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indexes: blind references

Careless editing of indexes can result in circular cross-referencing of the type illustrated below:

  • Atlantic provinces. See New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island
  • Maritimes. See Atlantic provinces
  • Nova Scotia. See Maritimes

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