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New York Times, Saturday, December 14, 2019

One-named singer with the 2000 hit "Case of the Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)"

Author:
Ryan McCarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 69, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. McCarty.
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© 2019, The New York Times12/14/19 ( No. 25,603 )
Across
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Robert Mueller, once : FBICHIEF
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Seeing double? : DEJAVU
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Like some dialects : REGIONAL
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Device for mass-producing signatures : AUTOPEN
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110, humorously : ELEVENTY
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Four of hearts? : PLAYERS
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Like most bonds for sale : RATED
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Ancient symbols of magic : SIGILS
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Network showing "Barry" : HBO
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Give out : EMIT
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Dadaist who experimented with camera-less photography : MANRAY
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Novice gamer : NOOB
26
What might follow "Down, boy!" : SIT
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Malarkey : BILGE
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Direct, as a message : ROUTE
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Black-and-white : POLICECRUISER
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Musical that won six Tonys in 2017 : DEAREVANHANSEN
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Something a politician shouldn't take personally? : TAXPAYERMONEY
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Try to punch : HITAT
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Marks of scars : POCKS
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Part of Dixie: Abbr. : ALA
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Misunderstands, e.g. : ERRS
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"___ días!" : BUENOS
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About 15 1/2 grains : GRAM
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One-named singer with the 2000 hit "Case of the Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)" : MYA
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Main artery through N.Y.C.'s Chinatown : MOTTST
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Dow alternative : SANDP
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Acts of environmental extremism : ECOTAGE
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Not happen overnight : TAKETIME
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Exercises : TONESUP
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Cheap ride : ECONOCAR
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Some loungewear : SWEATS
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Possible result of bodybuilding gone wrong : ROIDRAGE
Down
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Partners in some French firms : FRERES
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Guy de Maupassant's second novel : BELAMI
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"All right! All right!" : IGETIT
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Source of musk : CIVET
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Made the earth turn? : HOED
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Motor ___ : INN
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Beats the pants off, so to speak : EATSALIVE
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Magic in the air? : FLYINGCARPET
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Sans sparkle : DULLY
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HHHHH : ETAS
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Felicity : JOY
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Zoo habitat with trees and rope lines : APEHOUSE
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Taboo : VERBOTEN
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Drunk : UNSOBER
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World capital on the island of Upolu : APIA
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Nickname of Fenway Park's left field wall, with "the" : GREENMONSTER
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2000s Disney Channel star, to fans : MILEY
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Screaming and shouting, say : NOISY
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2006 mockumentary for which the star won a Golden Globe : BORAT
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Characters in Norse mythology : RUNES
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Old men : PAPAS
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Frozen dessert with a rhyming name : CHOCOTACO
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Orders : RANKS
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Holstein, for one : DAIRYCOW
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Spare : EXTRAONE
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Side in a Subway Series matchup : THEMETS
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Yellow-flowered medicinal plant : ARNICA
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Maxim, e.g. : LADMAG
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Bit of current reading? : AMPERE
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Like snake oil : BOGUS
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Sch. near the Mexican border : UTEP
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Seminole's rival : GATOR
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Post on a ship : MAST
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Button indicated by a paper airplane icon : SEND
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Contents of an infuser : TEA
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Japanese garden denizen : KOI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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