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New York Times, Saturday, June 11, 2005

Org. of which eight U.S. presidents have been members

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Merrell.
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K
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I
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T
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B
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A
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G
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S
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S
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T
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O
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P
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O
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F
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F
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A
C
H
E
S
O
N
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P
E
T
U
N
I
A
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C
H
E
S
S
T
O
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U
R
N
A
M
E
N
T
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H
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T
I
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B
R
Y
N
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A
M
A
T
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I
B
N
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S
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O
S
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I
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N
S
O
L
E
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N
O
V
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O
T
E
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L
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O
S
E
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M
E
N
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A
D
I
N
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N
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E
S
S
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A
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M
E
S
S
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S
A
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L
O
N
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T
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I
P
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N
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C
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A
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N
E
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D
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Y
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D
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S
T
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Y
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E
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L
L
B
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V
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A
S
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I
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S
O
P
O
D
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A
L
L
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A
Y
S
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N
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O
O
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L
U
M
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I
D
E
M
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H
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G
T
S
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I
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R
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N
E
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R
O
M
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N
C
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L
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N
G
U
A
G
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O
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A
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A
R
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G
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S
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S
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L
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N
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T
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© 2005, The New York Times6/11/05 ( No. 20,304 )
Across
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Toiletry holders : KITBAGS
8
Tarry briefly : STOPOFF
15
First of a railway trio : ACHESON
16
Member of the nightshade family : PETUNIA
17
Board meeting? : CHESSTOURNAMENT
19
Site of Toussaint L'Ouverture's revolt : HAITI
20
___ Mawr : BRYN
21
Part of a conjugative series : AMAT
22
Arabic name part : IBN
23
Hitter from San Pedro de Macorís : SOSA
25
Piece under a ball : INSOLE
27
Thumbs down : NOVOTE
29
Shake : LOSE
31
They're moved at a 17-Across : MEN
32
Game point situation : ADIN
33
Famed F.B.I. figure : NESS
35
Make ___ of : AMESS
37
Setting for a set : SALON
39
Easy two points : TIPIN
41
Wouk title vessel : CAINE
43
Not natural : DYED
45
Lid annoyance : STYE
48
Overseas bar deg. : LLB
49
Classical art medium : VASE
51
Certain crustacean : ISOPOD
53
Dispels : ALLAYS
55
Colloquial denial : NOOP
57
Abner's partner in old radio : LUM
58
Footnote word : IDEM
59
Hills: Abbr. : HGTS
61
Nine-time Obie-winning playwright Maria ___ Fornes : IRENE
63
Catalan, e.g. : ROMANCELANGUAGE
66
Racing : ONATEAR
67
Initially earns : GROSSES
68
Easy : LENIENT
69
Truck stop sign : EATHERE
Down
1
Souvenir from the Southwest : KACHINA
2
Male name from the Hebrew for "without honor" : ICHABOD
3
One not seen in a movie? : THEINVISIBLEMAN
4
Overcome : BEST
5
Sports stat : ASSIST
6
Fooled : GOT
7
Name-droppers : SNOBS
8
Active : SPRY
9
Game unsuccessfully banned by Louis IV : TENNIS
10
Hiroshima's river : OTA
11
Some sneakers : PUMAS
12
Telephone line : ONEMOMENTPLEASE
13
Climaxes : FINALES
14
Readies for market, in a way : FATTENS
18
Eurasian backbone : URALS
24
Vintner's prefix : OENO
26
Occurrence at the moon's first quarter : NEAP
28
___ outing : ONAN
30
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
34
Rings lack them : ENDS
36
Japanese paste : MISO
38
Impose : LEVY
40
Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
41
L'Oréal alternative : CLAIROL
42
Through : ALLDONE
44
Title cross-dresser of film : YENTL
46
Junior : YOUNGER
47
Ronald Reagan appointee : EDMEESE
50
New York school of art : ASHCAN
52
Tap : SPIGOT
54
Cremona artisan : AMATI
56
Fort on the Missouri : OSAGE
60
Fröbe who played Goldfinger : GERT
62
Try to pledge : RUSH
64
Separator of family names : NEE
65
Org. of which eight U.S. presidents have been members : NRA

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