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It's been a while since we have seen one of these (as originally created by Prem), and I thought people might enjoy another one. (See the original for the solution format.)

My first is the conclusion of all.
My second is the beginning of all.
My third is the requirement of all.
My fourth is the ceasing of all.

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  • $\begingroup$ Any letterplay in this one? $\endgroup$ Jun 23, 2015 at 20:43
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor Not on this one. $\endgroup$
    – Aggie Kidd
    Jun 23, 2015 at 20:43
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    $\begingroup$ this looks hard $\endgroup$
    – Alex
    Jun 23, 2015 at 20:56
  • $\begingroup$ 'all' is each sentence is referring to the same group, or this is not necessary the case? $\endgroup$
    – Alex
    Jun 23, 2015 at 21:13
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    $\begingroup$ We should have a gnomic tag for puzzles like this. $\endgroup$
    – r3mainer
    Jun 24, 2015 at 8:12

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Here is my answer:

D O N E
O P E N
N E E D
E N D S

Explanation:

"Done" is a way to describe conclusion (ending) of an activity or experience.
"Open" describes a beginning, as in "the opening number of a show".
"Need" describes a requirement: "You need good grades to get into MIT."
"Ends" is a bit of a stretch, because it's plural, but a "ceasing" is an end.

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  • $\begingroup$ Very well done. Stupid needing a plural, so I'll pretend that I meant the "end of all" means the "ends" as all could imply multiple items :-D $\endgroup$
    – Aggie Kidd
    Jun 24, 2015 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ What a relief to finally see the answer. +1 $\endgroup$
    – Alex
    Jun 24, 2015 at 16:36

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