NOTE: remain empty in every blank when you vote, right?) The

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NOTE: remain empty in every blank when you vote, right?) The
Ballot Boxes
By Merl Reagle
NOTE: Four squares in this puzzle must
remain empty. (After all, you don’t fill
in every blank when you vote, right?) The
Downs behave normally (sort of), but the
Across answers have a left-right thing going
on with some of the empty squares (as you’ll
see). Otherwise, this is just a little reminder
to vote on Tuesday.
ACROSS
1
Intro to “mania”
7
Impact sound
10Up to now
15“Sextette” first name
18Book before Job
19Grizzly, in Guaymas
20Bush judicial appointee
21Complain
22Special event at a fetish club?
24Island near Sicily
25Opposite of ecto26It’s breathtaking
27Greet and seat
29Indian chief who invented barbecue?
31Contest submission form
34Unrhymed poetry, usually in iambic
pentameter
36Place with plates
37Bar soap brand
39Seized sedan, perhaps
40Mellifluous Mel
42Raising the ___
43Sudden influx
46Up to one’s ears (in)
48Declaim
52Lone Star beverage that goes great
with Baked Alaska?
54Actor Ayres
55Television?
57“Yikes!”
58Around, in dates
60Scout’s mission
62Sparrow portrayer
63Write in nothing
65Place with nothing written in
67Track numbers
69Goldilocks word
70Lodge member
72Paltry rating
75Start of an engagement, often
77Nelson or Nimitz: abbr.
80Twain kid
82At very close range
84It’s signed but has no amount written in
88Voting group
90Mirror-ball milieu
93Inflict, as havoc
95Look like a wolf
96Marrying each other’s former spouses?
98Intro to Beagle or Bounty
100 Agent Smart working undercover?
102 Lute’s cousin
103 Staircase sound
105 Flared dress type
106 Dash units
107 Credit-card come-on
109 Chopped
111Pub pastime
113 Salad type
116 Momentarily forget (or get lucky in
Scrabble)
118 Trancelike look
120 Snacks for certain dogs?
122 Michael Moore documentary
124 Market special
128 Concerning
129 Hair-razing experience
131 Cleansing herbs from the
highest mountains of Tibet?
134 “___ Free”
135 British diaper
136 135 Across wearer
137 Sweater material
138 Hotel amenity
139 Unpleasantly plump
140 “I’ll ___!”
141 Small chicken
28Mt. Everest gateway
30“___, the great and powerful”
32Condé ___
33Personality sort that’s quiet on
the outside but angry inside
35Crew member
37Secret stash
38Hippodrome, e.g.
39Perform another MRI on
41George Burns film
42Sci. course
44Line on a graph
45Florida fish
47Agape sensation
49Be the lookout, e.g.
50Sullivan’s Gigio
51Fairly large fair
DOWN
53Peace symbol
1
Fight starter
56Mayberry first name
2
Biblical twin
59Hotshot
3
Memo abbr.
61Pertaining to a peeper part
4
“Columbia, ___ of the ocean” 64Seasonal sprite
5
Actor Barker
66Sci-fi film power
6
West side?
68Jiffy
7
Birdie’s counterpart
71Eastwood film, “Joe ___”
8
Tennis legend
73Roadside rescue
9
Greed or revenge, perhaps
74Flyboy
10Froot Loops toucan
76Like racehorses
11Five Norse kings
77Burrows and Vigoda
12Meat counter choices
78561
13“___ girl!”
79Apple-juice entrepreneur
14Nomad
81Girl who cries “uncle”?
15Woofer’s woe
83Curbside call
16Zeal
85Snowy wader
17Bond creator?
86Slangy dollars
21In the middle
87Frat party empties
23Mt. Tabor’s land: abbr.
89“Breaking Bad” star
91“Evita” role
92Buffett’s backyard
94Somewhat, informally
97Let out ___ (bellow)
99Distorts, as data
101 Right around the corner
104 Bureaucratic hoops
108 California city
110 Belt sites
112 Quit a chess game
113 Grumpy sorts
114 Teller of tales
115 Additional
117 Replies to an invite
118 Play hockey, e.g.
119 Great weight
121 Obsessed skipper
123 ___ En-lai
125 Immensely
126 Croft of video games
127 Semester tester
130 Storm center
132 Chew the fat
133 Messenger ___
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Puzzle © 2014 by M. Reagle