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New York Times, Monday, June 13, 2011

Author:
Alex Vratsanos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Vratsanos

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQV} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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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Across
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Sped : RACED
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Bit of smoke : WISP
10
Biblical wise men : MAGI
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Remove, as pencil marks : ERASE
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P.G.A.'s Isao : AOKI
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Burden : ONUS
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Laundry that's often food-stained : TABLELINEN
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Animal balancing a beachball on its nose : SEAL
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French friend : AMI
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Fix, as a bathroom floor : RETILE
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Pinnacle : ACME
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With 57-Across, game that includes the starts of 17-, 29-, 48- and 64-Across : PING
25
Catch some Z's : DOZE
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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
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Ones in disbelief? : ATHEISTS
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Hosp. scan : MRI
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Hoosier university : BALLSTATE
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Computer acronym : ASCII
54
Grain in Cheerios : OAT
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Pepsi-___ : COLA
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See 23-Across : PONG
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Word before speed or after time : WARP
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Ones said to be "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly ..." : SCOUTS
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___ Guevara : CHE
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x or y line on a graph : AXIS
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Lakeshore rental, perhaps : PADDLEBOAT
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Surrender : CEDE
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Tribe allied with the Missouri, once : OTOE
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Garlicky sauce : AIOLI
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Lyric poems : ODES
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Truckloads : TONS
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French Impressionist Claude : MONET
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Record again : RETAPE
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"The Man in the Iron Mask" role for Jeremy Irons : ARAMIS
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Airplane sections : CABINS
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Course for some immigrants: Abbr. : ESL
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Bucks and does : DEER
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Serve, as at a restaurant : WAITON
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Air purifier, of sorts : IONIZER
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Common Halloween costume : SKELETON
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Tree with needles : PINE
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Artworks made of many pieces : MOSAICS
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Brief story that might open a speech : ANECDOTE
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Where America's Day Begins : GUAM
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___ of Man : ISLE
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Trailblazed : LED
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Patton or Petraeus: Abbr. : GEN
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Turkey's capital : ANKARA
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Putting women down, e.g. : SEXIST
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Warhead weapon, for short : ICBM
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Month of the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500 : MAY
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Before, to a poet : ERE
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Gusto : ZEST
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Key above Caps Lock : TAB
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"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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