New York Times, Monday, June 13, 2011

Author: Alex Vratsanos
Editor: Will Shortz
Alex Vratsanos
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQV} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Mr. Vratsanos set a goal for himself to have a published puzzle before he finished high school. Today's debut appears on the date of his graduation.
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1. Sped : RACED
6. Bit of smoke : WISP
10. Biblical wise men : MAGI
14. Remove, as pencil marks : ERASE
15. P.G.A.'s Isao : AOKI
16. Burden : ONUS
17. Laundry that's often food-stained : TABLELINEN
19. Animal balancing a beachball on its nose : SEAL
20. French friend : AMI
21. Fix, as a bathroom floor : RETILE
22. Pinnacle : ACME
23. With 57-Across, game that includes the starts of 17-, 29-, 48- and 64-Across : PING
25. Catch some Z's : DOZE
26. Assist : AID
27. Twisty highway curves : ESSES
29. How much you really earned : NETINCOME
33. ___ Percé (Indian tribe) : NEZ
35. Sting or Prince : ROCKSTAR
36. ___-tac-toe : TIC
39. Ballot marks : XES
41. Org. with the Wizards and Warriors : NBA
42. Hurricane's center : EYE
43. Ones in disbelief? : ATHEISTS
46. Hosp. scan : MRI
48. Hoosier university : BALLSTATE
50. Computer acronym : ASCII
54. Grain in Cheerios : OAT
55. Pepsi-___ : COLA
57. See 23-Across : PONG
58. Word before speed or after time : WARP
60. Ones said to be "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly ..." : SCOUTS
62. ___ Guevara : CHE
63. x or y line on a graph : AXIS
64. Lakeshore rental, perhaps : PADDLEBOAT
66. Surrender : CEDE
67. Tribe allied with the Missouri, once : OTOE
68. Garlicky sauce : AIOLI
69. Lyric poems : ODES
70. Truckloads : TONS
71. French Impressionist Claude : MONET
1. Record again : RETAPE
2. "The Man in the Iron Mask" role for Jeremy Irons : ARAMIS
3. Airplane sections : CABINS
4. Course for some immigrants: Abbr. : ESL
5. Bucks and does : DEER
6. Serve, as at a restaurant : WAITON
7. Air purifier, of sorts : IONIZER
8. Common Halloween costume : SKELETON
9. Tree with needles : PINE
10. Artworks made of many pieces : MOSAICS
11. Brief story that might open a speech : ANECDOTE
12. Where America's Day Begins : GUAM
13. ___ of Man : ISLE
18. Trailblazed : LED
24. Patton or Petraeus: Abbr. : GEN
26. Turkey's capital : ANKARA
28. Putting women down, e.g. : SEXIST
30. Warhead weapon, for short : ICBM
31. Month of the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500 : MAY
32. Before, to a poet : ERE
34. Gusto : ZEST
36. Key above Caps Lock : TAB
37. "Give ___ whirl" : ITA
38. Salt, e.g. : CHLORIDE
40. Disconnected, musically : STACCATO
44. Passes, as time : ELAPSES
45. Used as a platform : STOODON
47. AOL, for one : ISP
49. Escapes : ELUDES
51. Butterfly protector : COCOON
52. Get some air : INHALE
53. "Aha!" : IGETIT
56. The "A" in NATO: Abbr. : ATL
58. City midway between Austin and Dallas : WACO
59. Chopped down : AXED
60. Good name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
61. Line in an A-line : SEAM
65. Book that might be subtitled "A Life" : BIO

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