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The Crossword, Feb. 12: Down For The Count

Ariana Grande attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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15-Across: “Sympathy for the Celebrity’s ___” (The Atlantic piece on how Ariana Grande refuses to be photographed from her right)

This grid might do a number on you. Today's puzzle was constructed by Kelsey Dixon and Kate Chin Park, and edited by Hoang-Kim Vu. Kelsey is a crossword constructor from Chicago. Her puzzles have been published in Apple News+, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker, among other venues. When she’s not making puzzles for fun, she ... works as a puzzle editor at Andrews McMeel Universal ... She likes fizzy drinks, dinosaurs, and reminding people she was in a sorority. Kate is a crossword constructor from Oakland whose puzzles have been published in all those places too, not that it's a contest. By day she, too, is a puzzle editor. By night she is a good friend who will not reveal which sports star Kelsey has sex dreams about.

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