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I'M STILL STANDING

New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 2022

A = B, B = C, ergo A = C, e.g.

Author:
August Lee-Kovach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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August Lee-Kovach

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 easy: ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/27/22 ( No. 26,437 )
Across
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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
Radio host John : TESH
84
Head, in slang : NOB
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Play group : CAST
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Frequent victim of an April fool : SAP
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Creep : INCH
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Municipal facility: Abbr. : CTR
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Kind of bar : GRANOLA
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Waterfall feature : SPRAY
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One forced into a force : DRAFTEE
100
One-act Oscar Wilde play : SALOME
101
Burial ___ : CHAMBER
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Fútbol cry : OLEOLE
104
"You no-good dog," e.g. : SLUR
105
Spoils : LOOT
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___ bean : SOYA
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Some December purchases : FIRS
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They're stored in pollen grains : GAMETES
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Villainous "Star Trek" collective : THEBORG
113
Like some chicken cutlets : BREADED
116
Element named after a German river : RHENIUM
120
"Ugh!" : IHATEIT
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Fill in this answer with letters from five clue numbers: 74, 92, 21, 52, 118 : KHUFU
122
Prehistoric Southwest culture : ANASAZI
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Little squirt : TOT
124
Sign of success : SRO
125
Trendy : MOD
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Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
Down
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Periods in history : AGES
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Level : TRUE
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They wrap things up : TORTILLAS
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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
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Egyptian desert, e.g. : TRACT
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Harmonize : SYNC
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___ generis (unique) : SUI
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Prompt : ONTIME
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Greek name for this puzzle's enclosed answer : CHEOPS
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Targets : AIMSAT
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Sleeve fillers : LPS
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Not just smart : ACHE
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Active sorts : DOERS
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See 5-Down : ANCIENTWORLD
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Pepper's rank: Abbr. : SGT
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High-arcing shots, in basketball lingo : TEARDROPS
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Like a T206 Honus Wagner baseball card : RARE
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Lion in the "Madagascar" movies : ALEX
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Most massive dwarf planet in the solar system : ERIS
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Pass it on : GENE
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Singers' star turns : SOLI
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Contents of some belts, informally : AMMO
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Reason for an R rating : GORE
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It comes before one : NOON
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Regarding : ASTO
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Harp-shaped constellation : LYRA
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Turkish money : LIRAS
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Provide resources for : ENDOW
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[Big kiss, dahling!] : MWAH
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Pay (up) : ANTE
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___ and the Pacemakers (1960s pop group) : GERRY
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They reflected rank in old Rome : TOGAS
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"Ooh-la-la!" : FANCY
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It gives you a lift : TBAR
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2003 #1 Outkast hit : HEYYA
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Tad : WEEBIT
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Mat made of soft rush : TATAMI
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You might take them out for a spin : TOPS
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Artful : DEFT
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Mujeres con esposos : SENORAS
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Outdoor game for kindergartners : TEEBALL
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Time out? : NAP
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"The Office" role played by Jenna Fischer : PAM
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College voter, perhaps : ELECTOR
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Light shades : PASTELS
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With 101-Across, where this puzzle's enclosed answer is located : KINGS
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Disney's ___ of Arendelle : ELSA
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Smooth, in a way : SAND
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Number of 101-Acrosses in [see circled letters] : THREE
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Workmates, e.g. : COMRADES
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Pale ___ : ALE
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Tiffs : SPATS
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Sleeve filler : ARM
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Brewer Frederick : PABST
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Like a book with a bookmark in the middle, say : HALFREAD
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Chewy confection : NOUGAT
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Oxford, e.g. : SHOE
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Michelle of "Crazy Rich Asians" : YEOH
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Fakes : FEIGNS
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Hotel offering : COT
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New York town that's home to Playland amusement park : RYE
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Caused : LEDTO
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The "A" of James A. Garfield : ABRAM
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So-called "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics : MEIR
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"This does not look good!" : OHNO
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Fell for it : BIT
114
Pi follower : RHO
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"People who love to ___ are always the best people": Julia Child : EAT
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Writer Fleming : IAN
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Weapon in "The Terminator" : UZI
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Actress Farrow : MIA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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