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Test your wits with The Globe and Mail holiday crossword (answers now included!)

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ACROSS

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1 First visitor to Scrooge (6)

4 Aussie beast (8)

15 Prize presented by Columbia University (8)

19 Mark Twain and Lewis Carroll (10)

25 Multiplied by four (10)

30 Working (2,3,3)

36 Scrooge utterance (3,6)

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38 Artist's stand (5)

40 Wall recess (5)

41 To Kill a Mockingbird author (6,3)

42 "Don't open _____ Christmas!" (5)

43 Capital of Sicily (7)

44 Oft-ridiculed Yuletide snack (9)

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45 Trolley sound (5)

46 Gilligan's Island actor born in 1913 (3,6)

47 Relatively low-temperature stars (3,6)

48 Auditions (7)

49 Washroom (8)

50 Country superstar Twain (6)

51 Thrive (8)

52 Preschoolers (4)

53 Horrified (6)

54 Out of the loop (10)

55 Rodeo rope (5)

57 Object of worship (4)

58 Smart alecks (9)

62 Shoulder gesture (5)

64 Feature of a Hawaiian canoe (9)

66 Road imperfection (4)

67 Oil capital (6)

68 Madonna's _____ or Dare (5)

70 Worm catchers, proverbially (5,5)

72 "I haven't a clue" (6,2)

75 Leg bone (6)

77 Service club since 1915 (7)

82 Vagrant (8)

83 Crossword pattern (4)

85 Beyond belief (6)

86 Gawking at (6)

88 Caribbean music genre (7)

90 Blacksmith's block (5)

92 Beast (6)

93 Just (4)

96 Circus performer (5)

97 Puts out bait (4,1,4)

100 Bawdy (6)

102 The "T" of BLT (6)

103 Serious play (5)

104 Graphical representation, in stats (9)

106 Quick as a wink (2,2,4)

107 Chinatown director Roman (8)

109 Hill in a baseball diamond (8,5)

115 Historic Brooklyn ballpark opened in 1913 (6,5)

120 Shakespeare's ____ Night (7)

121 Cash register's drawer (4)

123 Opposing Chinese principles (3,3,4)

127 Engrave with acid (4)

132 Singular spot of vulnerability (8,4)

133 Miley Cyrus "dancing" (8)

135 Ugandan airport in 1976 news (7)

137 Sheeplike (5)

138 Metres and litres (5)

140 Dry as the Sahara (4)

141 Creator (5)

142 The lap of _____ (wealthy conditions) (6)

143 Take the lid off, as a toothpaste tube (5)

144 CF-105 interceptor plane (4,5)

145 Fireside feeling (6)

147 Bye Bye Bye singers (1,4)

149 Large theatrical audition (6,4)

150 E-mail folder (2-3)

151 Warplane combat (8)

152 City served by Indira 492-Across International airport (3,5)

154 Dorothy's dog (4)

156 Take the money and run (7)

158 Rich (4-2-2)

159 The "A" of A/V (5)

161 Nile valley region (5)

163 Nativity scene (6)

165 Lying on the stand (7)

167 Kenya's largest city (7)

170 Tear down, as a building (8)

171 Secured by a cable, e.g. (5)

172 His archenemy is Professor Van Helsing (5,7)

175 Kurt Cobain's group (7)

177 Measha Brueggergosman's voice range (7)

180 Genesis through Malachi (3,9)

181 After-bath powder (4)

182 Beetle of 388-Down (6)

183 Leave the cockpit in a dramatic way (5)

184 Russia's ____ Mountains (4)

185 1961-1989 structure (6,4)

186 Starry Night artist (3,4)

187 Solemn vow (4)

189 Stretchable, as a waistband (7)

192 Took a stride (7)

194 Swimming pool measurement (5)

196 Hindu retreat (6)

197 Literally, the voice of the people (3,6)

198 Tempting person (7)

200 The Old ____ Bucket (5)

201 Charles Atlas, for one (11)

204 T-shirt size (5)

205 Sinatra hat (6)

206 Scrooge (5)

207 Wear for Mr. Green Jeans on Captain Kangaroo (8)

209 One of the Deadly Sins (4)

210 Daze (6)

211 City garbage disposal choice (8)

213 Aversion (8)

215 "Live long and ____" (Star Trek phrase) (7)

