Paula Gamache
Paula Gamache

NY Times, Sun, Aug 23, 2009 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Paula Gamache
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 75, Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Starting off with a ___ : BANG
5. Title role in a Woody Allen mockumentary : ZELIG
10. Orally : ALOUD
12. Rub out : ERASE
13. Grammy winner for "Luck of the Draw" : BONNIERAITT
15. Harvest bundle : SHEAF
20. Once upon a time : AGESAGO
21. Way to come or go : INPEACE
23. Reforming one's behavior : GOINGSTRAIGHT
27. Key of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7: Abbr. : AMAJ
31. Uppity one : SNOOT
32. American Shaker leader : ANNLEE
33. Timber wolves : LOBOS
35. Calls to ewes : BAAS
37. Buzzer centre? : ZEDS
38. Decide, finally : FISHORCUTBAIT
43. Bottled water brand : NAYA
44. Big 1960s record label : STAX
46. Noted Russian reformer : PETERTHEGREAT
53. Wisconsin senator Feingold : RUSS
57. ___ about : ONOR
58. Imports from Sweden : SAABS
59. "Finally!" : ATLAST
62. They're found among the reeds : OBOES
65. "Gross!" : YUCK
66. 126-pound boxer : FEATHERWEIGHT
69. New York's ___ Film Festival : TRIBECA
70. Shady guy? : ROYGBIV
75. Some TVs : SONYS
76. Some tableware : SILVERPLATE
80. Stuns, in a way : TASES
81. Exterior : OUTER
82. Peruvian peaks : ANDES
83. By way of, briefly : THRO
1. "Ali ___ and the 40 Thieves" : BABA
2. "... bump on ___" : ALOG
3. Less than a little : NONE
4. Bulging biceps, slangily : GUNS
5. Focus (on) : ZEROIN
6. Part of B.C.E. : ERA
7. China's Chou En-___ : LAI
8. "Was ___ das?" (German query) : IST
9. "Savvy?" : GETIT
11. From corner to corner: Abbr. : DIAG
14. Big heads : EGOS
15. Attention ___ : SPAN
16. Big name in ketchup : HEINZ
17. Duffer's delight : EAGLE
18. Needed kneading, say : ACHED
19. Celebrations : FETES
22. Piece-keeper's org.? : NRA
24. Japanese-born celebrity chef : NOBU
25. Grown-up kid : GOAT
26. Wild guess : STAB
27. Sitcom alien : ALF
28. "You mean li'l ol' me?" : MOI
29. Tummy muscles : ABS
30. Loo : JOHN
34. Dish contents : SOAP
36. Miss America wear : SASH
39. Loaf in a deli : RYE
40. The Censor of Rome : CATO
41. Mineral suffix : ITE
42. Nicknames : TAGS
45. Provider of inside info? : XRAY
47. Sufficient, once : ENOW
48. Spa cover-up : ROBE
49. "Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor Deanna : TROI
50. ___ de vie : EAU
51. Easy letters? : ABC
52. Cluck of disapproval : TSK
53. Lots and lots : RAFTS
54. In ___ (not yet born) : UTERO
55. Done in : SLAIN
56. Stayed uninvolved : SATBY
60. 1980 Rolling Stones hit "___ So Cold" : SHES
61. Gumshoe : TEC
63. Way out : EGRESS
64. Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
67. Dreadlocks sporter : RASTA
68. Spelling erorr? : TYPO
71. Oversupply : GLUT
72. Place for a rubber duckie : BATH
73. Road for Caesar : ITER
74. ___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
77. "Atonement" author McEwan : IAN
78. Cause of some tripping : LSD
79. Victory sign : VEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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