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IN BAD TASTE

New York Times, Sunday, May 28, 2017

Best-selling Canadian singer of all time (with 200+ million record sales)

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Zhou.
Andrew Zhou notes:
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© 2017, The New York Times5/28/17 ( No. 24,673 )
Across
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"___ Davis Eyes," 1981 #1 hit : BETTE
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Some lookout notices, for short : APBS
10
One thrown for a loop? : LASSO
15
Musical genre for "Gangnam Style" : KPOP
19
Sundance Film Festival local : UTAHN
20
Sack : LOOT
21
Venusian or Jovian : ALIEN
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Pointer for a weather person? : VANE
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Vertical part of a plane : YAXIS
24
Soprano on TV : TONY
25
Drifting sort : NOMAD
26
America's Cup, e.g. : EWER
27
Step 1: Raise hell : STIRUPAHORNETSNEST
31
Opus ___ : DEI
32
"Golly!" : BOY
33
___ Picchu : MACHU
36
Wild guess : STAB
39
Step 2: Make some literary gaffes : MIXONESMETAPHORS
47
Reciprocal in trigonometry : COSECANT
49
Targets of a cleanse : TOXINS
50
Undecided, on a sked : TBA
51
Many residents of Holmes County, Ohio : AMISH
52
Movie release day, often: Abbr. : FRI
54
Had pants? : GASPED
55
___ rock : GLAM
56
Step 3: Devote energy to something hopeless : BEATADEADHORSE
59
Prefix with second : NANO
60
One who's been tapped on the shoulder : SIR
61
West Coast news inits. : LAT
62
Numbers after a decimal point: Abbr. : CTS
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Activewear brand : AVIA
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Step 4: Be a financial wastrel : POURMONEYDOWNTHEDRAIN
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Doxycycline target : ACNE
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Refusals : NOS
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When doubled, a drink with vodka, peach schnapps and cranberry juice : WOO
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Address not in a phone book : URL
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___ film : STAG
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Step 5: Look pretty schlubby : CUTAPOORFIGURE
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Partner of hems : HAWS
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Eliot's "Silas ___" : MARNER
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Employer of the Bond girl in "The Spy Who Loved Me," for short : KGB
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Where 84-Down is, colloquially : SOCAL
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Figure out : DECODE
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Zoology class : REPTILES
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And finally: Has divided loyalties : SERVESTWOMASTERS
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Org. involved in a probe : NASA
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1990s tennis phenom : SELES
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Company with a lightning bolt in its logo : RCA
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Lee on a set : ANG
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What 27-, 39-, 56-, 66-, 79- and 96-Across together make up? : ARECIPEFORDISASTER
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"Such is life" : ALAS
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A Wayans brother : DAMON
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Israeli magazine holders : UZIS
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"Pipes" : VOICE
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Buddha, for one : YOGI
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Made some calls : UMPED
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"Ain't I sumthin'!" : TADA
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Zac of "Dirty Grandpa" : EFRON
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___ asst. : EXEC
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Tweets, e.g. : POSTS
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Bank deposit? : SNOW
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Hospital opening? : STENT
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Totally believes : BUYS
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Nouveau-Mexique, e.g. : ETAT
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Prepare to take off : TAXI
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Like a bronze medalist : THIRDBEST
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Follow : ENSUE
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Resort in the Wasatch Mountains : ALTA
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"Oh, nuts!" : POOH
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Chimpanzee variety : BONOBO
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William who wrote "The Confessions of Nat Turner" : STYRON
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Running track part : LANE
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Much : ALOT
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Family in a computer game : SIMS
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Trump spokesman Spicer : SEAN
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TV-watching option : ONDEMAND
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Bellyache : KVETCH
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Handle roughly : PAW
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With 18-Down, distribution limitation, informally : ONE
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See 17-Down : PER
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High-grade cotton : PIMA
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C.E.O. of the Planetary Society starting in 2010 : NYE
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Depletes : SAPS
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Stream coming down a mountain? : HOTLAVA
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Pope who initiated the First Crusade : URBANII
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One crossing the line? : SCAB
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"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare," e.g. : TOME
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It spans 11 time zones : ASIA
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Conflagration : INFERNO
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More, in ads : XTRA
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Navigator's aid : STAR
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Shaded growth : MOSS
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Anticipate : EXPECT
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Lace : TIE
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Nonvoting member in the U.S. House of Representatives : SAMOAN
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Gulf : CHASM
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Without forethought : IDLY
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Begin fighting : GOTOWAR
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Growl like a dog : GNAR
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Best-selling Canadian singer of all time (with 200+ million record sales) : DION
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Duped : HAD
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James who wrote "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" : THURBER
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Medieval toiler : SERF
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Grand viziers, e.g. : PASHAS
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Scales span them : OCTAVES
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Napping, so to speak : UNAWARE
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Rules and ___ : REGS
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Some money set aside : ESCROW
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Doo-___ : WOP
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Recess : NOOK
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Like minor celebrities : DLIST
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Repeal : UNDO
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Be swarming (with) : TEEM
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"Hop-o'-My-Thumb" villain : OGRE
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Melting : GOINGSOFT
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It has a noted school of theater, film and television : UCLA
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Pulitzer winner Armantrout and others : RAES
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"Frozen" princess : ELSA
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Really not O.K. : MESSEDUP
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Part of a musical : ACT
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Ovine : sheep :: cervine : ___ : DEER
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Ad Council output, for short : PSAS
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Pickle brand : VLASIC
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Pound sound : ARF
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Talent seekers : SCOUTS
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Whom Kala reared : TARZAN
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Altar approaches : NAVES
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Some G.I. wear, for short : CAMO
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Little hellions : IMPS
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Brooke or Brooks : POET
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Closes : ENDS
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Character with the aria "When I am laid in earth" : DIDO
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"Vidi" : ISAW
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Fade : TIRE
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Major before going to B-school, maybe : ECON
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Big figure in Manhattan? : RENT
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Response that's often repeated : AYE
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Bagel topper : LOX
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___-appropriate : AGE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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