216 Book of synonyms (9)

218 Pacific salmon (4)

219 Shadow clock (7)

222 Climate of an era (9)

223 Dolly the sheep, famously (5)

224 Sans-____ typeface (5)

226 Steep-sided valley (6)

229 Fail to show for the game (7)

230 Intense PR campaign (5,5)

231 Existentialist author born in 1913 in Algeria (6,5)

232 France's longest river (5)

233 School attendee, or eye opening (5)

235 Consternation (6)

237 Egg cell (4)

240 Doesn't keep informed (of) (5,5)

244 With "The", scandalous Stravinsky ballet of 1913 (4,2,6)

246 Child's toy of an equine head on a stick (10)

251 Smooth-talking (4)

254 Visa, for one (6,4)

259 Jackman who plays Wolverine (4)

262 Oral hygiene string (6,5)

265 St. Lawrence, e.g. (5)

266 Leek-and-potato soup served chilled (11)

269 Birthplace of St. Francis (6)

270 Pacify (6)

271 Mizrahi, Hayes or Asimov (5)

272 Medley (9)

273 ____ grigio (wine) (5)

274 Make damp (7)

275 3.26 light-years (6)

277 High-pitched warble (5)

278 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta set in Titipu (3,6)

279 Sudden urge (7)

280 Hark the ____ Angels Sing (6)

283 Self-satisfied (4)

287 Corresponds with, perhaps by email (6,2)

288 Hindu teacher (5)

289 Get stains out of, as a suit (3,5)

290 Sing door-to-door at Yuletide (5)

292 Dead-end street (3-2-3)

293 ____ Is Spinal Tap (4)

295 Irregular stain (7)

296 Pet for Bond villain Blofeld (6,3)

299 English rocker with the songs Alison and Veronica (5,8)

301 Got free (7)

303 Be victorious (7)

305 ____ International (human rights watchdog) (7)

307 LPs, informally (5)

309 Hindu "Festival of Lights" (6)

311 Researcher who made dogs salivate (6)

313 Tropical lizard (6)

315 Phonograph inventor (6)

317 Jughead's pal (6)

318 Sundae topper (6)

320 Everglades terrain (5)

322 University of Indonesia city (7)

324 Worshipful (7)

326 Less clear (7)

328 Former Israeli PM born in 1913 (8,5)

329 Italian who discovered Newfoundland for England (4,5)

331 Resident of 440-Across or 599-Across (7)

333 December forecast (4)

335 Nutrient also called retinol (7,1)

337 Express gratitude to (5)

339 "You ain't heard nothin' yet!" speaker on film (2,6)

341 Folded Mexican snacks (5)

343 Marsupials that play dead (8)

346 Dumbstruck (4)

349 Doohickey (6)

351 Liquid with solid particles spread throughout, like milk (7)

353 Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, etc. (3,6)

354 Hope and charity partner (5)

355 More comfy (6)

356 Harbour helper (7)

357 Prohibited (5)

358 Amusing five-line poems (9)

359 Loosen, as shoelaces (5)

361 Martini garnishes (6)

363 Kidney-shaped nut (6)

365 New governor of Chihuahua in 1913 (6,5)

366 "Grassy" hill (5)

367 Unexpected turn in a conversation (3,8)

369 Toe the line (4)

372 Not bedridden (10)

377 Open just a crack (4)

380 Teamsters prez born in 1913 (5,5)

384 Greek summit first successfully climbed in 1913 (5,7)

386 Frenchman who wrote the poetry collection Les fleurs du mal (10)

391 Bambi and kin (4)

393 Rubber ____ (adhesive) (6)

395 Student of Socrates (5)

396 Hot drink with marshmallows (5)

397 Crossword inventor (6,5)

399 1956 seat of molded plywood and leather (5,5)

400 Toy racer on a grooved track (4,3)

401 Piercing cry (6)

403 Word before "cotta" or "incognita" (5)

404 Baton-passing race (5)

405 Bagel topper (5,4)

408 Destructive wave (7)

410 Nimble for one's age (4)

412 Sandy Koufax pitched four (2-7)

413 Noise blocker (7)

414 Groups like 147-Across (3,5)

415 Large turnip (8)

417 What bumblebees set out to collect (6)

419 Empty space (4)

420 Like a Jackson Pollock painting (8)

421 Hang in midair (5)

423 "Eat fresh!" chain (6)

