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New York Times, Saturday, March 6, 2021

Lizzo title lyric repeated three times before "Make a girl go crazy"

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FQVXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Sivakumar. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times3/6/21 ( No. 26,051 )
Across
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Author of "The Witches" and "The Twits" : DAHL
5
One might be raised by a skeptic : BROW
9
Energy sources, of a sort : CARBS
14
Side opposite 41-Across in a sci-fi clash : ALIENRACE
16
Bedizen : ADORN
17
Worked on together : TAGTEAMED
18
Event whose organizers are concerned with brand recognition? : RODEO
19
Grate stuff : ASH
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"Live" co-host beginning in 2001 : RIPA
21
Pre-commencement activity : ROBING
22
Skills that not many people know about : HIDDENTALENTS
25
Steals, slangily : GLOMS
27
Keep off the court? : DISBAR
28
Sticks in water : OARS
29
Symbol of San Francisco : CABLECAR
33
Promises : ASSURES
37
British pop star who sang 2012's "R.I.P." : RITAORA
38
A.F.C. South squad : THECOLTS
40
Leak proof? : DRIP
41
See 14-Across : HUMANS
43
Patches, say : MENDS
44
School science project involving a vegetable and a voltmeter : POTATOBATTERY
48
Faces of the internet? : EMOJIS
49
Organic fuel : PEAT
50
Barb : JAB
53
In a relationship : TAKEN
54
Aria, e.g. : OPERASOLO
56
"Done!" : THERE
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What takes all types? : DELETEKEY
58
Removes from the mound, in baseball lingo : YANKS
59
What "M" and "F" are both short for : DAYS
60
Harper of "No Country for Old Men" : TESS
Down
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"Star Trek" character played by 12-Down : DATA
2
"That's the way the cookie crumbles" : ALAS
3
Place for the self-righteous, metaphorically : HIGHHORSE
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___ slip : LET
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Traditional feature of a Hindu bride : BRAID
6
A.D.A.-compliant, in a way : RAMPED
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Expansive : OCEANIC
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Bond : WED
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First supermodel to produce her own posters and calendars : CAROLALT
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Page-previewing program : ADOBEREADER
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"The Age of Bronze" artist : RODIN
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Actor Spiner : BRENT
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Busses near Paddington Station? : SNOGS
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Certain school clique : NERDS
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Literally, "my master" : RABBI
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"So sorry, that was totally the wrong thing to say!" : IMSUCHAJERK
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Bolshevik's foe : TSAR
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Main ingredient in the curry dish kosha mangsho : GOAT
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Curling target : LASH
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Groaner : CORNYJOKE
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Like most of Mars : ARID
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Freestyles, perhaps : RAPS
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Shticks : ROUTINES
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"___ World" ("Sesame Street" segment) : ELMOS
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Crack, so to speak : STAB
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Stir-fry ingredient : SNAPPEA
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Unrelenting : STEELY
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Used as a rendezvous point : METAT
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Insignificant : PETTY
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Birthplace of Malcolm X : OMAHA
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Unit of cryptocurrency : TOKEN
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Adjusts to zero, in a way : TARES
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They might be tapped out : ALES
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Lizzo title lyric repeated three times before "Make a girl go crazy" : BOYS
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"How ___ ..." : ODD
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What curly brackets denote, in mathematics : SET

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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