NY Times, Sun, Nov 10, 2002 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Dave Tuller
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 143, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetric pattern. The first square across is the first square in the first row.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rises : GOESUP
7. Making ready to use, as a credit card : ACTIVATING
17. Crazy : INSANE
18. Works very hard at : SLAVESOVER
19. Tennis players : NETMEN
20. Person behind a speedboat : WATERSKIER
21. Buffet parts : SALADBARS
23. Distance runner : MILER
24. Dance popular in the 1930's : BEGUINE
25. 1960 Everly Brothers hit : SOSAD
26. Squeal (on) : TELL
27. Jan ___, former South African P.M. : SMUTS
28. Massage : RUB
29. Little 'uns : TOTS
30. Play with witchcraft : MACBETH
33. Addition to this puzzle's theme, often : OLIVE
34. Exist : ARE
35. Old TV production company : MTM
36. Food preservative : BHA
37. Make a mistake : ERR
38. Persona non ___ : GRATA
40. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island : MARITIMES
44. Silly quality : INANENESS
45. Quite some time ago : LONGSINCE
1. Half of this puzzle's theme : GIN
2. Change for a five : ONES
3. Abbr. on a cornerstone : ESTAB
4. Young fish with pink meat : SAMLET
5. Disinclined : UNEAGER
6. It swings on a grandfather clock : PENDULUM
7. Nile dam : ASWAN
8. Saint of Assisi : CLARE
9. Drawings on skin, briefly : TATS
10. "___ been to the mountaintop": M.L.K. : IVE
11. Half of this puzzle's theme : VERMOUTH
12. Hockey stat : ASSISTS
13. Gertrude Stein's longtime companion : TOKLAS
14. Like the halls of Harvard : IVIED
15. At no time, in poetry : NEER
16. Warning from a watchdog : GRR
22. Noted Spanish museum city : BILBAO
25. Struck, old-style : SMOTE
27. "Undue Influence" author (with a bonus hint to this puzzle's theme) : STEVEMARTINI
31. Climbing with difficulty : CLAMBERING
32. Some population statistics : BIRTHRATES
38. ___ Turismo : GRAN
39. "___, brother!" : AMEN
40. "Cool" amount of money : MIL
41. "Is that ___?" : ANO
42. PC key : ESC
43. NNW's opposite : SSE
Answer words that have never appeared in any daily puzzle are in this color.
Answer words that haven't appeared in a daily puzzle in the Shortz Era look like this.
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