Ordered from nine to thirty-two,
Your job now's to find out who:
Who are the members of this list?
Try again if your guess you missed.

Sixteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty-five
Didn't leave their posts alive.
Nor did twelve or twenty-nine,
But their ends were far more fine.

Thirty-seven fell from grace,
The only one to leave his place.
Now play your cards well,
And us all the answer tell.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm having some trouble trying to connect 35 and 37 to a list from nine to thirty-two.. $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Bass It's not a mistake in the puzzle. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ I thouhgt it might be puzzling users ids, and thought I had it when user 37 came up with page not found, but the rest all seem to be there. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 13:22

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The numbers seem to correspond to

US presidents that didn't finish their term.

In particular, the mentioned numbers are

Presidents that died while in office:
9: William Henry Harrison
12: Zachary Taylor
16: Abraham Lincoln
20: James A. Garfield
25: William McKinley
29: Warren G. Harding
32: Franklin D. Roosevelt
35: John F. Kennedy

except 37, which is

Nixon, the only one who resigned.

  • $\begingroup$ That's pretty much it. I meant the solution to be all 40+ members of the list you refer to, but it's true that most of the clues refer specifically to ones who suffered the fate you refer to. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 13:26
  • $\begingroup$ Also, why "from nine to thirty-two"? $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 13:30
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    $\begingroup$ 9 and 32 are those who served shortest and longest time, respectively, if that has any relevance. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 13:53
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    $\begingroup$ Rand, you gonna accept? $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 15:52
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    $\begingroup$ "Sixteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty-five" are the ones who were assassinated. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 14:36

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