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CIRCLE OF LIFE

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 2011

Author:
Kevin G. Der and Jessica A. Hui
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jessica A. Hui

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 98 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Der. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Hui. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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B
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MONKEY
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ROOSTER
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DOG
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HORSE
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SNAKE
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DRAGON
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Z
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RABBIT
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TIGER
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0130 ( 22,363 )
Across
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Rum, vodka and orange juice drink : BRASSMONKEY
7
"Little" barnyard bird with an alliterative name in a classic Willie Dixon blues song : REDROOSTER
11
"Let me think ..." : HMM
14
Costume party accessory : WIG
17
Pope after Marinus I : ADRIANIII
20
Trying : VEXATIOUS
22
Turner of records : IKE
23
Felt like forever : DRAGGEDON
24
Interludes : ENTRACTES
25
Cultural grp. : NEA
26
Viewable, to a camera operator : INFRAME
27
Author Marsh : NGAIO
29
EarthLink and others : ISPS
30
Result of turning the corner? : DOGEAR
31
Became annoyed : GOTSORE
34
New England's Cape ___ : ANN
35
Roman 1,150 : MCL
37
Detached : ALOOF
39
Public person? : NOTARY
41
Pillow talk? : COOS
42
Cage in Hollywood : NICOLAS
45
Fellowship foes : ORCS
49
So-called "Heart of Texas" : WACO
50
Eschew : SHUN
51
"See you then!" : ITSADATE
52
Famous fiddler : NERO
53
Words to a traitor : ETTU
54
Steering system parts : TIERODS
56
"___ bien" (Spanish for "It's good") : ESTA
57
Bit of a muscle car's muscle : HORSEPOWER
59
___ Joe, "Tom Sawyer" character : INJUN
61
Do-do connector : ASI
62
Looney Tunes character with a snout : PORKYPIG
64
Fashionista's concern : BRAND
65
Abide : ENDURE
66
Surprise visitors : DROPINS
68
British isle : AIT
69
Suffix with torrent : IAL
71
Driller's letters : DDS
72
Poker declaration : ICALL
73
Pound sound : GRR
76
Top-rated show of 2002-05 : CSI
77
What the 41-Down has : TWELVEYEARCYCLE
82
Pooh's young pal : ROO
83
Mauna ___ : KEA
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Land of Ephesians : IONIA
85
When doubled, first name in old Hollywood : ZSA
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Spanish "that" : ESA
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___ system (way of classifying blood) : ABO
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Most divine : HOLIEST
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Rattletrap : OLDCAR
93
Cobra product : VENOM
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Cobra products : SNAKESKINS
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Ariz. neighbor : NEV
99
Swingers in a saloon : DOORS
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Person who likes the blues? : DEMOCRAT
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Mottled : PIED
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Soldier's meal container : MESSTIN
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Very : OHSO
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Palliative plant : ALOE
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Winter Olympics performance since 1976 : ICEDANCE
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Den ___, Nederland : HAAG
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Ubangi tributary : UELE
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Phalanx's weaknesses : GAPS
113
Thinned out : TAPERED
114
Driller's letters : ROTC
115
Facing, with "from" : ACROSS
117
Halved : INTWO
118
Be shy : OWE
119
"What?!" : HUH
120
Serves : WAITSON
125
King Arthur's family name : PENDRAGON
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Make out, in York : SNOG
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Old saw : MAXIM
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With craft : FOXILY
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Getup : RIG
133
Italian liqueurs : AMARETTOS
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Strip in a darkroom : NEGATIVES
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"The Lovely Bones" composer, 2009 : ENO
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Topic at an owners/players meeting : SALARYCAP
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Heyday : GOLDENAGE
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Source of enlightenment : ZEN
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Terminal : END
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1960 Updike novel : RABBITRUN
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Four-time Masters winner : TIGERWOODS
Down
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Two-letter combinations : BIGRAMS
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Continue, as an uncontrolled fire : RAGEON
3
Most common draw in Scrabble : ANE
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Comic Caesar : SID
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Priory in "The Da Vinci Code" : SION
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Tomfoolery : MONKEYINGAROUND
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City NNE of Tahoe : RENO
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Bus. line : EXT
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Patriotic women's org. : DAR
10
Wakes thrown up behind speedboats : ROOSTERTAILS
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Revealing 1970s wear : HOTPANTS
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Cereal mixes : MUESLIS
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Ed.'s work pile : MSS
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Portable red or white holder : WINEFLASK
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Low-priced furniture source : IKEA
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Tent or sleeping bag, e.g. : GEAR
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Take ___ at (insult) : ADIG
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1962 action film set in Jamaica : DRNO
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Finnish transport? : RAFT
20
Mark in marble : VEIN
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Suffix with rhythm : ICS
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Whichever : ANY
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Samaritans : DOGOODERS
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Galley figure : ROWER
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State in French : ETAT
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Peeved pout : MOUE
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Hotelier Hilton : CONRAD
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South American tuber : OCA
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Be part of, as a film : ACTIN
41
Collection of animals featured in this puzzle : CHINESEZODIAC
43
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATTY
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Fat underwater creature : SEAPIG
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Like a Mountie : ONHORSEBACK
46
Musical echo : REPRISE
47
Dalmatian's home : CROATIA
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Like wild oats : SOWN
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Strong : STURDY
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Dumbness : IDIOCY
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Foppish courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
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It may be limited or late : EDITION
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Revelation comes after it : JUDE
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Doctor's orders : PILLS
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Away for a while : ONLEAVE
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1985 John Malkovich drama : ELENI
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Reggie Miller, for one : PACER
70
People leaving the company? : AWOLS
73
Breakfast in a bar : GRANOLA
74
High-tech officer in film : ROBOCOP
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Hotel figures : ROOMRATES
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Mortgage holder, e.g. : LIENEE
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Florist's supply : VASES
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Comparable in reach : ASLONG
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"Hair" co-writer James : RADO
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See 91-Down : HIDDENDRAGON
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Pilot program? : TVSHOW
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With 88-Down, 2000 Ang Lee film : CROUCHINGTIGER
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One of the tribes of Israel : ASHER
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Online publication, for short : EMAG
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Place where a person may be bitten : SNAKEPIT
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Director Vittorio De ___ : SICA
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Sticking with it : KEEPINGON
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___ number on (mentally abuses) : DOESA
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Noted Ronald : MCDONALD
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London tourist stop : TATE
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Dull : SLOW
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Works at a museum : ART
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Blitzer, e.g. : NEWSMAN
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Much-wanted toon in Toontown : ROGERRABBIT
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Dumas's "La Dame ___ Camélias" : AUX
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Combed (through) : SIFTED
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Lock plate : HASP
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Cobra products : TOXINS
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Hindu deity : SIVA
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Nasdaq alternative : NYSE
125
W. or J.F.K. : PREZ
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A, to Zimmermann : EINE
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60 minuti : ORA
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Grouse : MOAN
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___ Mix : MEOW
133
Enzyme ending : ASE
134
Norse war god : TYR
135
The Horned Frogs, for short : TCU
137
Mop & ___ : GLO
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Something about nothing? : ADO

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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