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As part of a study that investigates the dynamics of the s=1/2 XXZ model in the planar regime |Δ|<1, we discuss the singular nature of the Bethe ansatz equations for the case Δ=0 (XX model). We identify the general structure of the Bethe ansatz solutions for the entire XX spectrum, which include states with real and complex magnon momenta. We discuss the relation between the spinon or magnon quasiparticles (Bethe ansatz) and the lattice fermions (Jordan-Wigner representation). We present determinantal expressions for transition rates of spin-fluctuation operators between Bethe wave functions and reduce them to product expressions. We apply the formulas to two-spinon transition rates for chains with up to N=4096 sites.