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Solution to Guest Puzzle - May 2006 "Painting by the Numbers"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
NINETEEN TO THE EIGHTH POWER.
198 = 16,983,563,041

Using those digits as row indicators, you get DA VINCI CODE


Across

  1. DEDICATIO(N)
  2. M(I)SDEED
  3. AN(N)E
  4. MADE-UP
  5. TENACE
  6. LANCE
  7. ROND(E)L
  8. CONSTRUCTS
  9. (T)OLED
  10. CITTA
  11. H(E)CTARE
  12. TOADS
  13. FLI(E)R
  14. AMEN
  15. MO(N)TE
  16. ID ES(T)
  17. S(O)BS
  18. SLID
  19. MOTMO(T)
  20. (H)IDE
  21. V(E)ND
  22. ACCORD

Down

  1. D(E)DUCTIONS
  2. DEEPER
  3. TAM(I)S
  4. ED(G)E
  5. TRUT(H)
  6. DOL(T)
  7. VIDEOCAST
  8. INCAN
  9. NTH
  10. FEDDAN
  11. ADS
  12. CLIMATE
  13. CLOT
  14. IDO
  15. C(H)IME
  16. CLARET
  17. COAL
  18. O(P)ERAS
  19. MOM
  20. DAN
  21. DEM(O)S
  22. (W)ORSEN
  23. S(E)CT
  24. (R)EBID


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