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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Apr 28, 2013 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 78, 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. Brewer's ingredient : MALT
5. ___ Four (Beatles moniker) : FAB
8. Song a fat lady sings? : ARIA
9. Epitome of ease : ABC
12. Off-peak period : LULL
14. *Number cruncher : BEANCOUNTER
18. Siouan speaker : OTOE
19. Tesla contemporary : EDISON
20. Award for "Rent" : OBIE
21. Mythical predators of elephants : ROCS
22. Wee bit : TAD
23. Witty sorts : WAGS
24. Torah holders : ARKS
25. Needs a bath badly : SMELLS
29. Vacuum in infomercials : ORECK
31. Did a takeoff on : APED
33. Be homesick, say : YEARN
35. Things understood by very few : ARCANA
37. Carmaker's yearly unveiling : NEWMODEL
40. Be fuming mad : SEERED
41. Punk subgenre : EMO
43. *Aid in reading driving directions : DOMELIGHT
45. Kickoff preceders, for short : TDS
46. Some electron tubes : DIODES
48. Herb resembling pine needles : ROSEMARY
50. Last : ENDURE
51. Rug rat's ride : TRIKE
52. Memphis's waters : NILE
53. Valuable discovery : TROVE
57. Dissatisfied customer's demand : REFUND
61. Cousin of a butte : MESA
63. Valhalla chief : ODIN
64. Drag to court : SUE
65. "I love him like ___" : ASON
66. .01 euro coin : CENT
67. Pulverizing tool : PESTLE
70. Oafish sort : LOUT
71. *Tree seen in Hawaii and Florida : COCONUTPALM
73. Bard's instrument : LUTE
74. Number on a 66-Across : ONE
75. Teen travail : ACNE
76. Deg. held by President Wilson : PHD
77. Part of a hangman drawing ... or a hint to the starts of the answers to the five starred clues : HEAD
1. ___ best friend (dog) : MANS
2. With the bow, to a violinist : ARCO
3. Sphinx, mostly : LION
4. Greek T : TAU
5. Regional vegetation : FLORA
6. Brickyard 400, e.g. : AUTORACE
7. *Reason for a local street closing : BLOCKPARTY
9. Being tried, in law : ATBAR
10. Hosiery hue : BEIGE
11. Musical buildup: Abbr. : CRESC
13. Dropped off : LESSENED
14. Red and black, in roulette : BETS
15. European cheese town : EDAM
16. Political adviser, e.g. : AIDE
17. "That explains it!" : NOWONDER
26. Chemical in Drano : LYE
27. More foulmouthed : LEWDER
28. First Indian encountered by the Pilgrims : SAMOSET
30. Disputed Asian region : KASHMIR
32. Many scoutmasters : DADS
34. CD-___ : ROM
36. Movie set do-over : RETAKE
37. *Ramen dish : NOODLESOUP
38. "Xanadu" band, for short : ELO
39. Take the advice of : LISTENTO
41. Genesis locale : EDEN
42. Strip of stores : MINIMALL
44. Like Frankfurters: Abbr. : GER
47. Any direction from the North Pole : DUESOUTH
49. Zebra : REF
54. Boxer Marciano's given name : ROCCO
55. Classic theater name : ODEON
56. McMahon of the W.W.E. : VINCE
58. Court org. : USTA
59. Of no consequence : NULL
60. Hold as an opinion : DEEM
62. Chipped in : ANTED
67. Purplish-brown : PUCE
68. Its eruption was described by Virgil : ETNA
69. Hotfooted it : SPED
72. Slangy denial : NAH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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