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Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

NY Times, Sun, Jan 07, 2001 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Peter Gordon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 84, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the third square in the first row.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wharton deg. : MBA
4. Actor Davis of "Jungle Fever" : OSSIE
9. Santa's little helper : ELF
10. Letter after chi : PSI
13. High schoolers : TEENS
14. Clumsy one : OAF
15. Itsy-bitsy bits : ATOMS
18. Bakery buys : TARTS
19. 1941 Triple Crown winner : WHIRLAWAY
21. Important plane part : TIRE
22. Madrid Mrs. : SRA
23. 1930 Triple Crown winner : GALLANTFOX
26. Baseball insignia site : CAP
29. "The Real World" airer : MTV
31. Speed: Abbr. : VEL
32. Helpful : OFUSE
34. "Foucault's Pendulum" author : ECO
37. Harsh : ACERB
40. Boosted : URGED
41. Dynastic king : RAMSES
44. Starter starter? : SELF
46. Drug cop : NARC
47. 1946 Triple Crown winner : ASSAULT
48. Faithful, in Scotland : LEAL
49. Stadium division : TIER
50. Leash : TETHER
51. Whoopi's role in "The Color Purple" : CELIE
52. Big name in tractors : DEERE
54. Fuss : ADO
55. "If ___ a Rich Man" : IWERE
56. Parlor affair : TEA
57. So far : YET
59. It ends in Oct. : DST
60. 1937 Triple Crown winner : WARADMIRAL
67. Fan's sound : RAH
69. Stench : ODOR
70. 1919 Triple Crown winner : SIRBARTON
73. Flick : MOVIE
75. ___ City (Detroit) : MOTOR
76. Chit : IOU
77. Zones : AREAS
78. From Sacramento to L.A. : SSE
79. Electrical unit : OHM
80. "Phooey!" : NERTS
81. Apprehend : NAB
1. Feline whine : MEOW
2. Ennui, with "the" : BLAHS
3. 1978 Triple Crown winner : AFFIRMED
4. Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
5. 1977 Triple Crown winner : SEATTLESLEW
6. Type flourish : SERIF
7. Foreword : INTRO
8. Newark's county : ESSEX
10. Buddy : PAL
11. Doe's beau : STAG
12. Big Ten team : IOWA
16. ___ de mer : MAL
17. Word part: Abbr. : SYL
20. "Survivor" fare : RAT
24. Captain's "Stop!" : AVAST
25. Computer co. : NEC
26. With 45-Down, 1943 Triple Crown winner : COUNT
27. Scared : AFRAID
28. Light scarf used as protection from the sun : PUGREE
30. Poem : VERSE
33. 1973 Triple Crown winner : SECRETARIAT
35. Play players : CAST
36. 1935 Triple Crown winner : OMAHA
38. Moved unsteadily : REELED
39. Actor Underwood and others : BLAIRS
42. Sought damages : SUED
43. The Jetson boy : ELROY
45. See 26-Down : FLEET
47. Mr. T's group : ATEAM
51. 1948 Triple Crown winner : CITATION
53. Wine choice : RED
58. Goof : ERR
60. Genesis 2:22 creation : WOMAN
61. Like a lot : ADORE
62. Common dog name : ROVER
63. Belief : ISM
64. Carnival city : RIO
65. Crafts' partner : ARTS
66. Wall St. deals with borrowed money : LBOS
68. Uproar : HOOHA
71. "You ___ Love" ("Show Boat" tune) : ARE
72. Unfeeling : NUMB
74. Curve in a road : ESS

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

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