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PRESIDENTIAL PUNDITRY

New York Times, Sunday, January 19, 1997

Author:
B. Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

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 TimesNo. 0119 ( 17,239 )
Across
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Mogul capital of India : AGRA
5
Pundit : SWAMI
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Dead duck : GONER
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Torme forte : SCAT
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Dinner's often on him : SLOB
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"Les Miz" setting : SEWER
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1836 battle site : ALAMO
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Like some traffic : THRU
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Movie about a boy's Presidential aspirations? : HOPEDREAMS
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___ Drusilla (mother of Tiberius) : LIVIA
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Trigger puller? : REIN
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Home of the Minotaur : CRETE
28
Tango maneuver : DIP
29
Places for races : OVALS
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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
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"That is to say..." : IMEAN
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Stuffed shirt : PRIG
44
"Dirty Hands" playwright : SARTRE
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China setting : ASIA
47
Spruce : TIDY
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Gulf : GAP
52
Christie's "___ M?" : NOR
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Country guitar player, e.g. : TWANGER
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At bat stat : RBI
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What the First Lady's critics did over a bottle of bathtub gin? : DISSEDHILLARY
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Indianapolis's ___ Dome : RCA
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Cliff hanger? : AERIE
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Rembrandt van ___ : RYN
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Skittish : SPOOKY
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Dreamscape artist : DALI
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One of the Horae : IRENE
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Current choice : ACDC
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Exclusive : SOLE
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Pickle flavoring : CUMIN
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Basketball maneuver : PICK
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Shelved for now : ONHOLD
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Hollow : PIT
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Pizazz : OOMPH
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Gained a lap : SAT
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Mathematical rules governing the Vice President's macarena? : ALGORERHYTHMS
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Hard-rock connection : ASA
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Turn into something big : ENLARGE
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Memo starter : FYI
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Prominent tower : AAA
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Agonize : FRET
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Rec center : YWCA
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At the scene : ONSITE
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1984 Peace Nobelist : TUTU
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Children's author Eleanor : ESTES
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New Deal proj. : TVA
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Narrowly defeats : NIPS
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S.A.T. score : VERBAL
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60's draft deferment category : TWOA
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Vice President's wife at the Starlight Diner? : THEBIGTIPPER
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Belfast grp. : IRA
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Waite ___ : HOYT
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Basil's "Captain Blood" co-star : ERROL
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Catch on : SEE
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Pert : SASSY
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Flood avoider : NOAH
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Timex rival : SEIKO
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Head and tail of the victorious First Cat? : SOCKSESSES
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Avalon, for one : ISLE
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Chihuahua bites : TACOS
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Bye word : ADIEU
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Atlantic City attraction : KENO
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"Clueless" lead role : CHER
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"___ Canyon" : STEVE
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Skein game? : GEESE
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Contemporary of Garbo : STEN
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Depth charge : ASHCAN
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Extolment, in hymns : GLORIA
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Cowboys : ROPERS
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Be a partner in crime : ABET
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Obsolete geog. abbr. : SSR
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Like unkept yards : WEEDY
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Stands by for : AWAITS
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"Aida" setting : MEMPHIS
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Returns home? : IRS
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Lively dance in duple time : GALOP
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"Sleuth" co-star : OLIVIER
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Old 48-Down kingdom : NAVARRE
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Iago's wife : EMILIA
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Rake over the coals : ROAST
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Arrive in droves : STREAMIN
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Star of a sitcom in which the First Daughter learns syntax? : CHELSEAGRAMMAR
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Whitney Houston's record label : ARISTA
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Get, as a radio broadcast : TUNEIN
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Prohibit : DEBAR
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One of Nintendo's Mario Brothers : LUIGI
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African antelope : ELAND
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Detroit brew : STROHS
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Scout : SPY
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Essex exclamation : ISAY
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Kitchen fixture : GASRANGE
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Comings and goings : TRIPS
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With a twist? : AWRY
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Gallivant : TRAIPSE
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Basque, e.g. : IBERIAN
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Where the President went without collecting $200? : DIRECTLYTOYALE
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Hitchcock classic : PSYCHO
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Defiant words : TAKETHAT
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Overshadow : ECLIPSE
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Umbrella alternative : RAINHAT
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Balmoral Castle river : DEE
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Where Gideon defeated the Midianites : ENDOR
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Off one's trolley : LOOPY
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Humbert Humbert's obsession : LOLITA
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Publicity : INK
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Burns and Allen, e.g. : DUO
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Staff leaders : CLEFS
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Inc. listings : COS
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"The Three Sisters" sister : OLGA
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On the clothesline : DRYING
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Moves like a comet : ARCS
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Band command : HITIT
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Purple shade : MAUVE
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Into the wind : AWEATHER
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It's a wrap : FUR
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Not neat : OVERICE
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60-Down's creator : NABOKOV
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Show piece? : EPISODE
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Clipped : TERSE
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Italian or Mexican, e.g. : ETHNIC
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Rushing sound : SWOOSH
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Terrorist tactic : THREAT
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Coin of the realm : SPECIE
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Actress Jacqueline : BISSET
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Sleuth Lupin : ARSENE
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Attacks violently : LAYSON
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They're held for questioning : TESTS
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Words of resignation : ILOSE
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Short dogs, for short : PEKES
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Grills : ASKS
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Wilt : SAG
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Good name for a lawyer? : SUE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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