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New York Times, Friday, April 25, 2014

Five-time U.S. presidential candidate in the early 1900s

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Fagliano.
Jeff Chen notes:
Really nice work today from Joel. With this puzzle, he's hit for the cycle twice now. Impressive feat, showing his well-rounded ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times4/25/14 ( No. 23,544 )

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1
Take it easy : CHILLAX
8
Vostok 1 passenger : GAGARIN
15
Try : HAVEAGO
16
Supermodel Lima : ADRIANA
17
Scale with the highest reading at midday, usually : UVINDEX
18
More than startle : TERRIFY
19
Show horse : MRED
20
Juniors' juniors, briefly : SOPHS
22
Those, to José : ESOS
23
Organ part : PEDAL
25
Classic Jaguar : XKE
26
Latin word in legal briefs : IDEM
27
Princess Leia was one in "A New Hope" : HOLOGRAM
30
Bamboozled : HAD
32
It's nothing new : DEJAVU
35
Hot shot? : SEXSCENE
37
Germany, to Britain : EXENEMY
39
It helps you focus : RITALIN
40
Unlocked area? : BALDSPOT
42
Expenditure : OUTLAY
43
T-shirt sizes, for short : SML
44
Allstate subsidiary : ESURANCE
46
One who deals with stress well? : POET
48
Hat, slangily : LID
49
Reuben ingredient, informally : KRAUT
53
Completely dry, as a racetrack : FAST
54
Rub it in : GLOAT
56
Org. with the New York Liberty : WNBA
57
BlackBerry routers : IPHONES
59
"This statement is false," e.g. : PARADOX
61
Strong and regal : LEONINE
62
Elvis hit with a spelled-out title : TROUBLE
63
Gallery event : ARTSALE
64
Sharp-pointed instruments : STYLETS
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1
Sucker : CHUMP
2
Where French ships dock : HAVRE
3
Like many academic halls : IVIED
4
Help : LENDAHAND
5
"Cupid is a knavish ___": "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : LAD
6
Biographical data : AGES
7
Love letters : XOXOXO
8
One foraging : GATHERER
9
Drinks stirred in pitchers : ADES
10
[Back off!] : GRR
11
Put on : AIRED
12
Complain loudly : RAISEHELL
13
Obsessive need to check one's email or Facebook, say : INFOMANIA
14
Cons : NAYS
21
U.P.S. cargo: Abbr. : PKGS
24
Tennis smash? : LOVESET
26
Puzzle solver's complaint : IMSTUCK
28
Punishment, metaphorically : LUMPS
29
Hypothetical particle in cold dark matter : AXION
31
Turn down : DENY
32
Five-time U.S. presidential candidate in the early 1900s : DEBS
33
School handout : EXAMPAPER
34
Colorful party intoxicant : JELLOSHOT
36
Shrill howl : CATERWAUL
38
"Just wait ..." : YOULLSEE
41
Cream, for example : TRIO
45
Changes for the big screen : ADAPTS
47
Short jackets : ETONS
50
"Watch ___ amazed" (magician's phrase) : ANDBE
51
It takes two nuts : UBOLT
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Campaign issue : TAXES
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Nike rival : FILA
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Mil. bigwig : GENL
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Like sour grapes : TART
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Long in Hollywood : NIA
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___ Halladay, two-time Cy Young Award winner : ROY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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