Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Dec 23, 2012 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 80, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the third square of the first row.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Opposite of post- : PRE
4. Horror director Craven : WES
7. "Jurassic Park" menace : TREX
8. Trident-shaped letters : PSIS
12. Shepard in space : ALAN
14. Bank offering, redundantly : IRAACCOUNT
16. Stitch's movie pal : LILO
17. Prefix with adjusted : MAL
18. Greasy spoon, say : EATERY
19. Mucho : LOTSA
21. Champ before and after Spinks : ALI
22. Ending with hippo- : DROME
23. Obtained : GOTTEN
24. Magician of the comics : MANDRAKE
26. Jungfrau, for one : ALP
27. "Give it ___!" : AGO
28. "___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
29. Dish in a shell : TACOSALAD
32. Connections : INS
34. Sir, in colonial India : SAHIB
35. Hebrides isle : SKYE
36. Many a Monopoly square: Abbr. : AVE
38. Package marking, redundantly : UPCCODE
40. Draft dodger's bane: Abbr. : SSS
41. Competitor of Dollar : AVIS
42. Covered in slime : GOOKY
43. Naval pronoun : SHE
45. Disc-shaped sweet : MINTPATTY
47. Wipe out : END
49. Roll-on brand : BAN
50. Monopoly quartet: Abbr. : RRS
51. Denture wearer's supply : FIXATIVE
56. Practice pieces : ETUDES
58. Helped someone to a seat? : VOTED
59. Itinerary word : VIA
60. LeAnn of country music : RIMES
61. A Williams sister : SERENA
62. ___ deferens : VAS
63. Big Apple stage award : OBIE
64. Convenience store convenience, redundantly : ATMMACHINE
66. Group of spies : NEST
67. Web site for a duck? : TOES
68. Chopped clods, maybe : HOED
69. Abbr. in an apt. ad : RMS
70. "The X-Files" subjects, for short : ETS
1. Pecan confection : PRALINE
2. Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
3. Migraine relief brand : EXCEDRIN
4. Whacks hard : WALLOPS
5. Former New York governor Spitzer : ELIOT
6. Cold war conferences, redundantly : SALTTALKS
7. Refrain syllables : TRALA
8. "The Chosen" author Chaim : POTOK
9. Defiant retort : SUEME
10. Regarding : INRE
11. Place for a feeding trough : STY
13. Floral arrangements : NOSEGAYS
14. Mosque chief : IMAM
15. "___ Mia" (1965 hit) : CARA
20. Battery terminal : ANODE
23. Geography class items : GLOBES
25. Least sweet, as wine : DRIEST
26. Battery ___ : ACID
29. In poor taste : TACKY
30. Sailor's salutation : AHOY
31. Thumbs-up : ASSENT
33. Sweeteners : SUGARS
34. Many a wearer of plaid : SCOT
36. Howard Hughes's field : AVIATION
37. Auto figure, redundantly : VINNUMBER
39. Some crockery : POTS
41. "Jurassic Park" preservation medium : AMBER
44. Malady relieved by 3-Down : HEADACHE
46. Car radio features : PRESETS
48. Splits (up), informally : DIVVIES
51. Gift-getter's question : FORME
52. Gossip tidbits : ITEMS
53. TV's warrior princess : XENA
54. Tasty dish : VIAND
55. Tone down : EASE
57. Religious view of Franklin and Jefferson : DEISM
58. Bill killer : VETO
61. Parked it, so to speak : SAT
65. Flying off the shelves : HOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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