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New York Times, Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Pop singer who used to use a dollar sign for the third letter of her name

Author:
Alan Massengill and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Massengill
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1.63237
Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Massengill. This is puzzle # 71 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times10/6/20 ( No. 25,900 )

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Across
1
Radiator sound : HISS
5
One way to stand in poker : PAT
8
When tripled, et cetera : YADDA
13
When Hamlet sees his father's ghost : ACTI
14
Part of the foot : ARCH
15
Poet who wrote "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" : ELIOT
16
Revolutionary Trotsky : LEON
17
Part of the foot : SOLE
18
Girl Scout cookie with toasted coconut : SAMOA
19
Scary landlord? : FRIGHTFULOWNER
22
Clean with elbow grease : SCOUR
23
Marseille Mrs. : MME
24
Anti-fuel extraction slogan? : FRACKANDRUIN
31
Massachusetts' Cape ___ : COD
34
Classify, as blood : TYPE
35
Element extracted from kelp : IODINE
36
Gung-ho : AVID
38
Pac-12 sch. : USC
40
Send a naughty message : SEXT
41
Imposed, as a tax : LEVIED
44
"Oh, you told a funny" : HAHA
47
Sound of a 1-Across : SSS
48
One who freely admits not being any good? : FRANKAMATEUR
51
Time in history : ERA
52
What light bulbs represent in comics : IDEAS
55
What Fancy Feast and Meow Mix compete in? : FRISKYBUSINESS
61
Steinway or Baldwin : PIANO
62
President who finished third in his race for re-election : TAFT
63
Jason's ship, in myth : ARGO
64
Green-skinned variety of pear : ANJOU
65
Novelist ___ Oz : AMOS
66
Insect drawn to flames : MOTH
67
Destined (to be) : MEANT
68
Shell's game? : GAS
69
Competitor of Petro-Canada : ESSO
Down
1
One of a pair : HALF
2
Ones writing "Happy Birthday," maybe : ICERS
3
Showing no emotion : STOIC
4
Honor musically : SINGOF
5
Grad student's mentor : PROF
6
Org. defending free speech : ACLU
7
Louise's title friend, in film : THELMA
8
Possible response to "You take credit cards?" : YESWEDO
9
Late actor Rickman : ALAN
10
Five-and-___ : DIME
11
It may swing or revolve : DOOR
12
One day ___ time : ATA
14
One way to be led : ASTRAY
20
Pain : HURT
21
Lead-in to -bus : OMNI
25
Heart of a computer, for short : CPU
26
Pop singer who used to use a dollar sign for the third letter of her name : KESHA
27
Hwys. : RDS
28
180s : UIES
29
"Need You Tonight" band : INXS
30
Safety features for tightrope walkers : NETS
31
Baby hippo : CALF
32
"Your turn," in radio lingo : OVER
33
La Scala star : DIVA
37
Loud noise : DIN
39
"What greater gift than the love of a ___?": Charles Dickens : CAT
42
Barely manages : EKESOUT
43
Not in operation, as a Broadway theater : DARK
45
Bank capers : HEISTS
46
Autobahn auto : AUDI
49
Brand with a lonely repairman : MAYTAG
50
Attach a new handle to? : RENAME
53
Former Houston hockey team : AEROS
54
Air Force NCOs : SSGTS
55
Punishment for jaywalking : FINE
56
Indian prince : RAJA
57
Privy to : INON
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Crimson Tide, to fans : BAMA
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Subjects of some eerie videos : UFOS
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Manhattan neighborhood below Greenwich Village : SOHO
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Jenna Fischer's role on "The Office" : PAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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