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# I'M STILL STANDING

## New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 2022

Author:
August Lee-Kovach
Editor:
Will Shortz
A = B, B = C, ergo A = C, e.g.
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## This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 143, Blocks: 87 Missing: {JQ} Grid has mirror symmetry. There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Lee-Kovach.
Will Shortz notes:
August Lee-Kovach is a freshman at Concord-Carlisle High School, in Concord, Mass. He started solving crosswords with his family when he was 9. Someone would read the clues aloud and ... read more
August Lee-Kovach notes:
This puzzle has gone through more iterations than any other puzzle I have constructed, from seed idea to publication. I developed the central theme early in 7th grade (I'm now in 9th ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Today's PYRAMID scheme sucked me in almost as much the one back in 2015 . Jill and I didn't get to enter the Great Pyramid back in 2010, but descending into the depths of a minor one was ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Grids with unchecked squares are rare, but this is the third this month . SYLLOGISM (46-Across) always reminds me of Lewis Carroll because he published so many great ones. This one is ... read more
 1A 2T 3T 4E 5S 6T 7S 8S 9O 10C 11A 12L 13A 14D 15A 16S 17T 18R 19A 20G R O C E R Y 21U N H I P 22C O N G E A L 23E U R O V A N 24I T E M S 25H E C T A R E 26S E T 27E C C 28E 29I O S 30G E R I 31R E X 32I 33S N T 34R 35A M P A 36G E 37S E 38N D 39A 40L L O W 41L I M E S T O N 42E 43N O R 44M 45A 46S Y L L O 47G I S M 48R E N 49T T O O W N 50T R A I N E R 51O 52F 53T 54H E 55D O W N P A T 56O A S 57D R A 58W 59A B E 60T O G O 61S H E 62T E R S E 63N A Y 64A W A R 65D 66S 67T O R Y 68E 69N C R Y 70P T 71S L E 72E 73P 74K E E P S 75E B A Y 76A A A 77S 78D F L A 79T 80I N E S 81L I P 82M M A 83T E S H 84N O B 85C 86A S T 87S 88A 89P 90I N 91C 92H 93C T R 94G R A 95N O L A 96S P R A 97Y 98D R A 99F T E E 100S A L O M E 101C H A M B E 102R 103O L E O L E 104S L U R 105L O O T 106S O Y 107A 108F I R S 109G A 110M E T E S 111T H E B 112O R G 113B 114R 115E A D E D 116R H E N 117I 118U 119M 120I H A T E I T 121K H U F U 122A N A S A Z I 123T O T 124S R O 125M O D 126N I A
© 2022, The New York Times3/27/22 ( No. 26,437 )
Across
1
Swears (to) : ATTESTS
8
L.A. region : SOCAL
13
Motto meaning "to the stars" : ADASTRA
20
Place with carts : GROCERY
21
Square : UNHIP
22
What oil may do in frigid temperatures : CONGEAL
23
1990s-2000s Volkswagen seven-seater : EUROVAN
24
Things : ITEMS
25
Overseas land measure : HECTARE
26
Not needing a thing : SET
27
"___ homo" : ECCE
29
Siri uses it : IOS
30
Halliwell a.k.a. Ginger Spice : GERI
31
Dino friend of Buzz Lightyear : REX
32
"___ it ironic?" : ISNT
34
Storm : RAMPAGE
37
What an up arrow might mean : SEND
39
Green-light : ALLOW
41
Approximately 5.5 million tons of it was used to build [see circled letters] : LIMESTONE
43
Bellini opera that takes place in Gaul : NORMA
46
A = B, B = C, ergo A = C, e.g. : SYLLOGISM
48
Purchase plan : RENTTOOWN
50
Sneaker, in British lingo : TRAINER
51
See 5-Down : OFTHE
55
Committed to memory : DOWNPAT
56
Western Hemisphere grp. : OAS
57
Gunslinger's cry : DRAW
59
Former Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ : ABE
60
Country between Ghana and Benin : TOGO
61
Word repeatedly said while plucking petals : SHE
62
Clipped : TERSE
63
Opposing vote from a horse? : NAY
64
Blue ribbon or gold star : AWARD
66
Yarn : STORY
68
Make secret, in a way : ENCRYPT
