VICIOUS CIRCLE

New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 1998

Author: Christopher Hurt
Editor: Will Shortz
Christopher Hurt
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 137, Blocks: 71 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Hurt. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Launch of July 1962 : TELSTAR
8. The "E" in E. L. Doctorow : EDGAR
13. Rattles, for 1-Across : ANAGRAM
20. Trapped : INAHOLE
21. 1930's-40's director Zoltan ___ : KORDA
22. Secondary result : SEQUELA
23. Hardly used : LIKENEW
24. Writer who said "Satire is what closes Saturday night" : GEORGEKAUFMAN
26. Pulitzer-winning biographer Leon : EDEL
27. Sundial letters : XII
29. Junglelike : WILD
30. Ere : AFORE
31. "I wish you a meretricious and a happy New Year" penner : FRANKLINPADAMS
37. Mom-and-pop grp. : PTA
40. Kind of condor : ANDEAN
41. Dealer's nemesis : NARC
42. Smart : HURT
46. Patches again : REMENDS
48. One of the Allies of W.W. II : USSR
51. 0 degrees : EQUATOR
53. Anxious : ONEDGE
54. Where the smart set sat [answer to be entered in the appropriate manner] : ATTHEALGONQUINROUNDTABLE
57. Green, maybe : UNRIPE
58. 1966 movie that won Best Original Score : BORNFREE
60. Novel by 47-Down : SOBIG
61. Universités : ECOLES
62. Island in French Polynesia : REAO
63. Gov. Landon : ALF
65. "___ on $45 a Day" : EUROPE
67. A reduced state : LESS
68. Park toy : FRISBEE
71. Made for a mortise : TENONED
73. Binary ___ : CODE
76. Thoroughly confine : SEALUP
78. Plaza abbr. : SQR
79. Handlebar feature : GRIP
82. Bun, for one : HAIRDO
84. Japanese portal : TORII
86. Prairielike : UNWOODED
89. Sanford of "The Jeffersons" : ISABEL
92. French flier : OISEAU
93. Center or end : LINEMAN
95. Snick-or-___ : SNEE
96. Taras Bulba, notably : COSSACK
97. Munich's river : ISAR
98. Matador's opponent : TORO
101. Like some diets : NOSALT
103. Word before "loves me" and "loves me not" : SHE
104. "From Bed to Worse" writer : ROBERTBENCHLEY
108. Floor : AMAZE
112. Eastern pooh-bah : AGHA
113. Games grp. : IOC
114. ___-American : AFRO
118. She said "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think" : DOROTHYPARKER
123. More eccentric : KOOKIER
125. Certain sweaters : ANGORAS
126. Zaps, in a way : NUKES
127. Treater's words : ITSONME
128. Nocturnal noisemaker : HOOTOWL
129. Upriver spawner : SMELT
130. Reversion : ATAVISM
1. Scrabble draw : TILE
2. Site of Vance Air Force Base : ENID
3. Camp locale : LAKE
4. Rock layer : SHELF
5. Lot : TON
6. With 87-Down, Wit's End resident called "Old Vitriol and Violets" : ALEXANDER
7. Goes back to the start : REWINDS
8. Hosp. test : EKG
9. Mr. X : DOE
10. In the majority? : GROWN
11. Leaking : ADRIP
12. Loose overcoat : RAGLAN
13. Name as a price : ASK
14. Grant giver, for short : NEA
15. Waters : AQUAS
16. Back talk : GUFF
17. San ___ : REMO
18. Brand of daminozide : ALAR
19. Neck band? : MANE
25. Collection of legends : EDDA
28. Whom "I Like" : IKE
32. Summoned, as a butler : RANGFOR
33. Island southeast of Borneo : LAUT
34. Schools for engrs. : INSTS
35. "What ___ the odds?" : ARE
36. "Papillon" star : MCQUEEN
37. "No ___!" (slangy O.K.) : PROB
38. Drift : TENOR
39. "'Tis ___ bagatelle!" : AMERE
42. Editor who "looked like a dishonest Abe Lincoln" : HAROLDROSS
43. Handy : UTILE
44. Buntlines, e.g. : ROPES
45. Pigtail : TRESS
47. She replied to Noël Coward's "You look almost like a man!" with "And so do you" : EDNAFERBER
49. Nursery rhyme residence : SHOE
50. Confute : REBUT
52. Dean Smith's sch. : UNC
55. Buenos ___ : AIRES
59. Leisure : EASE
64. One facing life, maybe : FELON
66. Smut : PORN
69. Loner : ISOLATO
70. East wind, in Greek myth : EURUS
72. Chanel fragrance : EGOISTE
73. Hot dog garnish : CHILI
74. Haven : OASIS
75. Casualty of 1997 : DIANA
77. Subatomic particle : PION
80. Abstractions : IDEAS
81. Gorgeous Georgian? : PEACH
83. J.F.K. or F.D.R. : DEM
85. Sherlock's lady friend : IRENE
87. See 6-Down : WOOLLCOTT
88. 52-Down rival : DUKE
91. It's a gas : NEON
94. Bean : NOB
96. ___ Mounds (Illinois historical site) : CAHOKIA
99. Collect : REAP
100. They may be vital : ORGANS
102. Chem. or biol. : SCI
104. So out it's in : RETRO
105. Guitar sound : THRUM
106. Winner of a noted 1978 Supreme Court case : BAKKE
107. Comedian Smirnoff : YAKOV
108. Wife of Esau : ADAH
109. Glandular fever, for short : MONO
110. Medea rode on it : ARGO
111. Kind of suit : ZOOT
115. Done, in Verdun : FINI
116. Sleep phenomena : REMS
117. Utah city : OREM
119. Turn left : HAW
120. Fashion inits. : YSL
121. Snake ___ : EEL
122. Alphabetic sequence : RST
124. Actress Massen of "Tokyo Rose" : OSA

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