PRESIDENTIAL PUNDITRY

New York Times, Sunday, January 19, 1997

Author: B. Klahn
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mogul capital of India : AGRA
5. Pundit : SWAMI
10. Dead duck : GONER
15. Torme forte : SCAT
19. Dinner's often on him : SLOB
20. "Les Miz" setting : SEWER
21. 1836 battle site : ALAMO
22. Like some traffic : THRU
23. Movie about a boy's Presidential aspirations? : HOPEDREAMS
25. ___ Drusilla (mother of Tiberius) : LIVIA
26. Trigger puller? : REIN
27. Home of the Minotaur : CRETE
28. Tango maneuver : DIP
29. Places for races : OVALS
30. 95-Down finisher : ELSE
31. Cause of inflation? : AIR
32. Presidential biography by Noel Coward? : BLYTHESPIRIT
36. Italian wine region : ASTI
37. ___ Hall (historic Princeton site) : NASSAU
39. Bank deposit : SILT
40. Great time : ERA
41. "That is to say..." : IMEAN
42. Stuffed shirt : PRIG
44. "Dirty Hands" playwright : SARTRE
46. China setting : ASIA
47. Spruce : TIDY
50. Gulf : GAP
52. Christie's "___ M?" : NOR
53. Country guitar player, e.g. : TWANGER
56. At bat stat : RBI
57. What the First Lady's critics did over a bottle of bathtub gin? : DISSEDHILLARY
61. Indianapolis's ___ Dome : RCA
62. Cliff hanger? : AERIE
64. Rembrandt van ___ : RYN
65. Skittish : SPOOKY
66. Dreamscape artist : DALI
67. One of the Horae : IRENE
68. Current choice : ACDC
70. Exclusive : SOLE
71. Pickle flavoring : CUMIN
72. Basketball maneuver : PICK
73. Shelved for now : ONHOLD
75. Hollow : PIT
76. Pizazz : OOMPH
77. Gained a lap : SAT
78. Mathematical rules governing the Vice President's macarena? : ALGORERHYTHMS
81. Hard-rock connection : ASA
82. Turn into something big : ENLARGE
84. Memo starter : FYI
85. Prominent tower : AAA
86. Agonize : FRET
87. Rec center : YWCA
88. At the scene : ONSITE
91. 1984 Peace Nobelist : TUTU
93. Children's author Eleanor : ESTES
95. New Deal proj. : TVA
96. Narrowly defeats : NIPS
98. S.A.T. score : VERBAL
102. 60's draft deferment category : TWOA
103. Vice President's wife at the Starlight Diner? : THEBIGTIPPER
106. Belfast grp. : IRA
107. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Waite ___ : HOYT
108. Basil's "Captain Blood" co-star : ERROL
109. Catch on : SEE
110. Pert : SASSY
112. Flood avoider : NOAH
113. Timex rival : SEIKO
114. Head and tail of the victorious First Cat? : SOCKSESSES
116. Avalon, for one : ISLE
117. Chihuahua bites : TACOS
118. Bye word : ADIEU
119. Atlantic City attraction : KENO
120. "Clueless" lead role : CHER
121. "___ Canyon" : STEVE
122. Skein game? : GEESE
123. Contemporary of Garbo : STEN
1. Depth charge : ASHCAN
2. Extolment, in hymns : GLORIA
3. Cowboys : ROPERS
4. Be a partner in crime : ABET
5. Obsolete geog. abbr. : SSR
6. Like unkept yards : WEEDY
7. Stands by for : AWAITS
8. "Aida" setting : MEMPHIS
9. Returns home? : IRS
10. Lively dance in duple time : GALOP
11. "Sleuth" co-star : OLIVIER
12. Old 48-Down kingdom : NAVARRE
13. Iago's wife : EMILIA
14. Rake over the coals : ROAST
15. Arrive in droves : STREAMIN
16. Star of a sitcom in which the First Daughter learns syntax? : CHELSEAGRAMMAR
17. Whitney Houston's record label : ARISTA
18. Get, as a radio broadcast : TUNEIN
24. Prohibit : DEBAR
33. One of Nintendo's Mario Brothers : LUIGI
34. African antelope : ELAND
35. Detroit brew : STROHS
38. Scout : SPY
41. Essex exclamation : ISAY
43. Kitchen fixture : GASRANGE
45. Comings and goings : TRIPS
46. With a twist? : AWRY
47. Gallivant : TRAIPSE
48. Basque, e.g. : IBERIAN
49. Where the President went without collecting $200? : DIRECTLYTOYALE
51. Hitchcock classic : PSYCHO
53. Defiant words : TAKETHAT
54. Overshadow : ECLIPSE
55. Umbrella alternative : RAINHAT
57. Balmoral Castle river : DEE
58. Where Gideon defeated the Midianites : ENDOR
59. Off one's trolley : LOOPY
60. Humbert Humbert's obsession : LOLITA
63. Publicity : INK
66. Burns and Allen, e.g. : DUO
69. Staff leaders : CLEFS
71. Inc. listings : COS
73. "The Three Sisters" sister : OLGA
74. On the clothesline : DRYING
78. Moves like a comet : ARCS
79. Band command : HITIT
80. Purple shade : MAUVE
83. Into the wind : AWEATHER
86. It's a wrap : FUR
88. Not neat : OVERICE
89. 60-Down's creator : NABOKOV
90. Show piece? : EPISODE
92. Clipped : TERSE
93. Italian or Mexican, e.g. : ETHNIC
94. Rushing sound : SWOOSH
95. Terrorist tactic : THREAT
97. Coin of the realm : SPECIE
99. Actress Jacqueline : BISSET
100. Sleuth Lupin : ARSENE
101. Attacks violently : LAYSON
103. They're held for questioning : TESTS
104. Words of resignation : ILOSE
105. Short dogs, for short : PEKES
111. Grills : ASKS
114. Wilt : SAG
115. Good name for a lawyer? : SUE

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