POLITICAL COMBAT

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 2004

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Make a quick left, say : JAB
4. Confusion : MESS
8. Subject of the documentary "As I Was Saying" : PAAR
12. A black key : GFLAT
17. First word of "Wooly Bully" : UNO
18. Brooks from Tulsa : GARTH
19. ___ nova : BOSSA
20. They're taken in court : OATHS
21. B & B : INN
22. Having a line of symmetry : AXIAL
23. Spenser player on TV : URICH
24. Get rid of : SCRAP
25. The candidate was accused of having a ___ : CONFLICTOFINTEREST
29. Spotted : EYED
30. More than 70% of its exports are fish: Abbr. : ICEL
31. Like some monuments : NATIONAL
35. The candidate tried to cover it up and was ___ : ATTACKEDBYTHEPRESS
41. Early times, for short : AMS
44. Record exec Gotti : IRV
45. Shoebox letters : EEE
46. Membranes : SEPTA
47. Funds ran low in the candidate's ___ : CAMPAIGNWARCHEST
55. Old Dodge : DART
56. List ender : ETAL
57. Victory: Ger. : SIEG
58. Some summer babies : LEOS
60. Preceder of Alamos or Altos : LOS
61. Sublet : RERENT
64. Frigid finish : AIRE
66. Big overhead? : SMASH
67. The candidate called reporters in for a ___ : BOMBSHELLANNOUNCEMENT
74. "The Fog of War" director Morris : ERROL
75. Relative of a gull : TERN
76. "You've gotta be kidding!" : AWCMON
77. It's watched in Ont. : CBC
80. Invent : COIN
81. Make over : REDO
83. Bad: Prefix : CACO
84. Avis adjective : RARA
86. At the convention the candidate ___ ... : WAGEDAFLOORFIGHT
92. Words after duke or shout : ITOUT
94. Something flipped : LID
95. Big ox : OAF
96. "I told you so!" : SEE
97. ... and ___ ... : SHOTHISBIGMOUTHOFF
105. Drink from India : PEKOETEA
106. Wrapped up with : INTO
107. Do little : LAZE
111. ... and later lost the election in key ___ : BATTLEGROUNDSTATES
117. Tourist center's name : EPCOT
120. North of Virginia : OLLIE
121. Show as an encore : REAIR
122. Short order, for short : BLT
123. Army of the Potomac commander, 1863-65 : MEADE
124. Has an opinion : FEELS
125. Bats : NUTTY
126. Flap : ADO
127. Legendary luster : SATYR
128. Greek house : FRAT
129. Pampering places : SPAS
130. Call on : TAP
1. Influence, slangily : JUICE
2. Bug : ANNOY
3. Adjective with chance or fortune : BONNE
4. Large, in commercial lingo : MAXI
5. Bana who played the Incredible Hulk in film : ERIC
6. Bad reception : STATIC
7. Shoddy goods : SHLOCK
8. Blue matter : PORN
9. Word before "were" : ASIT
10. Way up : ASCENT
11. Enthusiastic : RAHRAH
12. Dishes : GOSSIPS
13. Broken down : FACTORED
14. P.O. piece : LTR
15. "Bingo!" : AHA
16. A small dose: Abbr. : TSP
18. Square dance partner : GAL
19. Trump, e.g. : BUILDER
26. Medicine watchdog grp. : FDA
27. Service charge : FEE
28. It's hot in Cannes : ETE
32. High country : NEPAL
33. Cy Young Award winner Mike Scott, for one : ASTRO
34. Some coll. seniors take them : LSATS
36. Actress Carrere : TIA
37. Prefix with state : TRI
38. Stock market figs. : AVGS
39. Bill: Fr. : BEC
40. Informal assent : YEH
41. Sharp : ACERB
42. Spanish saint : MATEO
43. False flattery : SMARM
48. Commoner : PLEB
49. "Soul Food" actress, 1997 : NIALONG
50. Brecht collaborator : WEILL
51. Indian tourist city : AGRA
52. Madrid daily : ELMUNDO
53. Astin of "Lord of the Rings" : SEAN
54. Teatro Costanzi debut of 1900 : TOSCA
59. Sullivan had a really big one : SHEW
62. Tiny fraction of time: Abbr. : NSEC
63. Lose on purpose : THROW
65. Sinus specialist, briefly : ENT
66. The New Yorker cartoonist Edward : SOREL
68. Emporium suffix : ERIA
69. Soft ball material : NERF
70. 14 years before the Magna Carta : MCCI
71. Slate and Salon : EMAGS
72. Opposite of dia : NOCHE
73. Certain security, briefly : TNOTE
77. Like a new dollar bill : CRISP
78. Wash : BATHE
79. Bad business partner : CROOK
82. Repeated interjection in the Rolling Stones' "Miss You" : OOOH
85. Shop that fixes collision damage : AUTOBODY
87. QB Manning : ELI
88. Archaeological enterprise : DIG
89. Looks up to : ADMIRES
90. 1990's Indian P.M. : RAO
91. As loud as possible, in music : FFF
93. It may be political : THEATER
98. Addams Family cousin : ITT
99. Leave home : SETOFF
100. Tool for melons : BALLER
101. Japanese Beatle? : ONO
102. 180's : UTURNS
103. Get in shape : TONEUP
104. State with two time zones: Abbr. : FLA
108. In the box : ATBAT
109. One of the Fitzgeralds : ZELDA
110. Block legally : ESTOP
112. Zeno's home : ELEA
113. Expensively decorated : GILT
114. Bank contents : DATA
115. Does a job for parents, maybe : SITS
116. Encouraging word : TRY
117. Type widths : EMS
118. Shade of green : PEA
119. Be-bopper : CAT

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