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New York Times, Friday, July 19, 2019

One-named singer with the 1993 platinum album "Debut"

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Wentz. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Wentz notes:
It's always fun to dust off an old puzzle that's been out of your brain for a few months and look at it with fresh eyes, and this one ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The 68-word themeless construction is a tough task, and Peter is one of the masters at it. It is so hard to produce a 68-word product ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times7/19/19 ( No. 25,455 )

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1
Like sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio, typically : DRY
4
Scrubber : LOOFA
9
Warrior pose in yoga, e.g. : ASANA
14
Kiss cam displayer : JUMBOTRON
16
Meg who wrote "The Princess Diaries" : CABOT
17
What's found above a tilde : ESCAPEKEY
18
Orange half of an iconic duo : ERNIE
19
Smart set? : DEANSLIST
20
Things sandals lack : TOES
21
Firing locale : KILN
22
Repaid : AVENGED
25
Managed : MADEDO
28
Swindling trick : SKINGAME
29
Shake off : EVADE
30
Sapped of resources : BLED
31
% on the back of a baseball card, say : STAT
32
Get in the end : NET
33
Disturbed states : DELIRIA
36
Comic actor Barinholtz : IKE
37
Las Vegas casino with a musical name : ARIA
39
Bites harmlessly : GUMS
40
Two-time Grand Slam champion of the 1960s : LAVER
42
Is sure to succeed : CANTLOSE
44
Some fishing attire : WADERS
45
Hearty breakfast dish that includes potatoes : EGGHASH
46
Pilot production? : PENS
47
___ Games, company behind Fortnite : EPIC
48
Battleship row : PORTHOLES
53
One-named singer with the 1993 platinum album "Debut" : BJORK
54
"Nothing can stop me now!" : IMONAROLL
55
Mascot of the Winnipeg Jets : MOOSE
56
Pearl Harbor or Norfolk : NAVALBASE
57
Pulitzer-winning writer of "The Optimist's Daughter" : WELTY
58
Leslie ___, main role on "Parks and Recreation" : KNOPE
59
Handful : FEW
Down
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Spun wax, say : DJED
2
Trick : RUSE
3
Org. offering athletic memberships : YMCA
4
Very uneven : LOPSIDED
5
Title tenor role : OTELLO
6
Big name in pest control : ORKIN
7
The other side : FOES
8
"Who wants to step up?" : ANYTAKERS
9
Unbeatable blackjack pair : ACETEN
10
Garments worn at beach parties : SARONGS
11
Type least likely to turn up in a hospital : ABNEGATIVE
12
New Year's Eve party freebie : NOISEMAKER
13
"I already ___" : ATE
15
Caromed : BANKED
23
Middle of a Latin trio : VIDI
24
Puts off : DETERS
25
Shark, to swimmers : MENACE
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Everyman : AVERAGEJOE
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All available options? : DATINGPOOL
28
Use smear tactics on : SLIME
30
Rosy shade of makeup : BLUSHPINK
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What team leaders must frequently manage : EGOS
35
Player of the Skipper on "Gilligan's Island" : ALANHALE
38
Quite eager : ATHIRST
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Gather on the surface, chemically : ADSORB
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Underling : LACKEY
44
BBQ restaurant handout : WETNAP
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Mormon settlement of 1849 : PROVO
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Country that has approximately 0% arable land : OMAN
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Idle : LOAF
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Instead : ELSE
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Whole bunch : SLEW
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Company that makes the Mini : BMW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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