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New York Times, Tuesday, December 31, 1996

Molly Bloom's last word in "Ulysses"

Author:
A. S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite
1
J
2
A
3
M
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S
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M
6
E
7
A
8
R
9
A
10
A
11
G
12
R
13
I
14
O
N
E
L
15
E
T
H
E
L
16
B
L
O
B
17
B
E
G
I
18
N
T
H
E
B
E
19
G
U
I
N
E
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S
W
A
M
I
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M
I
X
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D
B
A
G
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E
M
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I
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L
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D
I
N
H
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S
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A
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G
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I
N
I
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T
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S
T
A
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T
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E
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N
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E
G
O
36
T
R
O
I
37
S
38
B
A
D
E
39
W
A
L
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T
Z
I
N
G
M
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A
42
T
I
L
D
A
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E
V
E
R
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S
E
E
N
O
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K
I
T
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R
E
M
I
47
S
48
S
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R
A
K
E
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Y
E
S
51
A
N
T
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E
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R
A
C
54
K
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A
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F
57
F
L
U
E
N
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T
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A
N
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G
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S
62
T
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B
E
E
R
B
A
R
R
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E
65
L
P
O
L
K
A
66
B
E
A
U
67
L
O
E
W
E
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L
E
I
F
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A
T
T
N
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S
L
E
E
T
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L
E
N
T
© 1996, The New York Times12/31/96 ( No. 17,220 )
Across
1
Slam-dunks : JAMS
5
Stiller and ___ : MEARA
10
Prefix with business : AGRI
14
Like Nash's lama : ONEL
15
Waters of song : ETHEL
16
Amorphous mass : BLOB
17
1935 Cole Porter song : BEGINTHEBEGUINE
20
Pundit : SWAMI
21
Olio : MIXEDBAG
22
Disney's "___ and the Detectives" : EMIL
25
Vietnam's Ngo ___ Diem : DINH
26
No longer hold up : SAG
29
F. Scott Fitzgerald had one: Abbr. : INIT
31
New York's ___ Island : STATEN
35
Swellhead's problem : EGO
36
Number of mousquetaires : TROIS
38
Invited : BADE
39
Unofficial Australian "anthem" : WALTZINGMATILDA
43
Anon's partner : EVER
44
___ objection (go along) : SEENO
45
Nurse's bag : KIT
46
Lax : REMISS
49
Garden tool : RAKE
50
Molly Bloom's last word in "Ulysses" : YES
51
Pot builder : ANTE
53
Torture chamber item : RACK
55
Well-to-do : AFFLUENT
59
Gut-wrenching feeling : ANGST
63
1939 Andrews Sisters hit : BEERBARRELPOLKA
66
___ ideal (perfect model) : BEAU
67
"Camelot" tunesmith : LOEWE
68
Mariner Ericson : LEIF
69
Memo abbr. : ATTN
70
Winter hazard : SLEET
71
Advanced : LENT
Down
1
Steven of Apple computers : JOBS
2
Once more : ANEW
3
Prefix with phone : MEGA
4
Ooze : SLIME
5
Encountered : MET
6
Biblical verb ending : ETH
7
"Beg your pardon" : AHEM
8
Bridge action : REBID
9
One of the Carringtons, on "Dynasty" : ALEXIS
10
Largest of the United Arab Emirates : ABUDHABI
11
Fluent : GLIB
12
Author Jaffe : RONA
13
"___ to differ!" : IBEG
18
Pacific Fleet admiral of W.W. II : NIMITZ
19
Lady's partner : GENT
23
Letters from Calvary : INRI
24
Den fathers : LIONS
26
Drain : SEWER
27
Century plant : AGAVE
28
Automaton : GOLEM
30
Go-getter : TIGER
32
Loquacious : TALKY
33
Jockey Arcaro : EDDIE
34
___-foot oil : NEATS
37
Daub : SMEAR
40
Demonstration test : TRIALRUN
41
Singer Paul : ANKA
42
Cobbler's tip : TOECAP
47
Slight : SNUB
48
Base runner's stat : STEALS
52
Register : ENROL
54
Small hill : KNOLL
55
"Dancing Queen" pop group : ABBA
56
Podiatrists' concerns : FEET
57
Potential Guinness Book entry : FEAT
58
Shade giver : TREE
60
Open delight : GLEE
61
Scrape, as the knee : SKIN
62
Electee of 1908 : TAFT
64
Female with a wool coat : EWE
65
Tennis call : LET

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

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