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Patrick Berry
Patrick Berry

NY Times, Sun, Nov 14, 1999 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Patrick Berry
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 75, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the sixth square of the top row.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Channels 14 and up, for short : UHF
4. Toothy tool : SAW
7. Football's Grier : ROSEY
9. Marty's love in "Marty" : CLARA
12. Delay-of-game call, e.g. : TECHNICALFOUL
15. Some toothpastes do it : WHITEN
16. Eastern : ORIENTAL
18. Ill-tempered : ORNERY
19. Hardly subtle : OVERDONE
20. Welcomes : GREETS
21. Pub orders : ALES
22. Drastically alter : UPEND
24. Tech support callers : USERS
25. Mine rocks : ORES
26. Big name in Russian news : PRAVDA
27. "You betcha!" : YEP
28. Footnote abbr. : IBID
29. With circumspection : LEERILY
30. Newsman Charles : OSGOOD
33. Takes care of : SEESTO
34. Parrot : IMITATE
36. Treat a problem stain : SOAK
37. W.C. in the U.K. : LAV
40. California wine county : SONOMA
41. Impact sound : THUD
42. Violate a game reserve : POACH
44. Request when holding 8 : HITME
45. Live purchases : PETS
46. Bar code variations : WIDTHS
47. Comfort : REASSURE
49. Oakmont employee : CADDIE
50. Language historian : ARCHAIST
51. Whites in Hispanic neighborhoods : ANGLOS
52. Center's strategic choices : SHOTSELECTION
54. Ice sculpture birds : SWANS
55. Refuse to, quaintly : SHANT
56. Capture : NET
57. Proof windup : QED
1. Seats, as guests : USHERS
2. ___ Penny : HENNY
3. Thought you'd want to know... : FYI
4. Wind protectors : SCARVES
5. Enemies of the Central Powers : ALLIES
6. Communion offering : WAFER
7. "Misery" director Rob : REINER
8. Sonnet starters : OCTETS
10. Graceful curves : RONDURES
11. Item salvaged from a junker : AUTOPART
12. Long shots : THREEPOINTERS
13. Like soup that's sat too long : COOLED
14. Reason for a third free throw : LANEVIOLATION
15. More odious : WORSE
17. Three-time U.S. Open champ : LENDL
20. Fellow : GUY
21. Extremely dry : ARID
23. Calendar square : DAY
25. Nasal-sounding woodwind : OBOE
26. Look through cupped hands : PEEK
28. Whit : IOTA
29. Barbershopper who sings the melody : LEAD
31. Endures : STOMACHS
32. "Password," e.g. : GAMESHOW
33. ___-chef : SOUS
34. Suffix used by hedgers : ISH
35. "Chaplin" actress Kelly : MOIRA
36. Old Jewish village : SHTETL
38. Post-workout woes : ACHES
39. Betamax rival : VHS
41. Least wordy : TERSEST
42. Pared-down language : PIDGIN
43. Small stock purchase : ODDLOT
45. Younger, at law : PUISNE
46. Job hunter's interest : WANTAD
48. The Serpent : SATAN
49. Squirreled-away money : CACHE
53. Hon. title for A.B.A. members : ESQ

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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