New York Times, Thursday, June 16, 2011

Author: David Steinberg
Editor: Will Shortz
David Steinberg
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: Using H is S (HISS), M is O (MISO), L is P (LISP), etc., 39-Across represents SPOT THE CODE. Compare to this 2005 puzzle by Patrick Blindauer: Across Lite, Solution, and this one from 2001 by William I. Johnston: Across Lite, Solution.

Mr. Steinberg is 14 years old and just graduated from 8th grade at Lakeside School in Seattle, making him the second youngest constructor of the Shortz Era.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Explorer Abel who discovered New Zealand : TASMAN
7. Band with the 1994 platinum record "Always" : BONJOVI
14. Lease period, often : ONEYEAR
16. Pacific : ANTIWAR
17. Purplish drink : SANGRIA
18. "Pete ___ Greatest Hits" (1967 release) : SEEGERS
19. "It looks that way to me!" : IDSAYSO
20. *Let off some steam? : HISS
21. Casting need : REEL
22. Accompany musically, maybe : HUM
24. Walks off with : TAKES
28. *___ soup : MISO
30. *Not get some Z's? : LISP
33. *Birthday secret : WISH
34. Kind of dye : AZO
36. Capital whose name means "big tree" in Arabic : DOHA
38. Hockey's Tikkanen : ESA
39. Title for this puzzle ... which the answers to the eight starred clues will help explain : HLMFFWVDMRV
42. Tic-tac-toe loser : XOO
44. Suffix with concession : AIRE
45. Make out : SEE
46. *Workshop sight, perhaps : VISE
48. *CD part : DISC
50. *Providence campus for aspiring artists, for short : RISD
53. "___ My Sugar Standing in the Rain" (1920s hit) : ILEFT
55. Sea-___ Airport : TAC
57. "Hud" Oscar winner Patricia : NEAL
59. *It may be pumped or bumped : FIST
62. Port on the Tyrrhenian Sea : SALERNO
64. Fantastik, e.g. : CLEANER
67. Causing to wear away : ERODENT
68. Not false : SINCERE
69. Big name in pizza : DOMINOS
70. Noodle strainers? : IQTESTS
71. Smoothie flavor : BANANA
1. Words sung "with love"? : TOSIR
2. Wreath for the head : ANADEM
3. Martial arts instructor : SENSEI
4. 1942 musical starring Rita Hayworth : MYGALSAL
5. Ethereal : AERY
6. Two-time Oscar nominee J. Carrol ___ : NAISH
7. Big blowout : BASH
8. "The ___ Love" (1987 hit) : ONEI
9. Big blowout? : NTEST
10. Puzzle type : JIGSAW
11. Be shy : OWE
12. Alternative spelling: Abbr. : VAR
13. Collection agcy. : IRS
15. French Fauvist Dufy : RAOUL
23. Athletic conference for Grinnell, Ripon and Beloit : MIDWEST
25. Chicken ___ : KIEV
26. Suffix with heir or host : ESS
27. Doo-wop syllable : SHA
29. Baum princess : OZMA
31. The first "S" in S.S.R.: Abbr. : SOV
32. Pursuits of some candidates, for short : PHDS
35. "The Wizard ___" : OFID
37. New World abbr. : AMER
39. Water bearer? : HOSE
40. Night that "Dallas" aired for most of its run: Abbr. : FRI
41. Checked : REINEDIN
42. Benedict ___ (pope beginning in 2005) : XVI
43. Salad topping : OIL
47. Rub away : EFFACE
49. Checked out : CASED
51. Sister of Venus : SERENA
52. Yogurt brand : DANNON
54. Points at the table? : TINES
56. Fake chocolate : CAROB
58. Mucho : LOTSA
60. Spanish muralist : SERT
61. Uno y dos : TRES
63. ___ Linda : LOMA
64. TV show with Dr. Ray Langston : CSI
65. Kind of license: Abbr. : LIQ
66. One who's often looking down in the mouth, for short? : ENT

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