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NY Times, Sun, Oct 21, 2007 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Craig Kasper and Todd McClary
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 112, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical grid. The first square across is the ninth square in the first row
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "So that's the answer!" : AHA
4. End-of-proof abbr. : QED
5. Trivia challenge : QUIZ
6. Method : WAY
9. "The Ghost and Mrs. ___" : MUIR
10. Squeal (on) : RAT
13. African animal valued for its musk : CIVETCAT
15. Oasis resource : WATER
17. Incan herd : LLAMAS
18. Scholarly sorts : ACADEMES
21. More statuesque : TALLER
22. Grammy-winning female singer whose last name is a hint to 6-Down : FIONAAPPLE
24. Celestial hunter : ORION
25. Got : UNDERSTOOD
26. Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
27. Takes a second look at : REASSESSES
28. WebSphere software co. : IBM
29. Guest beds, maybe : COTS
31. Accent : STRESSMARK
41. Showed remorse, in a way : WEPT
43. Tube contents : TOOTHPASTE
44. Main role : LEAD
46. Oscar-nominated actress whose last name is a hint to 6-Down : ANNEARCHER
47. Mercedes-Benz rival : LEXUS
49. Businesses for the upwardly mobile? : AIRLINES
50. Health insurance category : DENTAL
52. Court stars Archibald and Thurmond : NATES
53. Rowing craft : SCULL
54. Skipper's direction : ALEE
55. Unconventional, in a way : EDGY
56. ___ Vegas : LAS
1. Queen Eleanor's home : AQUITAINE
2. Person named in a will : HEIR
3. Axlike tool : ADZ
5. Sine ___ non : QUA
6. Performer of a legendary feat in November 1307 : WILLIAMTELL
7. Island in Arthurian tales : AVALON
8. Arabian Peninsula land : YEMEN
9. Pageant interviewers, briefly : MCS
10. Highway patrol devices : RADARS
11. Relaxed : ATEASE
12. Lures : TEMPTS
13. 1920s actress whose last name is a hint to 6-Down : CLARABOW
14. Gob : TAR
15. Declines : WANES
16. Some cars at auction : REPOS
19. Final measures? : CODA
20. Gin addition : SLOE
21. Gin addition : TONIC
22. Discontinued prize on "The Price Is Right" : FUR
23. 'Zine staffers : EDS
30. Zip (through) : SPEED
31. Point on a subway map: Abbr. : STA
32. How music may be evaluated : TONALLY
33. Rice-A-___ : RONI
34. Never-ending : ETERNAL
35. Donna of Clinton's cabinet : SHALALA
36. Elves : SPRITES
37. Patrick of "The Avengers" : MACNEE
38. Remains : ASHES
39. P.O. lines: Abbr. : RTES
40. Plop preceder : KER
42. Spring collection? : TAXES
45. F student : DUNCE
48. Earring type : STUD
51. Math class: Abbr. : ALG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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