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New York Times, Tuesday, November 16, 1999

His dying words were "What an artist the world is losing in me!"

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Verdesca.
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© 1999, The New York Times11/16/99 ( No. 18,270 )
Across
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James of "Brian's Song" : CAAN
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"Hurry!" : ASAP
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It's west of Togo : GHANA
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Regarding : ASTO
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Berg opera : LULU
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"You've got nothing to worry about!" : RELAX
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What a tough puzzle can give you : FITS
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Sonny and Cher's "___ You Babe" : IGOT
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Film projection : IMAGE
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Emmy-winning newswoman of the 80's-90's : FAITHDANIELS
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Ink, in France : ENCRE
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Kind of artery : RENAL
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Prince of Broadway : HAL
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Obi-Wan player : ALEC
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Refuse to follow suit : RENEGE
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Onetime network of 20-Across : CBS
35
Not a nice feeling : GROPE
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Sting operation : TRAP
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Never say die : HOPEAGAINSTHOPE
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The Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Prefix with -hedron : TETRA
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Fresh : NEW
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Infrequently : SELDOM
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Reagan Sr. and Jr. : RONS
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Werner Erhard teaching : EST
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Hot sauce : SALSA
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Brewer's need : YEAST
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1966 musical starring Gwen Verdon : SWEETCHARITY
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Count with a keyboard : BASIE
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Prefix with physics : META
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Winged youth of myth : EROS
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Honor ___ thieves : AMONG
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Finito : OVER
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His dying words were "What an artist the world is losing in me!" : NERO
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Ballroom staple : TANGO
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Wasp's home : NEST
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First place : EDEN
Down
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Cappuccino, e.g. : CAFFE
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One of 3.5 billion : ASIAN
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Cobweb site : ATTIC
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Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
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"Put ___ on it!" : ALID
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Make easier to swallow : SUGARCOAT
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Without equal : ALONE
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Enter a harbor : PUTIN
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Prominent Edsel feature : GRILLE
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Fashion lines : HEMS
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In the style of : ALA
12
Carp, carp, carp : NAG
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Can : AXE
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Andrew Wyeth subject : HELGA
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Canal site : EAR
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Marsh wader : HERON
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Wide open : AGAPE
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Cartoon skunk : LEPEW
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Unit of work : ERG
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High degree : NTH
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Event for foxhounds : CHASE
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Portends : BODES
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Took part in a bee : SPELT
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Cobbler, e.g. : PIE
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Intermissions : ENTRACTES
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Finis : END
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Like hit shows : SRO
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Singer Tucker : TANYA
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New York city, county or river : OSWEGO
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West of films : MAE
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Unclouded : SERENE
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Problematic car : LEMON
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Allen or Martin : STEVE
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Televised : AIRED
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Put away : STORE
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Boxer with a nasty bite : TYSON
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Carol : SING
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Male deer : HART
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Vampire ___ : BAT
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Docs' org. : AMA
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Last word in many company names : SON

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