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New York Times, Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Woman in a 1982 hit who can be reached using the starts of the answers to the starred clues

Author:
Christopher Adams and Adam Aaronson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Aaronson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Adams. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Aaronson.
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© 2021, The New York Times6/30/21 ( No. 26,167 )
Across
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Handwriting style : SCRIPT
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Woodland or wetland : HABITAT
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E! talk show : THESOUP
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Similar chemical compounds : ISOMERS
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*Like many old video game soundtracks : EIGHTBIT
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*Common purchase for a tailgate : SIXPACK
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Getting close, in a guessing game : WARM
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Parts of psyches : EGOS
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Tuner that's turned : DIAL
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Moves furtively : SNEAKS
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*Sinbad's milieu : SEVENSEAS
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Singer Stefani : GWEN
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"Survivor" setting, often : ISLE
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Singer's time to shine : SOLO
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Mortgage claim : LIEN
35
Suggestion made with a wink and a nudge : INNUENDO
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"___ said yes!" : SHE
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*Burger chain named for a father and his sons : FIVEGUYS
43
Minuscule particle : ION
44
Kicked down the road, as an issue : PUNTEDON
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Some first responders, in brief : EMTS
48
Freshly : ANEW
49
Culmination of a wedding ceremony : KISS
51
Resistance units : OHMS
54
*One of two for the 1990s Chicago Bulls : THREEPEAT
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Full of cheer : JOYOUS
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Video hosting service since 2009 : VEVO
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Like many baby animals : CUTE
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Singer's time to shine : ARIA
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*Anthem whose French lyrics predate its English lyrics : OCANADA
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*Former fashion retailer so-named for its 57th Street address in Manhattan : NINEWEST
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"That's two hours I'll never get back!" : HATEDIT
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All together : ENMASSE
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Binge at a buffet, say : OVEREAT
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Fluctuated wildly : YOYOED
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Worries anxiously : STEWS
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Science fiction writer Ted with four Hugo awards : CHIANG
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Came back, as hair : REGREW
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(Spoiler alert!) Sole survivor of the Pequod : ISHMAEL
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Poker prize : POT
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"A series of ___," infamous analogy for the internet : TUBES
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Philip Pullman's "___ Dark Materials" : HIS
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Stage digression : ASIDE
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Completely confine : BOXIN
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Stalemate : IMPASSE
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Star of CBS's "Madam Secretary" : TEALEONI
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Circle segment : ARC
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"For shame!" : TSK
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One skewered at a roast? : PIG
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Throw out : TOSS
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Bud in the Baseball Hall of Fame : SELIG
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Part of a place setting : KNIFE
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Performance sites : VENUES
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Big name in shoes and handbags : ALDO
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In a moment : SOON
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Bring up : INVOKE
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___ al-Adha (Muslim holiday) : EID
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Citi Field team, on scoreboards : NYM
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"We wanna join!" : USTOO
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Altercation : SPAT
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"Say what?" : HUNH
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Deprive of strength - not, as is commonly believed, to give strength : ENERVATE
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Pioneering computer : ENIAC
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11- or 12-year-old : TWEENER
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Draw back (from) : SHYAWAY
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Bowl over : STUN
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On a larger scale : MORESO
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Credit ___ (banking giant) : SUISSE
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Steer clear of : EVADE
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Places for speakers : PODIA
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Woman in a 1982 hit who can be reached using the starts of the answers to the starred clues : JENNY
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Filled to the brim : SATED
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What might get under your collar? : TIE
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"Well, lookee here!" : OHO
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Cleveland athlete, for short : CAV
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The "A" of D.A.: Abbr. : ATT
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___ pop (genre for Billie Eilish) : EMO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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