CROOKED POLITICS

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 1994

Author: Alex K. Justin
Editor: Will Shortz
Alex K. Justin
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Justin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1994, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mozart's alleged poisoner : SALIERI
8. In jeopardy : ATSTAKE
15. Itsy-bitsy bits : ATOMS
20. Part-time reporter : STRINGER
21. Stimulate : SHARPEN
22. Text for public reading : TORAH
23. Election pledges? : CHAMPAGNEPROMISES
25. "Mefistofele" composer : BOITO
26. Noted Washington couple : DOLES
27. Oilstone : HONE
28. 1982 World Cup site : SPAIN
29. Place for props? : HANGAR
30. Talked into : SOLD
31. Lapwings : PEWITS
33. Joseph Smith's grp. : LDS
34. Tittle : DOT
35. Comeback victor of 1974 : ALI
36. Daffy Duck's voice : BLANC
37. Reason for sudden death : TIE
39. "Le Coq _____" : DOR
40. The Wild Man of Africa : AMIN
41. Termite's medium : DRYWOOD
45. Election victory celebration? : MERRYGANDERING
49. Last place? : RESORT
50. Rockefeller and others : VEEPS
52. Not playing around : EARNEST
53. End of _____ : ANERA
54. Former French Sudan : MALI
55. Subject of the move "Sweet Dreams" : CLINE
56. Mussolini's son-in-law : CIANO
60. Political therapists? : WARDHEALERS
63. Hubble component : LENS
64. Winston Cup sponsor : NASCAR
65. Gold source : VEIN
66. Lawyer Dershowitz : ALAN
68. Highest degrees : OPTIMA
69. With 74 Across, devious skill in politics? : SUBTLE
74. See 69 Across : DIPLOMACY
78. Ford's press secretary : NESSEN
79. Lane-Lerner's "On _____ Day" : ACLEAR
80. Words from Caesar : ETTU
81. Informality : EASE
83. Bear hugs : CLASPS
84. Louise or Victoria : LAKE
86. House whips? : PARTYWHACKS
93. Pan-fry : SAUTE
94. Warlord in the news : AIDID
95. _____ off (beside oneself) : TEED
96. Actor Delon : ALAIN
97. Triathlon athletes : IRONMEN
99. English composer : BLISS
101. Excite : AROUSE
102. Prosperous political outing? : FATFINDINGTRIP
106. Gut response : IMPULSE
107. "Give it _____!" : ATRY
108. Social hanger-on : IST
109. Arctic explorer : RAE
110. Largo, e.g. : TEMPO
112. Gulager of "The Virginian" : CLU
113. Comment from the byre : MOO
114. Society event : TEA
116. Post-office pane : STAMPS
118. Meanders : GADS
122. Add, as a rider : TACKON
124. Set on fire : TORCH
126. _____ de capo : ARIA
127. "The Frog and the Ox" writer : AESOP
128. Jaleel White TV role : URKEL
129. Bowing to a Presidential veto? : SENATORIALCURTSEY
132. Contract negotiator : AGENT
133. Leader of France? : ANATOLE
134. Diving gear : WETSUITS
135. Resulted in : LEDTO
136. Mrs. Bob Hope : DOLORES
137. Yea votes : ASSENTS
1. Filibuster : STALL
2. Type of conflict : ARMED
3. Ruby items : LIPS
4. _____ sense : INA
5. Highbrow : EGGHEAD
6. Celebrity : RENOWN
7. Pacific : IRENIC
8. Air traffic controllers' sys. : ASR
9. Relative of Wm. or Robt. : THOS
10. "Home Sweet Home" site : SAMPLER
11. Three-note chord : TRIAD
12. Point in orbit : APSIS
13. Poignant : KEEN
14. Annapolis grad. : ENS
15. Up : ATBAT
16. "Tummy Trouble" character : TOON
17. Paperwork? : ORIGAMI
18. Mary of "Equal Time" : MATALIN
19. Bracing : SHORING
20. "Off you go!" : SHOO
23. I.R.A. investments : CDS
24. Dearie : PET
29. Mob : HORDE
31. Graph : PLOT
32. Maneuver : STEP
34. "Go and Catch a Falling Star" poet : DONNE
36. Maverick Idaho Senator : BORAH
38. Evaders' enemy : IRS
39. Sews up : DARNS
40. See 48 Down : ARTISTS
41. Dead heat : DRAW
42. Hebrew name meaning "joy" : RENA
43. W.W. I battle site : YSER
44. Promise : WORD
45. Eshkol's successor : MEIR
46. Soviet dissident Bonner : YELENA
47. Get ahead : GAIN
48. Houdini et al., with 40 Down : ESCAPE
50. Well-founded : VALID
51. Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
54. Clarke of "The Public Enemy" : MAE
55. Button one's lip : CLAMUP
57. Handel's "_____ and Galatea" : ACIS
58. Big shot : NAME
59. Algerian port : ORAN
61. Middle of a famous trio : EVERS
62. Saved with "away" : SALTED
64. "_____ taxes" : NONEW
67. Stock holding : LOT
69. Pouches : SACS
70. John Wooden's school : UCLA
71. Blue in Berlin : BLAU
72. Appear before a House committee : TESTIFY
73. Dukas ballet : LAPERI
75. _____ duck : PEKING
76. Harvest goddess : CERES
77. Director of "Breaking Away" : YATES
82. A Chaplin : SYD
84. Brink : LIMIT
85. _____ of thieves : ADEN
87. "Take _____ from me" : ATIP
88. Oprah's production company : HARPO
89. Jesus, for one : ALOU
90. Net lining in a woman's hat : CAUL
91. Philematologist's study : KISS
92. Old knife : SNEE
94. Ellerbee's "_____ It Goes" : ANDSO
98. Salad bulb : ONION
99. Car-front cover : BRA
100. "Fairy tales" : LIES
101. Music enhancers : AMPS
102. Sure-enough : FACTUAL
103. Loose : ATLARGE
104. Hauled : TRUCKED
105. John Deere product : TRACTOR
106. Repercussions : IMPACTS
110. Pacific battle site of 1943 : TARAWA
111. Herzog and Zola : EMILES
113. _____ allegro (very quickly) : MOLTO
114. Pitched : TONAL
115. One of nine : ERATO
117. Randy's skating partner : TAI
118. Understand : GETIT
119. Small helpers : ASSTS
120. John and Jane : DOES
121. Rudolf Abel, e.g. : SPY
123. Artist Rockwell : KENT
124. "A _____'clock scholar" : TENO
125. Patch site : HOLE
127. Give _____ for one's money : ARUN
129. Triste : SAD
130. Latin thing : RES
131. Deal with : USE

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