12.09.12 — Spiral

Sunday, December 9, 2012
SPIRAL, Puzzle by Will Shortz

This is the stuff of genius …!

Inward — 1-5. Like military forces at sea, NAVAL; 6-10. Stringed instrument played while seated, SITAR; 11-18. Musician/singer who produced seven albums for US (2 wds.), BRIAN ENO; 19-25. Say “There, there” to, say, CONSOLE; 26-32. Publisher G. P. PUTNAM’S; 33-38. Starting to nod off, DROWSY; 39-43. Politico Stevenson, ADLAI; 44-47. “Ben-Hur” setting, ROME; 48-53. Get together (2 wds.), MEET UP; 54-64. Customized (3 wds.), MADE TO ORDER; 65-68. Like amphitheaters, OVAL; 69-77. Cornerstone of democracy (2 wds.), FREE PRESS; 78-83. Oregon city, EUGENE; 84-87. Ticked off, SORE; 88-92. One of Mick’s bandmates in the Stones, KEITH; 93-100. Supreme Court justice preceded by Byron White, GINSBURG.
Outward — 100-96. Some fish bait, GRUBS; 95-89- Bit of bed wear, NIGHTIE; 88-81. KEROSENE lamp; 80-74. 20 Questions player, GUESSER; 73-70. Look through an opening, say, PEER; 69-62. Like some water and toothpicks, FLAVORED; 61-56. Cheered (for), ROOTED; 55-49. Certain veterans’ hospital patient, AMPUTEE; 48-38. Time to honor veterans (2 wds.), MEMORIAL DAY; 37-29. Athos, Porthos or Aramis, SWORDSMAN; 28-23. Birthplace of Elvis Presley, TUPELO; 22-16. Carnival treat (hyph.), SNO-CONE; 15-12. Depilatory brand, NAIR; 11-1. Native of Slovakia’s capital, BRATISLAVAN.

Round, like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel

Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that's turning
Running rings around the moon

Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Rolling silently in space

Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

~ Lyrics, “Windmills of Your Mind”

... and now for the real thing;
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