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Vocal Visionaries

Issue 115, Winter 2021

Image by Wil540 art via wikimedia commons

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ACROSS

 

1. High points

6. Sting’s instrument

10. Little prankster

13. Furious

14. “What ___ is new?”

15. Reminder of surgery

16. “Feeling Good” singer born in Tryon, North Carolina

18. Low-carb diet

19. Hamilton’s bill

20. Salacious stuff

21. Three sheets to the wind

23. White water

25. Celery unit

26. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” singer born in Black Mountain, North Carolina

30. College dinner staple

33. Cousins of paddles

34. Oolong, e.g.

35. On vacation

36. Handmade weapons?

38. Let off steam

39. ___ de plume

40. Vitriol

41. Have a ball

42. “I Feel a Song (In My Heart)” singer born in Atlanta, Georgia

  46.  Shower alternatives

  47.  The Marvelous Mrs. ___

  50.  Abba’s home country

  52.  Fireplace fuel

53.  Fishing stick

  55.  Starring role

  56.  “On & On” singer born in Dallas, Texas

59. WSM radio show

60. Fish in some salads

61. Lessened, as pain

62. Best-selling K-pop group

63. “___ and I Know It” (2012 No. 1 hit by LMFAO)

64. Actress Witherspoon

 

DOWN

 

1. “___ Got No / I Got Life” (hit by 16-Across)

2. Colonial newscaster

3. Food from above

4. GPS approximation

5. Time in studio

6. Puzzle

7. Oodles

8. Tax form ID

9. React to a forceful blow

10. Athlete on a rink

11. Aussie’s buddy

12. Urge on

15. Handful for Hamlet in the churchyard

17. Website for cinephiles

22. Buffoons

24. Zebras, to lions

25. “Pronto!”

27. Classical scholar and pianist Charles

28. 50 ___ (“Candy Shop” rapper)

29. Perry with the 2010 hit “Firework”

30. Tolled, as bells

31. Army no-show

32. Fiercely protective types, colloquially

36. Lizzo’s leggings

37. Varieties

38. Large containers

40. Memory unit

41. Online scam artist

43. Father, familiarly

44. “Don’t worry about me”

45. Lady ___ (pop star)

48. Wipe clean, as a blackboard

49. Rich ore deposits

50.  Messy person

51. Shed tears

52. Wildcat

54. “My man!”

57. Regret

58. Sweetheart, slangily

 





Simon Marotte

Simon Marotte is a senior at Conway High School in Arkansas, where he is a member of the CHS swim team. He recently published his first crossword puzzle in the New York Times, where he has four more puzzles forthcoming. He has also published in Universal Crossword and will have a puzzle coming soon in the Atlantic.