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FAMOUS LAST WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 25, 1987

Author:
James and Phyllis Barrick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
James and Phyllis Barrick have 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,592
Across
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Dramatist Benelli : SEM
4
An investment, perhaps : ART
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Hangout : HAUNT
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Dealer in a condiment : SALTER
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Relative of an onde : OLA
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___-jongg : MAH
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Better, in a way : ABLER
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Trap : SPRINGE
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Sten gun : CARBINE
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Woman of importance : RANEE
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Platform on a ship : MAINTOP
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Famous last words : MYKINGDOMFORAHORSE
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Place for a bracelet : ANKLE
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Origin : ROOT
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Uncle, in Oviedo : TIO
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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"Hud" actress : NEAL
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"Peter ___," TV series: 1958-61 : GUNN
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Emulates Frank Stella : PAINTS
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Cooper's tool : ADZ
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Famous last words : YOUMAYKISSTHEBRIDE
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Fasteners : CLASPS
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Germany's Der ___ : ALTE
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Classmates : PEERS
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Rem's cousin : RAD
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Abbr. in typography : ITAL
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Grog drinker : TAR
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Stone chip : SPALL
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Famous last words : ANDJUSTICEFORALL
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Moslem prayer leader : IMAM
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Boston suburb : SALEM
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Initials at Baton Rouge : LSU
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Mohammed's son-in-law : ALI
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Mozambique port : BEIRA
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Sacred: Comb. form : HIER
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Famous last words : HAPPILYEVERAFTER
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Caldron concoctions : BREWS
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Thing of little value : SOU
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Pindarics : ODES
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Arikara : REE
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Swain : WOOER
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Complete lack of wind : CALM
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Actor Bruce and namesakes : NIGELS
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Famous last words : FALALALALALALALALA
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Trouble : AIL
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Subjects : TOPICS
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Of a time : ERAL
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Ivy League athletes : ELIS
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Tumbler : GLASS
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System : ISM
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British P.M.: 1955-57 : EDEN
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Arrange a particular way : ALINE
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Famous last words : ANDTOALLAGOODNIGHT
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Unembellished : AUSTERE
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Use a card : TEASE
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Sandal thong : LATCHET
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Narrow : INSULAR
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Ethyl acetate, e.g. : ESTER
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___ quandary : INA
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Number before quattro : TRE
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Far down : DEEPLY
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Spores : SEEDS
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Once known as : NEE
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Call on : SEE
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Old English tenant : SOCMAN
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Form of a name meaning "bright" : ELAYNE
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Finnish monetary unit : MARKKA
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Organic compound : AMINE
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Sounded : RANG
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"Bang ___ Slowly": M. Harris : THEDRUM
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Barbershop-quartet specialty : HARMONY
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Behind, at sea : ABAFT
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Of a forearm bone: Comb. form : ULNO
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___-do-well : NEER
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Formal article : TREATISE
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Bowsprit : SPAR
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Spring (from) : ARISE
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Alb material : LINEN
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Explosive : TNT
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Alter ___ : EGO
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Upholstery fabric : REP
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Ingratiating : SMOOTH
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Joel and Eckstine : BILLYS
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Chaplin's widow : OONA
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Little bit : HINT
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Secret place : LAIR
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Writes further : ADDS
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Suffix for concert or vocal : IZE
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Blows : GUSTS
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Culinary creation : PILAF
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National League player : ASTRO
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Plant part : SEPAL
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What De Quincey ate : OPIUM
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Allie's friend on TV : KATE
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___-esprit : BEL
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Mode of sculpture : RELIEF
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Coarse fabric : CRASH
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Hawaiian island : LANAI
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Confound : ADDLE
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Counselor-___ : ATLAW
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Speech impediments : LISPS
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Salute : SALVO
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Practiced, as a trade : PLIED
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Jumping rodent : JERBOA
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Davis or Stanley : CUP
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Ceremonial wear : MITRE
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Whirling : AREEL
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___-nest (hoax) : MARES
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Mountain mint : BASIL
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Rug from Afghanistan : HERAT
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Violinist Stern : ISAAC
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Lounges : LOLLS
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Ariz. Indian : YUMA
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Nephric : RENAL
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Sib: Abbr. : REL
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Lugubrious sound : WAIL
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Vessel for water : OLLA
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Milieus : CLIMATES
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Ossian's language : GAELIC
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Exhaust : FAG
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Stay in an aimless way : LOITER
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Timbers in scaffolds : LEDGERS
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Mars: Comb form : AREO
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Wool grease : LANOLIN
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Matches : LIGHTS
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Belong : INHERE
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Bench's cousin : SETTEE
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Kept late hours : SATUP
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Fish-line attachment : SNELL
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Alleviated : EASED
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Piers : ANTAE
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Wagon with detachable sides : DRAY
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___-majesté : LESE
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Like George Apley : LATE
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Bering was one : DANE
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Benefit : AID
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Balzac's "___ Fille d'Eve" : UNE
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Reno-to-L.A. dir. : SSE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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