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POLITICAL POSITIONS

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 2007

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

This puzzle:

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
Jim Horne notes:

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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1007 ( 21,152 )
Across
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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
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Sunflower seeds, botanically : ACHENES
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Event where there might be burping : TUPPERWAREPARTY
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Set boundaries : DEMARCATED
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Offends the olfactories : REEKS
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Cleans : TIDIES
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Coming : ONORDER
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Wait on : ATTEND
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Poker player's gloat : READEMANDWEEP
38
Start on a stage : ACTI
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Vacuum tube filler : ARGON
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Bad ___ (German spa) : EMS
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Students' gifts from home : CAREPACKAGES
48
Like Cain : FIRSTBORN
51
Brought forth : SIRED
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Factor in a wine rating : AROMA
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Afternoon affair : TEA
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Crew implement : OAR
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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
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Cariou of Broadway : LEN
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Response to "Want some?" : DONTMINDIFIDO
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Somme time : ETE
69
Jazzman Jackson : MILT
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Foolish sort : ASS
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One present but not participating : ONLOOKER
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Energy secretary under Clinton : OLEARY
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Obstinate : BALKY
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Snaps : PIX
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Delivery people, briefly : OBS
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Food in Exodus : MANNA
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Slow mover : SNAIL
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Feature of many modern computer monitors : FLATPANEL
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Prize since 1928 : ACADEMYAWARD
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Turnabout, slangily : UIE
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Journalist ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Specify : NAME
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Help in checking calls : INSTANTREPLAY
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Wrist injury : SPRAIN
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Excite : ENTHUSE
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Mum : SILENT
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Mottled mount : PINTO
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Junkyard supply : SPAREPARTS
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Candidate's "This isn't over!" : IDEMANDARECOUNT
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Smooth : IRONOUT
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Not so nutty : SANER
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Obviously embarrassed : BEETRED
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Like a skunk : STRIPED
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Blown away : INAWE
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Has in mind : INTENDS
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In quality? : HOTNESS
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King topper : DIADEM
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Foe of Pizarro : INCA
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Cowardly Lion portrayer : LAHR
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Baldwin of "The Cat in the Hat" : ALEC
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Turner of records? : TINA
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Like some trucks : ONETON
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Forward : RESEND
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Flight no.? : ALT
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Pilgrimage site : LOURDES
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Girl with a crook : BOPEEP
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Stimulant : UPPER
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Like a milquetoast : MEEK
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Goes off : ERRS
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Sydney's state: Abbr. : NSW
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Sunken cooking site : FIREPIT
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Get around : EVADE
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___ to go : RARIN
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Put chips in up front : ANTED
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Places : LAYS
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Story that's over one's head : ATTIC
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Widow's inheritance : DOWER
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Scrap : REMNANT
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Not much : ATAD
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Whole slew : RAFT
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Iroquoian language : ERIE
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Indian tourist mecca : AGRA
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Some records or cars : DEMOS
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Chekhov who wrote "Uncle Vanya" : ANTON
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Rhine tributary : AARE
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Brunch serving : CREPE
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Summons: Abbr. : CIT
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Bandleader Kyser : KAY
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Zodiac symbol : ARCHER
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Leave home : GOOUT
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Wax theatrical : EMOTE
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Lacking, to Louis : SANS
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Ball club come-on : BATDAY
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Snacks often served with milk : OREOS
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Duke Ellington classic : SATINDOLL
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Baguette, for one : GEM
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Accepted criticism without complaint : TOOKIT
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Working together : INTANDEM
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IV givers : RNS
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Life story : BIO
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Parkinsonism treatment : LDOPA
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Sachet scent : LILAC
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"Uncle Vanya" woman : ELENA
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Press coverage : INK
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Angle with artificial bait : FLYFISH
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N.Y.C. attraction : MOMA
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Brit in America, maybe : EXPAT
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Light line : RAY
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Show fully : BARE
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A helping hand : AID
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Scott Turow title : ONEL
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___ Fleck and the Flecktones : BELA
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Put in stitches : SLAY
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Park lake denizen : SWAN
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Where many vets served : NAM
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Lead-in to "pray" : LETUS
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Worker in the TV biz : ADREP
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Ekberg of "La Dolce Vita" : ANITA
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Like neglected muscles : UNTONED
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Successively : INTURN
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Venomous : ASPISH
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Approaching : NEARTO
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Supporting instrumentalist : SIDEMAN
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Primary strategy : PLANA
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Periodical plea : RENEW
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Physicist Ampère : ANDRE
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Cybermemo : ENOTE
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"You bet!" in Yucatán : SISI
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Hammer's end : PEEN
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"Rhyme Pays" rapper : ICET
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Loud noise : REPORT
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Have ___ with : ANIN
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Weapon in the game Clue : ROPE
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When to vote, usually: Abbr. : TUES
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F.C.C. concerns: Abbr. : STDS
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Swinger's stat : RBI
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N.F.L. successes : TDS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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