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MAKE THAT A DOUBLE

New York Times, Sunday, July 31, 2016

Author:
Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Editor:
Will Shortz
With 40-Across, visitor on high-school career day
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Margolin.
Ruth B. Margolin notes:
I was first introduced to crossword puzzles in college when my friends and I would attempt to solve the NYTimes Sunday puzzle collaboratively, lingering over Sunday brunch in the dining ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ruth's Sunday debut! KEEP IT TOGETHER gives us a rationale for a rebus puzzle smashing I and T together, and the title, MAKE THAT A DOUBLE, tells us that each themer has two IT rebuses. ... read more
 1A 2L 3L 4C 5A 6P 7S 8P 9E 10R 11P 12G 13R 14E 15A 16S 17E 18R 19R O O F T O P 20F O L I O 21R E L L E N O 22S W IT C H P O 23S IT I O N S 24A F F E C T S 25E T E S 26R O B S 27S 28O N S 29U R I 30N E R 31C 32R E D IT O 33R 34D E B IT 35A 36G R E E 37I C E 38T E A 39A S N E R 40R E 41C R U IT E R 42C H R O N I 43C 44W I 45F I 46A R M Y 47M E M O 48P 49A 50D 51R E 52A P 53P D 54F 55S 56T 57R 58IT T 59I N IT I A 60T 61I O N R IT 62E 63E A T 64A E S O 65P 66T A R R I N G 67M A T 68P S A 69T H Y M U 70S E S 71R S T 72C O L D 73C O C K 74T A B 75R M S 76J O C U 77L A R 78S U S I E 79O B IT 80L IT T 81L E W H IT E L I 82E 83R IT A S 84O S S 85O 86I S E E 87S A F A R 88I S 89Y A 90W N 91S P 92C 93A 94L I M O 95G 96E 97S 98B 99U S T A G 100U T 101U C 102O 103N 104N 105T H R E A T 106E S P Y S 107P A 108T E R N IT Y 109S U IT 110I S U 111R E I 112A S T O 113E W E N 114A S I A 115E N D 116G 117A M E 118K 119E 120E P IT T O 121G 122E T H E R 123T E E S H O T 124E L V I S 125O U T C A S T 126S T R A I N S 127D I A N 128T V H O S T S
© 2016, The New York Times7/31/16 ( No. 24,372 )
Across
1
What an urgent message may be in : ALLCAPS
8
Person in handcuffs, for short : PERP
12
The Fonz, for one : GREASER
19
Dish site, maybe : ROOFTOP
20
Leaf : FOLIO
21
Stuffed, in Mexican cuisine : RELLENO
22
Flip-flop : SWITCHPOSITIONS
24
Puts on : AFFECTS
25
Times for many Tours tours : ETES
26
Holds up : ROBS
27
Juniors : SONS
29
Mentalist Geller : URI
30
___ Tamid (synagogue lamp) : NER
31
Question asked at the cash register : CREDITORDEBIT
35
Match : AGREE
37
Drink with mint or lemon : ICETEA
39
Ed of "Up" : ASNER
40
See 46-Across : RECRUITER
42
Persistent : CHRONIC
44
It may require a password : WIFI
46
With 40-Across, visitor on high-school career day : ARMY
47
Spot for a shopping list : MEMOPAD
51
Collect : REAP
53
Some email attachments : PDFS
56
Travis who sang "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" : TRITT
59
Occasion to learn a secret handshake : INITIATIONRITE
63
Opposite of fast : EAT
64
Man of morals : AESOP
66
Blackening : TARRING
67
Tangle of hair : MAT
68
Spot for vaccinations, for short? : PSA
69
Chest organs : THYMUSES
71
Q neighbors : RST
72
Knock unconscious : COLDCOCK
74
Q neighbor : TAB
75
76
Playful : JOCULAR
78
Q preceder, in song : SUSIE
79
Passing note? : OBIT
80
83
Romance writers' awards : RITAS
84
___ buco : OSSO
86
"Amazing Grace" verse ender : ISEE
87
Bush campaigns? : SAFARIS
89
Ho-hum response : YAWN
91
