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New York Times, Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Author:
Zoe Wheeler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zoe Wheeler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKWX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Wheeler. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

With this puzzle, 19-year-old Zoe Wheeler became the youngest female constructor in NYT crossword history. See Wordplay for an interview.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0119 ( 21,987 )
Across
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#1 position : ACME
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According to : ASPER
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I.R.S. figures: Abbr. : SSNS
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Coal cart : TRAM
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Handed (out) : DOLED
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First Indian tribe met by Lewis and Clark : OTOE
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Bird watcher's accessory : BINOCULARS
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The Crimson Tide, familiarly : BAMA
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Week-___-glance calendar : ATA
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What a coach driver holds : REIN
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2, for one : DIGIT
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Trace of color : TINGE
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Tide or Cheer : DETERGENT
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Beetles sacred to ancient Egyptians : SCARABS
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Language suffix : ESE
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Prefix with content : MAL
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"___ recall ..." : ASI
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One of five in "Julius Caesar" : ACT
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___ d'Ivoire (African land) : COTE
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Essential part necessary for fulfilling a goal ... or what 17-, 25-, 48- and 57-Across all have? : NAMEOFTHEGAME
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Droids : BOTS
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Flee : LAM
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___ de Cologne : EAU
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Winter hrs. in Bermuda : AST
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Peace, in Peru : PAZ
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Compresses, informally : SMUSHES
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Symbol of life : HEARTBEAT
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Ones in a gaggle : GEESE
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"So long" : ADIOS
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Demolish : RAZE
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Young fellow : LAD
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Certain iPod or skirt : MINI
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Cheesy Mexican snack : QUESADILLA
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Knievel on a motorcycle : EVEL
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Smarty : BRAIN
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Working without ___ : ANET
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Actor Beatty and others : NEDS
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Wuss : SISSY
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What a jack-of-all-trades is master of, supposedly : NONE
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Baseball statistics : ATBATS
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"Everyone's a ___" : CRITIC
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Procrastinator's response : MANANA
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Rock music subcategory : EMO
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Together, on musical scores : ADUE
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Sphere and cube : SOLIDS
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Smoothing tool : PLANE
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Suffix with election : EER
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Things with shoulders: Abbr. : RDS
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Edna Ferber novel : SOBIG
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Young starlet's promoter, maybe : STAGEMOM
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Propose for election : NOMINATE
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Where Starbucks was founded : SEATTLE
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Ironing line : CREASE
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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There are about 28.35 of these in an ounce : GRAMS
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Georgia ___ : TECH
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High regard : ESTEEM
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Place for a petri dish : BIOLAB
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Sign at a convenience store : ATM
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Save the Whales, for one : CAUSE
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Plummet : NOSEDIVE
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Got : ATTAINED
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Disconcert : FAZE
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Measured : GAUGED
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"Who Let the Dogs Out" group : BAHAMEN
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Score components: Abbr. : PTS
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Equilibrium : STASIS
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"Absolutely not!" : HELLNO
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___ Institute, California retreat center for alternative education : ESALEN
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Tranquilize : SEDATE
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Stirs : ROILS
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Neighborhoods : AREAS
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Wacky : ZANY
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Ones making handoffs, for short : QBS
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Geller with supposed psychic powers : URI
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McEwan or McKellen : IAN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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