MAKE THAT A DOUBLE

New York Times, Sunday, July 31, 2016

Author: Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Editor: Will Shortz
Ruth B. Margolin
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Margolin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Ruth B. Margolin notes: I was first introduced to crossword puzzles in college when my friends and I would attempt to solve the NYTimes Sunday puzzle collaboratively, lingering over Sunday brunch in the dining hall, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Ruth's Sunday debut! KEEP IT TOGETHER gives us a rationale for a rebus puzzle smashing I and T together, and the title, MAKE THAT A DOUBLE, tells us that each themer has two IT rebuses. Although there are a ton of ... more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 24,372
Across Down
1. What an urgent message may be in : ALLCAPS
8. Person in handcuffs, for short : PERP
12. The Fonz, for one : GREASER
19. Dish site, maybe : ROOFTOP
20. Leaf : FOLIO
21. Stuffed, in Mexican cuisine : RELLENO
22. Flip-flop : SWITCHPOSITIONS
24. Puts on : AFFECTS
25. Times for many Tours tours : ETES
26. Holds up : ROBS
27. Juniors : SONS
29. Mentalist Geller : URI
30. ___ Tamid (synagogue lamp) : NER
31. Question asked at the cash register : CREDITORDEBIT
35. Match : AGREE
37. Drink with mint or lemon : ICETEA
39. Ed of "Up" : ASNER
40. See 46-Across : RECRUITER
42. Persistent : CHRONIC
44. It may require a password : WIFI
46. With 40-Across, visitor on high-school career day : ARMY
47. Spot for a shopping list : MEMOPAD
51. Collect : REAP
53. Some email attachments : PDFS
56. Travis who sang "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" : TRITT
59. Occasion to learn a secret handshake : INITIATIONRITE
63. Opposite of fast : EAT
64. Man of morals : AESOP
66. Blackening : TARRING
67. Tangle of hair : MAT
68. Spot for vaccinations, for short? : PSA
69. Chest organs : THYMUSES
71. Q neighbors : RST
72. Knock unconscious : COLDCOCK
74. Q neighbor : TAB
75. Apartment ad abbr. : RMS
76. Playful : JOCULAR
78. Q preceder, in song : SUSIE
79. Passing note? : OBIT
80. Fib : LITTLEWHITELIE
83. Romance writers' awards : RITAS
84. ___ buco : OSSO
86. "Amazing Grace" verse ender : ISEE
87. Bush campaigns? : SAFARIS
89. Ho-hum response : YAWN
91. Pet cause, in brief : SPCA
94. French city known for its porcelain : LIMOGES
98. Laugh uproariously : BUSTAGUT
101. Powerhouse in women's b-ball : UCONN
105. "... or I quit!," e.g. : THREAT
106. Trophies for Tiger Woods and LeBron James : ESPYS
107. Way to get to know a father in law? : PATERNITYSUIT
110. Home of the N.C.A.A.'s Cyclones : ISU
111. King of Portugal : REI
112. Regarding : ASTO
113. Actor Bremner of "Black Hawk Down" : EWEN
114. One side of the Bosporus strait : ASIA
115. Lead-up to mating : ENDGAME
118. Stay cool ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : KEEPITTOGETHER
123. It might land you in a trap : TEESHOT
124. Singer with an eponymous 1956 #1 album : ELVIS
125. Persona non grata : OUTCAST
126. Melodic passages : STRAINS
127. Fossey who was "in the mist" : DIAN
128. Ones who say "We'll be right back" : TVHOSTS
1. What gets As in chemistry? : ARSENIC
2. Hardly electronic wizardry : LOWTECH
3. One who's outstanding? : LOITERER
4. Ozone destroyers, for short : CFCS
5. Phys ed dept. : ATH
6. Carbonated drink : POP
7. Reproduction unit : SPORE
8. Cause of Romeo's death : POISON
9. "Xanadu" group, for short : ELO
10. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
11. Group surrounding a star : POSSE
12. Curling stone stone : GRANITE
13. Makes the calls : REFS
14. Keebler baker : ELF
15. Carbonated drink : ALE
16. Landlord's request : SECURITYDEPOSIT
17. Something with two sides? : ENTREE
18. More promising : ROSIER
20. Activity-tracking devices : FITBITS
23. Carbonated drink : SODA
28. Newswoman Soledad : OBRIEN
31. End of geologic time? : CENE
32. "The Evil Dead" director : RAIMI
33. "<<" button: Abbr. : REW
34. Wash'n ___ (towelette brand) : DRI
35. Flight board abbr. : ARR
36. Oscar-winning Hanks role : GUMP
38. Beat it : TOMTOM
41. What a star may denote : CAPITAL
43. Doesn't accept, say : CONTESTS
45. Throat problem : FROG
48. Hummus holders : PITAS
49. Cause of inflation? : AIR
50. Lawyer who defended Leopold and Loeb : DARROW
52. Relating to heraldry : ARMORIAL
54. Tissue surrounding a muscle : FASCIA
55. What's at risk : STAKES
56. Something hard to get off your chest? : TATTOO
57. Places to get clean : REHABS
58. Climber in a children's rhyme : ITSYBITSYSPIDER
60. N.Y.U.'s ___ School of the Arts : TISCH
61. Senses : INTUITS
62. Terminal info, for short : ETDS
65. It's a stitch : PURL
70. Striking down : SMITING
72. Baby whale : CALF
73. Arrow on a screen : CURSOR
76. Private transportation? : JEEP
77. Shepherd's place : LEA
81. Anne Rice antihero : LESTAT
82. "It was you," à la Verdi : ERITU
85. Like Cheerios : OATY
88. Paintball cry : IMHIT
90. "I wish I ___ [sic] homeward bound": Paul Simon : WAS
92. Signal : CUE
93. Horizontal: Abbr. : ACR
95. Kimono-clad hostesses : GEISHAS
96. Like Monday crosswords : EASIEST
97. English royal family : STUARTS
98. Hats for artistes : BERETS
99. Early online forum : USENET
100. Overturns : UPSETS
102. The first to go on a strike, usually : ONEPIN
103. Dummies : NITWITS
104. Duma dissent : NYET
108. Took a hit : TOKED
109. Hoity-toity sort : SNOOT
112. Patron god of ancient Thebes : AMON
114. Record label for Cream and Sonny & Cher : ATCO
116. Federal management org. : GSA
117. Tuna type : AHI
119. Giant Manning : ELI
120. Señora Perón : EVA
121. Statehouse resident, informally : GUV
122. Archaic verb ending : ETH

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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