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OH, ONE LAST THING

New York Times, Sunday, December 17, 2017

Comment from a cook who cools the cheese sauce before serving?

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Ries.
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat sound changes, OH, ONE LAST THING a perfect hint to "add an O sound for kooky results." Love, love, love the array of weird spelling changes, BOARD to BORDEAUX, FAIR to PHARAOH, ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times12/17/17 ( No. 24,876 )
Across
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Neighbor of Sudan : CHAD
5
Queen in the "Star Wars" movies : AMIDALA
12
Basics : ABCS
16
Things that people like to have ripped? : ABS
19
First sentence of a news story : LEDE
20
Party animal : REVELER
21
Comedian who was a regular on "The Steve Allen Show" : LOUISNYE
23
Sources of lean meat : EMUS
24
Comparatively strong, like some French wine? : STIFFASABORDEAUX
26
Grime : FILTH
28
"Yo!" : HEY
29
Went by : ELAPSED
30
Fearful : TREPID
32
1998 De Niro thriller : RONIN
34
Highway noise barriers : BERMS
38
One who's in it but doesn't win it : ALSORAN
40
Egyptian leader obsessed with his appearance? : VANITYPHARAOH
43
Certain Lincoln Center soprano? : NEWYORKMEZZO
45
It may pop on a plane : EAR
46
Dietary std. : RDA
47
China's Chiang ___-shek : KAI
48
Yes or no follower : SIREE
49
Light on one's feet : SPRY
51
Submissive : MEEK
52
Fleet : ARMADA
56
"Totally awesome!" : RAD
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Bit of food ... or feud? : BEEF
58
Part of a house : GABLE
59
Peach ___ : MELBA
61
___-frutti : TUTTI
62
Buttonhole, e.g. : SLIT
63
Shooting craps while waiting for one's train? : ROLLINGINTHEDEPOT
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
68
All skin and bones : GAUNT
69
"I had a dream, which was not all a dream" poet : BYRON
70
George Eliot's "___ Marner" : SILAS
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Finely decorated : GILT
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Antagonist : FOE
74
Much of Mongolia : STEPPE
78
Automaker sold by G.M. in 2017 : OPEL
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Territory : TURF
80
White undercoat : GESSO
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Broadbrim, e.g. : HAT
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Inits. for getting around the Loop : CTA
84
Protagonist in David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" : HAL
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Comment from a cook who cools the cheese sauce before serving? : IRESTMYQUESO
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Woodwind that's O.K. to play? : KOSHERPICCOLO
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Something that's free of charge : NEUTRON
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Weapon seen on the Kenyan flag : SPEAR
95
Big stinks : REEKS
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Done, slangily : FINITO
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Units for binge watchers : SEASONS
100
Actor Patel of "Lion" : DEV
101
"Don't ___ me" : TEMPT
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Cupid's catchphrase? : LOVEISINTHEARROW
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Part : ROLE
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Attention hog's cry : LOOKATME
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Vigilant : ONGUARD
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"The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
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Intimidate : COW
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One of eight in "The 12 Days of Christmas" : MAID
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Egg-shaped Hasbro toys introduced in 1971 : WEEBLES
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Certain soft drinks, informally : DEWS
Down
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Score marking : CLEF
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Powerful engine, for short : HEMI
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Nighttime Cartoon Network programming block : ADULTSWIM
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Wipe off the map : DESTROY
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Start of MGM's motto : ARS
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Quaint "I believe" : METHINKS
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Like Wrigley Field's walls : IVIED
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Brave : DEFY
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Landon who lost in a landslide : ALF
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Pastoral locale : LEA
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Big name in 1980s-'90s TV talk : ARSENIO
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State capital that's the setting of "Ironweed" : ALBANY
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Betty ___ : BOOP
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Mean, lowdown sorts : CURS
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Court conference : SIDEBAR
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CNN commentator Navarro : ANA
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The Cougars of the West Coast Conf. : BYU
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Determination in a prenatal exam : SEX
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Holiday meal : SEDER
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Came down : ALIT
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Long lunch? : HERO
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It's to be expected : PAR
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Leveled : RAZED
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Eleven: Fr. : ONZE
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Cheesy dish : RAREBIT
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Seminal symbol of mass production : MODELT
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Lose : SHAKE
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Paul who sang "Lonely Boy" : ANKA
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King who said "Nothing will come of nothing" : LEAR
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Woman's name that means "truth" : VERA
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Disloyalty : PERFIDY
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Loft filler : HAY
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Director of 1991's "Mississippi Masala" : MIRANAIR
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Genesis brother : SETH
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Early Beatle : PETEBEST
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Sam who ran the bar on "Cheers" : MALONE
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Unconcerned with right and wrong : AMORAL
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Parts of supermarkets : DELIS
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With 57-Down, very nearly : ALL
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See 55-Down : BUT
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Topic at the Kinsey Institute : GSPOT
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32-ounce purchase at 7-Eleven : BIGGULP
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Mining supply : TNT
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Free : RELEASE
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Chasm : GULF
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It decreases a QB's rating: Abbr. : INT
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Busy hosp. areas : ERS
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Best of the best : TIPTOP
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Knee-highs, e.g. : SOCKS
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Doesn't know for a fact, say : FEELS
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___ buco : OSSO
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Secreted signal : PHEROMONE
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El ___ : PASO
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Cricket rival of Harrow : ETON
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Material once set afire and put in a catapult : TAR
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Grasp, informally : GROK
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Human, typically, diet-wise : OMNIVORE
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Announcement upon a grand arrival : HEREIAM
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Entertainment with camels, maybe : ICESHOW
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It sank after W.W. II : YEN
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Go cold turkey : QUIT
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Said : UTTERED
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Goaltender Dominik in the Hockey Hall of Fame : HASEK
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Wrinkle-free, say : IRONED
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Lincoln's place : CENT
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Wild : FERAL
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Old movie dog : ASTA
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___ Valley : SIMI
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Give a beating : DRUB
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Go forcefully (through) : PLOW
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1979 Roman Polanski film : TESS
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Inc. relative : LLC
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Win on "Hollywood Squares" : OOO
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"I shall return," e.g. : VOW
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Des Moines-to-Dubuque dir. : ENE
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Add years : AGE
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Sentence fragments: Abbr. : WDS

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