Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer

NY Times, Sun, Nov 02, 2008 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Patrick Blindauer
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 89, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern. The first square across is the first square in the first row.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sound accompanying a perfect putdown : ZING
5. Wet, but not very : DAMP
9. Razzle-dazzle : ECLAT
14. Pop hero : IDOL
15. ___ group : USER
16. Like most sandals : TOELESS
19. Subject of this puzzle : PINOCCHIO
21. Neighbor of New York : ONTARIO
22. Dye container : VAT
23. Hip-hop : RAP
25. With 39-Across, conscience of 19-Across : JIMINY
26. Made a bird call : CAWED
29. Mal de ___ : MER
31. Lap dog : TOY
32. San ___ Obispo : LUIS
33. Animals: Suffix : ZOA
35. Can : AXE
38. U.F.O. crew : ETS
39. See 25-Across : CRICKET
42. Sounds of amazement : OOHS
44. Author of "Zadig" and "Candide" : VOLTAIRE
45. Lab that hasn't been around long? : PUP
46. Trap at a ski resort, say : ICEIN
47. "Yow!" : YIPE
48. Whale who swallows 19-Across : MONSTRO
51. Spiny succulent : ALOE
52. British music co. : EMI
54. Duck locale : POND
55. Scorpion, for one : ARACHNID
60. Pointed attack? : STAB
61. Father of 19-Across : GEPPETTO
62. Sport with ring tossing? : SUMO
65. Major inlet of northern Russia : WHITESEA
67. Penguin's foe : BATMAN
69. Op-ed piece : COLUMN
70. Chicago athlete : CUB
73. Pass by, as time : ELAPSE
74. Mono alternative : STEREO
75. Rap sheet abbr. : AKA
76. Needlefish : GAR
77. Needle point? : NNW
78. With 66-Down, cinnamon candy : RED
1. Nada : ZIP
2. Despot Amin : IDI
3. Oui's opposite : NON
4. Take the ___ off : GLOVES
5. Pipe : DUCT
6. Incinerator emission : ASH
7. Predecessor of Rabin : MEIR
8. Certain golf tournament : PROAM
9. Command for D.D.E. : ETO
10. And or but: Abbr. : CONJ
11. "___ Be" (#1 hit of 1970) : LETIT
12. Noted standoff spot, with "the" : ALAMO
13. Popular chicken dish : TERIYAKI
17. Sloth, for one : SIN
18. ___ milk : SOY
20. Roué : CAD
24. Candy that turns heads? : PEZ
26. 61-Across's pet goldfish : CLEO
27. Cockpit assistance : AUTOPILOT
28. What 61-Across had to do to fulfill his heart's desire : WISHUPONASTAR
30. Excessively ornate : ROCOCO
34. Harold who composed "Stormy Weather" : ARLEN
36. Gen ___ : XER
37. Printemps follower : ETE
40. "Really?" : ITIS
41. Pessimist's contraction : CANT
43. Fast driver's comeuppance : SPEEDBUMP
44. Exuberance : VIM
47. Talks, talks, talks : YAPS
49. Airport convenience : RENTACAR
50. Strike out : OMIT
53. Swear words? : IDO
55. Spry : AGILE
56. Computer key : RETURN
57. Missing links? : APEMEN
58. "Strangers and Brothers" author : CPSNOW
59. Tee-___ : HEE
63. Parental units, so to speak : MAS
64. Wee hour : ONE
65. Heads of England : WCS
66. See 78-Across : HOT
67. Panhandle : BEG
68. ___ carte : ALA
71. Tiny Tim played it : UKE
72. Reproof to a dog : BAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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