XW Info

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
by Erik Agard
Tue 11/6/2012
SECRETMSPACMAN
ELAINERHUBARBS
GODBLESSAMERICA
APEDEMALS
ETALZITLAPIS
VICTEALIRA
BEHINDTHESCENES
OREDRETHOONS
RIGHTONTHEMONEY
ICEEMERSEX
SALASTAJROTC
DALGAGROI
PRESBYTERIANISM
UNTURNEDBAHAMA
BADPENNYBALLOT
© 2012, The New York Times
1.With 74-Across, voting system that affords anonymity ... or the theme of this puzzle? : SECRET
7.Game in which the orange ghost is named Sue, not Clyde : MSPACMAN
15."Seinfeld" woman : ELAINE
16.Heated disputes : RHUBARBS
17.Song sung by a patriotic politician : GODBLESSAMERICA
19.Jungle swinger : APE
20.F.D.R. or L.B.J.: Abbr. : DEM
21.Vice president Gore and others : ALS
22.And others, for short : ETAL
25.Stridex target, informally : ZIT
27.Blue stone : LAPIS
31.Singer Damone : VIC
33.___ Party : TEA
35.Old Italian coin : LIRA
36.How a director of campaign advertising works : BEHINDTHESCENES
41.Sought-after rock : ORE
42.Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
43.However, briefly : THO
44.Turn-___ : ONS
45.Exactly ... like a conservative's plan to lower taxes? : RIGHTONTHEMONEY
49.Possible cause of brain freeze : ICEE
50.It's seen off la côte de la France : MER
51.Subject of many a political scandal : SEX
52.Rooms in una casa : SALAS
54.___ Mahal : TAJ
56.College org. with a Color Guard : ROTC
59.The Cowboys, on scoreboards : DAL
61.React with extreme disgust : GAG
63.Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
65.Religious belief of eight U.S. presidents : PRESBYTERIANISM
71.Like no stone, for the meticulous : UNTURNED
72.Grand ___ Island : BAHAMA
73.Nuisance that keeps returning, in metaphor : BADPENNY
74.See 1-Across : BALLOT
1.Genesis maker : SEGA
2.Alter altar plans, maybe : ELOPE
3.Space ___ : CADET
4.Tease : RIB
5.Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
6.Cheesed (off) : TEED
7.James Stewart title character who goes to Washington : MRSMITH
8.___ Na Na : SHA
9.Mountain cat : PUMA
10."Does that ring ___?" : ABELL
11.Event in which you may drive a hard bargain? : CARSALE
12.Hosp. test : MRI
13."This Week" airer : ABC
14.Intelligence org. : NSA
18."___ who?!" : SEZ
23.Bird: Prefix : AVI
24.Fancy chocolatier : LINDT
26.Choppers : TEETH
28.Assign, as blame : PINON
29.Memorable 2011 hurricane : IRENE
30.Mouthing off : SASSY
32.PC insert : CDROM
34.Hearth residue : ASHES
36.London mayor Johnson : BORIS
37.Writer Jong : ERICA
38.German philosopher who wrote "The true is the whole" : HEGEL
39.Fundamental belief : TENET
40.One on the way up : COMER
46."Fore!" : HEADSUP
47."Julius Caesar," for one : TRAGEDY
48.Kitchen brand : OXO
53.Buffalo player : SABRE
55.Pickle holder : JAR
57.What a plea bargain obviates : TRIAL
58.Vogue competitor, for short : COSMO
60.Loretta who sang "Coal Miner's Daughter" : LYNN
62.Pop's Brothers ___ : GIBB
64."___ my wit's end" : IMAT
65.Darts venue : PUB
66.Biol. class topic : RNA
67.Tarmac fig. : ETD
68.Number of years between censuses : TEN
69.Like some baseball teams : AAA
70.Senators' org. : NHL

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