New York Times, Friday, August 30, 2013

Author: David Steinberg
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Will Shortz notes: PEER ASSESSMENTS running across the bottom row is a little cheap, and I didn't care much for ATTS and EGERIA. Still, overall this is a pretty spectacular construction. I'm impressed.
David Steinberg notes: I submitted the original version of this puzzle in October 2011, when I was 14. Will rejected it in January 2012 because of a ... more
Jeff Chen notes: '...when I was 14' What more is there to say? I appreciate how much Will values both younger constructors and older constructors, ... more
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Across Down
1. First female candidate to win the Ames Straw Poll : MICHELEBACHMANN
16. War paths : STRATEGICROUTES
17. It airs in the morning, ironically : THELATELATESHOW
18. Case builders: Abbr. : ATTS
19. Copy from a CD : RIP
20. Understood : SEEN
21. Show featuring special agents : NCIS
22. Red Cloud, e.g. : SIOUX
24. Player of the bad teacher in "Bad Teacher" : DIAZ
26. Rear : CAN
27. Possible rank indicator : EPAULET
29. Overseas relig. title : STE
30. Big name in car monitors : ONSTAR
32. Beat it : SCRAMMED
34. "Keep dreaming!" : ASIF
36. Word after a splat : OOPS
37. Like some lovers' hearts : AFLUTTER
41. Strikes : XESOUT
45. She may be fawning : DOE
46. Colorful cover-ups : SERAPES
48. Brandy letters : VSO
49. Grilling test : ORAL
51. Misses abroad: Abbr. : SRTAS
52. Newborn abroad : BEBE
53. ___ Hedin, discoverer of the Trans-Himalaya : SVEN
55. Folman who directed the 2013 film "The Congress" : ARI
56. Comcast Center hoopster : TERP
57. Alternative to a breakfast burrito : HUEVOSRANCHEROS
61. Big source for modern slang : URBANDICTIONARY
62. Some critical comments from co-workers : PEERASSESSMENTS
1. Yellowstone setting: Abbr. : MST
2. Odysseus, e.g. : ITHACAN
3. Dopes : CRETINS
4. Knocks off : HALTS
5. Control tower info : ETAS
6. Re-serve judgment? : LET
7. Female adviser : EGERIA
8. Ill-humored : BILIOUS
9. Norwegian Star port of call : ACAPULCO
10. Old oscilloscope part, briefly : CRT
11. Turns over in one's plot? : HOES
12. Was reflective : MUSED
13. Its adherents are in disbelief : ATHEISM
14. Formula one? : NEONATE
15. Neighbor of Victoria: Abbr. : NSW
21. Top kick, for one: Abbr. : NCO
22. Puck and others : SPRITES
23. Some exact likenesses : XEROXES
25. Part of Queen Elizabeth's makeup? : ZED
27. Certain league divisions : EASTS
28. Forerunners of discs : TAPES
31. Kind of cross : TAU
33. They may be returned with regrets: Abbr. : MSS
35. 458 Spider and F12 Berlinetta : FERRARIS
37. Production : ADO
38. Definitely : FORSURE
39. Give some space, say : LEAVEBE
40. Grind : RATRACE
42. Stormed : OVERRAN
43. Modern mouse hole? : USBPORT
44. Ring bearer, maybe : TOE
47. Emulates Homer : PAINTS
50. Actor Burton : LEVAR
52. Competitor of Lauren and Klein : BEENE
54. Numerical prefix : NONA
56. First name in footwear : THOM
57. "Two, three, four" lead-in : HUP
58. Org. with a clenched fist logo : SDS
59. Org. created right after the cold war : CIS
60. MS-DOS component: Abbr. : SYS

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