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GETTING AROUND

New York Times, Sunday, June 10, 2012

Author:
Xan Vongsathorn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Xan Vongsathorn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Vongsathorn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

This tricky theme confused many solvers. Look closely at the circles in the grid. TUBE and FASTBALL are inside circles. GIFT is wrapped by them. SELF is contained by them. PLANETS are ringed by them. ORGANS are internal to them. UP is bubbled inside. The especially nice coincidence is that the Nine-banded ARMADILLO gets nine bands because Armadillo has nine letters.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0610 ( 22,860 )
Across
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Benedictine monk who founded Scholasticism : ANSELM
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Fire : ZEAL
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Initial request? : RSVP
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One of three in Toyota's logo : OVAL
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Lunchtime errand : NOONER
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Have an ___ grind : AXTO
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What a koala really isn't : BEAR
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Horseplay? : POLO
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*Ready for the present? : GIFTWRAPPED
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*Makeshift swing : INNERTUBE
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Pennsylvania city or county : ERIE
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Blocks : OPPOSES
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Hockey feint : DEKE
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Call from a crow's nest : CAW
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Sit on it : REAR
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Chimera, e.g. : BEAST
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They're seen but not recognized : UFOS
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Bit of fallout : ASH
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___ populi : VOX
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Grievances : BEEFS
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Ring around the collar? : LASSO
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Vessel commanded by J.F.K. : PTBOAT
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*Brushback pitch : INSIDEFASTBALL
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*All-in-one : SELFCONTAINED
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Lot to take in : EYEFUL
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Soulful Baker : ANITA
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"Yeah, right" : ASIF
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Bub : MAC
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___ Martin Cognac : REMY
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Pickup capacity, maybe : ONETON
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Bit to split : ATOM
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Wife of Uranus : GAEA
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*Animal that gives birth to identical quadruplets : NINEBANDEDARMADILLO
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Don't fess up to : DENY
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Kind of counter : DELI
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"Excalibur" role : MERLIN
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Protest singer Phil : OCHS
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Comical Charlotte : RAE
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South Pacific capital : APIA
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Silent goodbyes : WAVES
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Cry of delight popularized by Homer Simpson : WOOHOO
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*Saturn and others : RINGEDPLANETS
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*Contents of a chest? : INTERNALORGANS
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Heated patch : IRONON
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Broken off : ENDED
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Maker of watches and calculators : CASIO
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Signs off on : OKS
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Unlock, poetically : OPE
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"Jabberwocky" starter : TWAS
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Slack-jawed : AGAPE
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Title acquired the moment someone is born? : MAMA
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7x - 6 = 2x2 subj. : ALG
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Five-spots : ABES
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Salon supply : HAIRGEL
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Curbside buys : ADES
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*Surfaced, in a way : BUBBLEDUP
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*Be repetitive ... or what parts of the answers to the starred clues do? : GOINCIRCLES
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Lipstick print, maybe : CLUE
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Co-worker of Clark : LOIS
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Alternatively : ELSE
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It's got chops : KARATE
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Like some praises : SUNG
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Start to matter? : ANTI
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Keeps the nest warm : SITS
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Narcissus, e.g. : EGOIST
Down
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Get riled up : ANGER
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Afrique ___ : NOIRE
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World capital that's also a girl's name : SOFIA
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Embark (on) : ENTER
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"Ben-Hur" novelist Wallace : LEW
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Styx song with some Japanese lyrics : MRROBOTO
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Frank with the album "Sheik Yerbouti" : ZAPPA
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Nationals, before they were Nationals : EXPOS
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Big blast, informally : ATEST
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Rock band composition? : LODE
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Diamond stat : RBI
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Party for departing parties : SENDOFF
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Redgrave of "Atonement" : VANESSA
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Nursery school, briefly : PREK
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Decide (to) : OPT
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Deign : VOUCHSAFE
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Duke of ___ (noble Spanish title since 1472) : ALBA
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Big name in cinemas : LOEW
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Tiptop : APEX
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Lots and plots : REALTY
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Hush Puppies material : SUEDE
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Oats, e.g. : FEED
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___-toothed : SABER
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Cleared out : VACATED
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Recycling holder : BIN
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Gentrification target, maybe : SLUM
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Nonsense word repeated before "oxen free" : OLLY
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Antidrug ad, e.g., briefly : PSA
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Half a dovetail joint : TENON
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Shrovetide pancakes : BLINI
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Repeatedly : OFTEN
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"___ open!" : ITS
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Greek water nymph : NAIAD
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Searched (through) : SIFTED
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Be a union buster? : SECEDE
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Repeating part of "Hey Jude" : NANANA
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___ Grand : MGM
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TripTik, e.g. : AAAMAP
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" fairy king : OBERON
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Uplifting piece : ODE
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Spanish wine : MALAGA
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High conflicts : AIRWARS
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TV scientist Bill : NYE
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Gain maturity : RIPEN
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Grassy plain : LLANO
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Add spring to, with "up" : LIVEN
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"You're ___ talk!" : ONETO
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Boo-boo : OWIE
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Mass. neighbor : CONN
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Cookout item : HOTDOGBUN
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Ones you can count on? : SHEEP
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Fingers : IDS
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Job application fig. : SSN
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No walk in the park : ORDEAL
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Parks with no intention of moving : ROSA
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Dander : IRISH
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South Vietnam's first president ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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Have a crush on, in middle school lingo : LIKELIKE
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Responded to, as a tip : ACTEDON
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Something to try : LAWSUIT
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Grp. that includes Ecuador and Venezuela : OPEC
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Garlicky sauce : AIOLI
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Meal : GRIST
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"___ of God" (1985 drama) : AGNES
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Certain lens : MACRO
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First name in 1960s diplomacy : ADLAI
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Shakes hands with, maybe : MEETS
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Plus : ASSET
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Kindergarten stuff : ABCS
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Wower : LULU
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Banjo master Fleck : BELA
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Gains maturity : AGES
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Command to a dog : BEG
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23rd in a series : PSI
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Sponge alternative : RAG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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