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New York Times, Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Next Republican nominee after Dwight D. Ice in Shower left office?

Author:
Kyle Mahowald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyle Mahowald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Mahowald.
Kyle Mahowald notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times2/17/16 ( No. 24,207 )

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Across
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Derby sound : NEIGH
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Evidence of injury : SCAB
10
Some football linemen : ENDS
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Golfer Palmer, to fans : ARNIE
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___ Romeo : ALFA
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HBO hit starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus : VEEP
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Cuddly-looking "bear" : KOALA
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One of 100 on a football field : YARD
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Not home : AWAY
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Informant trapped after an icy storm? : EDWARDSNOWEDIN
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Twisted Sister frontman Snider : DEE
24
"Who doesn't know that?!" : DUH
25
Ones with a lot of pull in the agricultural world? : OXEN
26
Actress with an icy stare? : JODIEFROSTER
31
Repeated musical themes : MOTIFS
34
Mary Lincoln's maiden name : TODD
35
Treasure on the Spanish Main : ORO
36
Chicago mayor Emanuel : RAHM
37
"Weekend Update" co-anchor Michael : CHE
38
"Two for me. None for you" candy bar : TWIX
39
Pronoun in several Beatles titles : SHE
40
Basilica part : APSE
42
Like a trampoline : BOUNCY
44
Pitcher of ice? : CURTCHILLING
47
"Would I ___!" : EVER
48
A, in Spanish : UNA
49
Grp. concerned with global warming : EPA
52
Next Republican nominee after Dwight D. Ice in Shower left office? : BARRYCOLDWATER
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Garment usually with two buttons : POLO
57
Chutzpah : GALL
58
Part of a drum kit : HIHAT
59
Ticklish "Sesame Street" character : ELMO
60
Sunny honeymoon site, maybe : ISLE
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Venerated ones : IDOLS
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Offering in The New Yorker : POEM
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Somewhat : ATAD
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Not neat : MESSY
Down
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Obvious, as ambition : NAKED
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Crumble over time : ERODE
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Dumbstruck : INAWE
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___ monster : GILA
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Generally known : HEARDOF
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Waves, say : SAYSHI
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Whole extended family : CLAN
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Old hairdo for Diana Ross : AFRO
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Something bleeped : BADWORD
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Doesn't answer directly : EVADES
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Like a recent transplant : NEWINTOWN
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School overseer : DEAN
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Secret admirer? : SPY
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Toggery : DUDS
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Gen. follower : EXOD
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"Huckleberry Finn" character : JIM
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Neighbor of Lucy on "I Love Lucy" : ETHEL
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One alternative of a sentry's challenge : FOE
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___ the Red : ERIC
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Common theater name : ROXY
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Richie's mom, to Fonzie : MRSC
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Locale of Kaneohe Bay : OAHU
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Who I am inside : THEREALME
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Long-running CBS drama : CSI
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Pull : TUG
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One scoring on a serve : ACER
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Realm of King Midas : PHRYGIA
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Tie up : BIND
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Just because : ONAWHIM
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Where a Nintendo might be hooked up : TVROOM
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Soothed : LULLED
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Group values : ETHOS
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Sounds from a bell tower : PEALS
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Affected : ARTSY
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Skinny tie : BOLO
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Museum dinosaur skeleton, say : CAST
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Jar for stews : OLLA
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White House worker : AIDE
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Get-up-and-go : PEP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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