New York Times, Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Author: Zoe Wheeler
Editor: Will Shortz
Zoe Wheeler
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKWX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Wheeler. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: With this puzzle, 19-year-old Zoe Wheeler became the youngest female constructor in NYT crossword history. See Wordplay for an interview.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. #1 position : ACME
5. According to : ASPER
10. I.R.S. figures: Abbr. : SSNS
14. Coal cart : TRAM
15. Handed (out) : DOLED
16. First Indian tribe met by Lewis and Clark : OTOE
17. Bird watcher's accessory : BINOCULARS
19. The Crimson Tide, familiarly : BAMA
20. Week-___-glance calendar : ATA
21. What a coach driver holds : REIN
22. 2, for one : DIGIT
23. Trace of color : TINGE
25. Tide or Cheer : DETERGENT
28. Beetles sacred to ancient Egyptians : SCARABS
30. Language suffix : ESE
31. Prefix with content : MAL
32. "___ recall ..." : ASI
33. One of five in "Julius Caesar" : ACT
34. ___ d'Ivoire (African land) : COTE
35. Essential part necessary for fulfilling a goal ... or what 17-, 25-, 48- and 57-Across all have? : NAMEOFTHEGAME
39. Droids : BOTS
40. Flee : LAM
41. ___ de Cologne : EAU
42. Winter hrs. in Bermuda : AST
43. Peace, in Peru : PAZ
44. Compresses, informally : SMUSHES
48. Symbol of life : HEARTBEAT
51. Ones in a gaggle : GEESE
52. "So long" : ADIOS
53. Demolish : RAZE
55. Young fellow : LAD
56. Certain iPod or skirt : MINI
57. Cheesy Mexican snack : QUESADILLA
60. Knievel on a motorcycle : EVEL
61. Smarty : BRAIN
62. Working without ___ : ANET
63. Actor Beatty and others : NEDS
64. Wuss : SISSY
65. What a jack-of-all-trades is master of, supposedly : NONE
1. Baseball statistics : ATBATS
2. "Everyone's a ___" : CRITIC
3. Procrastinator's response : MANANA
4. Rock music subcategory : EMO
5. Together, on musical scores : ADUE
6. Sphere and cube : SOLIDS
7. Smoothing tool : PLANE
8. Suffix with election : EER
9. Things with shoulders: Abbr. : RDS
10. Edna Ferber novel : SOBIG
11. Young starlet's promoter, maybe : STAGEMOM
12. Propose for election : NOMINATE
13. Where Starbucks was founded : SEATTLE
18. Ironing line : CREASE
22. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
24. There are about 28.35 of these in an ounce : GRAMS
26. Georgia ___ : TECH
27. High regard : ESTEEM
29. Place for a petri dish : BIOLAB
33. Sign at a convenience store : ATM
34. Save the Whales, for one : CAUSE
35. Plummet : NOSEDIVE
36. Got : ATTAINED
37. Disconcert : FAZE
38. Measured : GAUGED
39. "Who Let the Dogs Out" group : BAHAMEN
43. Score components: Abbr. : PTS
44. Equilibrium : STASIS
45. "Absolutely not!" : HELLNO
46. ___ Institute, California retreat center for alternative education : ESALEN
47. Tranquilize : SEDATE
49. Stirs : ROILS
50. Neighborhoods : AREAS
54. Wacky : ZANY
57. Ones making handoffs, for short : QBS
58. Geller with supposed psychic powers : URI
59. McEwan or McKellen : IAN

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