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New York Times, Saturday, August 24, 2019

Video game character with the most appearances on magazine covers, per Guinness (1,200+)

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 71, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Ezersky. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York Times8/24/19 ( No. 25,491 )
Across
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"Let me tell you, this is how to do it" : PROTIP
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Touch : SLIGHTBIT
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The guy from Ipanema? : SENHOR
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Rhyming toy on Time's "All-Time 100 Greatest Toys" list : LITEBRITE
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Big name in skin care : AVEENO
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Not on track : OFFCOURSE
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Small construction piece : LEGO
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Lose strength, as in the knees : GOWEAK
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"Stay out of this!" : MYOB
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Drill bit? : MARCH
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Classic roadside brand : AMOCO
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Old man : PAPA
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Video game character with the most appearances on magazine covers, per Guinness (1,200+) : LARACROFT
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Blood type abbr. : NEG
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Really hurt : MAIM
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Pasty side dish : POI
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Tournament-seeding consideration : WINS
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Unbelievable discovery in one's field : CROPCIRCLE
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Spot to buy tix in N.Y.C. : BWAY
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Org. with magazines on magazines : NRA
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Droids and such : BOTS
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___ tov (Jewish observance) : YOM
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Intense craving for a particular food : OPSOMANIA
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Study, for instance : ROOM
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Country whose name anagrams to an island when its fourth letter is doubled : HAITI
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"Family Guy" airer : FOXTV
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Company with assembly lines? : IKEA
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Path of some electrical conversions, for short : ACTODC
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Por ___ lado (conversely: Sp.) : OTRO
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Royal Navy stronghold during W.W. II : GIBRALTAR
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Talk radio tuner : AMDIAL
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"The Italian Job" or "The Bank Job" : HEISTFILM
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Top-shelf : SELECT
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E-sharp? : TECHSAVVY
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Works for a university, maybe : THESES
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Sunday school reading : PSALM
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Climactic part of any "Scooby-Doo" episode : REVEAL
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Weight of a Japanese yen coin : ONEGRAM
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Opposite of a state of disbelief : THEOCRACY
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B+, but not A- : ION
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___ rock (music genre) : PROG
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Highlight reel effect : SLOWMO
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2001 best seller with a tiger on its cover : LIFEOFPI
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Personal magnetism : ITFACTOR
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One sticking around the rain forest? : GECKO
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Sister channel of Cinemax : HBO
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Take precedence over : TRUMP
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Indian rice dish : BIRYANI
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"Come in!" : ITSOPEN
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Typical golf tournament freebies : TEEBAGS
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Item put in a lock : OAR
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What some buns are made of : HAIR
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"Seriously ...?!" : CMON
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Subj. of a military test : ICBM
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Wimp : WETNOODLE
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Big name in skin care : PROACTIV
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Symbol for 54-Down : CAPITALV
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See 52-Down : LOAF
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In all fairness : BYRIGHT
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Crossbow-wielding creature of sci-fi : WOOKIEE
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Lacking a defined shape : AMOEBIC
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"Peace" time? : SIXTIES
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Not fair at all : STORMY
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Suffix with fact : OID
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Very little (of) : ATRACE
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Rush home? : MARSH
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With 38-Down, amount to make do with : HALFA
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Units measured by multimeters : VOLTS
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Tossed : CAST
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Symbols seen in comic strip cursing : ATS
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Lukewarm response : MEH

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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