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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Mar 17, 2013 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 80, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the fourth square of the first row.
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Letters between rhos and taus : SIGMAS
7. Most ashy-looking : PALEST
8. Modern information organizer, for short : PDA
11. Jimmy Durante tune : INKADINKADOO
17. Warner ___ : BROS
18. Comic Charlotte : RAE
19. Clinic staffers: Abbr. : MDS
20. Make a shambles of : RUIN
21. "Hit 'em where they ___" : AINT
22. Early TV's Uncle ___ : MILTIE
24. Bride in 1981 news : PRINCESSDI
26. Totally confused : ALLATSEA
28. Disputed region of Asia : KASHMIR
29. Prefix with duct : OVI
30. Fire dept. officials : LTS
32. Govt. org. that lends to start-ups : SBA
33. "___ your drift" : IGET
34. Easily split mineral : MICA
36. Like a lottery winner : LUCKY
40. Baseball club V.I.P.: Abbr. : MGR
41. Like a desperate situation ... and, loosely, a hint to this puzzle's theme : DOORDIE
43. Circus Maximus greeting : AVE
44. Ed whose voice is heard in "Up" : ASNER
46. Explorer and others, in brief : SUVS
47. They're led by a coxswain : CREW
48. "I'm such a dope!" : DUH
50. Drill attachment : BIT
51. Quick : APT
52. Like mozzarella cheese : STRINGY
56. Sets straight : CORRECTS
60. Stamp on insufficiently stamped mail : POSTAGEDUE
63. "You betcha!" : ANDHOW
64. Mag. revenue source : ADVT
65. ___ instant : INAN
66. Christmas ___ : EVE
67. Bard's "before" : ERE
68. Thickly fibrous : ROPY
69. Spring holiday purchase : EASTEREGGDYE
72. Slalom pattern : ESS
73. Firenze's land : ITALIA
74. Bonny ones : LASSES
1. Healthful getaway : SPA
2. "You caught me!" : IADMITIT
3. "Flies" like a flying squirrel : GLIDES
4. Department with suits and shirts but not dresses : MENS
5. Set, as a price : ASK
6. Fab Four name : STARR
8. Spectrum creator : PRISM
9. Orphan of old comics : DONDI
10. Up and about : ASTIR
11. Rombauer of cookery : IRMA
12. Catch red-handed : NAIL
13. Breakfast food brand : KELLOGGS
14. High on the hwy. : DUI
15. Pen sounds : OINKS
16. Available from HBO, say : ONCABLE
17. Bad-mouth : BASH
23. Moe's is one : TAVERN
24. Bug zapper locales : PATIOS
25. Biblical "hairy man" : ESAU
27. Roper of polls : ELMO
31. Benchwarmer : SCRUB
33. "___ Loser" : IMA
35. Material in some columns : ADVICE
37. Bellyached : CARPED
38. Bellyached : KVETCHED
39. Bowyer's wood : YEW
41. Narcotics user, informally : DRUGGIE
42. Analogy words : ISTO
45. Ferber or Best : EDNA
47. New York's ___ Hall : CARNEGIE
49. Serengeti scavenger : HYENA
52. Extra : SPARE
53. Kerfuffles : TODOS
54. Replies before a party : RSVPS
55. ___-bitty : ITTY
57. Gets tangled : RAVELS
58. Canadian Conservative : TORY
59. ___' Pea : SWEE
61. Courtroom figs. : DAS
62. Store hours word : UNTIL
66. Timeline sections : ERAS
70. LAX posting : ETA
71. Oomph : GAS

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

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