POLITICAL POSITIONS

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 2007

Author: Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Harvey Estes
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
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1.52700

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 178 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 110 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: DEMs on the left, REPs on the right, and the sole IND at dead center.
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Surgeon's instrument : DILATOR
8. Egg white : ALBUMEN
15. Having no master : FERAL
20. Queued up : INALINE
21. Sewing machine parts : LOOPERS
22. Ex of The Donald : IVANA
23. Sunflower seeds, botanically : ACHENES
24. Event where there might be burping : TUPPERWAREPARTY
26. Set boundaries : DEMARCATED
28. Offends the olfactories : REEKS
29. Cleans : TIDIES
30. Coming : ONORDER
32. Wait on : ATTEND
33. Poker player's gloat : READEMANDWEEP
38. Start on a stage : ACTI
40. Vacuum tube filler : ARGON
41. Bad ___ (German spa) : EMS
42. Students' gifts from home : CAREPACKAGES
48. Like Cain : FIRSTBORN
51. Brought forth : SIRED
52. Factor in a wine rating : AROMA
53. Afternoon affair : TEA
54. Crew implement : OAR
55. Character size : AGATE
57. Mogul : TYCOON
58. Kind of service offered at some cafes : INTERNET
60. Rain-___ (classic bubble-gum balls) : BLO
62. Simple housing : HUTS
63. Cariou of Broadway : LEN
65. Response to "Want some?" : DONTMINDIFIDO
68. Somme time : ETE
69. Jazzman Jackson : MILT
70. Foolish sort : ASS
71. One present but not participating : ONLOOKER
73. Energy secretary under Clinton : OLEARY
75. Obstinate : BALKY
77. Snaps : PIX
78. Delivery people, briefly : OBS
81. Food in Exodus : MANNA
82. Slow mover : SNAIL
84. Feature of many modern computer monitors : FLATPANEL
87. Prize since 1928 : ACADEMYAWARD
89. Turnabout, slangily : UIE
90. Journalist ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
91. Specify : NAME
92. Help in checking calls : INSTANTREPLAY
95. Wrist injury : SPRAIN
99. Excite : ENTHUSE
100. Mum : SILENT
101. Mottled mount : PINTO
103. Junkyard supply : SPAREPARTS
109. Candidate's "This isn't over!" : IDEMANDARECOUNT
112. Smooth : IRONOUT
113. Not so nutty : SANER
114. Obviously embarrassed : BEETRED
115. Like a skunk : STRIPED
116. Blown away : INAWE
117. Has in mind : INTENDS
118. In quality? : HOTNESS
1. King topper : DIADEM
2. Foe of Pizarro : INCA
3. Cowardly Lion portrayer : LAHR
4. Baldwin of "The Cat in the Hat" : ALEC
5. Turner of records? : TINA
6. Like some trucks : ONETON
7. Forward : RESEND
8. Flight no.? : ALT
9. Pilgrimage site : LOURDES
10. Girl with a crook : BOPEEP
11. Stimulant : UPPER
12. Like a milquetoast : MEEK
13. Goes off : ERRS
14. Sydney's state: Abbr. : NSW
15. Sunken cooking site : FIREPIT
16. Get around : EVADE
17. ___ to go : RARIN
18. Put chips in up front : ANTED
19. Places : LAYS
25. Story that's over one's head : ATTIC
27. Widow's inheritance : DOWER
31. Scrap : REMNANT
32. Not much : ATAD
33. Whole slew : RAFT
34. Iroquoian language : ERIE
35. Indian tourist mecca : AGRA
36. Some records or cars : DEMOS
37. Chekhov who wrote "Uncle Vanya" : ANTON
38. Rhine tributary : AARE
39. Brunch serving : CREPE
42. Summons: Abbr. : CIT
43. Bandleader Kyser : KAY
44. Zodiac symbol : ARCHER
45. Leave home : GOOUT
46. Wax theatrical : EMOTE
47. Lacking, to Louis : SANS
49. Ball club come-on : BATDAY
50. Snacks often served with milk : OREOS
51. Duke Ellington classic : SATINDOLL
56. Baguette, for one : GEM
57. Accepted criticism without complaint : TOOKIT
58. Working together : INTANDEM
59. IV givers : RNS
60. Life story : BIO
61. Parkinsonism treatment : LDOPA
63. Sachet scent : LILAC
64. "Uncle Vanya" woman : ELENA
66. Press coverage : INK
67. Angle with artificial bait : FLYFISH
69. N.Y.C. attraction : MOMA
72. Brit in America, maybe : EXPAT
74. Light line : RAY
75. Show fully : BARE
76. A helping hand : AID
78. Scott Turow title : ONEL
79. ___ Fleck and the Flecktones : BELA
80. Put in stitches : SLAY
82. Park lake denizen : SWAN
83. Where many vets served : NAM
85. Lead-in to "pray" : LETUS
86. Worker in the TV biz : ADREP
88. Ekberg of "La Dolce Vita" : ANITA
89. Like neglected muscles : UNTONED
92. Successively : INTURN
93. Venomous : ASPISH
94. Approaching : NEARTO
95. Supporting instrumentalist : SIDEMAN
96. Primary strategy : PLANA
97. Periodical plea : RENEW
98. Physicist Ampère : ANDRE
99. Cybermemo : ENOTE
100. "You bet!" in Yucatán : SISI
101. Hammer's end : PEEN
102. "Rhyme Pays" rapper : ICET
104. Loud noise : REPORT
105. Have ___ with : ANIN
106. Weapon in the game Clue : ROPE
107. When to vote, usually: Abbr. : TUES
108. F.C.C. concerns: Abbr. : STDS
110. Swinger's stat : RBI
111. N.F.L. successes : TDS

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