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New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 2016

Author: Priscilla Clark and Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Clark. This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Constructor notes: PRISCILLA: To finally get a puzzle into the New York Times! I had been trying for years, always for a Sunday because they offered so many more theme possibilities. Some of the time Will wrote encouraging ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Will sends some newbie constructors my way, usually when they have a decent idea but can't provide him with a satisfactory grid. I like going back and forth with the person as we trade ideas on how to build a nice ... more
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Across Down
1. Foyer fixture : COATRACK
9. Paratroopers' gear : CHUTES
15. Building material for an 80-Across (in two different ways?) : ADOBE
20. Unsympathetic response to a complainer : OHBOOHOO
21. Warhol's "Campbell's Tomato Juice Box," e.g. : POPART
22. Italian vessel? : CRUET
23. Conflict at sea : MARINERSBATTLEPIRATES
26. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
27. Geological flat top : MESA
28. Staple at a luau : POI
29. Orange Pixar character : NEMO
30. Main character in Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" : SAMSA
32. River ___ (tributary of the Thames) : LEA
34. Balls or fire preceder : SPIT
37. Way off : AFAR
40. Decides, in a way : VOTESON
44. Dura ___ (brain membrane) : MATER
46. "That's more than I want to know!" : TMI
47. Parenting problem at a zoo : TIGERSCANTHANDLECUBS
52. Luke Skywalker's landspeeder, e.g. : HOVERCAR
53. Spill one's secrets : SING
54. "The Governator" : ARNIE
55. Focus of study for Niels Bohr : ATOM
56. Lead-in to dealer or dialer : AUTO
59. Winter Palace resident : TSAR
61. Particulars, in slang : DEETS
62. Logician's word : NOR
63. Show weariness : SAG
65. Eight days after the nones : IDES
67. Choice word? : EENIE
69. Cold War synopsis : YANKEESDEFEATREDS
74. Rimes with rhymes : LEANN
75. Othello, for one : MOOR
76. "Kewl!" : RAD
77. Catch : NAB
80. See 15-Across : ABODE
83. It may be recounted : TALE
85. Be highly esteemed : RATE
87. Not mad : SANE
88. Roger Bannister, notably : MILER
89. Word repeated in James Brown's "It's a ___ ___ ___ World" : MANS
91. "Please show some compassion!" : HAVEPITY
94. Show of respect at the Vatican : PADRESBOWTOCARDINALS
99. Wood in Lucius Malfoy's wand : ELM
100. Dear one? : DIARY
101. Rapt : FOCUSED
102. Twosome : DYAD
104. Incapacitate, in a way : TASE
105. "Inside the N.B.A." airer : TNT
106. Yemen, once : SHEBA
111. Subj. for a radio astronomer : SETI
113. One in a gray suit, for short : REB
115. Most-applied-to sch. in the U.S. : UCLA
119. Split pair : EXES
120. Overthrow of a monarchy : NATIONALSTOPPLEROYALS
126. Smart ___ : ALECK
127. Only guest host in the 21 years of Leno's "The Tonight Show" : COURIC
128. It requires a balancing act : UNICYCLE
129. City of Light, informally : PAREE
130. Gives the old heave-ho : EXPELS
131. Faulty connections? : BADDATES
1. Food ___ (feelings after big meals) : COMAS
2. John who wrote "Appointment in Samarra" : OHARA
3. Hussein : Obama :: ___ : Garfield : ABRAM
4. "Through many dangers, ___ and snares I have already come" ("Amazing Grace" lyric) : TOILS
5. Burgundy of "Anchorman" : RON
6. "Pardon ..." : AHEM
7. Heart : CORE
8. Big name in headphones : KOSS
9. Number cruncher, for short : CPA
10. Short shorts : HOTPANTS
11. Until : UPTO
12. The Seal of Solomon and others : TALISMANS
13. Before, poetically : ERE
14. Letters on many a racecar : STP
15. Part of a plot : ACRE
16. ___ queen : DRAMA
17. Pitched poorly : OUTOFTUNE
18. Queen ___ : BEE
19. SAT org. : ETS
24. Raft material : BALSA
25. Pentium creator : INTEL
31. Profess : AVER
33. Long stretch : EON
35. Supercontinent of 200 million years ago : PANGAEA
36. "___ be my pleasure" : ITD
38. Scope : AMBIT
39. Climbs : RISES
41. World of Warcraft beast : ORC
42. Waver of a wand : TSAAGENT
43. Bathroom tile shade : ECRU
45. Prepped : READIED
47. Cowardly Lion harasser : TOTO
48. Bathroom bar : IVORY
49. The Pink Panther, in "The Pink Panther" : GEM
50. Takes the place of, in batting : HITSFOR
51. Seventh film in the "Rocky" series : CREED
52. ___ characters (basic means of writing Chinese) : HAN
57. "___ the season ..." : TIS
58. Leftover : ODDMENT
60. Hardly original works : RETREADS
63. Curled one's lip : SNEERED
64. Police blotter letters : AKA
66. Fair-hiring inits. : EEO
68. Org. with the Eddie Eagle safety program : NRA
70. Tree with catkins : ALDER
71. Charms : ENAMORS
72. Long stretch : ERA
73. Delicacy usually eaten as an appetizer : SNAIL
78. Marching band? : ANTS
79. Queen ___ (pop music nickname) : BEY
80. Stoked : AMPED
81. Deli roll : BIALY
82. Rubens or Raphael : OLDMASTER
84. Gets fitted for a suit? : LAWYERSUP
86. Drive-___ : THRU
87. Pool site : SPA
90. Leave runny on the inside, say : SOFTBOIL
92. Compete : VIE
93. Leftovers : ENDS
95. Once-common campus event : SITIN
96. Welcome to the fold? : BAA
97. Downside : CON
98. Go haywire : ACTUP
103. Clear for takeoff? : DEICE
107. OutKast chart-topper : HEYYA
108. On the button : EXACT
109. Southern beauty : BELLE
110. Low mounts? : ASSES
112. Take a hit : TOKE
114. Sein : German :: ___ : French : ETRE
116. Cotton or country follower : CLUB
117. Siberian river : LENA
118. Dry : ARID
120. Time out? : NAP
121. ___ russe : ALA
122. A card? : ACE
123. Deli offering : LOX
124. Alternatives to Macs : PCS
125. What a constant hand-washer probably has, for short : OCD

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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