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New York Times, Friday, December 27, 2019

Singer with the 2012 #1 hit "Somebody That I Used to Know"

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Trabucco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Trabucco.
Sam Trabucco notes:
One night while out with some of my best friends, we ordered a round of FROZEN MARGARITAs, and, "cool, relatable person" that I am, I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The TEEN MOM PORN STAR riddled with SPANISH FLU at the BATES MOTEL, drinking FROZEN MARGARITAS? OH LORDY, Sam, I don't want to know ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times12/27/19 ( No. 25,616 )
Across
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Cracker boxes? : SAFES
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Criticized continuously : RODE
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Shareable PC files : PDFS
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Military trainee : PLEBE
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Co-creator of the "Watchmen" comic books : ALANMOORE
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Earmark : ALLOT
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Where stars may align : REDCARPET
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"That was mean" : NOTNICE
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Malicious creations of hackers : BOTNETS
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"Well, well" : ISAY
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In a way : OFSORTS
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Rested : SAT
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Like Goldilocks : BLONDE
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Things opened in bars : TABS
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"You said what?" : HUH
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Locale of Dingle and Donegal : EIRE
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Historic speaker at Israel's Knesset on 11/20/1977 : SADAT
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It's icy and coated with salt : FROZENMARGARITA
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Light unit : LUMEN
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Weirdo : KOOK
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Contraction missing a "v" : OER
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___ error : USER
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Mountebanks, less formally : CHEATS
44
Onetime part of the Air France fleet, in brief : SST
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"Heavens!" : OHLORDY
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Brand with a paw print in its logo : IAMS
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Completely shunned : ICEDOUT
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Follow-up series to MTV's "16 and Pregnant" : TEENMOM
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The National Weather Service has one for storm severity : COLORCODE
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Hill on the Hill, once : ANITA
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Express affection from afar : BLOWAKISS
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Jason of "How I Met Your Mother" : SEGEL
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Golfer Carol who won the 1965 U.S. Women's Open : MANN
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TV time : SLOT
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Forum troublemaker : TROLL
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1918 pandemic : SPANISHFLU
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Jurassic creature whose name means "different lizard" : ALLOSAURUS
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Was completely comfortable : FELTATHOME
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Key material : EBONY
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Alien-seeking org. : SETI
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Good state for a performer to be in : RAREFORM
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Encouraging cheer : OLE
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Father figure? : DADBOD
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Encouraging cheer : ENCORE
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Stormy Daniels, e.g. : PORNSTAR
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"Sweet!" : DOPE
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Guitar part : FRET
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Goes down : SETS
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___ Smith, player of the Doctor on "Doctor Who" : MATT
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Michael's "Weekend Update" co-anchor on "S.N.L." : COLIN
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Bit of court wear : SNEAKER
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"It's ___ fun!" : BEEN
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Alternative to "Hasta la vista!" : ADIOSAMIGO
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Establishment with 12 cabins in a classic 1960 film : BATESMOTEL
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Don't try to do everything at once : STARTSMALL
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Noted retailer across the street from Rockefeller Center : SAKS
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Favorable loan term : ZERODOWN
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Take for a spin, say : ROADTEST
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Singer with the 2012 #1 hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" : GOTYE
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Disapproving sounds : CLUCKS
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Deep-frying need : HOTOIL
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Wedding circle? : HORA
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Private : INNER
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Cold War weapon, for short : ICBM
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Mixer option : COLA
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Southern university or the town it's in : ELON
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It's right there on the map! : EAST
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Brit. military honor : DSO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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