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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Apr 18, 1999 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 71, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry.
1-Across begins in the fifth square of the top row.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kitten's plaint : MEW
4. Scrabble enthusiasts, e.g. : GAMERS
10. Cause for stitches : GASH
11. Brunch fare : OMELET
12. Popular chip : FRITO
13. Accompaniment to soft lighting, often : MOODMUSIC
17. Benchwarmer's demand, perhaps : TRADE
18. Pupil protector : CORNEA
19. Words before toot or roll : ONA
20. It's measured in megabytes : MAINMEMORY
22. Italian city on the Adriatic : RIMINI
24. Greek alphabet ender : OMEGA
25. Galley tool : OAR
26. Hall-of-Famer Ryan : NOLAN
27. It follows eight in NASA-speak : NINER
28. 50's-70's QB George : BLANDA
32. Allot, with "out" : METE
33. Second man on the moon : ALDRIN
35. Like crafts : HANDMADE
37. Didn't merely pass : ACED
40. "The Sound of Music" villain : NAZI
41. Mississippi's state flower : MAGNOLIA
45. Crowd scene actors : EXTRAS
50. "___ Ha'i" : BALI
51. Fill out a registration form : SIGNIN
54. Pitch : ERECT
55. Challenger's problem part : ORING
57. Code-breaking org. : NSA
58. Samuel Daniel's "Sonnets to ___" : DELIA
59. Milanese mister : SIGNOR
61. They watch for flags that are up : METERMAIDS
63. Kyrgyz city of 240,000 : OSH
64. ___ corpus : HABEAS
66. Dangerous mosquito : AEDES
67. It's formed into balls : MATZOMEAL
69. Contributed : ADDED
70. Block : IMPEDE
71. Word on a sample check : VOID
72. Fit together : NESTED
73. Actress ___ Alicia : ANA
1. Robin's sweetheart : MAIDMARIAN
2. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
3. Reporter's first question : WHO
4. Depraved place : GOMORRAH
5. Author Cleveland : AMORY
6. "You're putting ___!" : MEON
7. Like some statesmen : ELDER
8. Stick around : REMAIN
9. Good name for a chef? : STU
10. Farmer's organization member : GRANGER
12. Quaker : FRIEND
14. In need of laundering : SOILED
15. Present at birth : INNATE
16. Herman Wouk ship : CAINE
17. Dravidian of India : TAMIL
18. Brat's stocking stuffer : COAL
20. "___ Lisa" : MONA
21. Angry group : MOB
23. Big Apple cultural institution : MOMA
29. Bert Bobbsey's twin : NAN
30. ___ fingerprint : DNA
31. Timber-dressing tool : ADZE
34. They rank above pvts. : NCOS
36. Radio and print in combination, e.g. : MIXEDMEDIA
38. Yalie : ELI
39. Understand, 60's-style : DIG
41. Oscar-winner Tomei : MARISA
42. Get down : ALIGHT
43. Big name in school textbooks : GINN
44. Toughened, as glass : ANNEALED
46. ___ water (stayed afloat) : TREADED
47. Banked (on) : RELIED
48. Low-pH substances : ACIDS
49. L.I.R.R. stops : STAS
50. Kind of buddies : BOSOM
52. Followers: Suffix : ISTS
53. Dumfries denial : NAE
56. Words on a protester's sign, maybe : GOHOME
60. Freeway exits : RAMPS
61. Victor at Gettysburg : MEADE
62. Hazardous gas : RADON
65. Exemplar of redness : BEET
68. Dry red wine, for short : ZIN
69. An ex of Frank : AVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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