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FAMOUS LAST WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, June 21, 2009

Author:
Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pete Muller

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 71 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Ginsberg. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0621 ( 21,775 )
Across
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(With 13-Across) "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go" : OSCAR
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"Pow!" : WHAM
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Cutup : HAM
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See 1-Across : WILDE
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Kapa haka dancer : MAORI
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"I, Robot" extras : AUTOMATA
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Fit, once : BESEEM
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Cuba y Puerto Rico : ISLAS
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Carpet store bargain bin : REMNANTS
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Get angry : RILEUP
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Concern coming up? : THEBENDS
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"Die, my dear? Why, that's the last thing I'll do!" : GROUCHOMARX
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Mineral suffix : ITE
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Pair in an ellipse : FOCI
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Red ball? : EDAM
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"That was the best ice cream soda I ever tasted" : LOUCOSTELLO
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Way up : STAIR
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Huskies' org. : AKC
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Cushion site : SOFA
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Mathematician ___ de Fermat : PIERRE
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PC cores : CPUS
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Scottish hillsides : BRAES
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Words of disappointment : DOGGONEIT
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Character sets? : CASTS
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"Where is my clock?" : SALVADORDALI
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Adolescent admonishment : BEPOLITE
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Fleischer and Onassis : ARIS
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Vocalist Yoko : ONO
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Puts in a box, maybe : PENALIZES
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Kim Jong-il, e.g. : DESPOT
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Yellowknife is its cap. : NWT
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Madison or Monroe: Abbr. : JAS
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Mild-mannered Mister : ROGERS
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Taxpayer request : EXTENSION
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___ American : BUY
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Hose color : ECRU
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Ibsen title character : PEERGYNT
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"Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub" : CONRADHILTON
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Others, in Andalusia : OTROS
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Building safety features : FIREDOORS
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Pot grabber : NARCO
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Wii user, maybe : TEEN
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Rial spender : YEMENI
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Ones sharing Durocher's astrological sign : LEOS
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Took sides? : ATE
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Packed, in brief : SRO
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Communal customs : MORES
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"I've had 18 straight whiskies. I think that's the record" : DYLANTHOMAS
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Press : IRON
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Some pitcherfuls : ADES
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Dark time, for short : EEN
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"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something" : PANCHOVILLA
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Vatican rules : PAPACIES
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"You are not!" response : IAMTOO
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Raid targets : ILLEGALS
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The Amazing ___ (magician) : RANDI
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Korean carmaker : DAEWOO
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Magnified : PLAYEDUP
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Yore-ic? : OLDEN
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(With 113-Across) "I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it" : ERROL
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Nine-digit ID : SSN
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Supreme leader? : ROSS
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See 110-Across : FLYNN
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Strike out : OMIT
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Tiara go-with : SASH
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Porter, for one : COLE
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Like 1, not I : ARABIC
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Meet : RISETO
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Voting area : WARD
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Apricot and tangerine : HUES
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Green machine? : ATM
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Invader of Europe in 1241 : MONGOL
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McCain residence for 5 1/2 years : HANOI
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U.S. island occupied by Japan during W.W. II : ATTU
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Not fem. : MASC
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___ Republic, toppled in 1933 : WEIMAR
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Its literal translation is "submission" : ISLAM
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Look like a wolf : LEER
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French pair : DEUX
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Nero, e.g.: Abbr. : EMP
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"I have not told half of what I saw" : MARCOPOLO
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1970 N.F.L. M.V.P. John : BRODIE
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Capone's nemesis : NESS
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Cheer : HEARTEN
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Hail : FLAGDOWN
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Bell ___ : LABS
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New Orleans staple : OKRA
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It has 10 branches: Abbr. : UCAL
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Minor errands : TODOS
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___ effort : EFOR
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Date : SEE
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Chief concerns? : TRIBES
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Enlarge : UPSIZE
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[Grumble, grumble, grumble] : MUTTER
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Weigh : ASSESS
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Magician's name suffix : INI
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"I live!" : CALIGULA
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"Eva is leaving" : EVAPERON
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Some beachwear : SARONGS
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Eugene ___, hero of "Look Homeward, Angel" : GANT
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Fill with a crayon : COLORIN
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Clueless : DITSY
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Exsiccate : PARCH
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Employers must meet them : PAYROLLS
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Points on some lines : DEPOTS
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Academy town : EXETER
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Two-channel : STEREO
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"I'm late!" : NOTIME
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2007 film that won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay : JUNO
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Ball of fire : INFERNO
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"I'm going to heaven!" : BODIDDLEY
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Pelé's real first name : EDSON
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About 877,000 hrs. : CEN
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Info in a real estate ad : AREA
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Disneyland sight : TRAM
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Eight: Prefix : OCTA
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Con man's responses? : NOES
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Hi-___ : RES
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"Hello-o-o!" : YOOHOO
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Part of a program : STEP
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Hipster's persona : MRCOOL
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First supersonic human : YEAGER
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Learn by word of mouth : HEAROF
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Like many hospital doctors : ONCALL
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Cloven : INTWO
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Detective Pinkerton : ALLAN
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Carson's predecessor : PAAR
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Part of O.A.S.: Abbr. : AMER
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Stars : VIPS
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Contents of Pandora's box, except for hope : ILLS
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Anode indicator : PLUS
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Phobia of 100-Down : ASPS
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Ford role, familiarly : INDY
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Xanadu : EDEN
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___ Fein : SINN
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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Kerfuffle : ADO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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