Crossword Puzzle - Past Presidents
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AEA Crossword Puzzle
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1. Low-___ diet
5. Relaxed
10. Ancient European
14. Untruthful economist
15. Mother-of-pearl
16. Publisher of Journal of Risk and Insurance: abbr.
17. AEA President associated with a triangle (full name)
20. TV, radio, etc.
21. Development economist Maximo and family
22. Leslie Caron musical
25. Depend (on)
26. Time difference specification
29. It does not imply causality: abbr.
31. Functional
35., for example
36. "See ya!"
38. USC Center to study entertainment/commerce
39. Brookings AEA President (full name)
43. Swiss river
44. Economist Randall at Indiana Business School
45. Common Market letters
46. Navigates
49. Source of macro data: abbr.
50. W.W. II craft: Abbr.
51. Active one
53. Surrealist Joan
55. Washington mountain
58. Tropical fruit
62. AEA President and CEA Chair (full name)
65. "A Death in the Family" author
66. Kind of down
67. Business cycle dating AEA President
68. Keynes' long-run equilibrium
69. Smelly cigar
70. Neuter
1. Slang for U.S. dollar
2. Yorkshire river
3. Originally Bell
4. Barbecue
5. QED
6. Researcher's response to an epiphany
7. Ella Fitzgerald specialty
8. Mu or epsilon
9. General Equilibrium AEA President
10. Bag distributed at ASSA meetings
11. Therefore
12. Source of perjury by an expert witness
13. Road crew's supply
18. Related to the congregation
19. Morays
23. Prospector's find
24. Finegan, Kennedy, McKinnon, Murphy, etc.
26. AEA President famous for critique
27. Nirvana attainer
28. Hostile look at ASSA presentation critic
30. Superstar AEA President
32. Tropical nut
33. Lollygags
34. Create barriers to entry
37. Curtain fabric
40. Made a new edition of collected essays
41. Arizona Indian
42. Takes away weapons
47. Rice-a-____
48. Fishing nets
52. Ran a regression again
54. Promises made before Congressional testimony
55. Go ballistic
56. Integral
57. Decorate anew
59. Type of tide
60. ___ monster
61. Sole
62. Cold War game theory model
63. Stream of cash flow exchanged in a swap
64. County where Harry Johnson could not write

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