New York Times, Monday, January 30, 2012

Author: Francesco Trogu
Editor: Will Shortz
Francesco Trogu
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQVWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Trogu. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Today's constructor is 16 years old. He joins the list of other constructors who debuted as teens. Check out Mr. Trogu's blog to learn more about him and listen to him play some Chopin, Debussy and Bach at the Steinway.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chicks hatch from them : EGGS
5. Social slights : SNUBS
10. Org. that shelters dogs and cats : SPCA
14. Jump : LEAP
15. Spooky : EERIE
16. The "E" of G.E.: Abbr. : ELEC
17. ___ Millions (multistate lottery) : MEGA
18. Liability's opposite : ASSET
19. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
20. Not-so-fancy places to stay : ONESTARHOTELS
23. Scoundrel : CUR
25. Collection of atoms: Abbr. : MOL
26. In addition : ALSO
27. Maryland's nickname : OLDLINESTATE
32. Contemptuous smile : SNEER
33. Small notebooks : PADS
34. Ones not entirely gay or straight : BIS
37. Tasting like unripe apples : TART
38. Layers of 1-Across : BIRDS
40. Lock fastener : HASP
41. Beast of burden : ASS
42. Soothing juice : ALOE
43. Info in a library search request : TITLE
44. Big Apple list : ITUNESTOPTEN
47. Old MacDonald's place : FARM
49. Lout : OAF
50. '60s "acid" : LSD
51. Osteoporosis threatens it : BONESTRUCTURE
56. Leprechaun land : ERIN
57. Therefore : HENCE
58. Knitter's ball : YARN
61. Identify : NAME
62. Go in : ENTER
63. Wheel turner : AXLE
64. Goes from blonde to brunette, say : DYES
65. Heaths : MOORS
66. Where 38-Across lay 1-Across ... or a word hidden in 20-, 27-, 44- and 51-Across : NEST
1. Dutch ___ disease : ELM
2. Word said while scratching one's head : GEE
3. Judges' decrees to keep information from the public : GAGORDERS
4. Length : SPAN
5. Spring or fall : SEASON
6. Food giant whose brands include Gerber and Goobers : NESTLE
7. ___ Major : URSA
8. Coffin holder : BIER
9. Rogen of "Superbad" : SETH
10. Colonize : SETTLE
11. Layers of wood : PLIES
12. Rostropovich's instrument : CELLO
13. Untouchable tennis serves : ACES
21. Ruler of Kuwait : EMIR
22. Cheerios are made with them : OATS
23. ___ Rica : COSTA
24. Wrist/elbow connectors : ULNAS
28. Tennis umpire's cry : LET
29. Shopper's wild outing : SPREE
30. Small amount : TAD
31. Episode interruptions : ADS
34. Old weapon in hand-to-hand combat : BATTLEAXE
35. Spots in the Caribbean : ISLES
36. Buy things : SPEND
38. ___-ray Disc : BLU
39. Charged particle : ION
40. Cry said twice before "hooray!" : HIP
42. $20 bill dispensers : ATMS
43. Bean curd : TOFU
44. Actresses Worth and Dunne : IRENES
45. World Cup sport : SOCCER
46. Spuds : TATERS
47. Raid : FORAY
48. Japanese cartoons : ANIME
51. Show flexibility : BEND
52. "It's us against ___" : THEM
53. City near Lake Tahoe : RENO
54. "For ___ us a child is born ..." : UNTO
55. Actor Gosling : RYAN
59. "Kidnapped" monogram : RLS
60. Badminton feature : NET

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