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New York Times, Thursday, July 28, 2016

One-named musician who has performed at the Egyptian pyramids and the Taj Mahal

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQUXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Perl.
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© 2016, The New York Times7/28/16 ( No. 24,369 )
Across
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Auto booster : CARTHIEF
6
It lends a smoky flavor to Scotch : PEAT
10
Has a ball : PARTIES
14
One-named musician who has performed at the Egyptian pyramids and the Taj Mahal : YANNI
15
Kind of chat : IDLE
16
___ Accords : OSLO
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Like the rock in "Rock of Ages" : CLEFT
18
River across the French/German border : SAAR
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Composer Schifrin : LALO
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Singer of "Footloose" : LORI
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Spray in a kitchen : PAM
22
Patronize, as a hotel : STAYAT
24
Gloria of Miami Sound Machine : ESTEFAN
26
Sweetums : DEAR
27
Releases : LETSGO
29
Plains tribe : KIOWA
33
One making the rounds? : BARTENDER
36
Tangles up : ENMESHES
38
Day of planning : EVE
39
Letter writing, they say ... or a hint to eight answers in this puzzle : LOSTART
41
Bklyn. ___ : HTS
42
One of the carriers in the SkyTeam alliance : AEROFLOT
44
Black-and-white Best Picture winner : THEARTIST
46
Big name in soup : KNORR
47
Secondary route : BYROAD
49
They're out of service : VETS
51
Have a healthy diet : EATWELL
55
Cheating student : COPIER
58
Subtext of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" : LSD
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Reebok competitor : AVIA
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Like some hygiene : ORAL
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Bickering : ATIT
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Orbitz bookings : TRIPS
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Whimper : MEWL
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Musical with the song "It's Today" : MAME
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Evolve : ADAPT
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Series opener : PARTONE
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Spur : PROD
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Bond orders : MARTINIS
Down
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New moon to new moon, e.g. : CYCLE
2
Celestial rings : HALOS
3
Unmoving : INERT
4
W.W. I rifle : ENFIELD
5
Honda offering : FIT
6
Ones taking sides : PARTISANS
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Cheese used in Babybels : EDAM
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Like : ALA
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Not windy : TERSE
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Guiding light : POLARIS
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British interjection : ISAY
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Scatter? : ELLA
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Shade of black : SOOT
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Keep the beat? : PATROL
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"So there!" : TAKETHAT
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"Help yourself" : FEELFREE
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Lady of Brazil : DONA
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L.A.'s ___ Museum : GETTY
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"Didn't think you'd be here" : OHHI
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Dips in a bucket, say : WETS
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Second hand: Abbr. : ASST
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Schnozz : BEAK
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What people who are hurt may try to get : EVEN
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Enemy of the early Christians : NERO
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Squire of "The Wind in the Willows" : MRTOAD
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Breaks down : SOBS
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First name in popcorn : ORVILLE
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King nicknamed Longshanks : EDWARDI
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Went back to square one : RESTARTED
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Vagabond : TRAMP
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Fiji alternative : EVIAN
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Florentine painter : LIPPI
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Holds up : LASTS
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Give gratis : COMP
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Ice cream flavor : OREO
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Get some quick money for, say : PAWN
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Member of a motorcade : LIMO
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Besmirch : TAR
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Skye cap : TAM

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

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