It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Monday, January 30, 2012

Author:
Francesco Trogu
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutCollabs
11/30/20120
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0100000
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.40000
Francesco Trogu

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQVWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Trogu. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Today's constructor is 16 years old. He joins the list of other constructors who debuted as teens. Check out Mr. Trogu's blog to learn more about him and listen to him play some Chopin, Debussy and Bach at the Steinway.

1
E
2
G
3
G
4
S
5
S
6
N
7
U
8
B
9
S
10
S
11
P
12
C
13
A
14
L
E
A
P
15
E
E
R
I
E
16
E
L
E
C
17
M
E
G
A
18
A
S
S
E
T
19
T
I
L
E
20
O
N
21
E
S
T
A
R
H
22
O
T
E
L
S
23
C
24
U
R
25
M
O
L
26
A
L
S
O
27
O
L
D
28
L
I
N
E
29
S
30
T
31
A
T
E
32
S
N
E
E
R
33
P
A
D
S
34
B
35
I
36
S
37
T
A
R
T
38
B
39
I
R
D
S
40
H
A
S
P
41
A
S
S
42
A
L
O
E
43
T
I
T
L
E
44
I
T
U
N
E
45
S
46
T
O
P
T
E
N
47
F
48
A
R
M
49
O
A
F
50
L
S
D
51
B
O
N
E
S
52
T
53
R
54
U
C
T
U
55
R
E
56
E
R
I
N
57
H
E
N
C
E
58
Y
A
59
R
60
N
61
N
A
M
E
62
E
N
T
E
R
63
A
X
L
E
64
D
Y
E
S
65
M
O
O
R
S
66
N
E
S
T
© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0130 ( 22,728 )
Across
1
Chicks hatch from them : EGGS
5
Social slights : SNUBS
10
Org. that shelters dogs and cats : SPCA
14
Jump : LEAP
15
Spooky : EERIE
16
The "E" of G.E.: Abbr. : ELEC
17
___ Millions (multistate lottery) : MEGA
18
Liability's opposite : ASSET
19
Mah-jongg piece : TILE
20
Not-so-fancy places to stay : ONESTARHOTELS
23
Scoundrel : CUR
25
Collection of atoms: Abbr. : MOL
26
In addition : ALSO
27
Maryland's nickname : OLDLINESTATE
32
Contemptuous smile : SNEER
33
Small notebooks : PADS
34
Ones not entirely gay or straight : BIS
37
Tasting like unripe apples : TART
38
Layers of 1-Across : BIRDS
40
Lock fastener : HASP
41
Beast of burden : ASS
42
Soothing juice : ALOE
43
Info in a library search request : TITLE
44
Big Apple list : ITUNESTOPTEN
47
Old MacDonald's place : FARM
49
Lout : OAF
50
'60s "acid" : LSD
51
Osteoporosis threatens it : BONESTRUCTURE
56
Leprechaun land : ERIN
57
Therefore : HENCE
58
Knitter's ball : YARN
61
Identify : NAME
62
Go in : ENTER
63
Wheel turner : AXLE
64
Goes from blonde to brunette, say : DYES
65
Heaths : MOORS
66
Where 38-Across lay 1-Across ... or a word hidden in 20-, 27-, 44- and 51-Across : NEST
Down
1
Dutch ___ disease : ELM
2
Word said while scratching one's head : GEE
3
Judges' decrees to keep information from the public : GAGORDERS
4
Length : SPAN
5
Spring or fall : SEASON
6
Food giant whose brands include Gerber and Goobers : NESTLE
7
___ Major : URSA
8
Coffin holder : BIER
9
Rogen of "Superbad" : SETH
10
Colonize : SETTLE
11
Layers of wood : PLIES
12
Rostropovich's instrument : CELLO
13
Untouchable tennis serves : ACES
21
Ruler of Kuwait : EMIR
22
Cheerios are made with them : OATS
23
___ Rica : COSTA
24
Wrist/elbow connectors : ULNAS
28
Tennis umpire's cry : LET
29
Shopper's wild outing : SPREE
30
Small amount : TAD
31
Episode interruptions : ADS
34
Old weapon in hand-to-hand combat : BATTLEAXE
35
Spots in the Caribbean : ISLES
36
Buy things : SPEND
38
___-ray Disc : BLU
39
Charged particle : ION
40
Cry said twice before "hooray!" : HIP
42
$20 bill dispensers : ATMS
43
Bean curd : TOFU
44
Actresses Worth and Dunne : IRENES
45
World Cup sport : SOCCER
46
Spuds : TATERS
47
Raid : FORAY
48
Japanese cartoons : ANIME
51
Show flexibility : BEND
52
"It's us against ___" : THEM
53
City near Lake Tahoe : RENO
54
"For ___ us a child is born ..." : UNTO
55
Actor Gosling : RYAN
59
"Kidnapped" monogram : RLS
60
Badminton feature : NET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?