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Michael Shteyman
Michael Shteyman

NY Times, Sun, Mar 27, 2005 DIAGRAMLESS

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.
1
B
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E
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S
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T
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E
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D
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O
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A
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F
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H
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V
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N
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K
A
P
U
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T
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T
O
M
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N
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T
U
R
A
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L
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R
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B
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K
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N
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S
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D
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A
D
O
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L
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F
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O
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L
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N
R
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T
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O
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S
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W
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D
O
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F
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O
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E
K
E
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F
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V
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L
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C
O
W
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L
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I
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C
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R
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P
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M
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L
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A
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D
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Y
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V
I
V
I
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N
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D
D
S
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E
N
E
S
C
O
© 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 summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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