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PROPHECY

New York Times, Sunday, January 18, 1998

Author:
Ed Early and Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early
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1.57011
Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 164, Blocks: 88 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Early. This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0118 ( 17,603 )
Across
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Theater worker : PROPMAN
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Hank Aaron or Jesse Owens, e.g. : ALABAMAN
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"Wild Thing" group, with "the" : TROGGS
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Day in Hollywood : LARAINE
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Breakdown : COLLAPSE
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Capital of Zimbabwe : HARARE
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Part 1 of a prophecy by Martin Luther King Jr. : IHAVEADREAMTHATONEDAYON
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Marshal Dillon portrayer : ARNESS
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Cone-shaped heaters : ETNAS
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Grocery area : AISLE
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More than suggestive : LEWD
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Track pick, informally : NAG
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Sharp : SLY
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Jalopy : HEAP
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Prophecy, part 2 : THEREDHILLSOFGEORGIATHE
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Holmes girl : ELSIE
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Soup holder : TUREEN
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What Moses did : LED
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Prophecy, part 3 : SONSOFFORMERSLAVESAND
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Bob Hope's "___ Russia $1,200" : IOWE
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1/6 fl. oz. : TSP
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Extinct New Zealanders : MOAS
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Brown of renown : LES
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Sludge : GOOK
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Swindle : CONGAME
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Seesaw quorum : TWO
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Prepare to surf, perhaps : LOGON
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Category : GENRE
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Joint protection : KNEEPAD
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Unpopular slice : END
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Wreck : TOTAL
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"___ here" (store sign) : PAY
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Time to act : DDAY
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Prophecy, part 4 : THESONSOF
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Big name in games : SEGA
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Mer makeup : EAU
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Riveter of song : ROSIE
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Some wait for this : TIP
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Cooperative interaction : SYNERGY
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Hundred smackers : CSPOT
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Halfhearted : TEPID
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Charisse of "Silk Stockings" : CYD
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Laszlo player in "Casablanca" : HENREID
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Kin's partner : KITH
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Child's play : TAG
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Grape brandy : MARC
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Kind of trip : EGO
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Pretense : AIRS
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Prophecy, part 5 : FORMERSLAVEOWNERSWILL
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Salad topper : OIL
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Where suits are pressed : TRIALS
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Laundry woe : STAIN
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Prophecy, part 6 : BEABLETOSITDOWNTOGETHER
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Split : RAN
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Memorable 1995 hurricane : OPAL
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Buffoon : OAF
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Half and half : ONE
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Famous redhead : ERIC
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Make sense : ADDUP
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Poker challenge : ICALL
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Shade : NUANCE
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End of the prophecy : ATTHETABLEOFBROTHERHOOD
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Whip : THRASH
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Bête noire : ANATHEMA
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Correction, of sorts : ERASURE
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"Grand" hotels : HYATTS
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Well-worn : TATTERED
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Biased : COLORED
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Yielding : PLIANT
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Enthusiastic : RAHRAH
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Moon shade : ORANGE
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Make way? : PAVE
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Architect ___ van der Rohe : MIES
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Literary olios : ANAS
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"___ Kelly" (Jagger film) : NED
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Vinegar radical : ACETYL
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Item of interest : LOAN
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Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock : ALMA
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Short orders : BLTS
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"Wonderful!" : AAH
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Film rating org. : MPAA
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Spot of wine? : ASTI
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Missouri town near the George Washington Carver National Monument : NEOSHO
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"Lyin' Eyes" singers : THEEAGLES
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"Awesome!" : RAD
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Like some votes : ORAL
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Most festive : GAYEST
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Wall Street analysts' concern : GROWTH
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Letter getter : SENDEE
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Cameo carvings : RELIEFS
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Red or Card, for short : NLER
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Geared down, perhaps : SHIFTED
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Crusty ones : PIES
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Had a heart but used a club? : RENEGED
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Some trains : ELS
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Brit. award : DSO
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8 1/2" x 11" size: Abbr. : LTR
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It's often served at home : SUMMONS
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Two-toned treat : OREO
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Savage : FERAL
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Plaster of paris : GESSO
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Fotomat abbr. : ENL
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"Love thy neighbor" is one : ADAGE
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Speedily : SOON
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Admitted : OWNEDUPTO
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Make up one's mind : OPT
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Detached : ALOOF
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Hole in the wall? : VENT
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Unrivaled : NONPAREIL
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The first Mrs. Copperfield : DORA
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"E-w-w-w!" : ICK
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Code breaker : KEY
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Here and there? : APART
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11-Down extra : MAYO
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Very early : WEE
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Old car with a 389 engine : GTO
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Senator who made the rounds : GLENN
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"i" lid : DOT
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"For ___ sow..." : ASYE
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Model Cheryl : TIEGS
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Cool, once : HEP
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Violinist Paganini : NICCOLO
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Operative : SPY
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Tennyson's "___ and Enid" : GERAINT
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Theologian who opposed Martin Luther : ECK
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"Oh, right!" : ASIF
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Wishing spot : STAR
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Excluding : SHORTOF
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Tomorrow's woman : GIRL
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Giant gains: Abbr. : YDS
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Mary Tyler Moore catch phrase on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" : OHROB
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Elaborate Japanese porcelain : IMARI
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Lifeboat support : DAVIT
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Snuggery : DEN
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Clairvoyants : TELEPATHS
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Soothsay : READ
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Unified whole : GESTALT
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Venus's home : MILO
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Shavetails: Abbr. : LTS
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Berlin-to-Cologne dir. : WSW
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Problem of the middle ages? : SAG
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"___ geht's?" : WIE
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Something to catch or save : BREATH
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Unrefined : EARTHY
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"Peer Gynt" dancer : ANITRA
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Fake fanfare : TADA
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Dracula's mother-in-law? : OLDBAT
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Mutually fee-free : NOLOAD
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O.B.E., for one : HONOUR
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Performance extension : ENCORE
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Thatched : REEDED
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Powwow : CHAT
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Wrist attachment : ULNA
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Swamp thing : PEAT
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"___ hollers..." : IFHE
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Rubber Duck, for one : CBER
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Baïonnette, e.g. : ARME
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Prowling Wolfe : NERO
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River to the Caspian : URAL
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"Now I see!" : AHSO
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It goes to extremes : EST
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Polo Grounds legend : OTT
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"___ Ramsey" (70's western) : HEC

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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