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DOWNWARD SPIRAL

New York Times, Sunday, October 13, 2002

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 97 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1013 ( 19,332 )
Across
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Mahler's "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
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Children's word after one, two or three : POTATO
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Co. offering broadband service : COMSAT
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Chaucer tale-teller : REEVE
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Certain spirits : ALCOHOLS
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"Cool Water" singer : ODETTA
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Subject of the book "Disaster in Dearborn" : EDSEL
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Pertaining to a shore : LITTORAL
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Engine fuel : PETROL
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President born on July 4 : COOLIDGE
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Sierra Madre treasure : ORO
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"___ a Blue World" (1940 hit) : ITS
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Unit of yarn : HANK
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Cowboy's moniker : TEX
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"Quo Vadis" role : NERO
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Together : ASONE
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What flames may do : DANCE
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Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
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Unlawful firing? : ARSON
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River to the Volga : OKA
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Anesthetized : UNDER
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Widen, in a way : REAM
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Lead has one : HOMONYM
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Like one terminal of a battery: Abbr. : POS
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Easy openings : FLIPTOPS
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Chuck : TOSS
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Not end on schedule : GOLONG
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Tabloid publisher's concern : LIBELLAW
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Prefix with meter : ODO
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Port city built around an old volcano crater : ADEN
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Incomparably, after "by" : FAR
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The Fed's concern: Abbr. : ECON
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Keep an ___ : EYEON
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Having sound : SONANT
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Gardner of "The Barefoot Contessa" : AVA
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Make an impression : DENT
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Neighbor of N.M. : COLO
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Dust Bowl refugee : OKIE
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Dutch import : EDAM
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Animal with curved horns : GNU
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Tug at : PULLON
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"Veni, vidi, vici," e.g. : BOAST
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100 for an I.Q. : NORM
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Bailout key : ESC
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"Sorry to say ..." : ALAS
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Plastic ___ Band : ONO
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Be doubly protected : REINSURE
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Edit out : DELETE
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Years abroad : ANOS
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Imputes : ASCRIBES
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Receptionist's info: Abbr. : EXT
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Music of Abba or Roxette : EUROPOP
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Message Waiting instruction : CALL
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Straight-billed game bird : SNIPE
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___-Cat : SNO
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Stay away from : NOTDO
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Some series bonds : EES
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Burgundy wine : MACON
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"Doesn't this strike you ___?" : ASODD
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Outstanding : OWED
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Airline locale : HUB
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In-flight details, for short : ETAS
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When said three times, a 1964 Billboard hit : FUN
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"So there you are!" : OHO
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Certain bathing suit : ONEPIECE
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See-through sheet : LUCITE
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Never : ATNOTIME
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Dance to "Minka," e.g. : POLKA
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Threes : TRINES
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Site in development? : PHOTOLAB
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Circus sight : STILT
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Marsh plants : SEDGES
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Prayer : ORISON
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They bring things down : AXES
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Put up : ERECT
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Starts from scratch : REDOES
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Part of 26-Down, old-style : DESOXYRIBONUCLEICACID
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Robbie's daredevil dad : EVEL
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They help you get a grip : PLIERS
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Mo. in which to celebrate Mother-in-Law Day : OCT
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Oz visitor : TOTO
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Now, in San Juan : AHORA
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Plaza de ___ : TOROS
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Spanish wave : OLA
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Perp pursuers : COPS
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Keatsian tribute : ODE
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Antifreeze ingredient : METHANOL
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What the highlighted squares in this puzzle represent : STRANDSOFADOUBLEHELIX
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"This instant!" : ATONCE
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Chatterbox : TALKER
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Student inside ivied walls : ELI
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Tattered Tom's creator : ALGER
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It goes downstairs : SLINKY
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What 14-Down represents : DNAMOLECULE
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Pair of oxen : TEAM
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La-la lead-in : OOH
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Suffixes with ball and bass : OONS
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Washington's ___ Circle : DUPONT
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Feel remorse for : REPENT
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Off : NOTON
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Much of N.J.'s coast : ATL
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Like the Who, in the 60's : MOD
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Zoo de Madrid animals : OSOS
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Having feathers : FLEDGED
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Hunter's need : LICENSE
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Cause of a late 1950's scandal : PAYOLA
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Potential boat capsizers : SWELLS
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Sequence involving 3-Down : GENETICCODE
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Ancient Spanish kingdom : NAVARRE
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British metric units : GRAMMES
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Earthquake-prone world capital : ANKARA
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Talking points? : DAISES
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Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
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New pedometer reading : OOO
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Store on a farm : ENSILE
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Dick Van ___ of "Eight Is Enough" : PATTEN
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Slurping at the dinner table, e.g. : NONO
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Physics particle with an integral spin : BOSON
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Alphabet trio : NOP
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1930's inits. : NRA
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Shedding light on : EXPOSING
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Buck add-on : AROO
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Open with a click : UNSNAP
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Nanki-___ of "The Mikado" : POO
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Refines : SMELTS
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Kind of walk : NATURE
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Kind of bobsled : TWOMAN
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Star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Nurse : SUCKLE
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Name on a hospital wing, perhaps : DONOR
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Calcutta cloth : DHOTI
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Heart throbs : BEATS
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Come clean, with "up" : FESS
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People on the Platte : OTOS
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Second ltr. addition : PPS
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Teensy bit : IOTA
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It gets things off the ground : TEE
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Howe'er : THO
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U.N. workers' grp. : ILO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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