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New York Times, Saturday, August 28, 2021

U.K.'s tallest building, named for its look

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Lim.
Jeff Chen notes:
I stood up and clapped for FLAME WAR = [Battle with trolls, say]. Appealing to my love of "Lord of the Rings" and my love of wordplay ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times8/28/21 ( No. 26,226 )
Across
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Divine instrument? : TAROTCARD
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Symbol for stock volatility, in finance : SIGMA
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General estimate : ROUGHIDEA
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The chloride in sodium chloride, e.g. : ANION
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Implored : ENTREATED
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One might be down for a nap : DUVET
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Column on a survey : YESES
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South Beach and others : FADDIETS
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With 46-Down, farm sound : HEE
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Noted Hungarian-born conductor : SOLTI
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"Bridge of Spies" co-star, 2015 : ALANALDA
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It abuts Santa Monica, for short : WESTLA
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Mag whose first cover featured Michael Jordan and two young fans : SIFORKIDS
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Spam might be kept in it : TIN
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"Ready for action!" : LETSDOTHISTHING
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Put away : ATE
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Round trip for one? : SOLOHOMER
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Sarcastic remark to a slowpoke : NORUSH
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"When restraint and ___ are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible": Gandhi : COURTESY
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"My eye!" : PSHAW
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Day ___ : SPA
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Battle with trolls, say : FLAMEWAR
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A barrier to entry : STILE
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Like many scenes of the artist Jean-François Millet : RURAL
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"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" feature : DARKHUMOR
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Preceder of many a play's climax : ACTIV
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Kind of zone : EROGENOUS
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Country singer Crystal : GAYLE
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Whom Rodin called "the colossus of art" : REMBRANDT
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Long shot, informally : TREY
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Prime : AONE
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Pattern of monotony : RUTS
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Folk tale figure : OGRE
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U.K.'s tallest building, named for its look : THESHARD
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Rival of the 62-Down : CIA
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Big inits. in security : ADT
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Area with lots of schools : REEF
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Pops : DADAS
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Burden : SADDLE
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Greenland residents : INUITS
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"Be patient" : GIVEITTIME
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Popular brand on New Year's Eve, informally : MOET
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Myrmecophobe's fear : ANTS
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It has daily openings, with "the" : DOW
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Western city on the Humboldt River : ELKO
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Info tracked on Google Docs : EDITS
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Animal personification of Christ, in fiction : ASLAN
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Trick, in a way : LIETO
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Where to see stars late at night? : AFTERPARTY
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Some are natural: Abbr. : NOS
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Opposite of standing : ADHOC
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Stage set? : LINES
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Steaming : ANGRY
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Isolates (oneself) : SILOS
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Stock holder : SOUP
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Violent-sounding songbird : THRASHER
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Steaming : HOT
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Letters on a box with letters : USMAIL
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Put away : SHELVE
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See 22-Across : HAW
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Flamingo, e.g. : WADER
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Grenade, in video games : FRAG
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Title hero of a 2021 Pixar film : LUCA
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Word with earth or bird : RARE
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"... piano, but you can't ___ fish" (classic joke punch line) : TUNA
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Performer's "Wish me luck!" : IMON
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Like neon colors : LOUD
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Long ago, long ago : ERST
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Data storage acronym : ROM
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"Bridge of Spies" org. : KGB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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