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squeaking by the 90-day limit by spending time in Cyprus?

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Okay, I am embarrassed to be asking this, but here goes:

I learned today that I have been operating under erroneous advice regarding the 90-day limit on staying in the Schengen area. (Basically, was initially told that I could stay in each country up to 90 days, but learned today that it's actually the entire area. Kicking myself for not having verified this on my own, but that's water under the bridge.)

Soo ... at this point I'm trying to figure out a way to abide by the letter and spirit of the law. Any feedback folks have to offer on the following (possible) plan would be greatly appreciated:

Arrived Amsterdam January 2
January 2 - February 17: Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany
February 17 - February 22: UK
February 22 - March 19: Netherlands
March 19 - March 31: Cyprus
March 31 - April 12: Netherlands, France
April 12 - April 22: Cyprus
April 22 - April 24: Netherlands
Depart Amsterdam April 24

By my calculations, that's 89 days in the Schengen area (47 + 26 + 13 + 3).

Am I correct in thinking that my 5 days in UK and then 2 trips to Cyprus would "stop the clock"? It's not Schengen yet, right?

I should note, I am a US citizen (US passport), so it's not a matter of my visa expiring.

Also ... (just to add another wrinkle) ... I was in Poland last October 21-28, so I'm wondering if those days will be counted in my 180-day window? (Please please please I hope not.)

Any other feedback / suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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