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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 2004

Female singer who was Grammy's 1985 Best New Artist

Author:
Craig Kasper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Craig Kasper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXYZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Kasper.
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© 2004, The New York Times2/12/04 ( No. 19,819 )
Across
1
Sidepiece : JAMB
5
Sockeroo : SMASH
10
Some noncoms: Abbr. : SGTS
14
"Gewehr ___!" (German military order) : UBER
15
Befuddled : ATSEA
16
"American Pie" actress Reid : TARA
17
Michael Jordan or Dr. J : NBAALLSTAR
19
"Ohhhh ..." : ALAS
20
Big Twelve powerhouse : KANSAS
21
Former beau or belle : OLDFLAME
23
Type spec: Abbr. : ITAL
25
Opera ___ : SERIA
26
Workshop fixture : TABLESAW
30
Opposite of whole : NONFAT
33
Film director Resnais : ALAIN
34
Dial-up ___ : MODEM
36
10¢ picture : FDR
37
Actress Sorvino : MIRA
38
Title character of TV's "The Pretender" : JAROD
39
Female singer who was Grammy's 1985 Best New Artist : SADE
40
Wash out to sea : EBB
41
Clubs, say : HURTS
42
Steps over a fence : STILE
43
Tiara : DIADEM
45
Metric measures of area : HECTARES
47
Dance from Cuba : RUMBA
49
"Phooey!" : DARN
50
Person with a figure like Olive Oyl : BEANPOLE
53
"Uh-uh" : NODICE
57
Apple variety : IMAC
58
Interactive part of some Web pages : JAVAAPPLET
60
Have some fancy provisions? : DINE
61
Edit : EMEND
62
Cousin of an org. : ASSN
63
Stops: Abbr. : STNS
64
Opera that climaxes with a firing squad : TOSCA
65
"Toodles!" : TATA
Down
1
Attic buildup : JUNK
2
"Take a Chance on Me" group : ABBA
3
Lowdown : MEAN
4
Capital on the Paraná : BRASILIA
5
Dances to "Cali Pachanguero," e.g. : SALSAS
6
Parts of a range: Abbr. : MTS
7
Regarding : ASTO
8
Barkers : SEALS
9
Set : HARDENED
10
Leader born in Georgia : STALIN
11
Soiree : GALAAFFAIR
12
Disneyland sight : TRAM
13
Convenience for an ed. : SASE
18
Grow dark : LATEN
22
Born in : FROM
24
Truman's Missouri birthplace : LAMAR
26
Docile, now : TAMED
27
Suspect eliminator : ALIBI
28
Title girl of a 1966 pop hit : BARBARAANN
29
Goodness : WORTH
31
Confuse : ADDLE
32
Ashes, e.g. : TREES
35
Administered, as medicine : DOSED
38
Big flier : JUMBOJET
39
Not change : STANDPAT
41
Burlap material : HEMP
42
Barber's accessory : STROP
44
Knuckleheads : DUNCES
46
Home of six N.H.L. teams : CANADA
48
Memorable mission : ALAMO
50
Sellers' solicitations : BIDS
51
Send out : EMIT
52
Abbr. after some telephone numbers : EVES
54
"Casablanca" role : ILSA
55
"___ la vie" : CEST
56
Peak near the Gulf of Catania : ETNA
59
Mandela's onetime org. : ANC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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