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New York Times, Tuesday, April 2, 2013

One-named pop star with the 2001 hit "Whenever, Wherever"

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQY} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times4/2/13 ( No. 23,156 )

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Across
1
Weight loss surgeries, informally : LIPOS
6
"Monster ___" (1962 #1 novelty hit) : MASH
10
Keyboard key : ESC
13
Capri, per esempio : ISOLA
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Wee hour : ONEAM
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Old electrical unit : MHO
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Predecessor of 63-Across : BENEDICTXVI
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Cooking spray brand : PAM
20
Opposite of endo- : ECTO
21
Sign that 63-Across was elected : WHITESMOKE
23
"Vive le ___!" : ROI
24
Burlesque show prop : BOA
25
Welcomed through the door : SAWIN
26
Prefix with structure : INFRA
28
44 Regular, e.g. : SIZE
32
Pianist Peter : NERO
33
Rate card listings : ADFEES
35
North Korea's ___ Jong-un : KIM
36
Stick in one's ___ : CRAW
37
Original home of 63-Across : ARGENTINA
40
A/C specs : BTUS
43
First or last digit of D.C.'s area code : TWO
44
Gunned, as an engine : REVVED
48
"Egad!" : OHNO
49
Wraps (up) : SEWS
51
Stiller's partner in comedy : MEARA
52
Sierra ___ : LEONE
54
Abduction destination in fanciful stories : UFO
56
Preschooler : TOT
57
Protector of 63-Across : SWISSGUARD
61
Flat bread : PITA
62
Chess champion Mikhail : TAL
63
Official elected March 13, 2013 : POPEFRANCIS
65
12/31, e.g. : EVE
66
Our, in Montréal : NOTRE
67
"Later, bro!" : PEACE
68
Rose's hue : RED
69
Chow : FOOD
70
Rush toward : RUNAT
Down
1
African republic colonized by freed American slaves : LIBERIA
2
Call in support of a motion : ISECOND
3
63-Across, e.g. : PONTIFF
4
Spread in the fridge : OLEO
5
Unfortunate : SAD
6
Some java house orders : MOCHAS
7
One opposed : ANTI
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Message one might not want the tabloids to see : SEXT
9
Own : HAVE
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Authorize : EMPOWER
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One-named pop star with the 2001 hit "Whenever, Wherever" : SHAKIRA
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"You've gotta be joking ..." : COMENOW
15
Fail to connect : MISS
18
___ Jima : IWO
22
Room with a pool table, wet bar and TV, say : MANCAVE
24
Ring champ Max : BAER
27
Whys : REASONS
29
"You're preaching to the choir!" : IKNOW
30
Unwanted spot, in slang : ZIT
31
Arab V.I.P. : EMIR
34
Police dept. members : SGTS
38
Lamb raiser : EWE
39
Title fish in a Pixar film : NEMO
40
Add support to : BOLSTER
41
Stand-up routine in a stadium? : THEWAVE
42
Squeaky, say : UNOILED
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Current home of 63-Across : VATICAN
46
Racy stuff : EROTICA
47
Spreadsheet figures : DATASET
50
Took out a board at Waikiki : SURFED
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Channel with game highlights : ESPN
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Prez with fireside chats : FDR
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Blunder : GOOF
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___ no good : UPTO
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Commercial name suggesting sleekness : AERO
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French tire : PNEU
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Filing month: Abbr. : APR

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