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New York Times, Thursday, October 25, 2018

One-named singer with the 2006 hit "Smack That"

Author:
Neville Fogarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Neville Fogarty

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Fogarty. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Neville Fogarty notes:
I submitted this puzzle to The New York Times at the end of April of this year, and I learned of its acceptance in early August. I'm ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Brilliant a-ha moment when I figured out how Neville had crossed-up the crossword cross-referencing convention [See ___-Across]. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Very clever, Mr. Fogarty. And very satisfying when I finally saw the light.

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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1025 ( 25,188 )
Across
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Actor Hemsworth : LIAM
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Where chapeaux go : TETES
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Greek house, for short : FRAT
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Rough spots? : ACNE
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___ Lodge : ECONO
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Top-notch : AONE
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Footnote info : PAGE
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See 17-Across : LOSTLIQUID
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Looks beneath the surface, in a way : SNORKELS
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Not real emergencies : DRILLS
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Night school subj. : ESL
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2010 health measure, in brief : ACA
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John who founded a Fortune 500 company : DEERE
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See 29-Across : DOASLOWBURN
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Common article : THE
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Something that's tailor-made : HEM
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Shooting game : LASERTAG
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Stage name of rapper Sandra Denton : PEPA
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Seasoning for un oeuf : SEL
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Prefix with nautical : AERO
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What may blossom from buds? : BROMANCE
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Worker in a chamber: Abbr. : SEN
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Oft-repeated words : SAW
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See 45-Across : GOUPANDDOWN
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That's an order : EDICT
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Trail : LAG
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German opposite of alt : NEU
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Pat who played filmdom's Mr. Miyagi : MORITA
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Vented, say : SCREAMED
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See 61-Across : INSEARCHOF
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Bed selection : KING
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Garden crawler : SLUG
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Not yellow : BRAVE
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Neighbor of a Jayhawker : OKIE
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Tears for Fears, e.g. : TYPO
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Disseminated : SOWED
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Have (to) : NEED
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Ran out : LAPSED
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Firm affirmation : ICANSO
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African country that's a member of OPEC : ANGOLA
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Dutch artist Jan van der ___ : MEER
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Verizon, e.g. : TELECOM
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Anti-fracking legislation, e.g. : ECOLAW
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Part of a tennis serve : TOSS
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Sinusitis treater, for short : ENT
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Bond producers : SOLDERS
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Muslim ascetic : FAQIR
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Rigged game in "Casablanca" : ROULETTE
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Deep blue dye : ANIL
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"Bill & ___ Excellent Adventure" : TEDS
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Adler in "A Scandal in Bohemia" : IRENE
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Popular smoothie ingredient : KALE
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Twofold : DUAL
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Fraud : SHAM
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Censor : BLEEP
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Sarcastic laugh syllable : HAR
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Freudian subject : EGO
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Cape Town coin : RAND
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"Masterpiece" network : PBS
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Slice of history : ERA
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Boots : POWERSUP
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Rabbit's tail : SCUT
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Result of stress, maybe : AGITA
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One dieting strategy : NOCARBS
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Gobbled (up) : SNARFED
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Lucky thing to get in Ping-Pong : EDGE
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Nook : ALCOVE
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Like a live radio announcer : ONMIKE
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Dog, slangily : WEENIE
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Physically prompted : NUDGED
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San ___, Calif. : DIEGO
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Waterfall feature : MIST
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Exclusively : ONLY
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"Saint Joan" playwright : SHAW
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One-named singer with the 2006 hit "Smack That" : AKON
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___-Magnon man : CRO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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