Michael Shteyman
Michael Shteyman

NY Times, Sun, Jul 20, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Michael Shteyman
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 106, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. The first square across is the first square in the first row.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. U-shaped piece attached to a yoke : OXBOW
6. : : COLON
11. Inventor of the electric battery : VOLTA
12. Not just overweight : OBESE
13. Praise highly : EXTOL
14. Mazda model : MIATA
15. Stone with hieroglyphs : ROSETTA
18. Nor's partner : NEITHER
20. It may hold data : DISK
22. Current option : ACDC
23. Figure shown by this puzzle, when completed : MICKEYMOUSE
26. 7 and 11: Abbr. : NOS
27. ___ Wee Reese : PEE
28. Singing syllable : TRA
30. Article in Dresden : EIN
31. Holiday ___ : INN
32. Button on some boomboxes : REC
33. Cigs : WEEDS
36. Jail, in slang : JOINT
38. Up to this time : JUSTYET
40. Advocate : ESPOUSE
43. "Give it ___" : ATRY
44. Cats, maybe : MOUSERS
48. Trumpet sound : WAWA
49. Life sentences? : BIO
50. Long-running London play, with "The" : MOUSETRAP
52. Tennis call : LET
53. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
55. Like specialized computer matters : TECHY
56. Somersault : ROLL
58. Big appliance maker : AMANA
60. Glassy gem : BERYL
61. 23-Across's girlfriend : MINNIEMOUSE
67. They can be found near computers : MOUSEPADS
68. When repeated, a bedtime call : NIGHT
1. Finished : OVER
2. Hugs and kisses, in a letter : XOXO
3. Diner orders, for short : BLTS
4. Tribe that once inhabited the Missouri valley : OTOE
5. Creator of 23-Across : WALTDISNEY
6. Where 23-Across once appeared : COMICSTRIP
7. Life sentences? : OBIT
8. Wife of Jacob : LEAH
9. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
10. Next-door : NEAR
16. Part of XXX : TIC
17. Clamor (for) : ASK
18. Cpl. or Sgt. : NCO
19. Common URL ending : EDU
21. French military cap : KEPI
22. Word to a brother? : AMEN
23. Half : MOIETY
24. Want : YEN
25. In previous times : ERENOW
26. Place for an anchor : NEWSROOM
29. "To tell you the truth ..." : ACTUALLY
34. Many a shareware program : DEMO
35. Solid : STOUT
36. Tom's partner in cartoons : JERRY
37. Greek peak : OSSA
38. Bit of sparring : JAB
39. City near Syracuse : UTICA
41. Hunky-dory : SWELL
42. Have : EAT
45. Put into service : USE
46. "Just a ___" : SEC
47. Olden letter : ETH
50. Small thing : MINIM
51. Iron, in a way : PRESS
54. Deputy McCloud, in "McCloud" : SAM
57. Norwegian money : ORE
59. It has 12 meses : ANO
60. Good friend : BUD
62. Sister : NUN
63. "It ___" (formal acknowledgment) : ISI
64. Brain image: Abbr. : EEG
65. Dashboard abbr. : MPH
66. Stable particle? : OAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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