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New York Times, Friday, January 6, 2017

"Aladdin" character who's transformed into an elephant

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Stulberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Love that OVER THE MOON and UNDER THE SUN mini-theme! So appropriately placed within the grid, too. Jacob uses the max allowable words ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times1/6/17 ( No. 24,531 )

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Across
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Thrilled : OVERTHEMOON
12
Browsing inits. : DSL
15
Suitable for printing : CAMERAREADY
16
Fig. in annual reports : CEO
17
Shows respect, in a way : TIPSONESHAT
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Quicken Loans Arena athlete, for short : CAV
19
Hydroxide and chloride : ANIONS
20
Line on a bill : SUM
21
"No way" man : JOSE
22
Brainiac, stereotypically : NERD
23
Lead-in to one or time : ANY
25
Group that grows every May : ALUMNI
27
Numero su un orologio : TRE
28
Master : PRO
29
Windblown : AEOLIAN
30
Lushes : DIPSOS
32
Targets of snuffers : WICKS
33
Home of a Big 12 school : AMES
35
Unhealthy : ILL
36
Rest : EASE
37
Place of rest : CRYPT
38
Singer Womack with the 2000 hit "I Hope You Dance" : LEEANN
40
Heighten : AMPLIFY
42
Depot info, for short : ETD
43
[That was bad of you!] : TSK
46
Synagogue holding : SCROLL
47
Lifeguard's concern, in brief : SPF
48
Elisabeth of "CSI" : SHUE
49
"___ shut me up in Prose" (Emily Dickinson poem) : THEY
50
Key on a keyboard : ALT
52
Block : IMPEDE
54
Frosted ___ Flakes (breakfast cereal) : OAT
55
Period following the Renaissance : AGEOFREASON
57
Healthy : FIT
58
Get 10 from one? : BOWLASTRIKE
59
Fish ___ : FRY
60
In this world : UNDERTHESUN
Down
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One eighth : OCTANT
2
More prideful : VAINER
3
Hit Fox drama starting in 2015 : EMPIRE
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Maintain, in a way, as a lawn : RESOD
5
"___: Legacy" (2010 film sequel) : TRON
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"Birds in an Aquarium" artist : HANSARP
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"Thanks in old age - thanks ___ I go": Walt Whitman : ERE
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Chaotic : MESSY
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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific locale : OAHU
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Whoopi's "Ghost" role : ODAMAE
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Weekly magazine publisher since 1896: Abbr. : NYT
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Flash source : DCCOMICS
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Venomous swimmer : SEASNAKE
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Peaceful protests : LOVEINS
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Kind of calendar : JULIAN
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Without regard for privacy : NOSILY
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Close to the bottom : LOWEND
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Ovary's place : PISTIL
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Out : ASLEEP
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Place in battle formation : DEPLOY
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Cry after a score, maybe : OLE
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Critic's place, so to speak : ARMCHAIR
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What the Wicked Witch of the West called Dorothy : MYPRETTY
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Discard : CASTOFF
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Originally : ATFIRST
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Mead holder : FLAGON
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Argument : THESIS
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Numbers game? : SUDOKU
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One of the Wayans brothers : KEENEN
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Lifted : STOLE
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Get 10 from two? : SPARE
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Blue : LEWD
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Kind of lab : METH
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"Aladdin" character who's transformed into an elephant : ABU
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Distant : FAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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