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INNER CIRCLES

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 2000

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 134 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1210 ( 18,660 )
Across
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Doesn't just close : SLAMS
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Morse bit : DAH
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"This is fun!" : WHEE
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Not run : CLOT
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It's broken at parties : PINATA
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They're often kept in : EMOTIONS
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Spike : LACE
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Laser alternative : INKJET
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Like some vaults : FIREPROOF
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Service expert : ACER
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Fairness in hiring, say : COLORBLINDNESS
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One-dimensional : LINEAR
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River through Belgium : YSER
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Distress call recipient: Abbr. : AAA
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Whirl : EDDY
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Fancy neckwear : BOA
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Genetic code carrier : RNA
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Sarcastic : BITING
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Like cedarwood or cigar smoke : AROMATIC
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Coptic titles : ABBAS
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Some TV's : RCAS
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Cutting tool : RAZORBLADE
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County north of the river Shannon : CLARE
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It's outstanding : DEBT
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Geometric figure : RHOMBUS
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Rapid growth area : HOTBED
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Alternative to buy : LEASE
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Apr. addressee : IRS
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Computer site : LAP
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Extras : OTHERS
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"Love ___" (Beatles song) : MEDO
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"It Walks by Night" author : CARR
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Part of E.R.: Abbr. : EMER
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French vineyard : CRU
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Hush-hush grp. : NSA
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Albanian currency : LEK
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Award for "Rent" : OBIE
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Toxin fighters : SERA
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Caps : TAMS
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Certain duty : EXCISE
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Dozes : NODS
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Stab : TRY
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It may follow a dot : COM
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Fan's opposite : HATER
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Some Broadway fare : REVUES
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Personally bring : CARRYIN
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Calls, as a game : REFS
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Clipped : TERSE
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Obliged out of integrity : HONORBOUND
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Sacs : CYSTS
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Kind of mass, in physics : INERTIAL
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Villa in Mexico : PANCHO
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Treat like a dog? : PET
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Antiquity, in antiquity : ELD
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Balkan native : SERB
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Rapid transit inits. : MTA
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P.O. employees have them : RTES
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Anthony Kennedy's Supreme Court predecessor : POWELL
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Winter league activity : INDOORBASEBALL
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"Are you ___ out?" : INOR
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Incidental matter : SIDEISSUE
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Clef designation : TREBLE
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To be, in Brest : ETRE
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Cradlesong : BERCEUSE
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Stored, as fodder : SILOED
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Competitor of Bloomingdale's : SAKS
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Katie's "Today" co-host : MATT
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Waist-length jackets : ETONS
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Hot : SPICY
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Brits' floor coverings : LINOS
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Twist locale : ANKLE
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1905 Shaw play : MAJORBARBARA
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Suffix with hip : STER
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Contempt : DEFIANCE
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Exiled tyrant : AMIN
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Multitude : HORDE
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Erased : WIPED
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Like the fox hunting set : HORSY
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Grandson of Eve : ENOS
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"___ Beso" (Anka hit) : ESO
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Family group : CLAN
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The Lizard constellation : LACERTA
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Sea nymph : OCEANID
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Retaining wall site : TERRACE
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No longer on deck : ATBAT
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Watch : TEND
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Exchange employee : FLOORBROKER
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Scottish landowner : LAIRD
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Foot in a line : IAMBUS
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Trite sayings : BROMIDES
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"Mm-hmm" : ISEE
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Gothic feature : GABLE
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Prefix with benzene : AZO
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Singer Green and others : ALS
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Hurting the most : ACHIEST
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Late ___ : BLOOMER
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Usually it's not included : BATTERY
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Back on the briny : STERN
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$200 Monopoly props. : RRS
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"Beg pardon ..." : AHEM
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Medical group output : DOCTORBILLS
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Selling point : ASSET
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Shakespearean title word : LABOURS
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Least interesting : ARIDEST
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Symbols of free speech : PRESSES
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Mine artery : TRAMROAD
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Proceed without the words : HUM
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Teacher of Samuel : ELI
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Factory conduit : CONVEYORBELT
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Lumberjacks : AXERS
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Place for a guard : SHIN
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Weirdo : CREEP
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Syndicate : CARTEL
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"Go on ..." : AND
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Emulate Dürer : ETCH
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___ anglais (English horn) : COR
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Actor Brynner : YUL
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How peaches may be served : FLAMBEED
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A fly-by-night? : SANTA
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Longhairs : HIPPIES
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New York city on the Susquehanna : ONEONTA
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Like some television : NETWORK
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Flings : CASTS
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Hägar the Horrible's dog : SNERT
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Pronouncement : EDICT
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Dawn-colored : ROSE
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Merchant vessel officer : BOSUN
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Ban : TABOO
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1942 Pulitzer novelist Glasgow : ELLEN
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Coasters : SLEDS
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"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
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Concept : IDEA
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Dodge : RUSE
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Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
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Company that programmed Deep Blue : IBM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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