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STORY CIRCLE

New York Times, Sunday, July 26, 2009

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin G. Der

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 99 Missing: none. Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The original NYT Across Lite file inadvertently had a circle in each rebus square. The print version was correctly SIR-cle-less.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0726 ( 21,810 )
Across
1
Do well in the Olympics : MEDAL
6
Choose to take part : OPTIN
11
Modern storage sites : DISKS
16
Sky Chief company : TEXACO
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Satisfactory : UPTOSNUFF
21
Low soccer score : ONENIL
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Place in trust : ESCROW
24
Stabilizing track : GUIDERAIL
25
Weaver's supply : SKEINS
26
Word with mail or letter : CHAIN
27
Actor Edward James ___ : OLMOS
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2001 headline maker : ENRON
30
It's worth its weight in gold : INGOT
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PC linkup : LAN
32
Tweaks : NIPS
33
Michael of "Juno" and "Superbad" : CERA
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"Ixnay" : NAH
35
Bygone leaders : KAISERS
38
Fathers : SIRES
40
Norse pantheon : AESIR
41
Another name for 72-Across : DOGSTAR
45
Center : NUB
46
A Marx brother : CHICO
48
Thither : YON
50
Longtime Susan Lucci role : ERICA
52
___-Caps (candy) : SNO
53
Tulsa sch. : ORU
54
Largest moon of Saturn : TITAN
55
Subject of a tipster's tip : NAG
56
Joe Montana or Jerry Rice, informally : NINER
57
Windsor's home: Abbr. : ONT
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Additions to a musical staff : BARLINES
60
___ but when : NOTIF
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Blissful : BEATIFIC
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Crackerjack : ACE
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Expressed a welcome : SAIDHELLO
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Org. with spring playoffs : NHL
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Dried seaweed popular in Japanese cuisine : KOMBU
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Part of Canis Major : SIRIUS
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Boot camp affirmative : YESSIR
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Fanatic : ULTRA
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Be more than a dream : EXIST
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Lite : LOFAT
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Clip, e.g. : VIDEO
83
Bring up, perhaps : REHEM
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Suffix with magnet : ICS
85
7'6" Ming : YAO
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Green-eyed : ENVYING
89
___ in Charlie : CAS
91
Wall-E's love in "Wall-E" : EVE
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One side of an exchange : TAT
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It may be bid : ADIEU
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Big band instrument : SAX
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It comes in volumes: Abbr. : ENCYC
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Cartoon pooch : REN
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Slugger's stat : HRS
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Tandoor flatbreads : NANS
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Popular : DESIRED
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Prefix with sphere : IONO
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Galley figure : OAR
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Bones may be found in it : STOCK
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Cousin of a clog : SABOT
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Oscar winner Patricia and others : NEALS
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It's found near the tongue : UVULA
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Achilles and Hector : FOES
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Clothes rack abbr. : IRR
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Gridiron scores: Abbr. : FGS
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Scientologist ___ Hubbard : LRON
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Crown covering : ENAMEL
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"Did you start without me?" : AMILATE
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Rachmaninoff's "___-tableaux" : ETUDES
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Island where Sundanese and Madurese are spoken : JAVA
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Take too much of, briefly : ODON
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Windbag's output : GAS
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Golfer Aoki : ISAO
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Certain infection : STYE
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Operatic heroine wooed by Beckmesser : EVA
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1963 animated film with the song "Higitus Figitus," with "The" : SWORDINTHESTONE
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___ Gold, character on "Entourage" : ARI
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Stanford's Big Game rival : CAL
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1998 animated film featuring the voice of Pierce Brosnan : QUESTFORCAMELOT
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Hollywood, with "the" : BIZ
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Notwithstanding that, for short : THO
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___ jure (legal term) : IPSO
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"The Canterbury Tales" traveler : FRIAR
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Gun for hire : MERC
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Loser at Gettysburg : LEE
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Heir, perhaps : SON
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Org. in Clancy's "Red Storm Rising" : NSA
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Gives birth to a kid : YEANS
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Bit of cheer : RAH
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Road twist : ESS
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Work together : MESH
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1981 film in which Helen Mirren plays a sorceress : EXCALIBUR
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Onetime MTV animated title character and others : DARIAS
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With 12-Down, 1889 Twain novel : ACONNECTICUTYANKEE
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Weathercast figure : LOW
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Slothful : OTIOSE
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Underwater families : PODS
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Japanese market: Abbr. : TSE
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Memo header : INRE
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Subtlety : NUANCE
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Things first on the way up? : DOS
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See 4-Down : INKINGARTHURSCOURT
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Perceived to be : SEENAS
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With 76-Down, 1953 Ava Gardner film ... as depicted elsewhere in this puzzle? : KNIGHTSOF
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___-Japanese : SINO
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Relative of a grapefruit : UGLI
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Does some heavy lifting : PUMPSIRON
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Red alert? : FIRESIREN
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Bilbao bloom : FLOR
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W.W. II vessel : LST
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Kind of inspection : ONSITE
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___ Gordimer, Literature Nobelist : NADINE
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Aid in finding a station : KNOB
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Magical glow : AURA
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River that flows past more than 40 castles : RHINE
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Bishop's group : SYNOD
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1973 Rolling Stones #1 hit : ANGIE
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Davy Jones's locker : OCEAN
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Years in old Rome : ANNI
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Drilling grp. : ROTC
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One of Iago's victims : CASSIO
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Words of commitment : OATH
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Five-carbon sugar : RIBOSE
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Culture areas? : LABS
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Passover month : NISAN
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Arrive by air : FLYIN
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"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
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Pot-___ (French stew) : AUFEU
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Overhang : LEDGE
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Conductor Lockhart and others : KEITHS
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Rustic transport : OXCART
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2001 Anjelica Huston miniseries, with "The" : MISTSOFAVALON
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Some steaks : SIRLOINS
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Hot desert winds : SIROCCOS
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See 14-Down : THEROUNDTABLE
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Magic trick's climax : REVEAL
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Supreme Egyptian deity : AMENRA
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Soap box? : TVSET
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One of Santa's reindeer : VIXEN
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Drilling grp. : ADA
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Chairman Arafat : YASIR
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___ Rand, developer of Objectivism : AYN
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Lou's "La Bamba" co-star : ESAI
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Rocker Lofgren : NILS
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Temple structure? : DORM
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Quick : DEFT
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Result of going out? : COMA
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1971 Peace Nobelist from Germany : BRANDT
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AARP concern : AGEISM
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"Parlez-___ français?" : VOUS
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Delays : SLOWUPS
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Heroine in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" : LEONORA
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Gives the heave-ho : EJECTS
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Arizona native : NAVAHO
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Not pick up : IGNORE
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Highest worship in Catholicism : LATRIA
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Antisub weapon : ASHCAN
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Cliff homes: Var. : EYRIES
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Takes by force : SEIZES
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___ number on : DOESA
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About : ORSO
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What an inflectional ending is added to : STEM
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Certain netizen : AOLER
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Area meas. : SQIN
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Up in the air : IFFY
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Canal sites : EARS
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Emulate some of Goya's work : ETCH

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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