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CROOKED POLITICS

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 1994

Author:
Alex K. Justin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex K. Justin

This puzzle:

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 TimesNo. 0130 ( 16,154 )
Across
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Mozart's alleged poisoner : SALIERI
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In jeopardy : ATSTAKE
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Itsy-bitsy bits : ATOMS
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Part-time reporter : STRINGER
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Stimulate : SHARPEN
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Text for public reading : TORAH
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Election pledges? : CHAMPAGNEPROMISES
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"Mefistofele" composer : BOITO
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Noted Washington couple : DOLES
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Oilstone : HONE
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1982 World Cup site : SPAIN
29
Place for props? : HANGAR
30
Talked into : SOLD
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Lapwings : PEWITS
33
Joseph Smith's grp. : LDS
34
Tittle : DOT
35
Comeback victor of 1974 : ALI
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Daffy Duck's voice : BLANC
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Reason for sudden death : TIE
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"Le Coq _____" : DOR
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The Wild Man of Africa : AMIN
41
Termite's medium : DRYWOOD
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Election victory celebration? : MERRYGANDERING
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Last place? : RESORT
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Rockefeller and others : VEEPS
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Not playing around : EARNEST
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End of _____ : ANERA
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Former French Sudan : MALI
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Subject of the move "Sweet Dreams" : CLINE
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Mussolini's son-in-law : CIANO
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Political therapists? : WARDHEALERS
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Hubble component : LENS
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Winston Cup sponsor : NASCAR
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Gold source : VEIN
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Lawyer Dershowitz : ALAN
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Highest degrees : OPTIMA
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With 74 Across, devious skill in politics? : SUBTLE
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See 69 Across : DIPLOMACY
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Ford's press secretary : NESSEN
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Lane-Lerner's "On _____ Day" : ACLEAR
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Words from Caesar : ETTU
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Informality : EASE
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Bear hugs : CLASPS
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Louise or Victoria : LAKE
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House whips? : PARTYWHACKS
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Pan-fry : SAUTE
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Warlord in the news : AIDID
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_____ off (beside oneself) : TEED
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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Triathlon athletes : IRONMEN
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English composer : BLISS
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Excite : AROUSE
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Prosperous political outing? : FATFINDINGTRIP
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Gut response : IMPULSE
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"Give it _____!" : ATRY
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Social hanger-on : IST
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Arctic explorer : RAE
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Largo, e.g. : TEMPO
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Gulager of "The Virginian" : CLU
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Comment from the byre : MOO
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Society event : TEA
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Post-office pane : STAMPS
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Meanders : GADS
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Add, as a rider : TACKON
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Set on fire : TORCH
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_____ de capo : ARIA
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"The Frog and the Ox" writer : AESOP
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Jaleel White TV role : URKEL
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Bowing to a Presidential veto? : SENATORIALCURTSEY
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Contract negotiator : AGENT
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Leader of France? : ANATOLE
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Diving gear : WETSUITS
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Resulted in : LEDTO
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Mrs. Bob Hope : DOLORES
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Yea votes : ASSENTS
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Filibuster : STALL
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Type of conflict : ARMED
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Ruby items : LIPS
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_____ sense : INA
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Highbrow : EGGHEAD
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Celebrity : RENOWN
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Pacific : IRENIC
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Air traffic controllers' sys. : ASR
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Relative of Wm. or Robt. : THOS
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"Home Sweet Home" site : SAMPLER
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Three-note chord : TRIAD
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Point in orbit : APSIS
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Poignant : KEEN
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Annapolis grad. : ENS
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Up : ATBAT
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"Tummy Trouble" character : TOON
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Paperwork? : ORIGAMI
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Mary of "Equal Time" : MATALIN
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Bracing : SHORING
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"Off you go!" : SHOO
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I.R.A. investments : CDS
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Dearie : PET
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Mob : HORDE
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Graph : PLOT
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Maneuver : STEP
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"Go and Catch a Falling Star" poet : DONNE
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Maverick Idaho Senator : BORAH
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Evaders' enemy : IRS
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Sews up : DARNS
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See 48 Down : ARTISTS
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Dead heat : DRAW
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Hebrew name meaning "joy" : RENA
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W.W. I battle site : YSER
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Promise : WORD
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Eshkol's successor : MEIR
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Soviet dissident Bonner : YELENA
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Get ahead : GAIN
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Houdini et al., with 40 Down : ESCAPE
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Well-founded : VALID
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Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
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Clarke of "The Public Enemy" : MAE
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Button one's lip : CLAMUP
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Handel's "_____ and Galatea" : ACIS
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Big shot : NAME
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Middle of a famous trio : EVERS
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Saved with "away" : SALTED
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"_____ taxes" : NONEW
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Stock holding : LOT
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Pouches : SACS
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John Wooden's school : UCLA
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Blue in Berlin : BLAU
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Appear before a House committee : TESTIFY
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Dukas ballet : LAPERI
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_____ duck : PEKING
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Harvest goddess : CERES
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Director of "Breaking Away" : YATES
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A Chaplin : SYD
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Brink : LIMIT
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_____ of thieves : ADEN
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"Take _____ from me" : ATIP
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Oprah's production company : HARPO
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Jesus, for one : ALOU
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Net lining in a woman's hat : CAUL
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Philematologist's study : KISS
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Old knife : SNEE
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Ellerbee's "_____ It Goes" : ANDSO
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Salad bulb : ONION
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Car-front cover : BRA
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"Fairy tales" : LIES
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Music enhancers : AMPS
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Sure-enough : FACTUAL
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Loose : ATLARGE
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Hauled : TRUCKED
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John Deere product : TRACTOR
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Repercussions : IMPACTS
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Pacific battle site of 1943 : TARAWA
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Herzog and Zola : EMILES
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_____ allegro (very quickly) : MOLTO
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Pitched : TONAL
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One of nine : ERATO
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Randy's skating partner : TAI
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Understand : GETIT
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Small helpers : ASSTS
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John and Jane : DOES
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Rudolf Abel, e.g. : SPY
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Artist Rockwell : KENT
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"A _____'clock scholar" : TENO
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Patch site : HOLE
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Give _____ for one's money : ARUN
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Triste : SAD
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Latin thing : RES
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Deal with : USE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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