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New York Times, Friday, May 13, 2022

World's best-selling contemporary female artist of all time, per Billboard magazine

Author:
Brooke Husic and Nam Jin Yoon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.583
Nam Jin Yoon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} Grid has diagonal symmetry. This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Husic. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Yoon.
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© 2022, The New York Times5/13/22 ( No. 26,484 )
Across
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Billboard magazine feature : CHART
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Abbr. in skin care : SPF
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Creatures with asymmetrical ears for accuracy in hunting : OWLS
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Facts-as-fiction work : ROMANACLEF
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Some summer arrivals : LEOS
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"Join the club!" : ARENTWEALL
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World's best-selling contemporary female artist of all time, per Billboard magazine : DION
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"Who ___?" : ISNT
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"So ... who wants in on this deal?" : ANYTAKERS
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Snag : GET
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Alongside : WITH
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Children in Vienna : KINDER
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Costume that might start with a cardboard box : ROBOT
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Two cents for a paper, perhaps : OPED
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Body with a floor : SEA
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Orchestral instrument that doesn't make a sound : BATON
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Extension ___ : CORD
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Pass (out) : CONK
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Trinket : TCHOTCHKE
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Unpolished : CRUDE
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One might be chosen for its perspective : SEAT
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Loafers : LAYABOUTS
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Like hair at salons : STYLED
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Bad side : CONS
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Data head? : CIO
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Drummed-up measures? : RHYTHMS
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Seasoned rice dish : PILAF
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Make a big stink : RAISEHELL
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Blue book alternative : ADULTSITE
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Actress Sink of "Stranger Things" : SADIE
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Say goodbye to many a 34-Across à la Marie Kondo : DECLUTTER
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Prunes : TRIMS
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Destiny's Child's "___ My Name" : SAY
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Was appealing? : PLED
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Some time : DAYS
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Newmark with an eponymous list : CRAIG
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Series of stakes : HORSERACES
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"Truer words were never spoken!" : AMENTOTHAT
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Word from the Dutch for "talk nonsense" : RANT
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"Claws" channel : TNT
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Trail : SCENT
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One way to avoid a lecture : PLAYHOOKY
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Experienced : FELT
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Bygone : OLDEN
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Makes very uncomfortable, informally : WEIRDSOUT
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They may be tied up in a sequel : LOOSEENDS
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W-2 ID : SSN
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Are in store : AWAIT
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Didn't come through as promised, in slang : FLAKED
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Not be serious : KID
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Given (to) : WONT
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Garden tool : RAKE
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Summons before congress? : BOOTYCALL
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More sententious : PREACHIER
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Group with the 2020 #1 album "Be" : BTS
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Country whose official languages are French and Arabic : CHAD
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Be superinfatuated with someone : CRUSHHARD
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Jazz great Laine : CLEO
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What a bee may be : CONTEST
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"To All the ___ I've Loved Before" (2018 film) : BOYS
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Hoist, redundantly : LIFTUP
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Given a number, maybe : RATED
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Press, e.g. : MEDIA
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Oozing smarm : SLIMY
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Fills with fluff : PADS
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One may be floated or rough : IDEA
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Liu of "Why Women Kill" : LUCY
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Coronation, e.g. : RITE
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– : LESS
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Card display? : STL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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