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The Hurricane

GO ON, GIVE IT A WHIRL This puzzle will have you coming and going! The Inward answers start at Square 1 and spiral toward the center, one letter per square. The Outward answers start at Square 100 and spiral outward. The clue numbers denote the starting square and ending square of each answer. Words going one way will help you get words going the other way. The solution is below — but no cheating!

INWARD

1-5 Stick-on design

6-12 Son of Zeus who slew Medusa

13-17 Ten Commandments site, Mount ___

18-24 Some Spanish speakers

25-31 Relaxing rubdown

32-35 Pull along the ground

36-40 Tampa resident Jeter

41-48 King Lear's youngest daughter

49-55 Rudolph's bright feature (2 words)

56-63 Ernest of the movies

64-71 Last name of the explorer for whom America is named

72-76 Hirsute

77-82 Mrs. Kowalski in a Williams play

83-86 Alpha follower

87-94 Towering features of the University of Tampa

95-100 More courageous

OUTWARD

100-91 Chain with the motto "Seafood differently" (2 words)

90-84 Bring to life, as cartoons

83-78 "The Nutcracker," for one

77-73 Middle East hot spot

72-66 Involuntary actions often caused by carbonated beverages or hot peppers

65-59 6:30 broadcast, the ___ news

58-52 Paul who famously sang "Ol' Man River"

51-44 Ran off the tracks

43-38 Moving chair for grandma

37-28 French ballerina painter (2 words)

27-22 Delilah's victim

21-15 Like Columbus or Fellini

14-9 Copies of the paper, e.g.

8-1 Stood in for

PUZZLE ANSWERS

INWARD: decal, Perseus, Sinai, Latinos, massage, drag, Derek, Cordelia, red nose, Borgnine, Vespucci, hairy, Stella, beta, minarets, bolder.

OUTWARD: Red Lobster, animate, ballet, Syria, hiccups, evening, Robeson, derailed, rocker, Edgar Degas, Samson, Italian, issues, replaced.

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The Hurricane 11/30/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 30, 2012 2:39pm]

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