Michael Shteyman
Michael Shteyman

NY Times, Sun, Mar 27, 2005  DIAGRAMLESS  (See Notepad for blurb)

Author:Michael Shteyman
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 107, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern. Its shape spells a four-letter word (loosely speaking) that defines nine answers in the grid.





The first square across is the third square in the first row.
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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Outdid : BESTED
7. See blurb : OAF
10. "Take this!" : HAVEONE
11. Utterly dead : KAPUT
13. "Rotten" things to throw : TOMATOES
14. Not dyed : NATURAL
16. Wrongly deprive : ROB
17. Potato turnover : KNISH
19. Opened or closed, as a patio door : SLID
21. 1980 Nobel Peace Prize winner ___ Perez Esquivel : ADOLFO
25. Mischievous one : IMP
26. Baseball's Durocher : LEO
27. "If pressed, yes" : IWOULD
28. Gun lovers' org. : NRA
29. "Open ___ midnight" : TIL
30. Common takeout items : PIZZAS
31. ___ about (circa) : ONOR
32. "Farm" occupant : ANT
33. Lorne Michaels show, for short : SNL
34. With 35-Down, 1956 Frankie Lymon hit : WHYDOFOOLS
38. Manage, with "out" : EKE
39. Egg ___ yung : FOO
40. Worth : VALUE
41. Intimidate : COW
42. Chain of Pacific islands? : LEI
43. Roman emperor of A.D. 69 : OTHO
45. Fast Internet connection: Abbr. : DSL
47. With 39-Down, a favorite annual event : APRIL
48. Inventor Whitney : ELI
49. Conciliate : APPEASE
51. See blurb : CON
52. When tripled, a crew member's fraternity? : RHO
53. Summer L.A. hours : PDT
54. Electric fish : EEL
55. See blurb : MISLEAD
57. "It is very important for me" : IGOTTA
61. God : DEITY
62. Actress Leigh : VIVIEN
63. Filling maker: Abbr. : DDS
64. "Oedipe" composer Georges : ENESCO
1. See blurb : BAMBOOZLE
2. Mrs. Perón : EVA
3. Round of tennis : SET
4. Also : TOO
5. Opposite of WSW : ENE
6. Student's site : DESK
7. Vow : OATH
8. "The Simpsons" store clerk : APU
9. Ermines and sables : FURS
10. See blurb : HOODWINK
11. Deep Blue opponent : KASPAROV
12. Yarn : TALLTALE
13. Walk around : TRAIPSE
14. See blurb: Slang : NIMROD
15. Certain protests : LIEINS
18. See blurb : NINNY
20. See blurb : DOLT
22. Light, in Spain : LUZ
23. Panhandle state: Abbr. : FLA
24. Has too much, briefly : ODS
31. Cry of surprise : OHO
34. Cry of surprise : WOW
35. See 34-Across : FALLINLOVE
36. Bullfight cheer : OLE
37. French affirmative : OUI
39. See 47-Across : FOOLSDAY
41. 1980's fad items : CHIAPETS
43. Anti : OPPOSED
44. Quattro minus uno : TRE
45. See blurb : DECEIVE
46. Fizz ingredient : SLOEGIN
47. Garden insect : APHID
49. Elbow site : ARM
50. Airport abbr. : ETD
56. Top : LID
58. "___ the season ?" : TIS
59. Sleuth, for short : TEC
60. Spanish year : ANO
Answer words that have never appeared in any daily puzzle are in this color.
Other variety puzzles are not considered here when determining uniqueness but you can click each answer word to see all previous usage.

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