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WINNERS’ CIRCLES

New York Times, Sunday, February 24, 2008

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 109 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0224 ( 21,292 )
Across
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Theme of this puzzle : THEOSCAR
9
Accord competitor : SONATA
15
Is afflicted with sigmatism : LISPS
20
Emphatic refusal : NONONONO
21
Tulsa native : SOONER
22
French pen filler : ENCRE
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Film (1954), actress (2003) : ONTHEWATERFRONT
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Nothing, to Nero : NIHIL
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Brief : TERSE
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Comments around cute babies : AWS
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East ender? : ERN
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"We can't delay!" : NOTIME
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Visually assess : EYE
31
Morsel : BITE
33
Fish in fish and chips : PLAICE
35
Isabel Allende's "___ of My Soul" : INES
36
Florence-to-Rome dir. : SSE
37
Director (2003), actor (1962) : PETERJACKSON
39
Interject : ADD
40
Rests : SITS
41
12 meses : ANO
42
Low tie : ONEALL
44
Like the Wild West : LAWLESS
47
Pen with a cap : BIC
48
Abbr. at the bottom of a letter : ENC
49
Places for runners : SLEDS
52
Work ___ : ETHIC
53
Granny, in Gelsenkirchen : OMA
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China's largest ethnic group : HAN
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Nineveh's kingdom : ASSYRIA
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Smeared : SLIMED
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Film (1992), actor (1958) : UNFORGIVEN
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Follower of weekend news, briefly : SNL
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___ bran : OAT
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Friend in a western : AMIGO
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"The Age of Anxiety" author : AUDEN
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Rent : LET
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Philosopher Kung Fu-___ : TSE
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Actor (1934), actor (1995) : CLARKGABLE
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Destination of the Bounty in "Mutiny on the Bounty" : TAHITI
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Comedy club annoyance : HECKLER
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Olive ___ : OYL
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Troll dolls, once : FAD
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Beau ___ : GESTE
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Milo of "Ulysses" : OSHEA
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Kind : ILK
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"___ Diaboliques" : LES
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Big pan : ROASTER
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Lead role in "La Cage aux Folles" : RENATO
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Venezuelan export : OIL
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Object of veneration in ancient Egypt : IBIS
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Cool : HIP
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Actress (1986), director (1962) : MARLEEMATLIN
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Mail order option, for short : COD
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Sport jersey material : MESH
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Author Huxley : ALDOUS
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Wallop : BELT
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Kwik-E-Mart owner on "The Simpsons" : APU
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Pantomime, say : ACTOUT
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Tahoe, e.g., for short : SUV
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Future school? : ROE
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See 113-Down : ABNER
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Soil improver : HUMUS
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Actress (1983), supporting actor (1999) : SHIRLEYMACLAINE
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Humble : ABASE
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Rebel : RISEUP
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Checks : EXAMINES
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Surgical aid : LASER
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Jerks : SPASMS
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Forensic experts : DEBATERS
Down
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Investment options, for short : TNOTES
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Dolls : HONEYS
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Password, e.g. : ENTREE
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Reactions to fireworks : OOHS
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N.F.L. guard Chris : SNEE
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Overawe : COW
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Spin : ROTATE
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Rus. and Ukr., once : SSRS
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Response to "pow!" in cartoons : OOF
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Big name in grooming aids : NORELCO
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Winter wear : ANORAK
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Detective superintendent Jane of TV's "Prime Suspect" : TENNISON
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Knack : ART
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Jay that chatters : LENO
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At first : INITIALLY
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Film (1993), actress (1987) : SCHINDLERSLIST
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Ready : PRIMED
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Three-time French Open champ, 1990-92 : SELES
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Household item with a neck : EWER
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One flying over Hawaii : NENE
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Stakes : BETS
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Linda Ronstadt's "___ Easy" : ITSSO
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Villa in Mexico : PANCHO
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Like the inside of a sphere : CONCAVE
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Gat : PIECE
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___ alai : JAI
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Slender : SLIM
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Org. : ASSN
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Basutoland, today : LESOTHO
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World books : ATLASES
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Song (1942), supporting actress (1994) : WHITECHRISTMAS
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Capital known as the Venice of the East : BANGKOK
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Swamps : ENGULFS
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Informal eating place : DINETTE
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More racy : SALTIER
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Sierra Club founder : MUIR
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Prized horse : ARAB
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Elated : SENT
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Area between hills : DALE
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Geezer : FOGY
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Inspiration : IDEA
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Kind of vow : MARITAL
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Reunion gatherers : CLAN
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"Us" or "them" in "It's us against them" : ALLIES
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"Didn't we just have that?" : AGAIN
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Global energy company : HESS
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Make the beds, dust, etc. : KEEPHOUSE
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March around camp, e.g. : DRILL
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Term of respect abroad : LORDSHIP
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"... as old as yonder ___": James Joyce : ELM
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Late news? : OBIT
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Part of a Latin 101 conjugation : AMAT
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Works : OEUVRES
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Mother of Paris : HECUBA
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One of the Alcotts : LOUISA
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"It's ___!" : ABOY
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Swarmed : TEEMED
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Tibetan or Afghan : CANINE
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First act in a revue : OPENER
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Pressure : DURESS
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Taj ___ : MAHAL
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Junkie : USER
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Solicits orders (for) : REPS
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Girl in Tennessee Williams's "Summer and Smoke" : ALMA
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Worms, e.g. : BAIT
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Jrs. no more : SRS
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109-Across's old radio partner : LUM
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Fire : AXE
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Truck part : CAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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