Pet cause, in brief : SPCA
94
French city known for its porcelain : LIMOGES
98
Laugh uproariously : BUSTAGUT
101
Powerhouse in women's b-ball : UCONN
105
"... or I quit!," e.g. : THREAT
106
Trophies for Tiger Woods and LeBron James : ESPYS
107
Way to get to know a father in law? : PATERNITYSUIT
110
Home of the N.C.A.A.'s Cyclones : ISU
111
King of Portugal : REI
112
Regarding : ASTO
113
Actor Bremner of "Black Hawk Down" : EWEN
114
One side of the Bosporus strait : ASIA
115
118
Stay cool ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : KEEPITTOGETHER
123
It might land you in a trap : TEESHOT
124
Singer with an eponymous 1956 #1 album : ELVIS
125
Persona non grata : OUTCAST
126
Melodic passages : STRAINS
127
Fossey who was "in the mist" : DIAN
128
Ones who say "We'll be right back" : TVHOSTS
Down
1
What gets As in chemistry? : ARSENIC
2
Hardly electronic wizardry : LOWTECH
3
One who's outstanding? : LOITERER
4
Ozone destroyers, for short : CFCS
5
Phys ed dept. : ATH
6
Carbonated drink : POP
7
Reproduction unit : SPORE
8
Cause of Romeo's death : POISON
9
"Xanadu" group, for short : ELO
10
___ Tin Tin : RIN
11
Group surrounding a star : POSSE
12
Curling stone stone : GRANITE
13
Makes the calls : REFS
14
Keebler baker : ELF
15
Carbonated drink : ALE
16
Landlord's request : SECURITYDEPOSIT
17
Something with two sides? : ENTREE
18
More promising : ROSIER
20
Activity-tracking devices : FITBITS
23
Carbonated drink : SODA
28
31
End of geologic time? : CENE
32
"The Evil Dead" director : RAIMI
33
"<<" button: Abbr. : REW
34
Wash'n ___ (towelette brand) : DRI
35
Flight board abbr. : ARR
36
Oscar-winning Hanks role : GUMP
38
Beat it : TOMTOM
41
What a star may denote : CAPITAL
43
Doesn't accept, say : CONTESTS
45
Throat problem : FROG
48
Hummus holders : PITAS
49
Cause of inflation? : AIR
50
Lawyer who defended Leopold and Loeb : DARROW
52
Relating to heraldry : ARMORIAL
54
Tissue surrounding a muscle : FASCIA
55
What's at risk : STAKES
56
Something hard to get off your chest? : TATTOO
57
Places to get clean : REHABS
58
Climber in a children's rhyme : ITSYBITSYSPIDER
60
N.Y.U.'s ___ School of the Arts : TISCH
61
Senses : INTUITS
62
Terminal info, for short : ETDS
65
It's a stitch : PURL
70
Striking down : SMITING
72
Baby whale : CALF
73
Arrow on a screen : CURSOR
76
Private transportation? : JEEP
77
Shepherd's place : LEA
81
Anne Rice antihero : LESTAT
82
"It was you," à la Verdi : ERITU
85
Like Cheerios : OATY
88
Paintball cry : IMHIT
90
"I wish I ___ [sic] homeward bound": Paul Simon : WAS
92
Signal : CUE
93
Horizontal: Abbr. : ACR
95
96
Like Monday crosswords : EASIEST
97
English royal family : STUARTS
98
Hats for artistes : BERETS
99
Early online forum : USENET
100
Overturns : UPSETS
102
The first to go on a strike, usually : ONEPIN
103
Dummies : NITWITS
104
Duma dissent : NYET
108
Took a hit : TOKED
109
Hoity-toity sort : SNOOT
112
Patron god of ancient Thebes : AMON
114
Record label for Cream and Sonny & Cher : ATCO
116
Federal management org. : GSA
117
Tuna type : AHI
119
Giant Manning : ELI
120
Señora Perón : EVA
121
Statehouse resident, informally : GUV
122
Archaic verb ending : ETH

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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