Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Oct 15, 2000 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 76, Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
5. Wish undone : RUE
8. Most strong : STEELIEST
10. Winter Olympian : BOBSLEDDER
11. In a frenzy : AMOK
15. Stripling : LAD
16. Leaves rolling in the aisles : SLAYS
17. Dead Sea ascetic : ESSENE
19. Oxygen-dependent bacterium : AEROBE
21. N.Y. Met, e.g. : NLER
23. Undue speed : HASTE
24. Heart problems : MURMURS
26. Disney production featuring Elton John music : AIDA
28. Nurse : SIP
29. Barely earn, with "out" : EKE
30. Kinshasa's country, formerly : ZAIRE
33. Sterilize : DEGERM
35. All-night studier's aid : NODOZ
37. Cancel : NIX
38. Cover completely : ENCASE
39. Works on diligently : BANGSAWAYAT
42. Certain community suppers : CHILIS
44. Shelley queen : MAB
45. Grammy-winner Bonnie : RAITT
49. Was dishonest with : LIEDTO
50. Haul, slangily : SHLEP
52. Serpentine squeezer : BOA
53. Thole filler : OAR
54. Rip to bits : REND
56. Olympian who wears a mask : EPEEIST
58. Home of the Heat : MIAMI
60. They may get in your hair : GELS
63. Lake ___ (Mississippi source) : ITASCA
64. Yves St. Laurent rival : ARMANI
66. Try to bite : NIPAT
68. "Cry ___ River" : MEA
69. Jay's home : NEST
70. Wacky bandleader : SPIKEJONES
73. Be a fink : NAMENAMES
74. 6-pt. scores : TDS
75. Plum or gum : TREE
1. Bookie alternative, briefly : OTB
2. Mosaic square : TESSERA
3. "Don't ask, don't ___" : TELL
4. Modern potato chip ingredient : OLEAN
5. It had a part in "The Ten Commandments" : REDSEA
6. Bring into play : USE
7. Raison d'___ : ETRE
8. Sin city : SODOM
9. Pastoral poem : IDYL
10. Like many Manhattan windows : BARRED
11. Botanist Gray : ASA
12. Mr. and Mr. : MESSRS
13. Hoped-for arrival board posting : ONTIME
14. Castle part : KEEP
15. White blood cell: Prefix : LEUKO
18. It may be piled in your bedroom : SHAGCARPET
19. "So be it!" : AMEN
20. Second man to walk on the moon : BUZZALDRIN
22. Like a busted bronc : RIDEABLE
25. Like a jingle : SINGSONG
27. Disavow : DENY
31. ___ de veau (calf delicacy) : RIS
32. Grillings : EXAMS
34. "I could ___ horse!" : EATA
36. Village Voice bestowal : OBIE
40. Nick at ___ : NITE
41. Nursery sound : WAH
42. "Key Largo" actress Trevor : CLAIRE
43. Distiller Walker and others : HIRAMS
46. Birds once sacred in Egypt : IBISES
47. Memorable Callas role : TOSCA
48. Soho "so long" : TATA
51. Typification : EPITOME
53. Gulf nation : OMAN
55. Blue wear : DENIMS
57. Chair designer Charles : EAMES
59. Welcome giver : MAT
61. Word before "you know" : LIKE
62. Shelled out : SPENT
65. Doesn't exist : ISNT
67. Close to closed : AJAR
71. Place for a mouse : PAD
72. Born : NEE
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