NY Times, Sun, Feb 02, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Dave Tuller
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 129, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. The first square across is the 8th square in the first row.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Colo. clock setting : MST
4. Part of a hosp. : ICU
5. Rimsky-Korsakov's "Le Coq ___" : DOR
6. Took a whack at a baseball : SWUNG
8. Aquarium fish : TETRA
9. "Behold," to Pontius Pilate : ECCE
13. City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
14. La ___ (fossil site) : BREA
18. Shows anger toward, as a dog to a human : SNARLSAT
20. Turns away : DEFLECTS
23. Airport announcement : ARRIVAL
24. Winter precaution, often : FLUSHOT
25. Person born shortly after W.W. II, informally : BOOMER
26. Cacao feature : POD
29. "Lawrence of Arabia" star : OTOOLE
30. Founder of the 2-Down : ROBERTBADENPOWELL
33. Those "responsible" for crop circles, in brief : ETS
34. Some 18th-century pieces : ROCOCOS
35. Akron-to-Canton dir. : SSE
36. Measure of randomness : ENTROPY
37. Shade of black : JET
40. Nineveh's country: Abbr. : ASSYR
41. Managed care co. : HMO
44. Self-evident truth : AXIOM
46. Bialy ingredient : ONION
48. Co-founder of the 2-Down, in America : WILLIAMDBOYCE
52. Rock musician Nugent : TED
53. Unidentifiable liquid : GOO
54. Took place : WAS
55. Choose, with "for" : OPT
1. Region above the Ohio River : MIDWEST
2. Jamboree group, familiarly : SCOUTS
3. Show embarrassment, in a way : TURNRED
6. Thieve : STEAL
7. Slang for thief, from the Yiddish : GANEF
9. Settle into place : ENROOT
10. Trees that produce a substitute chocolate : CAROBS
11. Detective's focus : CRIME
12. Young, snakelike fish : ELVER
14. Popeye's foe : BLUTO
15. Plant again : RESOW
16. Repeats : ECHOES
17. Christmas Island and others : ATOLLS
18. Buffalo pro : SABRE
19. "Les Mots" autobiographer : SARTRE
21. One of Peter Rabbit's siblings : FLOPSY
22. Tombstone : STELE
26. Agreements : PACTS
27. Colognes : ODORS
28. Duck-hunting aid : DECOY
31. Dear one, in French : BONAMI
32. "It's a cinch" : NOPROB
37. Chatter : JAW
38. Lighted sign, often : EXIT
39. Bit of flooring : TILE
41. Slangy greeting : HIYA
42. Slip-on shoes, briefly : MOCS
43. Word before person and vote : ONE
45. Bygone : OLD
47. Present : NOW
49. In the past : AGO
50. Janitor's need : MOP
51. One third of a Morse "S" : DOT
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