Swinging Far North Of Mendoza; Statuettes Of Illimitation? “Dominicknames!” Operoxymoretta

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Schpuzzle of the Week:
Statuettes of illimitation? 

Name a winner of multiple Oscar statuettes, first and last names. 
Replace the first letter of the last name with an “r”. The last 6 letters of the result spell a tool of this multiple Academy Award winner’s trade. 
The first 4 letters spell something others do to win Oscars. 
Who is this Oscar winner? 


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Round Ball? Round Bat? Hit It Squarely! Appetizer: 
Swinging far north of Mendoza

Take just the first name of perhaps one of the best hitters in major league baseball history. 
Remove one letter. 
The result is a prefix pertaining to certain body parts that are vital to superior hitting. 
Who is this hitter?

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Riffing Off Shortz And Talvacchio Slices:
“Dominicknames!”

Will Shortz’s August 26th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Dominick Talvacchio of Chicago, reads:
Think of a well-known musician whose last name contains a body part. The musician has a single-word nickname that anagrams to a different body part. Who is this musician, and what is the nickname?

Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Talvacchio Slices read:
ENTREE #1:
Think of a well-known musician whose last name contains the plural form of a body part and whose first name has a syllable that sounds like a second body part. This musician was once a member of a group of youngsters who were associated with the last name’s body part.
The musician has a single-word nickname that, when you remove its last letter, anagrams to a third body part. The musician has another single-word nickname, one that sounds like a slang term for a body part. 
Who is this musician? Of what group of youngsters was the musician a member? What are the musician’s two nicknames that have connections to body parts?

ENTREE #2:
Think of a not-so-well-known musician – one who is known to most fans only by the middle name, a middle name that contains a body part. The musician’s last single record that charted (in the early 1970’s) contained a lyric about something that “tasted good.” 
Too much of that “good-tasting something,” however, might well have a detrimental effect on the body part contained in the middle name. 
Who is this musician and what is the title of the single recording that sold well enough to make the charts? 
And just what was it that tasted so good?

ENTREE #3:
Think of a well-known musician whose last name contains a body part. 
The musician wrote the song in ENTREE #2 that contained the lyric about something that “tasted good.” 
Combine and rearrange the letters in the musician’s first name plus the letters in the non-body-part part of the last name to spell a 4-letter word used in the title of two of the musician’s compilation albums plus a 2-word title (in 5 and 2 letters) of two albums released by other artists in 1970, just as the musician began receiving widespread and worldwide acclaim as a singer-songwriter.
Who is this musician? What is the word in the title of two of the musician’s compilation albums? What is the title of two albums released by other artists in 1970?

ENTREE #4:
Think of a moderately well-known musician with single-word nickname that is also a common 4-letter word for a particular class of warm-blooded vertibrates. 
Take the combined letters of the musician’s first and last names and change an “e” to an “h”.
Rearrange the result to form two 4-letter members of that class and one 5-letter word for a sound they make. 
Who is this musician, what is the class of vertibrates, what are the two members of the class, and what sound do they make?

ENTREE #5:
Name of a puzzle-maker whose last name contains the middle name of a well-known American and a Greek letter (in its spelled-out form). Replace an “h” in the puzzle-maker’s last name with an “l”. Combine the letters of this result with the letters in the puzzle-maker’s first name. Rearrange these combined letters to form an oxymoronic 3-word phrase consisting of two adjectives and a noun that begin, respectively, with an “i”, “a” and “c”.  
Who is this puzzle-maker, and what is the 3-word oxymoronic phrase?


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Libretto’d Dessert:
Operoxymoretta

Take the English translation of an operetta title, in three words. 
Put a “d” sound at the end of one of the words to form what sounds like an oxymoronic phrase. 
What is this title?

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