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New York Times, Thursday, June 16, 2011

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Using H is S (HISS), M is O (MISO), L is P (LISP), etc., 39-Across represents SPOT THE CODE. Compare to this 2005 puzzle by Patrick Blindauer: Across Lite, Solution, and this one from 2001 by William I. Johnston: Across Lite, Solution.

Mr. Steinberg is 14 years old and just graduated from 8th grade at Lakeside School in Seattle, making him, at the time, the second youngest constructor of the Shortz Era.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0616 ( 22,500 )
Across
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Explorer Abel who discovered New Zealand : TASMAN
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Band with the 1994 platinum record "Always" : BONJOVI
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Lease period, often : ONEYEAR
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Pacific : ANTIWAR
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Purplish drink : SANGRIA
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"Pete ___ Greatest Hits" (1967 release) : SEEGERS
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"It looks that way to me!" : IDSAYSO
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*Let off some steam? : HISS
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Casting need : REEL
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Accompany musically, maybe : HUM
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Walks off with : TAKES
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*___ soup : MISO
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*Not get some Z's? : LISP
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*Birthday secret : WISH
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Kind of dye : AZO
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Capital whose name means "big tree" in Arabic : DOHA
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Hockey's Tikkanen : ESA
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Title for this puzzle ... which the answers to the eight starred clues will help explain : HLMFFWVDMRV
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Tic-tac-toe loser : XOO
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Suffix with concession : AIRE
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Make out : SEE
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*Workshop sight, perhaps : VISE
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*CD part : DISC
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*Providence campus for aspiring artists, for short : RISD
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"___ My Sugar Standing in the Rain" (1920s hit) : ILEFT
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Sea-___ Airport : TAC
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"Hud" Oscar winner Patricia : NEAL
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*It may be pumped or bumped : FIST
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Port on the Tyrrhenian Sea : SALERNO
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Fantastik, e.g. : CLEANER
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Causing to wear away : ERODENT
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Not false : SINCERE
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Big name in pizza : DOMINOS
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Noodle strainers? : IQTESTS
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Smoothie flavor : BANANA
Down
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Words sung "with love"? : TOSIR
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Wreath for the head : ANADEM
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Martial arts instructor : SENSEI
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1942 musical starring Rita Hayworth : MYGALSAL
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Ethereal : AERY
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Two-time Oscar nominee J. Carrol ___ : NAISH
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Big blowout : BASH
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"The ___ Love" (1987 hit) : ONEI
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Big blowout? : NTEST
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Puzzle type : JIGSAW
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Be shy : OWE
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Alternative spelling: Abbr. : VAR
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Collection agcy. : IRS
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French Fauvist Dufy : RAOUL
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Athletic conference for Grinnell, Ripon and Beloit : MIDWEST
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Chicken ___ : KIEV
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Suffix with heir or host : ESS
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Doo-wop syllable : SHA
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Baum princess : OZMA
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The first "S" in S.S.R.: Abbr. : SOV
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Pursuits of some candidates, for short : PHDS
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"The Wizard ___" : OFID
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New World abbr. : AMER
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Water bearer? : HOSE
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Night that "Dallas" aired for most of its run: Abbr. : FRI
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Checked : REINEDIN
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Benedict ___ (pope beginning in 2005) : XVI
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Salad topping : OIL
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Rub away : EFFACE
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Checked out : CASED
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Sister of Venus : SERENA
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Yogurt brand : DANNON
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Points at the table? : TINES
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Fake chocolate : CAROB
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Mucho : LOTSA
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Spanish muralist : SERT
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Uno y dos : TRES
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___ Linda : LOMA
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TV show with Dr. Ray Langston : CSI
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Kind of license: Abbr. : LIQ
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One who's often looking down in the mouth, for short? : ENT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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