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New York Times, Monday, April 30, 2018

Singer Grande with the #1 albums "Yours Truly" and "My Everything"

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Haight. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Bruce Haight notes:
I remember driving down the freeway a year ago and hearing someone on the radio use JOCKEYS as a synonym for underwear. I think some ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nearly the Platonic ideal of Monday crosswords. Catchy theme phrases, fun concept, strong bonuses in the longer fill, little to no ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times4/30/18 ( No. 25,010 )
Across
1
Quick drinks, as of whiskey : SHOTS
6
What one might be after doing 1-Across : TIPSY
11
"___ be my pleasure!" : ITD
14
Trunk of the body : TORSO
15
Run off to the preacher : ELOPE
16
Neither's partner : NOR
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Underwear for judges? : LEGALBRIEFS
19
Ginger ___ (soft drink) : ALE
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Singer Grande with the #1 albums "Yours Truly" and "My Everything" : ARIANA
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Terminates : ENDS
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The "O" of B.Y.O.B. : OWN
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Underwear for Frisbee enthusiasts? : DISCJOCKEYS
28
Feeling of a person stranded in the desert : THIRST
30
Silvery hair color : ASHGRAY
31
Mediocre : SOSO
32
Who says "To be, or not to be: that is the question" : HAMLET
34
Underwear for beginners? : AMATEURBOXERS
39
Soap operas, e.g. : DRAMAS
40
What "I" or "me" refers to : SELF
42
Belgian diamond center : ANTWERP
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Fixed charge : SETFEE
47
Underwear for actors? : MOVIESHORTS
50
"Gross!" : EWW
51
One direction for an elevator : DOWN
52
Romantic hopeful : SUITOR
54
Nasty Amin : IDI
55
Underwear for tycoons? : CASHDRAWERS
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Furry sitcom alien : ALF
61
Like the moon landing, according to conspiracists : FAKED
62
___ Marie, singer of the 1985 hit "Lovergirl" : TEENA
63
Director Spike : LEE
64
"Woo-hoo!" : OHYAY
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English class assignment : ESSAY
Down
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Cardinals, on scoreboards : STL
2
Soil tiller : HOE
3
Any living thing : ORGANISM
4
Romanov ruler : TSAR
5
Opponent of stripes in billiards : SOLIDS
6
Shore fliers : TERNS
7
Relating to part of the pelvis : ILIAC
8
Who wrote the line "Once upon a midnight dreary ..." : POE
9
Rating on a Coppertone bottle, for short : SPF
10
"Indubitably!" : YES
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More ridiculous : INANER
12
"See, I was right!" : TOLDYA
13
Like formal clothing : DRESSY
18
Worms for fishing : BAIT
21
Heart health evaluation, for short : EKGTEST
22
Extra periods, in brief : OTS
23
"Stop right there!" : WHOA
25
Doorframe parts : JAMBS
26
Nobel Peace Prize city : OSLO
27
Cereal in a party mix : CHEX
29
Victory in an away game : ROADWIN
32
"Well, I never!" : HUMPH
33
Notre Dame's Parseghian : ARA
35
Part of an arbor : TREE
36
Distinctive features of Mr. Spock : EARS
37
Whistle blowers : REFEREES
38
Whole bunch : SLEW
41
Small bunch : FEW
42
It goes from about 540 to 1700 : AMDIAL
43
Casserole bit : NOODLE
44
Laura vis-à-vis Rob Petrie, on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" : TVWIFE
45
Use a swizzle stick : STIR
46
Property in a will : ESTATE
48
Actor Milo : OSHEA
49
Rosy-cheeked : RUDDY
53
Has bills : OWES
55
Corp. money honcho : CFO
56
"How relaxing!" : AAH
57
Where clouds are : SKY
58
Genetic stuff : RNA
59
Second word of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : SAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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