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TRAVELING IN CIRCLES

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 2006

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

I love this puzzle. Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, Hannibal crosses the Alps, and so on. And, although I don't know why, at 57 Across, a chicken crosses the road.

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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0514 ( 20,641 )
Across
1
White-collar position : PRIEST
7
Big guy : BOSS
11
"Did you ___?!" : EVER
15
Moo goo gai pan pan : WOK
18
Sonata movements : RONDOS
19
Not the most reliable set of wheels : CRATE
20
- : DELAWARE
22
Little-known : UNCELEBRATED
24
It surrounds the Isle of Man : IRISHSEA
25
"New Look" pioneer : DIOR
26
Eastern way : TAO
27
Half-German/half-Indian film hero : RAMBO
29
Cymbal in a drum kit : HIHAT
30
- : ENGLISHCHANNEL
34
3-D figures : SOLIDS
35
"I hope to see London once ___ I die": "Henry IV, Part 2" : ERE
36
Cognizance : KEN
37
Carnegie's cronies : STEELMEN
39
Comment made after jumping in a pool, maybe : BRR
42
State strongly : ASSERT
44
Faultfinders : NOODGES
47
Throaty sound : AHEM
49
Eye sockets : ORBITS
52
Certain ID check : SCAN
53
Cross shape : TAU
54
Obstructor of congress? : CELIBACY
57
- : CHICKEN
59
___ Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent : ROSE
60
Farm pitcher : HAYFORK
61
"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
62
Agatha and Dahlia, in P. G. Wodehouse books : AUNTS
63
What this puzzle's circled spaces represent : FAMOUSCROSSINGS
69
Subject of a Michelangelo sculpture : MOSES
72
Westminster area : SOHO
73
L. L. Bean competitor : NAUTICA
77
Made fun of, in a way : APED
78
Ring duo : TAGTEAM
81
- : HANNIBAL
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Hairstyling need : GEL
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2000 Elton John/Tim Rice musical : AIDA
84
Fluoroscope inventor : EDISON
86
Traditional Christmas Eve meal in Germany : CARP
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Drink served in a tall glass : ICEDTEA
89
Hoof handlers : SHOERS
92
Rtes. : RDS
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- : COLUMBUS
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Startled cry : EEK
98
Reuters competitor : UPI
100
Refresher : CATNAP
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Casino fixture : ONEARMEDBANDIT
108
Hunter slain by Artemis : ORION
109
Gillette brand : ORALB
110
"What ___ care?" : DOI
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Five or ten, say : SOME
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Unsuccessful, as a mission : ABORTIVE
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- : JULIUSCAESAR
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Bear in mind : CONSIDER
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Appropriate : USURP
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Blubberless marine mammals : OTTERS
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Leftmost digital watch no. : HRS
122
Recycle bin fillers : CANS
123
Tap sites : KEGS
124
Boon to Scottish tourism : NESSIE
Down
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Fuddy-duddy : PRUDE
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1998 De Niro thriller : RONIN
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Under a false name, briefly : INCOG
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- : EDERLE
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G : SOL
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Sleeping sickness carriers : TSETSES
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Sports ___ : BRA
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Cereal grass : OAT
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Schindler's business partner in "Schindler's List" : STERN
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Sonatas, e.g. : SEDANS
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Like some mushrooms : EDIBLE
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Florida's ___ Beach : VERO
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"Hostel" director ___ Roth : ELI
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1950 film that retells the same events four times : RASHOMON
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- : WASHINGTON
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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"Beauty is truth, truth beauty" writer : KEATS
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Potsherds : CROCKERY
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Passed (away) : WHILED
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"What nonsense!" : BAH
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Intersected : MET
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Grp. involved in "the Troubles" : IRA
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Flavor lender : HERB
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Ludicrous : ANTIC
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M.I.T.'s ___ School of Management : SLOAN
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Ending with defer or refer : ENCE
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"Goldberg Variations" composer : BACH
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Daughter of Uranus : RHEA
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Count : RELY
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Super-duper : SOCKO
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Big ___ : EAST
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Appeals to : SUES
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Out of sorts : MIFFED
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- : THEROAD
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The place of one's fodder? : SILO
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Does a run : SKIS
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Snakes with vestigial limbs : BOAS
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Escort's offering : ARM
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Lettuce type : COS
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Country : RUSTIC
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"Son of ___!" : AGUN
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It serves many courses: Abbr. : USGA
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Juicer : SOT
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Former Hong Kong leader Tung ___ Hwa : CHEE
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Lacking sense : INANE
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One of the Bobbsey Twins : NAN
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Star followers : MAGI
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Group that includes the U.A.E. : OPEC
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Picks : SELECTIONS
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Girder with flanges : IBAR
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It may come with a gift : CARD
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- : ALPS
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Render unavailable : TIEUP
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First of all : ADAM
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Molière comedy, with "The" : MISER
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Became an item : HOOKEDUP
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- : ATLANTIC
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Brother of Ham and Japheth : SHEM
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Honored alumni, usually : DONORS
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- : RUBICON
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Rest cure destination : SPA
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Bugs that live in trees : BORERS
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Actress Merkel : UNA
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Ancient Turkish dynasty founder : SELJUK
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Mini-maps : INSETS
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Whistle wearer : COACH
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Garden spot : ARBOR
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Shabby treatment : ABUSE
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Soirees : DOS
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Pillbox quantities : DOSES
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___ ware (Japanese porcelain) : IMARI
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Clipped : TERSE
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Hot room, colloquially : OVEN
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Gilbert & Sullivan princess : IDA
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Carry with effort : LUG
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Collection agcy.? : IRS
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Took in : ATE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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