Mike Nothnagel
Mike Nothnagel

NY Times, Sun, Mar 08, 2009 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Mike Nothnagel
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 82, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the eighth square in the first row.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Classroom furniture : DESKS
6. Island east of Java : BALI
10. Defeat in a hot dog contest, e.g. : OUTEAT
12. Q ___ queen : ASIN
13. *"Nope, that's not it either" : WRONGAGAIN
18. Knock-___ : KNEED
19. Soak (up) : SOP
20. Dual track bet : EXACTA
21. *Sonic the Hedgehog game system : SEGAGENESIS
24. Understandable : CLEAR
25. Brits take it in the afternoon : TEA
26. Rock's Brian : ENO
27. 10 C-notes : THOU
29. Cunning : SLY
30. Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
32. Overworked worker's cry : TGIF
35. Running track? : RUT
36. #10 on a table : NEON
37. Old Soviet program : SOYUZ
39. With: Fr. : AVEC
43. "Peer ___" : GYNT
44. *Many years past : LONGAGO
46. Nf3 in chess, e.g. : MOVE
47. Line divs. : SEGS
48. Austrian pianist Schnabel : ARTUR
49. Gossip subject : ITEM
50. "His Master's Voice" company : RCA
51. Modern-day Rolodexes, briefly : PDAS
54. Take some courses? : DINE
55. Natl. Poetry Month : APR
58. Some are electric : EELS
60. Soldier in gray : REB
62. "Smoking or ___?" : NON
63. The "M" in M.O. : MODUS
65. *Laughing hysterically : BUSTINGAGUT
69. Bold : BRAZEN
71. Historical org. : DAR
72. Point toward : AIMAT
73. Something you might not get ... or what the answers to the starred clues each contain? : INSIDEJOKE
75. Calc prerequisite : TRIG
76. Open one's eyes : AWAKEN
77. Otherwise : ELSE
78. Word before fund or me : TRUST
1. Search for water with a divining rod : DOWSE
2. Franc replacers : EUROS
3. "Uncle!" : STOPIT
4. Barbie's beau : KEN
5. Wise man : SAGE
6. *1972 T. Rex hit titled "Get It On" in the U.K. : BANGAGONG
7. Cruising : ASEA
8. Feudal lord : LIEGE
9. Start of many paragraphs : INDENT
11. Economic stimulus : TAXCUT
14. Guy's main squeeze : GAL
15. Serves one right? : ACES
16. Right-leaning: Abbr. : ITAL
17. Not (a one) : NARY
18. Visual acuity : KEENEYE
21. Smarts : STINGS
22. Holiday quaff : NOG
23. Apathetic response : SHRUG
28. Anise-flavored liqueur : OUZO
31. They have homes in the hills : ANTS
33. "It ___ what you think!" : ISNT
34. Become opaque : FOGUP
38. Fabric purchase : YARD
39. In the thick of : AMID
40. *18 : VOTINGAGE
41. Find balance over time : EVENOUT
42. Basement surface : CEMENT
44. Fancy collar material : LACE
45. Toothbrush brand : ORALB
50. District in the San Fernando Valley : RESEDA
52. Leon Uris hero : ARI
53. Filibustering body : SENATE
55. Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
56. Cybersitter target : PORN
57. Nutritional amts. : RDAS
59. Numbers game : SUDOKU
61. Female hip-hopper : BGIRL
64. Israeli gun : UZI
66. "___ alive!" : SAKES
67. Midlands river : TRENT
68. Writer Kingsley : AMIS
70. Grown-up eft : NEWT
74. Startle : JAR
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