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New York Times, Thursday, April 30, 2015

"The last thing I wanted to do was to be a ___ president": Lyndon Johnson

Author:
Herre Schouwerwou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Herre Schouwerwou

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Schouwerwou. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Herre Schouwerwou notes:
Just a week after my debut crossword I got an email from Joel accepting this one without any changes. Will and Joel liked the theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea, double homonyms where one word is the name of a famous person. I was confused when I came up on CHER WEAR — I'm so ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/30/15 ( No. 23,914 )
Across
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Emergency status : CODERED
8
Case for a lawyer, maybe : ATTACHE
15
Paper work not usually done at the office : ORIGAMI
16
Performers with lots of fans? : GEISHAS
17
Quintet in a nursery rhyme : PIGGIES
18
Longs : HANKERS
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Naked "Parks and Recreation" star? : POEHLERBARE
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Fig. for a dietitian : RDA
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What may follow anything? : ELSE
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Some expensive hors d'oeuvres : ROES
24
Spread on a farm : SOW
26
Surface again, as a road : RETAR
28
Layered lunch orders : BLTS
30
Mourn openly : WEEP
33
Wooden rod : DOWEL
35
Recently : OFLATE
37
"Say ___" : AAH
40
Tempo : CADENCE
42
Unpolished : RAW
43
Bizarre : FREAKY
45
Balderdash : HOKUM
47
Describe as : TERM
48
Out and about : SEEN
50
Two numbers? : DUETS
54
Onetime owner of NBC : RCA
56
Hitch : LIMP
58
Like some fees and feet : FLAT
59
Bit of discouragement : TSK
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Event at Walden Pond? : THOREAUFAIR
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Like some shopping : ONESTOP
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Of the highest reputation : TOPLINE
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"The last thing I wanted to do was to be a ___ president": Lyndon Johnson : WARTIME
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Firm, in a way : ALDENTE
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Neatens (up) : SPRUCES
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Most baggy : LOOSEST
Down
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Conductor of note : COPPER
2
Maker of a hanging nest : ORIOLE
3
Compilation : DIGEST
4
Brainiac : EGGHEAD
5
Transit option : RAIL
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Mideast title: Var. : EMEER
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Stripped : DISROBED
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Horrified : AGHAST
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Well up : TEAR
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Ends of some utensils : TINES
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"Don't ___" : ASK
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Clothing line from an Oscar-winning singer? : CHERWEAR
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Brain-busting : HARD
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Italian pronoun : ESSA
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Offspring of Beauty? : BELLEHEIR
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Snowy ___ : OWL
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Wear, and look great doing it : ROCK
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Wallop : SOCK
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Landing info, briefly : ETA
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___ Research Center (polling group) : PEW
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Routes : WAYS
36
Long row : FEUD
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Like a mizzenmast on a ship : AFT
38
Equals, in math : ARE
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The Galloping Gourmet in Germany? : HERRKERR
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Any of about 18 elements on the periodic table : NONMETAL
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"The Walking Dead" channel : AMC
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Quiets : MUFFLES
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Skips the rite stuff? : ELOPES
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Paige of Broadway and London's West End : ELAINE
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Pollutes : TAINTS
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Word with price or parking : STREET
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Top level of many a 62-Down : ATTIC
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Veronese who painted "The Wedding at Cana" : PAOLO
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Followers of many breakdowns : TOWS
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Rude way to call a waiter : SNAP
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See 55-Down : HOME
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Pageant coif, maybe : UPDO
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Man's name that's an alphabet run : STU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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