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New York Times, Monday, August 2, 2021

Roman emperor who said before dying "What an artist the world is losing in me!"

Author:
Kyra Wilson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyra Wilson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQYZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Wilson.
Kyra Wilson notes:
I'm so thrilled to be making my solo NYT debut (despite this being my fourth byline this year)! I love when my themes have multiple ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
WEATHER FRONT is a solid example of the tried-and-true theme type, "revealer pointing to first words." It's a broad category, with ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times8/2/21 ( No. 26,200 )
Across
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"Hey, over here!" : PSST
5
Just manage, with "by" : EKE
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Bits of rain or dew : DROPS
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Where Honolulu is : OAHU
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Egg to be fertilized : OVUM
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New York's ___ City Music Hall : RADIO
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Laugh ___ (something very funny) : RIOT
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Roman emperor who said before dying "What an artist the world is losing in me!" : NERO
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"Well, ___ we all?" : ARENT
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Service offered by Dropbox : CLOUDSTORAGE
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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Computer for Apple pickers? : MAC
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Kitchenware brand : OXO
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A megalomaniac has a big one : EGO
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Firefly : LIGHTNINGBUG
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Place to play roulette : CASINO
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That guy's : HIS
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Train travel : RAIL
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"Can't we all just get ___?" : ALONG
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Jean-___ Picard, Starfleet commander : LUC
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Get the shampoo out : RINSE
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What's pulled through a pulley : ROPE
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May honoree : MOM
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Less cooked in the center, say : PINKER
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Classic Corvette alternatives : THUNDERBIRDS
46
Maple product : SAP
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GPS option: Abbr. : RTE
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Word after school or party : BUS
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What precedes a storm ... or a hint to 20-, 29- or 43-Across : WEATHERFRONT
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TV, newspapers, etc. : MEDIA
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"Goodbye, my friend!" : TATA
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Lead-in to girl : ATTA
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Glass that refracts light : PRISM
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Came down, as to earth : ALIT
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To ___ a phrase : COIN
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Sorry! and Trouble, for two : GAMES
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Past partners : EXES
Down
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Place to hang wind chimes : PORCH
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Goes by ship, say : SAILS
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"Dang it!" : SHOOT
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Ballerina wear : TUTU
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Wa-a-a-ay in the past : EONSAGO
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Gripe : KVETCH
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Deutsche mark replacer : EURO
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Figure seen during Chinese New Year : DRAGON
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Happening once in a blue moon : RARE
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Tribute poem : ODE
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What you have to remember to use an A.T.M. : PIN
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Drunkard : SOT
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Completely stupid : MORONIC
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Contacting privately via Twitter or Instagram : DMING
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x, y or z, in geometry : AXIS
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Manage one's account via the internet : EBANK
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Outward appearance : GUISE
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Gawker : OGLER
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Napkins, tablecloths, etc. : LINEN
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A green one is helpful in a garden : THUMB
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Smiles : GRINS
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Grocery conveniences : CARTS
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Greeting in Hawaii : ALOHA
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Absorb, as gravy : SOPUP
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Country singer Lynn : LORETTA
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Free from : RIDOF
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Self-referential : META
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Apportion, as costs : PRORATE
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Night visions : DREAMS
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"You've said that already! Jeez!" : IGETIT
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Injection that conceals wrinkles : BOTOX
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Loosen, as laces : UNTIE
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Is a huge fan of, in modern slang : STANS
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Like an owl, in a simile : WISE
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Patriot Nathan : HALE
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10K or marathon : RACE
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Fuel efficiency stat : MPG
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Victorian ___ : ERA
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Not bright : DIM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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