Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Jan 29, 2006 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 78, Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Big, fat mouth : YAP
4. Sue Grafton's "___ for Ricochet" : RIS
7. Use a snifter : SIP
10. Hit the tarmac : ALIT
12. Capitol Hill worker : SENATEAIDE
16. Got hip, with "up" : WISED
18. Crayfish : ROCKLOBSTER
19. Petrol unit : LITRE
20. "___ pig's eye!" : INA
21. Geological divisions : EPOCHS
22. Tourist center freebie : AREAMAP
24. Unequaled : SOLE
25. Place for a street sign : CORNER
26. Acting the wolf : OGLING
28. Upholstery after a cat's done with it : SHREDS
29. Early second-century year : CVI
30. "How dumb of me!" : DUH
32. Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
33. Turn black : CHAR
34. Slaughter in the Hall of Fame : ENOS
36. A succulent : ALOE
38. What 18- and 61-Across and 3- and 27-Down have in common : SHELL
39. Sgt. Preston's org. : RCMP
40. Tailless feline : MANX
41. Things frequently cached : ARMS
42. Gen. Pershing's command in W.W. I : AEF
43. Actor Brynner : YUL
44. Bit of baby talk : GOO
45. Get depleted : RUNDRY
49. Loser to Hayes : TILDEN
52. Show up : REPORT
53. Zinger : BARB
54. Poultry buy : ROASTER
55. More gun-shy : WARIER
57. Wrap up : END
58. Grammy winner Bonnie : RAITT
61. Lemony treat : MERINGUEPIE
63. One of the Van Halens : EDDIE
64. Informal chat : RAPSESSION
65. Some N.C.O.'s : SGTS
66. Org. to file with : IRS
67. D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
68. Dawn goddess : EOS
1. Fore-and-aft rigged sailboat : YAWL
2. Et ___ (and others) : ALII
3. Morsel sometimes dyed red : PISTACHIONUT
4. Sports show finale : RECAP
5. Publicity : INK
6. Department store worker, perhaps : SALESGIRL
7. Villainous "Star Wars" group : SITH
8. Midmonth : IDES
9. Price word : PER
11. More than a brat : TERROR
12. Blip maker : SONAR
13. Tevye portrayer : TOPOL
14. Town in a Carlo Levi novel : EBOLI
15. Part of a "b" or "d" : ASCENDER
17. Tractor name : DEERE
18. LeAnn of country : RIMES
23. "Go on …" : AND
26. Cameo shapes : OVALS
27. It may be a blank : GUNCARTRIDGE
28. Spread, as the legs : SPLAY
29. Cancer patient's treatment, briefly : CHEMO
31. Warm and comfy : HOMEY
32. Hit headlong : RAM
33. Either of two O.T. books : CHRON
35. Sunblock letters : SPF
37. Bookplate words : EXLIBRIS
38. It may roll across the Plains : SAGEBRUSH
45. "Peg Woffington" author : READE
46. Boom periods : UPS
47. ___ Dame : NOTRE
48. Rasta's locks : DREADS
50. "Mule Train" singer, 1949 : LAINE
51. Bottom of the barrel : DREGS
52. 1998 De Niro thriller : RONIN
54. Transplant, in a way : REPOT
55. Get tiresome : WEAR
56. Some Dadaist works : ARPS
59. Yugoslav hero : TITO
60. Hardy girl : TESS
61. Hosp. scan : MRI
62. Frozen Wasser : EIS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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