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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Oct 12, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 74, 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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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Source of farm milk, to a tot : MOOCOW
7. Imitation : SHAM
11. Pulitzer winner Welty : EUDORA
12. Retain : HAVE
13. Big Muddy : MISSOURIRIVER
16. State firmly : ASSERT
17. Turner of "Peyton Place," 1957 : LANA
18. Op-ed piece : ESSAY
23. 2001 biopic starring Will Smith : ALI
24. Any boat : SHE
26. H+, for one : ION
27. Morning routine for many : SHAVE
28. Old-fashioned drink : MEAD
30. Big D : DALLASTEXAS
33. Creche trio : THEMAGI
36. Elvis's "A Fool Such ___" : ASI
37. Wine choice : ROSE
38. Lead ore : GALENA
40. Perfumes : SCENTS
42. Big Green : DARTMOUTH
45. Thickets : COPSES
49. Diatribe : SCREED
51. Kadett automaker : OPEL
52. Popular boxing nickname : KID
55. Highlands patterns : TARTANS
58. Big Ditch : PANAMACANAL
61. Stare stupidly : GAPE
63. Banks of Chicago : ERNIE
64. Language suffix : ESE
65. Line part: Abbr. : SEG
68. Itinerary word : VIA
69. Blockage reliever : STENT
70. Circus lineup : ACTS
72. Paves over : RETARS
74. Big Bunny : HUGHHEFNERJET
77. Scott Turow best seller : ONEL
78. Othello's lieutenant : CASSIO
79. Teaspoonful, say : DOSE
80. Clan emblems : TOTEMS
1. Handel masterwork with a religious theme : MESSIAH
2. Name of three English rivers : OUSE
3. Perfumes : ODORS
4. Far from boorish : COUTH
5. Bruins legend Bobby : ORR
6. Cry of mourning : WAIL
7. Old shoe polish brand : SHINOLA
8. Hard-to-get smokes : HAVANAS
9. Forum greeting : AVE
10. Least significant : MEREST
13. End of a Sgt. Friday catchphrase : MAAM
14. Atoll part : ISLET
15. Train transportation : RAIL
19. Sexologist Hite : SHERE
20. Germanic tribesman : SAXON
21. Call to a swab : AVAST
22. Toady's responses : YESES
25. Trimming tool : EDGER
29. B.S., e.g. : DEG
31. "Is so!" rebuttal : AINT
32. One who's gotten into the habit : SISTER
34. Fashioned : MADE
35. Valdez's state : ALASKA
39. Pro-___ (some tourneys) : AMS
41. Guitarist Atkins : CHET
43. Eight: Prefix : OCTA
44. Eurasian range : URALS
45. Hacks it : COPES
46. Dazzling designs : OPART
47. Tubular pasta : PENNE
48. Like Medusa and Achilles, in myth : SLAIN
50. Nobelist Hammarskjöld : DAG
53. Glacial periods : ICEAGES
54. Lott's successor as Senate leader : DASCHLE
56. Tribal dwellers in hogans : NAVAJOS
57. Church topper : SPIRE
59. Modus operandi : METHOD
60. Belg. neighbor : NETH
62. Down ___ (Maine) : EAST
66. Dadaist Max : ERNST
67. V-formation fliers : GEESE
71. Spinoff group : SECT
73. In good shape : TRIM
75. Popular card game : UNO
76. ___ Schwarz : FAO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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