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New York Times, Monday, February 16, 2015

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 159 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The last names of eight U.S. presidents are hidden in this puzzle's completed grid, reading across, back, up, down and diagonally, word-search style. Can you find them all?
David J. Kahn notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0216 ( 23,841 )
Across
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Fudd of cartoondom : ELMER
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Site of the 1968 Democratic convention, informally : CHI
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Foster of "Taxi Driver" : JODIE
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"That's cool!" : NEATO
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Campaigned : RAN
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Nobles above viscounts : EARLS
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Imprint on a dirt road : TIRETRACK
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Nearly vertical, as a cliff : STEEP
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Instrument for Bill Clinton, informally : SAX
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Lacking taste : TACKY
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___ Party (modern political group) : TEA
23
Pig cries : OINKS
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Skin-related : DERMAL
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Quantity : AMOUNT
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Veal ___ : MARSALA
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French market town : BOURG
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Poet William Butler ___ : YEATS
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___-ray Disc : BLU
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National Medal of ___ (honor bestowed by the president) : ARTS
36
Many a Lawrence Welk dance tune : POLKA
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Cleared, as a garden : HOED
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N.F.L.'s Manti ___ : TEO
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Jack who played Napaloni in "The Great Dictator" : OAKIE
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Way overcharge : GOUGE
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Compel observance of, as laws : ENFORCE
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Like "All the President's Men," originally, per the M.P.A.A. : RRATED
44
Idle drawing in a margin : DOODLE
45
Lip-puckering, as kraut : SAUER
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Sushi eggs : ROE
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Japanese cartoon art : ANIME
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Many an Israeli : JEW
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Six-time Tony winner McDonald : AUDRA
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Flirt with disaster : TEMPTFATE
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Primp : PREEN
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___ kwon do : TAE
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1%-ers : ELITE
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Eagles and such : BIRDS
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Subtract's opposite : ADD
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Apportioned, with "out" : DOLED
Down
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Docs with little flashlights : ENTS
2
"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
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Harpo, Zeppo or Groucho : MARX
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Summer in Somme : ETE
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Going bad, as fruit : ROTTING
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Solve, as a code : CRACK
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Political ___ (partisan sorts) : HACKS
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Jet-black : INKY
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Entertainers for kings : JESTERS
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Westerns, in old lingo : OATERS
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Have fantasies of : DREAMABOUT
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Suffix with percent : ILE
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Mind-reading skill, for short : ESP
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Tirade : RANT
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Opposite of theirs : OURS
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Polling figures, e.g. : DATA
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State without proof : ALLEGE
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Eulogized : LAUDED
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Quieted down : ABATED
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Oscar-winning Rita : MORENO
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Not working : OUTOFORDER
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Concoct : MAKE
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Oxen connector : YOKE
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___ Lilly & Co. : ELI
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Tempo : PACE
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Winter frost : HOAR
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New ___, site of the 1988 Republican convention : ORLEANS
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Shook hands with, say : GREETED
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Scented : ODORED
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Where a horse's tail is : RUMP
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Golf's Sam : SNEAD
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Pointed, as a gun : AIMED
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Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
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Monopoly space that says "Just Visiting" : JAIL
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Suffix with disk : ETTE
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Unwanted garden growth : WEED
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Urgent police message, for short : APB
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Pseudopsychic Geller : URI
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Rapper ___ Rida : FLO

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

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