424 Addams Family butler (5)

426 Violin, trumpet, piano, etc. (11)

429 Heroine of The Nutcracker (5)

431 Lived (7)

433 Cockpit steering system (9)

435 Toyota's Prius, e.g. (6)

436 "Two dots" punctuation (5)

437 Saw (7)

439 Largest city in Kansas (7)

440 Gambling mecca (4)

441 V = IR, in physics (4,3)

442 Newspaper staffer (10)

445 Plant with fronds (4)

446 "Poison" shrub (and part of 231-Across, backward) (5)

448 Words before "black sheep" (3,3)

449 Germany's von Bismarck (4)

450 Mussorgsky work whose New York and London premieres were in 1913 (5,7)

454 Wonderfully pastoral (7)

456 Moncton junior ice hockey player (7)

459 Element with symbol Pa, first identified in 1913 (12)

461 Homeric war epic (5)

462 High point (8)

463 More racy (7)

464 American Civil War president (7)

465 Constant Craving singer (1,1,4)

466 Hooded snake (5)

468 Brazilian dance (5)

470 Relativity formulator (8)

472 Place where fresh water and salt water mix (7)

475 Honeyed liquor (4)

476 Nearly 80% of Earth's atmosphere (8)

477 Brass ____ (hand-y weapon) (8)

478 Hungarian Rhapsodies composer Franz (5)

480 Restrained by the cops, in a way (10)

484 Eleventh-day-of-Christmas musician (5)

487 Wild cards in poker (6)

490 As a small child could see (9)

491 Earl Scruggs's instrument (5)

492 Indira of 494-Down (6)

493 Cupcake topper (5)

495 Prefix with potent and present (4)

496 Manger bedding (5)

497 Ambulance sound (5)

498 Spartan (7)

499 Franz Ferdinand's title (8)

500 December 24th (9,3)

502 Loud bell (4)

504 Al Capone's conviction (3,7)

508 60 minutes (4)

509 Misleads (7)

512 Béchamel with egg yolks and cheese (6,5)

518 Hooch storage (6,7)

526 Mustache named for a master criminal (2,6)

527 Inability to sleep (8)

528 Blue cheese of France (9)

530 Assassin in black (5)

532 Six-legged critter (6)

534 Classic Chevy model named for an antelope (6)

536 St. Croix, in Spanish (5,4)

537 Needing nourishment (5)

538 Ladder step (4)

539 "On the double!" (6)

540 Unstressed vowel represented by an upside-down "e" (5)

541 Acapulco native (7)

542 Stimulate (6)

543 Stick (to) (6)

544 Danish Nobelist (4)

545 Completely (4,1,2,1)

550 Chemical-free (7)

551 Rodeo participant (6)

554 Something purr-fect, with "the" (4,4)

555 Flats, to a Brit (10)

558 Timid (5)

559 Carnival area (6)

561 Time-consuming (4)

563 Galapagos slowpokes (9)

564 "You're preaching to the ____" (5)

568 Scrubs star (4,5)

571 Tease (4)

573 Italian violin craftsman (5)

575 Unaware (3,2,5)

577 Scottish royal house (6)

579 Blender sound (4)

581 Tirade (8)

582 Slip-on bracelet (6)

583 Big fat zero (5,3)

587 Immerse in church (7)

588 1998 home run race participant (5,4)

590 Shaw play that premiered in Vienna in 1913 (9)

591 The Safety Elephant (5)

592 Shakespearean play grouping (9)

593 Accessory for Mr. Peanut (7)

594 Slowly, in music (5)

595 Richard Underhill plays it (9)

596 Greek vowel (5)

597 Joyce Kilmer poem written in 1913 (5)

598 Yellow trait (9)

599 City whose name is Spanish for "the meadows" (3,5)

600 Photography enthusiast (10)

601 Military figurine (3,7)

602 Like an embarrassed grin (8)

603 Aussie capital begun to be built in 1913 (8)

604 Tank top? (6)

DOWN

1 Stolen artwork returned to the Louvre in 1913 (4,4)

2 Well again (9)

3 Vote in (5)

5 Frizzy do (4)

6 Sign of aging (4,4)

7 French aviator who flew nonstop across the Mediterranean in 1913 (6,6)

8 450-Across, for one (5)

