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New York Times, Monday, June 13, 2011

With 57-Across, game that includes the starts of 17-, 29-, 48- and 64-Across

Author:
Alex Vratsanos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQV} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Vratsanos.
Jim Horne notes:

Mr. Vratsanos set a goal for himself to have a published puzzle before he finished high school. Today's debut appears on the date of his graduation.

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© 2011, The New York Times6/13/11 ( No. 22,497 )

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Across
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Sped : RACED
6
Bit of smoke : WISP
10
Biblical wise men : MAGI
14
Remove, as pencil marks : ERASE
15
P.G.A.'s Isao : AOKI
16
Burden : ONUS
17
Laundry that's often food-stained : TABLELINEN
19
Animal balancing a beachball on its nose : SEAL
20
French friend : AMI
21
Fix, as a bathroom floor : RETILE
22
Pinnacle : ACME
23
With 57-Across, game that includes the starts of 17-, 29-, 48- and 64-Across : PING
25
Catch some Z's : DOZE
26
Assist : AID
27
Twisty highway curves : ESSES
29
How much you really earned : NETINCOME
33
___ Percé (Indian tribe) : NEZ
35
Sting or Prince : ROCKSTAR
36
___-tac-toe : TIC
39
Ballot marks : XES
41
Org. with the Wizards and Warriors : NBA
42
Hurricane's center : EYE
43
Ones in disbelief? : ATHEISTS
46
Hosp. scan : MRI
48
Hoosier university : BALLSTATE
50
Computer acronym : ASCII
54
Grain in Cheerios : OAT
55
Pepsi-___ : COLA
57
See 23-Across : PONG
58
Word before speed or after time : WARP
60
Ones said to be "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly ..." : SCOUTS
62
___ Guevara : CHE
63
x or y line on a graph : AXIS
64
Lakeshore rental, perhaps : PADDLEBOAT
66
Surrender : CEDE
67
Tribe allied with the Missouri, once : OTOE
68
Garlicky sauce : AIOLI
69
Lyric poems : ODES
70
Truckloads : TONS
71
French Impressionist Claude : MONET
Down
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Record again : RETAPE
2
"The Man in the Iron Mask" role for Jeremy Irons : ARAMIS
3
Airplane sections : CABINS
4
Course for some immigrants: Abbr. : ESL
5
Bucks and does : DEER
6
Serve, as at a restaurant : WAITON
7
Air purifier, of sorts : IONIZER
8
Common Halloween costume : SKELETON
9
Tree with needles : PINE
10
Artworks made of many pieces : MOSAICS
11
Brief story that might open a speech : ANECDOTE
12
Where America's Day Begins : GUAM
13
___ of Man : ISLE
18
Trailblazed : LED
24
Patton or Petraeus: Abbr. : GEN
26
Turkey's capital : ANKARA
28
Putting women down, e.g. : SEXIST
30
Warhead weapon, for short : ICBM
31
Month of the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500 : MAY
32
Before, to a poet : ERE
34
Gusto : ZEST
36
Key above Caps Lock : TAB
37
"Give ___ whirl" : ITA
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Salt, e.g. : CHLORIDE
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Disconnected, musically : STACCATO
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Passes, as time : ELAPSES
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Used as a platform : STOODON
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AOL, for one : ISP
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Escapes : ELUDES
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Butterfly protector : COCOON
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Get some air : INHALE
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"Aha!" : IGETIT
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The "A" in NATO: Abbr. : ATL
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City midway between Austin and Dallas : WACO
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Chopped down : AXED
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Good name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
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Line in an A-line : SEAM
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Book that might be subtitled "A Life" : BIO

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