New York Times, Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Author: Kelsey Boes
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {X} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Boes NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: With this puzzle, 18-year-old Kelsey Boes became the youngest female constructor in the Shortz Era, and probably in NYT crossword history.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,505
Across Down
1. Limo-riding sorts : VIPS
5. Noncom naval personnel : CPOS
9. Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
14. Adept : ABLE
15. Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
16. Bird that flies with its neck retracted : HERON
17. "Dallas," e.g. : SOAPOPERA
19. Keep an ___ : EYEON
20. Directs rush-hour traffic? : CONTROLSTHEJAM
22. Green-lights : OKS
23. "Aladdin" prince : ALI
24. Prefix with metric : ISO
25. Posts abusive comments about a team supporter? : FLAMESTHEFAN
31. New Jersey hockey squad : DEVILS
34. "Angela's Ashes" follow-up : TIS
35. Hubbub : ADO
36. Like days when you forget to take an umbrella, all too often? : RAINY
37. Woodrow Wilson is the only U.S. president to have one : PHD
38. Betty ___ ("Grease" role) : RIZZO
40. Duke's athletic grp. : ACC
41. Source of lots of living-room arm-waving : WII
42. Astronaut Collins : EILEEN
43. Blend an illegal street drug? : WHIPTHECRACK
47. Stephen of "V for Vendetta" : REA
48. G.I.'s entertainment provider : USO
49. Gardner of "The Night of the Iguana" : AVA
52. Ask "Is this really diet soda?," for instance? : QUESTIONTHEPOP
57. Hearing-related : AURAL
58. Beachwear : SWIMSUITS
59. Summation signifier, in math : SIGMA
60. "Stormy Weather" singer Horne : LENA
61. Like a total solar eclipse : RARE
62. They're often taken in rehab : STEPS
63. Part of Y.M.C.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
64. Rightmost column in an addition : ONES
1. Explorer ___ da Gama : VASCO
2. Old Apple : IBOOK
3. Schedules : PLANS
4. Mo. of Mexican Independence Day : SEPT
5. Cathedral toppers : CUPOLAS
6. Event before the main event : PRELIM
7. Scull propellers : OARS
8. Airplane wing component : SLAT
9. "You've got to be kidding!" : SHEESH
10. Jimi Hendrix's first single : HEYJOE
11. Base times height, for a rectangle : AREA
12. No ___ at the 13-Down : ROOM
13. See 12-Down : INN
18. By mouth : ORALLY
21. Web site visits : HITS
25. Feature of many a 1950s car : FIN
26. Work ___ : ETHIC
27. Grauman of Grauman's Chinese Theater : SID
28. Discombobulate : FAZE
29. Woodworking tool : ADZE
30. Lunchtime, often : NOON
31. Inconclusive outcome : DRAW
32. Every one : EACH
33. Part of Caesar's boast : VICI
37. Crusty dish : PIE
38. Some cameras : RICOHS
39. Kind : ILK
41. "Come again?" : WHAT
42. George who founded Kodak : EASTMAN
44. Roadie's tote : PREAMP
45. Magnetic induction units : TESLAS
46. Confrontations : RUNINS
49. Beelike : APIAN
50. "À ___ santé!" : VOTRE
51. Cathedral areas : APSES
52. Throw in the towel : QUIT
53. Desire : URGE
54. Cuba, por ejemplo : ISLA
55. Is in the red : OWES
56. Coin with a map on its back : EURO
57. Animal present at Jesus' birth, in tradition : ASS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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