9 Put up with (6)

10 Sam Peckinpah film set in 1913 Texas (3,4,5)

11 Go underground (6)

12 Christie of mysteries (6)

13 Newspaper that published the first crossword in 1913 (3,4,5)

14 Topics of debate (6)

15 + (4)

16 With "The," Copenhagen statue by Edvard Eriksen, finished in 1913 (6,7)

17 Rabbinical text (6)

18 Made completely clear (8)

20 Long car for the prom, maybe (7,4)

21 German sub (1-4)

22 Lummoxes (4)

23 The ____ and the Restless (5)

24 Stuff to capacity (7)

25 Equine breed that excels at sprinting (7,5)

26 Graph lines labelled x and y (4)

27 Scout's mission (5)

28 Designed in advance (7)

29 Yuletide quaff (6)

31 Wanderer (5)

32 Wrestling move (8)

33 Stand-up comic's material (5)

34 Diagonal-moving chess piece (6)

35 Sketching medium (8)

37 Most contemptible (6)

39 1950s tennis champ Gibson (6)

46 Parachutist's wear (8)

56 Plaster finish (6)

59 Preposterous (6)

60 Give in (7)

61 Cheops construction (7)

63 Former U.S. president born in 1913 (6,4)

65 Baggage porter (6)

68 First non-European to win a Literature Nobel, in 1913 (6)

69 Piece of hockey gear (6)

71 Think up (6)

73 ____ Khomeini (9)

74 Religious retreat (9)

75 Parade vehicle (5)

76 Surgical beam (5)

77 Reeves of The Matrix (5)

78 Seaport of Italia (6)

79 Daiquiri flavour (6)

80 Runway surface (6)

81 Slavic alphabet (8)

84 Molecule component (4)

87 Peninsula on the south shore of the St. Lawrence (5)

89 Univ. lecturer (4)

91 After the bell (4)

94 One of the three R's (10)

95 Witch's kettle (8)

98 Henchman (4)

99 Confidant of 276-Down (6)

101 Dickens's ____ House (5)

105 Shorten, as a dictionary (7)

108 What "nativity" means (10)

110 Reciprocally (2,6)

111 Doorbell sound (5)

112 C-O-M-P-E-T-I-T-I-O-N (8,3)

113 In a precarious situation (2,4,3)

114 Bigwig (5)

116 Cosmetic item for Goths (8)

117 Place directly opposite Santa's workshop (5,4)

118 Egyptian fertility goddess (4)

119 Movie (4)

121 Containing poison (5)

122 Org. whose "W" stands for "Women's" (4)

123 Eyes: Fr. (4)

124 Word preceding family, reactor and winter (7)

125 Sherpas' land (5)

126 Jittery (7)

128 Tuckered out (5)

129 Polite greeting (3,2,3,2)

130 The Queen Charlotte Islands, now (5,5)

131 Like a traitor (8)

134 Vehicle for Rob Ford? (5,5)

136 Habitual troublemaker (3,5)

139 Harper of politics (7)

144 Hawaiian greeting (5)

145 Preparer of storefront displays (6,7)

146 Foaming at the mouth (5)

148 The Titanic or the Queen Mary (9)

153 Sing like Ella (4)

155 "The ____ strong and free!" (4,5)

157 Region with the world's highest temperature, recorded in 1913 (5,6)

160 Left no room in (6)

162 Queen of Soul (6)

164 Man with 755 career homers (4,5)

165 Jacob's-ladder plant family (5)

166 Separate, as train cars (8)

168 Designer for Jackie, born in 1913 (4,7)

169 Composition between others (10)

173 Juicy steaks (1-5)

174 Packed, like Yuletide malls (7)

176 Clark Kent, for Superman (5,3)

178 Spotted horse (9)

179 Heist participant (4,6)

186 Bicycle's forerunner (10)

188 Nine-iron or putter (4,4)

190 Also, in Arles (5)

191 Spicy Spanish sausage (7)

192 Put away, as a sword (7)

193 Motivated (8)

195 Tenor Luciano (9)

196 Footnote stars (9)

199 Shopper's carryall (4,3)

201 Beet soup (7)

202 "____ are the meek, for they..." (7)

