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CLOSING WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 1988

Author:
Edward Marchese
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Edward J. Marchese has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,285
Across
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Highly seasoned fowl dish : SALMI
6
Bamboo outrigger : BATANGA
13
Author of "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
17
Prohibits : BARS
21
Pleiades hunter : ORION
22
Containing a radioactive element : URANOUS
23
Whine : PULE
24
Irish island : ARAN
25
"They must be crocuses" : HUMBOLDTSGIFT
27
Ballet bend : PLIE
28
Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
29
Quarter of four : ONE
30
Eras : AGES
31
Bone depressions : FOVEAE
33
Spurred, with "on" : EGGED
34
Nursery king : COLE
36
Revealing : BARING
37
American Revolution general : GREENE
38
" . . . tomorrow is another day" : GONEWITHTHEWIND
44
Tearful : MOIST
45
River in Venezuela : APURE
46
Rumor : HEARSAY
47
Wind sound : MOAN
48
Ear: Comb. form : OTO
51
Faction : SIDE
52
Partake : SHARE
53
Britain's emblem : LION
55
Ancient Greek physician : GALEN
57
" . . . but we must cultivate our garden" : CANDIDE
60
Sudden burst of activity : SPASM
63
J. Wilbrand's discovery : TNT
64
Think : OPINE
65
Extinct people of Brazil : OTI
66
Dry table wine : SOAVE
68
Jai-alai ball : PELOTA
70
Actor Novello : IVOR
71
Free-swimming aquatic life : NEKTON
73
Recluse : EREMITE
76
Entwiners : ENLACERS
79
U.S. painter: 1871-1951 : SLOAN
81
Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
82
Gaucho's rope : REATA
83
Practice : REHEARSE
86
Adriatic seaport : TRIESTE
88
Controlled the water flow : VALVED
92
"___ a Californian . . . ": Frost : IMET
93
Comedian's foil : STOOGE
95
Coney : HYRAX
97
Hail! : AVE
98
In the thick of : MIDST
100
Yelp : YIP
101
"Mine never shall be parted, bliss ___": Milton : ORWOE
104
" . . . yes I said yes I will Yes" : ULYSSES
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Church officer : ELDER
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Expression of disgust : RATS
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___ Sadat : ANWAR
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Injury : HARM
112
Fed. benefit legislation: 1935 : SSA
113
Ugandan exile : AMIN
115
Into pieces : ASUNDER
118
Song from "West Side Story" : MARIA
119
Helmet-shaped plant part : GALEA
121
"I been there before" : HUCKLEBERRYFINN
124
Showed clemency : SPARED
126
Certifying officer : NOTARY
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Imitate an owl : HOOT
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"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Richardson novel : PAMELA
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R.I.P. notice : OBIT
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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___ Horizonte, Brazilian city : BELO
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Attorney's concern : CASE
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" . . . now it's already Tennessee" : LIGHTINAUGUST
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Former labor leader : ABEL
143
Russian river : URAL
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___ often (repeatedly, to a fault) : ONCETOO
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Tots' hero : SANTA
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Zeus's wife : HERA
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Trust, with "on" : RELY
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Car fuels: Brit. : PETROLS
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Water mammal : OTTER
Down
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Where Dryden lived : SOHO
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___ for one's money : ARUN
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Citrus fruit : LIME
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Unruly throng : MOB
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Helle's stepmother : INO
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Government concern : BUDGET
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Soviet news agency : TASS
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Geom. figure : ANG
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We, in Roma : NOI
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Explosive laughs : GUFFAWS
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Ore. port : ASTORIA
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Attach : APPEND
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"The ___ Archipelago": Solzhenitsyn : GULAG
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Shoe width : EEE
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Gondolas : BARGES
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"Good night, Grace" : ARAGETOLIVE
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Prowl after prey : RAVEN
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Sarcastic : SNIDE
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Polynesian drum : LALI
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Popular plastic : VINYL
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"___ bragh!" : ERINGO
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Waxed, old style : CERED
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Be in debt : OWE
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Ky. college : BEREA
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Gazelle of Tibet : GOA
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Braggart : GASCON
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Sedative : OPIATE
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Pest : NUDNIK
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L.B.J.'s Vice President : HHH
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Madison Ave. come-on : TEASER
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Lamp-shade support : HARP
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Growing in elevated areas : MONTANE
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Calif. city : MONTEREY
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Domingo or Kraus : TENOR
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Humdingers : ONERS
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Plaice's place : SEA
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Dancer Michio ___ : ITO
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At the vertex : APICAL
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Mezzo-soprano Jones : ISOLA
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Philanthropic person : DONOR
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Less bland : SPICIER
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Verse rhythm for Keats : METRE
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Marco Polo was one : VENETIAN
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Sediment : LEES
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Harmful fly : TSETSE
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Actress in "Winterset" : MARGO
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French quisling : LAVAL
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Lack of muscular coordination : ATAXY
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Nineveh was its capital : ASSYRIA
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Hoarfrosts : RIMES
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Ludwig and Jannings : EMILS
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" . . . people don't do such things" : HEDDAGABLER
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"___ and the Rock": Wolfe : THEWEB
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Biographer of Michelangelo et al. : VASARI
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"___ fear to kindle your dislike": Shak. : EVERIN
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Molelike mammal : DESMAN
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Choose : OPT
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Capek play : RUR
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Kerry's county seat : TRALEE
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Weakly : WANLY
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French wave : ONDE
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Ray or beam : SHAFT
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Pan-fry : SAUTE
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"Chances ___," Mathis hit : ARE
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Kind of sch. : MED
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Shore-dinner morsel : SCALLOP
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Part of the Soviet Union : UKRAINE
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Muscle: Comb. form : MYO
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Small interstice : AREOLA
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Plain : HOMELY
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Afr. horned mammals : RHINOS
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Ecclesiastical court : ROTA
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State of Malaysia : SABAH
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West Point freshman : PLEBE
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Twangy : NASAL
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Peel : PARE
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Actor Kruger : OTTO
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Life sci. : BIOL
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Alfred ___ of stage fame : LUNT
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Patron of Tasso : ESTE
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Lead-role player : STAR
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Mongrel : CUR
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Universal-time initials : GCT
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"And I Love ___," Beatles hit : HER
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Service gp. : USO
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Ship's channel : GAT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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