Paula Gamache
Paula Gamache

NY Times, Sun, Jul 08, 2012 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Paula Gamache
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 82, Across Lite
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fastener on a metal beam : RIVET
6. Connect the ___ : DOTS
10. "Can ___ witness?" : IGETA
11. Quebec affirmatives : OUIS
12. Arena where the Lakers and Clippers play : STAPLESCENTER
16. Prefix with -logic : TELEO
17. The Buckeyes' sch. : OSU
18. Something to solve for in algebra : UNKNOWN
21. Cinderella, for one : STEPCHILD
29. Mortgage insurer: Abbr. : FHA
30. ___ erectus : HOMO
32. No specific person : WHOEVER
33. Suffix with thought : FUL
34. Bread with a pocket : PITA
35. Principal route : MAINLINE
36. Condition in a contract : STIPULATION
39. Contends (for) : VIES
40. Part of a royal flush : ACE
41. Concert blaster : AMP
42. Little: Fr. : PEU
43. Pear variety : BOSC
45. Order to a bank : STOPPAYMENT
50. South American capital : BRASILIA
52. Slippery swimmers : EELS
53. Belfast-born actor Stephen : REA
54. Hawaiian medicine men : KAHUNAS
55. Wineglass part : STEM
56. Covert ___ : OPS
57. Boneheadedness : STUPIDITY
59. Pumpkin seeds : PEPITAS
62. Dead Sea borderer: Abbr. : ISR
64. Many a Cuban, following the 1959 revolution : EXILE
65. Stick used on razor nicks : STYPTICPENCIL
70. Forest females : DOES
71. Hindu trinity member : SHIVA
72. Surprisingly agile : SPRY
73. Merry Pranksters' leader Ken : KESEY
1. Turn red, as an apple : RIPEN
2. Domed home : IGLOO
3. Flying geese shape : VEE
4. U.F.O. fliers : ETS
5. Tex-Mex staple : TACO
6. One may be powdered : DONUT
7. Call at a base : OUT
8. Jacket and ___ : TIE
9. Ukraine, e.g., formerly: Abbr. : SSR
12. Fills, as a turkey : STUFFS
13. Command to troops at ease : TENHUT
14. Lye or ammonia : ALKALI
15. Canadian gas brand : ESSO
19. As : WHILE
20. "___ chance!" : NOTA
22. McGregor of "Star Wars" films : EWAN
23. Key letter : PHI
24. Makes known : CONVEYS
25. It's lighter than air : HELIUM
26. Jazz singer Anderson : IVIE
27. Zoom ___ : LENS
28. Grammy winner Dr. ___ : DRE
31. "Hakuna ___" : MATATA
34. "Madama Butterfly" composer : PUCCINI
35. Little one : MOPPET
37. Not take advantage of : PASSUP
38. Chat room "Here's what I think" : IMO
42. ___ d'Or (award at Cannes) : PALME
43. Sitter's nightmare : BRAT
44. Honolulu's home : OAHU
45. Spanish ayes : SISI
46. Tiny chirp : PEEP
47. Sexy : EROTIC
48. Katmandu resident : NEPALI
49. Fez feature : TASSEL
50. Amazon.com buys: Abbr. : BKS
51. Shaver : LAD
55. Part of GPS: Abbr. : SYST
58. Not completely loaded? : TIPSY
60. Annoy : PEEVE
61. "Rejected!" : IXNAY
63. Hazard : RISK
65. 1960s sit-in grp. : SDS
66. T-shirt, e.g. : TOP
67. "Get ___ Ya-Ya's Out!" (Rolling Stones album) : YER
68. Revolutionary Guevara : CHE
69. Some sleuths, in short : PIS
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