71
A chance to dream : SLEEP
74
It's often played for : KEEPS
75
Website with an "Everything Else" category : EBAY
76
Some small batteries : AAAS
78
C sharp equivalent : DFLAT
80
Mexican poet Juana ___ de la Cruz : INES
81
Sass : LIP
82
U.F.C. fighting style : MMA
83
84
85
Play group : CAST
87
Frequent victim of an April fool : SAP
90
Creep : INCH
93
Municipal facility: Abbr. : CTR
94
Kind of bar : GRANOLA
96
Waterfall feature : SPRAY
98
One forced into a force : DRAFTEE
100
One-act Oscar Wilde play : SALOME
101
Burial ___ : CHAMBER
103
Fútbol cry : OLEOLE
104
"You no-good dog," e.g. : SLUR
105
Spoils : LOOT
106
___ bean : SOYA
108
Some December purchases : FIRS
109
They're stored in pollen grains : GAMETES
111
Villainous "Star Trek" collective : THEBORG
113
Like some chicken cutlets : BREADED
116
Element named after a German river : RHENIUM
120
"Ugh!" : IHATEIT
121
Fill in this answer with letters from five clue numbers: 74, 92, 21, 52, 118 : KHUFU
122
Prehistoric Southwest culture : ANASAZI
123
Little squirt : TOT
124
Sign of success : SRO
125
Trendy : MOD
126
Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
Down
1
Periods in history : AGES
2
Level : TRUE
3
They wrap things up : TORTILLAS
4
Prefix with system : ECO
5
With 51-Across and 15-Down, group in which [see circled letters] is the only one still largely intact : SEVENWONDERS
6
Egyptian desert, e.g. : TRACT
7
Harmonize : SYNC
8
___ generis (unique) : SUI
9
Prompt : ONTIME
10
Greek name for this puzzle's enclosed answer : CHEOPS
11
Targets : AIMSAT
12
Sleeve fillers : LPS
13
Not just smart : ACHE
14
Active sorts : DOERS
15
See 5-Down : ANCIENTWORLD
16
Pepper's rank: Abbr. : SGT
17
High-arcing shots, in basketball lingo : TEARDROPS
18
Like a T206 Honus Wagner baseball card : RARE
19
Lion in the "Madagascar" movies : ALEX
28
Most massive dwarf planet in the solar system : ERIS
30
Pass it on : GENE
33
Singers' star turns : SOLI
35
Contents of some belts, informally : AMMO
36
Reason for an R rating : GORE
38
It comes before one : NOON
39
Regarding : ASTO
40
Harp-shaped constellation : LYRA
41
Turkish money : LIRAS
42
Provide resources for : ENDOW
44
[Big kiss, dahling!] : MWAH
45
Pay (up) : ANTE
47
___ and the Pacemakers (1960s pop group) : GERRY
49
They reflected rank in old Rome : TOGAS
52
"Ooh-la-la!" : FANCY
53
It gives you a lift : TBAR
54
2003 #1 Outkast hit : HEYYA
58
60
Mat made of soft rush : TATAMI
62
You might take them out for a spin : TOPS
65
Artful : DEFT
66
Mujeres con esposos : SENORAS
67
Outdoor game for kindergartners : TEEBALL
69
Time out? : NAP
70
"The Office" role played by Jenna Fischer : PAM
72
College voter, perhaps : ELECTOR
73
74
With 101-Across, where this puzzle's enclosed answer is located : KINGS
75
Disney's ___ of Arendelle : ELSA
77
Smooth, in a way : SAND
79
Number of 101-Acrosses in [see circled letters] : THREE
85
86
Pale ___ : ALE
87
Tiffs : SPATS
88
Sleeve filler : ARM
89
Brewer Frederick : PABST
91
___-Magnon : CRO
92
Like a book with a bookmark in the middle, say : HALFREAD
95
Chewy confection : NOUGAT
96
Oxford, e.g. : SHOE
97
Michelle of "Crazy Rich Asians" : YEOH
99
Fakes : FEIGNS
101
Hotel offering : COT
102
New York town that's home to Playland amusement park : RYE
105
Caused : LEDTO
107
The "A" of James A. Garfield : ABRAM
110
So-called "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics : MEIR
112
"This does not look good!" : OHNO
113
Fell for it : BIT
114
Pi follower : RHO
115
"People who love to ___ are always the best people": Julia Child : EAT
117
Writer Fleming : IAN
118
Weapon in "The Terminator" : UZI
119
Actress Farrow : MIA