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New York Times, Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Author:
Kelsey Boes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {X} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Boes. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

With this puzzle, 18-year-old Kelsey Boes became the youngest female constructor in the Shortz Era, and probably in NYT crossword history.

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Across
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Limo-riding sorts : VIPS
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Noncom naval personnel : CPOS
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Adept : ABLE
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Bird that flies with its neck retracted : HERON
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"Dallas," e.g. : SOAPOPERA
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Keep an ___ : EYEON
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Directs rush-hour traffic? : CONTROLSTHEJAM
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Green-lights : OKS
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"Aladdin" prince : ALI
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Prefix with metric : ISO
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Posts abusive comments about a team supporter? : FLAMESTHEFAN
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New Jersey hockey squad : DEVILS
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"Angela's Ashes" follow-up : TIS
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Hubbub : ADO
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Like days when you forget to take an umbrella, all too often? : RAINY
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Woodrow Wilson is the only U.S. president to have one : PHD
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Betty ___ ("Grease" role) : RIZZO
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Duke's athletic grp. : ACC
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Source of lots of living-room arm-waving : WII
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Astronaut Collins : EILEEN
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Blend an illegal street drug? : WHIPTHECRACK
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Stephen of "V for Vendetta" : REA
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G.I.'s entertainment provider : USO
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Gardner of "The Night of the Iguana" : AVA
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Ask "Is this really diet soda?," for instance? : QUESTIONTHEPOP
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Hearing-related : AURAL
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Beachwear : SWIMSUITS
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Summation signifier, in math : SIGMA
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"Stormy Weather" singer Horne : LENA
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Like a total solar eclipse : RARE
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They're often taken in rehab : STEPS
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Part of Y.M.C.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Rightmost column in an addition : ONES
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Explorer ___ da Gama : VASCO
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Old Apple : IBOOK
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Schedules : PLANS
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Mo. of Mexican Independence Day : SEPT
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Cathedral toppers : CUPOLAS
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Event before the main event : PRELIM
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Scull propellers : OARS
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Airplane wing component : SLAT
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"You've got to be kidding!" : SHEESH
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Jimi Hendrix's first single : HEYJOE
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Base times height, for a rectangle : AREA
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No ___ at the 13-Down : ROOM
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See 12-Down : INN
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By mouth : ORALLY
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Web site visits : HITS
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Feature of many a 1950s car : FIN
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Work ___ : ETHIC
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Grauman of Grauman's Chinese Theater : SID
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Discombobulate : FAZE
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Woodworking tool : ADZE
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Lunchtime, often : NOON
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Inconclusive outcome : DRAW
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Every one : EACH
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Part of Caesar's boast : VICI
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Crusty dish : PIE
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Some cameras : RICOHS
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Kind : ILK
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"Come again?" : WHAT
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George who founded Kodak : EASTMAN
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Roadie's tote : PREAMP
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Magnetic induction units : TESLAS
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Confrontations : RUNINS
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Beelike : APIAN
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"À ___ santé!" : VOTRE
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Cathedral areas : APSES
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Throw in the towel : QUIT
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Desire : URGE
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Cuba, por ejemplo : ISLA
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Is in the red : OWES
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Coin with a map on its back : EURO
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Animal present at Jesus' birth, in tradition : ASS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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