Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Jan 04, 2004 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 80, Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "God ___ you" : BLESS
6. Actor Alan : ALDA
10. Ancient Greek region : IONIA
11. A noble gas : NEON
12. Norwegian wild horse? : FJORDMUSTANG
15. Lo-cal : LITE
16. Tony of 10 Downing Street : BLAIR
17. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
22. Allhallows ___ : EVE
23. Stucco backing : LATH
24. Like a '57 Chevy, to auto buffs : CLASSIC
26. Crosby's label : DECCA
28. Repair on Nessie's trousers? : LOCHSTITCH
31. Hedgerow units : SHRUBS
34. "Ulalume" poet : POE
35. Feed fuel to : STOKE
36. Fergie, formally : SARAH
37. Ticked off : IRED
39. Ticket datum : ROW
40. Louisiana pickup line? : BAYOUADRINK
44. Abbr. on an air pump : PSI
47. Parasite's supporter : HOST
48. Meet part : EVENT
50. Doo-wop number, e.g. : OLDIE
53. Kickoff aid : TEE
54. Rider in a Longfellow poem : REVERE
56. Fishing 101 at the University of Tampa? : GULFCOURSE
59. Washstand items : EWERS
61. Like convenient shopping : ONESTOP
62. State firmly : AVER
65. An ex of Frank : AVA
66. Cake figurine : GROOM
67. Russian ballet company : KIROV
69. Recipe direction : STIR
70. Thoreau's best silverware? : PONDSTERLING
73. Lotion additive : ALOE
74. Great Lakes tribesmen : ERIES
75. Ring-toss items? : HATS
76. Uncle Tom's creator : STOWE
1. Some drug stocks : BIOTECHS
2. Tribal tales : LORE
3. Run out : END
4. Disney lion : SIMBA
5. ___ Ste. Marie : SAULT
6. Nay sayer : ANTI
7. King of tragedy : LEAR
8. Family head : DON
9. Singers in a Christmas hymn : ANGELS
12. Skipped town : FLED
13. Talks nonsense : JIVES
14. Satirist Mort : SAHL
18. Long. crossers : LATS
19. "... or ___ me?" : ISIT
20. Fur mogul : ASTOR
21. Nut job : SICKO
23. One of the Bushes : LAURA
24. Fan, after a victory : CHEERER
25. Grind up : CHEW
27. Constant kvetcher : CRAB
29. Sleep inducers : OPIATES
30. Firewood purchase : CORD
32. Sen. Evan of Indiana : BAYH
33. Grow fast : SHOOTUP
38. Belly-flop, e.g. : DIVE
41. ___-friendly : USER
42. "When pigs fly!" : NEVER
43. Had down pat : KNEW
44. Kelly title character : POGO
45. Served, as hash : SLUNG
46. Thumb-twiddler : IDLER
49. Written discourse : TREATISE
51. "In that event ..." : IFSO
52. Outer: Prefix : ECTO
55. Sam of the Watergate hearings : ERVIN
57. Blast from a brass band : OOMPAH
58. Headset, slangily : EARS
60. Tony of puppetry : SARG
63. Does a citizenly duty : VOTES
64. Turn inside out : EVERT
67. Tough puzzle : KNOT
68. Day to beware : IDES
69. Whole lot : SLEW
71. Suffix with plug : OLA
72. Carnival locale : RIO
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