New York Times, Saturday, September 7, 2013

Author: Julian Lim
Editor: Will Shortz
Julian Lim
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Julian Lim notes: It might be of interest that I started constructing this puzzle almost immediately after actually visiting the 1-Across. I suspect ... more
Will Shortz notes: The Times's test-solvers found this puzzle tough. And anyone who doesn't know the BURJ KHALIFA (1-Across), as one of the testers didn't, is in for an especially rough time.
Jeff Chen notes: Julian ups the ante in this puzzle, not just using triple-stacked 11's, but adding an 8-letter word (19A, 44A) into those massive ... more
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Across Down
1. World's tallest building : BURJKHALIFA
12. Instagram post : PIC
15. One way to cruise along : ONAUTOPILOT
16. 7 a.m. staple, briefly : GMA
17. They come out of many mouths : WISDOMTEETH
18. Protection from pirates: Abbr. : TMS
19. Sets forth thoroughly : EXPOSITS
20. Trite : OLDHAT
22. Guitar maker Fender : LEO
23. She's beautiful, per a popular song : AMERICA
24. So-called "weekend pill" : CIALIS
28. Like some liquor stores : STATERUN
29. Like 30-Down : ASIAN
30. Room at the top, maybe : SUITE
31. Spa treatment, for short : TLC
32. Unsurprising outcome : NORM
33. Radios, e.g. : SENDS
34. "Sweet!" : YEAH
35. Starz alternative : TMC
36. Belfast is on its shore : MAINE
37. Mind : SEETO
38. Site of the Sibelius Monument : HELSINKI
40. Castle's place, initially : CORNER
41. Took up some of : ATEINTO
42. Big time : EON
43. Trepanning targets : CRANIA
44. Some partial appointments : CRONYISM
49. Blood : KIN
50. Big time : MAJORLEAGUE
52. It may be cracked or packed : ICE
53. "C'est la vie" : ANDSOITGOES
54. Co. purchased by Wizards of the Coast : TSR
55. Hail Marys, e.g. : LASTRESORTS
1. Champion between Holyfield reigns : BOWE
2. It has "batch" and "patch" commands : UNIX
3. Not be smooth-talking? : RASP
4. Activity with holding and throwing : JUDO
5. Singer of the 1987 #1 country hit "Do Ya" : KTOSLIN
6. Buds : HOMIES
7. "I shall not find myself so ___ die": Antony : APTTO
8. Fictional accounts : LIES
9. Text attachment? : ILE
10. Bygone yellow-roofed kiosks : FOTOMATS
11. Forward, back or center : ATHLETE
12. Like every Bond film since 1989 : PGTHIRTEEN
13. Virginal : IMMACULATE
14. Moor : CASTANCHOR
21. Karate trainee in 2010's "The Karate Kid" : DRE
23. Agatha Christie's "There Is ___ ..." : ATIDE
24. Is unable to cut the mustard : CANTHACKIT
25. Form of strength training : ISOMETRICS
26. It'll help you breathe easier : AIRCLEANER
27. Fast flight : LAM
28. One in a religious majority : SUNNI
30. Brand on a face : SEIKO
33. Largest river of southern California : SANTAANA
34. Norah Jones's "Tell ___ Mama" : YER
36. Not amounting to much : MINIMAL
37. "Holy" group in 17th-century literature : SONNETS
39. Something to beg pardon for : SIN
40. Ill-paid laborer : COOLIE
42. Something to beg pardon for : ERROR
44. Not be gratuitous : COST
45. ___ Sant'Gria (wine choice) : YAGO
46. Servant in the "Discworld" novels : IGOR
47. Kind of pudding : SUET
48. Whole bunch : MESS
51. Both Barack and Michelle Obama have them: Abbr. : JDS

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