publication date: Thursday, December 2, 2021 (part of Winter 2022)

category: Theater

clue: This Broadway giant recently passed away, but the songs that he wrote will live on, in beloved musicals like West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Follies, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Jesse King

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