Fly Away, Little One!

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Puzzle Notes

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen,

One of the most creative singer/songwriters of our time is Sia. Her three-letter name (thank you, puzzle gods!) has made her a puzzle fill fave. She’s often clued as [“Chandelier” singer]. You may recognize the soaring melody from the "Miss Dior" TV ad with Natalie Portman.

With song titles like “Healing is Difficult,” “Judge Me,” “Titanium,” “Courage to Change” and “Elastic Heart” – Sia's work conveys messages of hope and survival. Today’s puzzle includes another Sia work that served as catalyst for the puzzle theme. If you’re a Sia fan – we are on common ground. But it is not necessary to know her music to successfully conquer the puzzle. The wordplay stands alone! 

Welcome to Week 535 of Crossword Nation. We cordially invite you to solve “Fly Away, Little One!” as your challenge of the week.

Until next time, I remain . . .

Cruciverbally yours, 


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