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Vicious Circle

New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 1998

Author:
Christopher Hurt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christopher Hurt

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 137, Blocks: 71 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Hurt. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0809 ( 17,806 )
Across
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Launch of July 1962 : TELSTAR
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The "E" in E. L. Doctorow : EDGAR
13
Rattles, for 1-Across : ANAGRAM
20
Trapped : INAHOLE
21
1930's-40's director Zoltan ___ : KORDA
22
Secondary result : SEQUELA
23
Hardly used : LIKENEW
24
Writer who said "Satire is what closes Saturday night" : GEORGEKAUFMAN
26
Pulitzer-winning biographer Leon : EDEL
27
Sundial letters : XII
29
Junglelike : WILD
30
Ere : AFORE
31
"I wish you a meretricious and a happy New Year" penner : FRANKLINPADAMS
37
Mom-and-pop grp. : PTA
40
Kind of condor : ANDEAN
41
Dealer's nemesis : NARC
42
Smart : HURT
46
Patches again : REMENDS
48
One of the Allies of W.W. II : USSR
51
0 degrees : EQUATOR
53
Anxious : ONEDGE
54
Where the smart set sat [answer to be entered in the appropriate manner] : ATTHEALGONQUINROUNDTABLE
57
Green, maybe : UNRIPE
58
1966 movie that won Best Original Score : BORNFREE
60
Novel by 47-Down : SOBIG
61
Universités : ECOLES
62
Island in French Polynesia : REAO
63
Gov. Landon : ALF
65
"___ on $45 a Day" : EUROPE
67
A reduced state : LESS
68
Park toy : FRISBEE
71
Made for a mortise : TENONED
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Binary ___ : CODE
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Thoroughly confine : SEALUP
78
Plaza abbr. : SQR
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Handlebar feature : GRIP
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Bun, for one : HAIRDO
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Japanese portal : TORII
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Prairielike : UNWOODED
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Sanford of "The Jeffersons" : ISABEL
92
French flier : OISEAU
93
Center or end : LINEMAN
95
Snick-or-___ : SNEE
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Taras Bulba, notably : COSSACK
97
Munich's river : ISAR
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Matador's opponent : TORO
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Like some diets : NOSALT
103
Word before "loves me" and "loves me not" : SHE
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"From Bed to Worse" writer : ROBERTBENCHLEY
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Floor : AMAZE
112
Eastern pooh-bah : AGHA
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Games grp. : IOC
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___-American : AFRO
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She said "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think" : DOROTHYPARKER
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More eccentric : KOOKIER
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Certain sweaters : ANGORAS
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Zaps, in a way : NUKES
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Treater's words : ITSONME
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Nocturnal noisemaker : HOOTOWL
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Upriver spawner : SMELT
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Reversion : ATAVISM
Down
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Scrabble draw : TILE
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Site of Vance Air Force Base : ENID
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Camp locale : LAKE
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Rock layer : SHELF
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Lot : TON
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With 87-Down, Wit's End resident called "Old Vitriol and Violets" : ALEXANDER
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Goes back to the start : REWINDS
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Hosp. test : EKG
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Mr. X : DOE
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In the majority? : GROWN
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Leaking : ADRIP
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Loose overcoat : RAGLAN
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Name as a price : ASK
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Grant giver, for short : NEA
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Waters : AQUAS
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Back talk : GUFF
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San ___ : REMO
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Brand of daminozide : ALAR
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Neck band? : MANE
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Collection of legends : EDDA
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Whom "I Like" : IKE
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Summoned, as a butler : RANGFOR
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Island southeast of Borneo : LAUT
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Schools for engrs. : INSTS
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"What ___ the odds?" : ARE
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"Papillon" star : MCQUEEN
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"No ___!" (slangy O.K.) : PROB
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Drift : TENOR
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"'Tis ___ bagatelle!" : AMERE
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Editor who "looked like a dishonest Abe Lincoln" : HAROLDROSS
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Handy : UTILE
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Buntlines, e.g. : ROPES
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Pigtail : TRESS
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She replied to Noël Coward's "You look almost like a man!" with "And so do you" : EDNAFERBER
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Nursery rhyme residence : SHOE
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Confute : REBUT
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Dean Smith's sch. : UNC
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Leisure : EASE
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One facing life, maybe : FELON
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Smut : PORN
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Loner : ISOLATO
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East wind, in Greek myth : EURUS
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Chanel fragrance : EGOISTE
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Hot dog garnish : CHILI
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Haven : OASIS
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Casualty of 1997 : DIANA
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Subatomic particle : PION
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Abstractions : IDEAS
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Gorgeous Georgian? : PEACH
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J.F.K. or F.D.R. : DEM
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Sherlock's lady friend : IRENE
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See 6-Down : WOOLLCOTT
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52-Down rival : DUKE
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It's a gas : NEON
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Bean : NOB
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___ Mounds (Illinois historical site) : CAHOKIA
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Collect : REAP
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They may be vital : ORGANS
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Chem. or biol. : SCI
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So out it's in : RETRO
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Guitar sound : THRUM
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Winner of a noted 1978 Supreme Court case : BAKKE
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Comedian Smirnoff : YAKOV
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Wife of Esau : ADAH
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Glandular fever, for short : MONO
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Medea rode on it : ARGO
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Kind of suit : ZOOT
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Done, in Verdun : FINI
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Sleep phenomena : REMS
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Utah city : OREM
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Turn left : HAW
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Fashion inits. : YSL
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Snake ___ : EEL
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Alphabetic sequence : RST
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Actress Massen of "Tokyo Rose" : OSA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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