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New York Times, Friday, May 6, 2016

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 43 Missing: {QVXYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Julian Lim notes:
NYT crossword fanatics may recall that I had a puzzle in February last year that used a similar figure-8 grid. While I was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun to get a change of pace in a figure-eight grid. Solving it was a bit like completing a lap on a racing track. Given that Julian ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0506 ( 24,286 )

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Across
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Holder of many titles : CARDCATALOG
12
Show with the record for most Emmys won in a single year (12) : GAMEOFTHRONES
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Encountered trouble : GOTINTOHOTWATER
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Snags : LASSOES
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What a star may represent : USSTATE
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Non-Rx : OTC
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Rx abbr. : TSP
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Locales for deep investigations? : SEALABS
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"We should get going" : ITSLATE
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Home to the naturally pink Lake Retba : SENEGAL
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Attended as an observer : SATINON
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It's spanned by the Ponte Santa Trinita : ARNO
32
Army ___ : BRAT
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Allison Janney's role on "The West Wing" : CJCREGG
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Architect/sculptor with an eponymous New York museum : NOGUCHI
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Control and make use of : HARNESS
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Big name in late-night : STEPHEN
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Topkapi Palace resident : AGA
43
Choler : IRE
44
Deadline in a western : SUNDOWN
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Anticipate : PLANFOR
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Turn lemons into lemonade, so to speak : MAKETHEBESTOFIT
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Countercharge : RECRIMINATION
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Help someone : DOAGOODTURN
Down
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M.R.I. alternative : CATSCAN
2
"The Zone of Interest" author, 2014 : AMIS
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Seat of Washoe County : RENO
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Spoil, with "on" : DOTE
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Some successful Wharton grads, for short : CFOS
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Sports person: Abbr. : ATH
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G : THOU
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They may be graphic : ARTS
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Some temperatures : LOWS
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Go ___ length : ONAT
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Bronze : GETATAN
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Relative of a soul patch : GOATEE
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Commences : SETSTO
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Luster : GLOSS
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Transcribe : REPEN
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Get into one's head : LEARN
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Tally : AGREE
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Mamie Eisenhower hairstyle : BANGS
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Grinds : SLOGS
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Info in a 1-Across : ISBNS
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Means of divination : TAROT
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Put on : STAGE
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Showed great happiness : LITUP
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It might be yawning : CHASM
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Luxury car name since 1935 : JAGUAR
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Started, as a generator : CRANKED
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Lingerie material : CHIFFON
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Speedball component : HEROIN
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Like atoms with full outer shells : INERT
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Miami Beach architectural style, informally : DECO
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___ vez (again: Sp.) : OTRA
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Clay, for one : WHIG
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Friend of Bubbles, in an animated film : NEMO
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Hang : PEND
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Focus of some prep books : LSAT
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Battle of ___ (1943 U.S./Japanese conflict) : ATTU
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Rouge alternative : NOIR
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Thumbnail item : BIO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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