203 Dear (7)

205 Liquid (5)

208 Fancy neckwear (5)

212 "Cool!" (4-1)

214 "Uncle!" (1,4)

215 Mountaintop (4)

216 Busch Gardens locale (5)

217 Islamic deity (5)

220 The Wealth of Nations author (4,5)

221 Estate beneficiary (4)

225 U.S. State containing 216-Down (7)

227 Assorted (7)

228 Hound hounder (4)

234 Arcade game with flippers (7)

236 Having one's nose in the air (6)

238 Blanche DuBois portrayer, born in 1913 (6,5)

239 Che Guevara, politically (7)

240 Hobbes' masterwork of political theory (9)

241 Salon activity (7)

242 Famous bus rider born in 1913 (9)

243 Relax, slangily (5)

245 First prime minister of 494-Down (5)

246 Car-denting precipitation (4)

247 Regattas (4,5)

248 Millionaire's pleasure craft (5)

249 Went against (7)

250 Doesn't participate (4,3)

252 Tadpole or caterpillar (5)

253 Rule that ended in 1947 (7,3)

254 Formally relinquish (4)

255 Artificial language (9)

256 Greek column style (5)

257 Tableware (7)

258 Royal house of Czar Nicholas II (7)

260 Downright (5)

261 Steering mechanism on a bicycle (10)

263 Spa treatment that may include a mudpack (6)

264 Video game controller (8)

267 Like Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (6)

268 19th-century spectacles (5-3)

276 Fictional detective Holmes (8)

280 Pandemonium (5)

281 Backwoodsy (6)

282 Weaving machine (4)

284 Wisdom tooth, e.g. (5)

285 Vulcanized-rubber inventor (8)

286 Ivory tower milieu (8)

291 NBA team that retired John Stockton's No. 12 jersey (4,4)

294 Number of holes played in the Masters, not counting playoffs (7-3)

297 "Patriotic" bird making part of a V formation (6,5)

