Mike Nothnagel
Mike Nothnagel

NY Times, Sun, Aug 07, 2011 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Mike Nothnagel
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 72, Across Lite
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1. Cowboy's rope : LASSO
6. Four-wheeler, for short : ATV
9. Educates : TEACHES
11. Refused : SAIDNO
15. *Research institute : THINKTANK
17. Terry of Monty Python : GILLIAM
18. Friend from the hood : HOMIE
19. Flight segment : STAIR
21. Creepy looks : LEERS
22. Impressed and then some : AWED
23. *What a naive person is said to have fallen off : TURNIPTRUCK
25. Anti-Prohibition : WET
26. Letters in an overnight delivery? : ASAP
28. Res ___ loquitur : IPSA
29. Use a scythe, say : REAP
31. Gives a hand : DEALSTO
35. "Eight Elvises" painter : WARHOL
37. Stale : OLD
38. Actor McGregor : EWAN
39. Cells in a biology textbook : OVA
40. *Wrestling format : TAGTEAM
43. Key that gets you out of a window? : ESC
44. "___ we forget ..." : LEST
46. Place where exhibits are behind bars : ZOO
47. Until now : TODATE
49. Run-down cinema : FLEAPIT
51. Sported : WORE
52. Fish in a can : TUNA
53. Crowe's role in "A Beautiful Mind" : NASH
55. "For shame!" : TSK
58. *Game played with a 6" net : TABLETENNIS
63. Place for un chapeau : TETE
64. Unwanted person at a nude beach? : OGLER
65. Figure with a feast day : SAINT
66. "Friday the 13th" slasher : JASON
67. Holiday door decorations : WREATHS
69. "No, No, Nanette" song ... or a phonetic hint to the answers to the eight starred clues : TEAFORTWO
71. "Oh, calm down" : NOWNOW
72. Xenon, for one : RAREGAS
73. Subject of pork spending in a farm bill? : STY
74. Eclipses, for some : OMENS
1. Huron or Erie : LAKE
2. Be part of a cast : ACT
3. Kind of daisy : SHASTA
4. Parodied : SENTUP
5. Schindler of "Schindler's List" : OSKAR
6. "Gotta call 'em ___ see 'em!" : ASI
7. *Paul Bunyan story, say : TALLTALE
8. More heinous : VILER
9. *Subject of the "grandfather paradox" : TIMETRAVEL
10. Oklahoma city : ENID
12. The Creator, in Chartres : DIEU
13. Pusher catcher : NARC
14. Siberian city : OMSK
15. Cold remedy? : THAW
16. Hockey's Gordie : HOWE
17. Complained to : GRIPEDAT
20. Maintaining a neutral position? : INIDLE
24. Free TV ad, for short : PSA
26. "Feels so-o-o good!" : AAH
27. Bleach target : SPOT
30. Expunge : ERASE
32. Say "I do," say : SWEAR
33. *Some market research tools : TASTETESTS
34. Formerly : ONCE
35. Scarf (down) : WOLF
36. Sloth : LAZINESS
37. Western Indian : OTO
41. Scored a perfect 100, say : GOTANA
42. Cuts : MOWS
45. *Small frozen spud : TATERTOT
48. "The Simpsons" cry : DOH
50. "Simply ___ ..." : PUT
53. Start of many workdays : NINEAM
54. Watching fixedly : ASTARE
56. Place in storage : STOW
57. Gambling game : KENO
58. Ghost ___ : TOWN
59. Farming: Prefix : AGRO
60. Totally messed up : BLEW
61. Tilts : LEANS
62. TNT component : NITRO
63. Actress Reid : TARA
66. Sparks, as a memory : JOGS
68. Interstate, e.g.: Abbr. : HWY
70. Swamp : FEN

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