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New York Times, Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Author:
David Steinberg (16) and Bernice Gordon (99)
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bernice Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Steinberg. This is puzzle # 145 for Ms. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Yes, it's true. Bernice Gordon is 99 years old and David Steinberg is 16, a difference of 83 years. Ms. Gordon is a veteran constructor — her first Sunday puzzle was published on January 23, 1955 — but perhaps her most amazing accomplishment is that she's had an NYT crossword byline every year from 2009 on. This is her first collaboration.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a great article about the creation of this puzzle.

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Across
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"Per aspera ad ___" : ASTRA
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Big throw : HEAVE
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Creamy concoction : NOG
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Joy of "The View" : BEHAR
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Slightly off balance : ASKEW
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Magnetite or cinnabar : ORE
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Result of someone yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater? : EXITRAMPAGE
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Starfish appendage : RAY
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Sam of "Jurassic Park" : NEILL
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They might be manicured : LAWNS
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"That's revolting!" : ICK
25
Looting of a legislature? : DIETPILLAGE
29
Laker legend Bryant : KOBE
31
Skin-and-bones : THIN
32
Salon employee : DYER
33
Drink that cures all ills : ELIXIR
36
Skirt : ELUDE
38
83, for the creators of this puzzle ... or a hint to the ends of 17-, 25-, 51- and 60-Across : AGEDIFFERENCE
42
Blue Grotto locale : CAPRI
43
Spanish charger : ELTORO
45
Belle's caller : BEAU
48
O.K. Corral lawman : EARP
50
"Idylls of the King" woman : ENID
51
What an exploding microwave can make? : INSTANTMESS
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What follows a bee? : CEE
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Survey option : OTHER
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Prop in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" : APPLE
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0 : NIL
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Exemption from playing an instrument at school? : MUSICALPASS
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Dander : IRE
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Cain's eldest son : ENOCH
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Home unlikely to have air-conditioning : IGLOO
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Six-time All-Star Ron : CEY
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Beardless dwarf : DOPEY
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Scrumptious : TASTY
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Five simoleons : ABE
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Number between quinque and septem : SEX
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Be a dreamer : THINKBIG
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Evaluate : RATE
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Secret alternative : ARRID
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Source of the saying "Brevity is the soul of wit" : HAMLET
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Skill at picking things up? : ESP
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Letters between names : AKA
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Chillax, with "out" : VEG
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Tom of "The Seven Year Itch" : EWELL
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Winter Olympics powerhouse : NORWAY
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County name in California, Florida and New York : ORANGE
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One blowing off steam : GEYSER
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Iran's ___ Khamenei : ALI
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Pasta preference : ALDENTE
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Onetime White House nickname : IKE
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Common part of a Happy Meal : COLA
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1993 Tom Cruise legal thriller : THEFIRM
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Carpet surface : PILE
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Toughen : INURE
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Carry out : EXECUTE
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Home of the Salmon River Mtns. : IDA
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Mature : RIPEN
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Corona ___ Mar, Calif. : DEL
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Beer bash venue : FRAT
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Palms, e.g. : CONCEALS
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1813's Battle of Lake ___ : ERIE
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Ben Jonson wrote one "to Himself" : ODE
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Not quite human, maybe : BIONIC
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Whole : ENTIRE
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Benson of "Pretty Little Liars" : ASHLEY
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Keen : PEACHY
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Ready for a duel, say : ARMED
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Apt rhyme of "aah" : SPA
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Bowler's woe : SPLIT
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Women drivers' grp. : LPGA
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Colorful card game : UNO
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Soak (up) : SOP
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Winter coat? : ICE
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Bar fixture : SOT
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___ milk : SOY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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