Like sneakers and corsets : LACED
42
Earth-friendly prefix : ECO
43
Stealing : THEFT
45
Nominates : PICKS
46
Gen ___ (boomer's child) : XER
47
President after Roosevelt : TAFT
48
Blow a ___ (lose one's temper) : GASKET
49
Prefix with dynamic : AERO
50
Mini-pie : TART
51
"___ well" (George Washington's last words) : TIS
53
Legal wrong : TORT
56
Tell : RELATE
58
Swear to : AVOW
59
Chorus after "Who wants ice cream?" : IDOIDO
61
Black, to a bard : EBON
62
Former late-night host Jay : LENO
63
Used a rotary phone : DIALED
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Baltimore's ___ McHenry : FORT
65
Roman road : ITER
66
Gossipy types : YENTAS
67
Chuck : TOSS
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President after Nixon : FORD
Down
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Composure : POISE
2
President's workplace : OVALOFFICE
3
Senator or representative : LEGISLATOR
4
End of one's rope? : KNOT
5
Takes to a higher court : APPEALS
6
Grinding teeth : MOLARS
7
Cal ___, Dean's "East of Eden" role : TRASK
8
Terrier type : SKYE
9
St. ___ (dog) : BERNARD
10
Adam's madam : EVE
11
Jeweler's magnifying glass : LOUPE
12
"Casablanca" woman : ILSA
13
For all time : EVER
14
2-Down fixture : DESK
23
Quitter's words : ICANT
26
Breakfast alcove : DINETTE
28
Coif creator : STYLIST
30
Shoemaker's tool : AWL
31
Like a magician's hands : DEFT
32
President's option for an unwanted bill : POCKETVETO
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Participant at a presidential press conference, say : QUESTIONER
34
Clear (of) : RID
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Float, as an aroma : WAFT
38
Home for G. W. Bush : TEX
39
Daniel who wrote "Robinson Crusoe" : DEFOE
41
Comic strip cry of dismay : ACK
44
Famous London department store : HARRODS
45
Mom and dad : PARENTS
48
Swamp critters : GATORS
49
Slanted : ATILT
50
Off-limits : TABOO
52
Zorro's weapon : SWORD
53
Neat : TIDY
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"Garfield" dog : ODIE
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Horse color : ROAN
57
Liberals, with "the" : LEFT
58
A, in Arabic : ALIF
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Anti-trafficking org. : DEA

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

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