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New York Times, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Hit song by the 1-Across winner whose name is spelled out by the final three letters of 21-, 25-, 47- and 52-Across

Author:
Francis Heaney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {CJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Heaney. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Francis Heaney notes:
Brendan Emmett Quigley and I had recently been discussing Billie Eilish's Grammy achievement, a first since Christopher Cross in 1981. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I bet this one will play out better for people who know who BIL/LIE EIL/ISH is. Like me! I'm cool! I know young people things! Okay, I ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Billie Eilish is a bad guy: ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times2/26/20 ( No. 25,677 )
Across
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Award notably won in each of the "big four" categories by this puzzle's honoree : GRAMMY
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Peeling potatoes as punishment, maybe : ONKP
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Things used with some frequency? : RADIOS
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Surf sound : ROAR
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Yoko whose work is sometimes described as 17-Across : ONO
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Having no musical key : ATONAL
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Swear is true : ATTESTTO
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"We've Only Just ___" : BEGUN
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Toy brand with plastic figures : PLAYMOBIL
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Maker of the old Dreamcast game console : SEGA
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Terse admission : IDID
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2006 #1 Shakira hit : HIPSDONTLIE
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Avail oneself of Vail? : SKI
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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The Iams logo depicts one : PAW
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Arranged artfully, as fabric : DRAPED
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Janet of "Psycho" : LEIGH
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"The ___ Squad" : MOD
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Ill-tempered : SURLY
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Anise-flavored aperitif : PERNOD
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Vim : PEP
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Poker giveaway : TELL
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Texting format, for short : SMS
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Art technique that's French for "fools the eye" : TROMPELOEIL
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Some ways off : AFAR
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Gait slower than a gallop : TROT
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Butler's "Gladly" : ASYOUWISH
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___-Japanese War : RUSSO
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"Check it out ... I'll wait here" : GOANDSEE
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Film with a famous chariot race : BENHUR
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Squirrel's favorite tree, maybe : OAK
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Gal pal of Dennis the Menace : GINA
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Score early in the game, often : ONEALL
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Car rental add-on : GPS
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Creatures in Tolkien's Fangorn Forest : ENTS
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Hit song by the 1-Across winner whose name is spelled out by the final three letters of 21-, 25-, 47- and 52-Across : BADGUY
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Take hold of : GRAB
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Merit : RATE
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"On the internet, nobody knows you're ___" (classic New Yorker cartoon caption) : ADOG
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Bellyached : MOANED
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Designer letters : YSL
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Test that's all talk : ORAL
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Feature of a Manx cat : NOTAIL
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Relative of a cricket : KATYDID
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Leaders of Canadian provinces : PREMIERS
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Hoda of morning TV : KOTB
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Voting nay : ANTI
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Easily influenced person : TOOL
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Rolled-up grass : SOD
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Old airline with a globe in its logo : PANAM
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11 U.S. presidents of the 20th century belonged to it : GOP
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Pitches in : HELPS
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"___ to remember ..." : ISEEM
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What socks come in : PAIRS
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Early afternoon hour : TWOPM
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Binge : SPREE
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Actress O'Hara with a Tony for "The King and I" : KELLI
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Peaceful pastoral scene : IDYLL
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Artificial, as some modern pop vocals : AUTOTUNED
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Chocolaty sundae topping : HOTFUDGE
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Swimming pool measurement : DEPTH
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Entices : DRAWSIN
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Part of m.p.h. : PER
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Get situated : ORIENT
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Ochoa in the World Golf Hall of Fame : LORENA
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___ Center (Chicago skyscraper) : AON
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Eager : AGOG
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Soft ___ (flattery) : SOAP
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Chatters : YAKS
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Word after high, heavy or seven : SEAS
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Thick hairstyle : SHAG
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"Star Trek" role for Takei : SULU
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Airport about 28 miles from Disneyland Paris : ORLY
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Short hairstyle : BOB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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