298 Rapid, whirling dance named for an Italian city (10)

300 Endless talker (6)

302 Whale food (8)

304 Visitor of Kublai Khan (5,4)

306 It loses to rock, but beats paper (8)

308 Character-related theme music (9)

310 Grimace of pain (5)

312 Not weighing much (5)

314 Naked (9)

316 Hans Christian Andersen portrayer, born in 1913 (5,4)

319 Desert tableland (4)

321 Long-running Broadway musical, for short (7)

322 Japanese martial art (7)

323 Whenever you like (2,4)

325 Italian potato dumplings (7)

326 Ocean debris (7)

327 Shape in geometry (6)

330 Torment diabolically (7)

332 Like some sweaters (1-6)

334 Willa Cather novel of 1913 (1,8)

336 Resistance to change (7)

338 Squabble (5)

340 Only inanimate zodiac symbol (5)

342 List separator (5)

344 Partly melted 333-Across (5)

345 Monopoly card (6)

347 Hard-to-find fellow in children's books (5)

348 Painter of 1-Down (2,5)

350 Crack, as a secret message (7)

351 Facsimile (4)

352 Sri ____ (5)

354 Greek salad cheese (4)

360 With "the", famous NYC modern art exhibition of 1913 (6,4)

362 Cattle feedlot (9)

364 NFL championship game (5,4)

368 Strike callers (4)

370 God of wine (7)

371 Leavening agent (5)

372 Disneyland locale (7)

373 They're drawn in tubs (5)

374 Rest on one's ____ (7)

375 Roadside rescue vehicle (3,5)

376 Gang boss, e.g. (10)

378 ABC late-night talk show host (5,6)

379 Begin again (7)

380 Islamic holy war (5)

381 Canadian home delivery that is stopping soon (4)

382 Old sources of light (3,5)

383 Mullah's decree (5)

385 Danes and Swedes, e.g. (13)

386 Icy maritime danger (4)

387 America Ferrara TV series (4,5)

388 Alexandria's country (5)

389 Clap (7)

390 Simple ski lift (4,3)

392 Robins (10)

393 Disaster (11)

394 Rock opera with the song Pinball Wizard (5)

398 Like unicorns (8)

402 Businessman who introduced the moving assembly line in 1913 (9)

406 End of a ballade (5)

407 Four-line stanza (8)

409 Rhode Island city boasting the Tennis Hall of Fame (7)

411 Of original French-Canadian ancestry (4,5)

416 Grads (6)

418 Shark's skeleton, essentially (9)

422 Victor Laszlo is one of its characters (10)

425 Like vinegar (6)

427 Tournament type (5,5)

428 Hosiery (6)

430 John Denver tune that begins, "You fill up my senses like a night in a forest" (6,4)

432 Actress in a famous beach scene kissing Burt Lancaster (7,4)

434 Language from which we get 197-Across and 367-Across (5)

438 Apple brandy from France (8)

441 The Picture of Dorian Gray writer (5,5)

442 Prison sentence (4,4)

443 Huey, Dewey and Louie, to Donald Duck (7)

444 Proust volume first published in 1913 (6,3)

447 Orange-flavoured liqueur (9)

451 Pop music's Lady ____ (4)

452 Like some gases (5)

453 Body of water bordered by Romania (5,3)

455 Manhattan neighbourhood (7)

456 Peter Pan heroine (5)

457 Red wine from Tuscany (7)

458 Sundae topping (3,5)

460 Lemur locale (10)

467 View of Toledo painter (2,5)

469 Expert (5)

471 Leg bone (5)

473 Fish with a prehensile tail (8)

474 Below (5)

478 Credit union offering (4)

479 Bento box fare (5)

481 Prickly desert plants (5)

482 Antlered animals (4)

483 Type of immunity (10)

484 Canadian actress Mary who was "America's Sweetheart" (8)

485 Fire-starting impulse (9)

486 Take offense at (6)

487 Man stripped of his Olympic gold medals in 1913 (3,6)

488 Gene Simmons's rock band (4)

489 Element with the symbol Fe (4)

494 Home of Bollywood (5)

501 Seller (6)

503 The ____ of Christmas Past (5)

504 Ballet skirt (4)

505 Citizen Kane's estate (6)

506 Namesake of the 364-Down trophy, born in 1913 (5,8)

507 Counterbalance (6)

510 Bruce Springsteen, with "The" (4)

511 Popeye's tattoo (6)

512 Sanskrit for "great soul" (7)

513 "Apples and pears" for "stairs", e.g. (7,5)

514 High point (4)

515 Modern Family, e.g. (6)

516 Heaviest naturally occurring element (7)

517 U.S. stage actors' union, founded in 1913 (6)

518 Event when the Moon passes into the Earth's shadow (5,7)

519 Small game bird (5)

520 Green pod used in gumbo (4)

521 Capital of the Incan empire (5)

522 State dessert of Maine (9,3)

523 Synonym of 212-Down that rhymes with a number (5)

524 Yummy morsel (6)

525 Former U.S. president born in 1913 (7,5)

529 Burden or impediment (11)

531 Get even for (6)

533 Memorable tenor who recorded Ave Maria in 1913 (6)

535 The National, with ____ Nash (1980s CBC phrase) (8)

546 We-know-it's-wrong name, like pencil "lead" or koala "bear" (8)

547 Animal park VIP (9)

548 Ballpark figure (8)

549 Jesus of ____ (8)

552 Come crashing down (8)

553 With child (8)

556 Drop precipitously (7)

557 School attendee (7)

560 Figure out (6)

562 Poland's capital (6)

565 Internet purchase system (6)

566 Nativity figure (6)

567 End of a threat (2,4)

568 "Hookless fastener" first sold in 1913 (6)

569 Use Javex (6)

570 Leg bones (6)

572 Closed (in on), as for a photo (6)

574 Toronto CFL team, for short (5)

575 Mystical board that spells messages (5)

576 Jinx (5)

578 Wet, weatherwise (5)

580 Muggy (5)

582 Early, easy-to-learn computer language (5)

584 SeaWorld orca (5)

585 Ticket souvenir (4)

586 Kon-Tiki Museum city (4)

587 The two together (4)

589 Soup du ____ (4)

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