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New York Times, Monday, February 20, 2017

Only president to serve as both vice president and president without being elected to either office

Author:
Ed Stein and Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {KQX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Stein. This is puzzle # 106 for Ms. Gamache.
Constructor notes:
ED: This is the fifth puzzle I and Paula Gamache have collaborated on successfully — and the second puzzle created for a special day ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
President's Day extravaganza, featuring eight POTUSes and interesting trivia. I had heard some before, like BUCHANAN the lifelong ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times2/20/17 ( No. 24,576 )

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Across
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Sunrise : DAWN
5
Musial in the Baseball Hall of Fame : STAN
9
High in the air : ALOFT
14
Soil-related prefix : AGRO
15
Diva's solo : ARIA
16
Stubble remover : RAZOR
17
Only president to scale the Matterhorn : ROOSEVELT
19
Love, to Lorenzo : AMORE
20
Temporary : INTERIM
21
Fine, thin cotton fabric : ORGANDY
23
Bill ___, the Science Guy : NYE
24
Cheer (for) : ROOT
26
Women's stockings : HOSE
27
Only president whose grandfather was also president : HARRISON
29
Move like a bunny : HOP
32
Space streakers : COMETS
35
Moms : MAS
36
Had on : WORE
37
Only president born outside the continental United States : OBAMA
38
Bo or Checkers : DOG
39
Only president to have 15 children : TYLER
40
Photos, informally : PICS
41
Make a quick note of, with "down" : JOT
42
Writer Hemingway : ERNEST
43
Airport pickup driver's info : ETA
44
Only president to be a lifelong bachelor : BUCHANAN
46
Mend, as socks : DARN
48
Cheerleader's cheer : YELL
49
Lead-in to historic : PRE
52
Washington's Union ___ : STATION
55
TV ratings name : NIELSEN
57
Former Afghan leader Karzai : HAMID
58
Only president to be married in the White House : CLEVELAND
60
Submit a tax return online : EFILE
61
End in ___ (require overtime) : ATIE
62
Marc Antony's lover, informally : CLEO
63
Sports figures? : STATS
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Building annex: Abbr. : ADDN
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Eurasian duck : SMEW
Down
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"Mack the Knife" singer Bobby : DARIN
2
Excruciating pain : AGONY
3
Worked on an essay or novel : WROTE
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Scent picker-upper : NOSE
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Redeemers : SAVIORS
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Sign of an earthquake : TREMOR
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Be sick : AIL
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Defense alliance since 1949, for short : NATO
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Catherine of ___ : ARAGON
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Tibetan priests : LAMAS
11
Seasonal thinning in the atmosphere over Antarctica : OZONEHOLE
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Only president to serve as both vice president and president without being elected to either office : FORD
13
Card that just beats a deuce : TREY
18
Printing mistakes : ERRATA
22
Greek P's : RHOS
25
Dalton who played 007 : TIMOTHY
27
___ and haws : HEMS
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Give in to gravity : SAG
30
Iron and tin sources : ORES
31
Saucy : PERT
32
Deal (with) : COPE
33
Last words? : OBIT
34
Nut from Hawaii : MACADAMIA
36
Vegas casino developer Steve : WYNN
38
Bespectacled Disney dwarf : DOC
39
Tourist destination in County Kerry, Ireland : TRALEE
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Roman goddess, protector of women and marriage : JUNO
42
Jazz up : ENLIVEN
44
Wedding figures : BRIDES
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Epic poem starting with the flight from Troy : AENEID
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Slanted : ATILT
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Sacred song : PSALM
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Soprano Fleming : RENEE
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Fund, as a university chair : ENDOW
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Tom Jones's "___ a Lady" : SHES
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Only president to administer the oath of office to two other presidents : TAFT
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March Madness org. : NCAA
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Legal entities for partnerships: Abbr. : LLCS
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Inc., overseas : LTD

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