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New York Times, Friday, May 19, 1995

"___ conclusion..." (wrapping-up phrase)

Author:
Michael S. Maurer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael S. Maurer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 43 Missing: {JPQWXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Maurer.
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© 1995, The New York Times5/19/95 ( No. 16,628 )
Across
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Laissez ___ : FAIRE
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Element of disguise : BEARD
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Alternative to 65 Across : BULLETS
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Alternative to 31 Across : CUTBAIT
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Rapidly : ALLEGRO
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Irritate : INCENSE
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G.I. carrier : LST
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Musical interval : SEVENTH
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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"___ conclusion..." (wrapping-up phrase) : SOIN
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"The G-String Murders" author : LEE
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Approach : NEAR
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Cartridge fill : AMMO
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Alternative to 22 Down : ALL
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Worthless : DROSSY
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Come before, as the eyes : MEET
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Alternative to 13 Across : FISH
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Feminine ending : ETTE
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Sports period : HALF
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Drop a line? : OMIT
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Assault : RAID
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Alternative to 24 Down : TOBE
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Sashes : OBIS
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Eliot's miser : MARNER
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Alternative to 64 Across : FOR
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Court seat : BANC
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Something to shake : ALEG
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Toy manufacturer : ELF
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Phillips 66 competitor : ESSO
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Eng. king : GEO
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Clip out : SCISSOR
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Houston interstate : TEN
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Nixon predecessor : MILHOUS
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Opening : ORIFICE
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Alternative to 48 Across : AGAINST
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Alternative to 11 Across : BALLOTS
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Kind of clippers : HEDGE
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Relies : LEANS
Down
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Gross : FULSOME
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Never surpassed : ALLTIME
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___ de France : ILE
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Rules, informally : REGS
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French 101 verb : ETRE
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Hit gently : BUNTED
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Fix permanently : ETCH
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Model of honesty : ABE
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Most repulsive : RANKEST
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Rot : DISEASE
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___ needles : BALSAM
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From Stalingrad, e.g.: Abbr. : SOV
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Motion picture : CINE
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Lachrymose : TEARY
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Home additions : ELLS
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Alternative to 26 Across : NOTHING
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Alternative to 40 Across : NOTTOBE
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___-C.I.O. : AFL
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Help for a pedestrian : LIFT
29
Defendants, at law : REI
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Skelton character : HOBO
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Fruit beverage : ADE
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Debussy's "La ___" : MER
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Elizabethan knight : RALEIGH
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Rings of color : AREOLAE
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Rubs out : OFFS
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Fortress : BASTION
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Entomophobic's fear : INSECTS
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Biscuits : SCONES
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Molten matter : MAGMA
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Withdraw as a judge : RECUSE
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Schindler document : LIST
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Noted presentation? : SONG
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Loudly lament : SOB
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Vaccine type : ORAL
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Vex : RILE
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Stashed : HID
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Ala. neighbor : FLA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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