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New York Times, Monday, April 12, 2021

Cyclical paradox discussed in "Gödel, Escher, Bach"

Author:
Aimee Lucido and Ella Dershowitz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ella Dershowitz

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Lucido. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Dershowitz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times4/12/21 ( No. 26,088 )

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Across
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Things that justify the means, some say : ENDS
5
Eight: Sp. : OCHO
9
Rampaging groups : MOBS
13
Hoedown locale : BARN
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"Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
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Feverish fit : AGUE
16
Cinnamon buns and such : BREAKFASTROLLS
19
Community-maintained website : WIKI
20
Person from Bangkok : THAI
21
Disney character loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's "Snow Queen" : ELSA
23
"Hmm, that's not good ..." : OHDEAR
25
Slight coloring : TINT
27
Slight downturn : DIP
28
Modern pet name : BAE
29
Cyclical paradox discussed in "Gödel, Escher, Bach" : STRANGELOOP
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Societal problems : ILLS
34
Brain reading, for short : EEG
35
Touches one's chin and moves the hand down to say "Thank you," for example : SIGNS
36
Recipe amt. : TBSP
38
___ and crafts : ARTS
40
"Shucks!" : AWGEE
43
Bar serving : ALE
44
The "A" of I.R.A.: Abbr. : ACCT
48
Onetime TV political drama set in Washington : THEWESTWING
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"Now I get it!" : AHA
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Tit for ___ : TAT
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Mike of TV's "Dirty Jobs" and "Somebody's Gotta Do It" : ROWE
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Strategy : TACTIC
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Yours: Fr. : ATOI
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Potato accompanier in soup : LEEK
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Shopping center : MALL
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Sports metaphor used to describe esoteric knowledge ... with a hint to the circled letters : INSIDEBASEBALL
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Cinema showing : FILM
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Amateur mag : ZINE
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1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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Ladder rung : STEP
70
Jazzy James : ETTA
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Forest feline : LYNX
Down
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Flow back, as the tide : EBB
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Tusked marine animal : NARWHAL
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Spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side : DREIDEL
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Type not to be trusted : SNAKE
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Fumbler : OAF
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Informal conversation : CHAT
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#, on social media : HASHTAG
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Procure : OBTAIN
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China's ___ Zedong : MAO
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Eye creepily : OGLE
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Yale's Handsome Dan mascot, for one : BULLDOG
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Time spent with a psychiatrist, e.g. : SESSION
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Optimas and Souls, in the auto world : KIAS
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Good thing to have on hand at a wedding? : RING
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TikTok and Fitbit, for two : APPS
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Kimono sash : OBI
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GPS suggestions: Abbr. : RTES
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Rorschach, for one : TEST
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Street cred : REP
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Simpson who is a Buddhist and a vegetarian : LISA
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Hearty bowlful : STEW
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Bar serving : BEER
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Heavyweight champ known as "The Greatest" : ALI
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Figure in home economics? : RENT
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Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
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Hypothetical musings : WHATIFS
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"Now, work!" : GETONIT
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Slightly : AWEEBIT
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Purr-son who loves her pets? : CATLADY
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Doin' nothin' : CHILLIN
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Tic-___-toe : TAC
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Last word at an auction : SOLD
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Pluck, as an eyebrow : TWEEZE
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Charades or dominoes : GAME
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Scheming group : CABAL
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___ of Skye : ISLE
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Philosopher Immanuel : KANT
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Little troublemaker : IMP
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South China ___ : SEA
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Opposite of strict : LAX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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