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New York Times, Monday, August 8, 2016

Like the Burj Khalifa among all the buildings in the world

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Don Gagliardo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJKQWX} This is puzzle # 32 for Ms. Burnikel. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Gagliardo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
When I sent this idea to Don, there was no TITANIC. Don is always looking for ways to enhance a theme, and one is to cross theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
C.C. and Don try to see the BIG PICTURE today, interpreting the phrase literally to hint at "movies with a synonym for BIG in their ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times8/8/16 ( No. 24,380 )

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Across
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Home of the N.F.L.'s Dolphins : MIAMI
6
iPhone purchases : APPS
10
Objects of an Easter hunt : EGGS
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Of the city : URBAN
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"Shoot!" : DARN
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Squirrel's home : TREE
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*1932 Greta Garbo classic : GRANDHOTEL
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___ diagram : VENN
20
It acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 : DISNEY
21
Squirrel away : HOARD
22
Garfield's favorite food, in the comics : LASAGNA
25
Upscale business accommodations : SUITES
26
Like the accent in "é" : ACUTE
27
Dishonorable : IGNOBLE
30
Apologize for one's sins : REPENT
32
007 creator Fleming : IAN
33
Pale as a ghost : ASHY
36
Contend : VIE
37
*Winner of 11 1997 Oscars : TITANIC
40
Iowa's ___ College : COE
41
Sister brand of Gillette's Sensor : ATRA
43
Sportscaster Berman : LEN
44
Jewish mysticism : CABALA
46
Sidewalks line them : STREETS
49
Easy runs : LOPES
50
Ear trouble : OTITIS
52
Like the Burj Khalifa among all the buildings in the world : TALLEST
54
Seeing stars : DAZED
55
Orchestra section next to the cellos : VIOLAS
57
City near Provo Peak : OREM
58
Long view ... or what the answer to each starred clue is? : BIGPICTURE
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Easy win : ROMP
63
Amoeba's shape : BLOB
64
"The Tortoise and the Hare" fabulist : AESOP
65
Editor's "Let it stay" : STET
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Leading man Grant : CARY
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Temper tantrum throwers : BRATS
Down
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Root beer container : MUG
2
Like the verb "to be": Abbr. : IRR
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Attorneys' org. : ABA
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What a landslide political victory confers : MANDATE
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Poor : INDIGENT
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God, in the Torah : ADONAI
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Fancy party spread : PATE
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Flies, to spiders : PREY
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"Weekend Update" show, for short : SNL
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"There you have it!" : ETVOILA
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*1963 Steve McQueen epic, with "The" : GREATESCAPE
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Rom-com or horror : GENRE
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Drops off at the post office : SENDS
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QVC alternative : HSN
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Airline's base of operations : HUB
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Immature stage : LARVA
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Nail the test : ACEIT
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*2004 documentary about fast food : SUPERSIZEME
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___ boom (what a jet may create) : SONIC
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*1956 James Dean western : GIANT
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Bert's sister in "The Bobbsey Twins" : NAN
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Scrabble rackful : TILES
34
What colanders and Swiss cheese both have : HOLES
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Brewer's fermenting agent : YEAST
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Perch for a golf ball : TEE
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Eschew Uber, say : CALLACAB
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Have a go at : ATTEMPT
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Strengthen : BOLSTER
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Get ___ of (throw away) : RID
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Visit : STOPBY
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Dump emanations : ODORS
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Deck with 78 cards : TAROT
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"___ Baba and the 40 Thieves" : ALI
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Bob of TV's "This Old House" : VILA
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Hunchbacked assistant of film : IGOR
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TV channel established under a royal charter : BBC
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Springsteen's "Born in the ___" : USA
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Go beyond ripe : ROT
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Short albums, for short : EPS

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

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