Michael Shteyman
Michael Shteyman

NY Times, Sun, Dec 22, 2002 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Michael Shteyman
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 85, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the first square in the first row.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Worse than bad : AWFUL
6. Tiny creature : AMEBA
11. Speak to but not hear : TALKAT
13. And wife: Lat. : ETUXOR
14. Surrounding communities : EXURBIA
16. Instance : EXAMPLE
17. Order after "Ready" : AIM
18. Him or her follower : SELF
20. Potter's need : OVEN
21. Rock-___ (jukebox maker) : OLA
22. Fill-in worker : TEMP
24. Eases up : RELAXES
26. Osiris' wife : ISIS
27. Cook's mixture of butter and flour : ROUX
29. Horizontal line, in math : XAXIS
30. N.Y.S.E. competitor : AMEX
31. 2000 movie starring Patrick Stewart : XMEN
33. Intersected : XED
34. Old-fashioned "Yowza!" : EGAD
35. University bigwig, slangily : PREXY
37. To-go order at a pharmacy? : EXLAX
39. Tic-tac-toe loser : OXX
40. 12, on a clock : XII
41. Rejoice : EXULT
43. Neuron signal transmitters : AXONS
45. Somme summers : ETES
46. "Oedipus ___" : REX
48. Alexander, e.g. : TSAR
50. Book of the Pentateuch: Abbr. : EXOD
51. Attire for fancy dinners : TUXES
53. Walked (on) : TROD
55. Draft animals : OXEN
56. Cute VW's : BEETLES
58. Lincoln et al. : ABES
60. Emergency procedure, for short : CPR
61. "Sanford and Son" star : FOXX
62. Precollege hurdles, in brief : SATS
64. "Hold On Tight" grp. : ELO
65. Names of people to be laid off : HITLIST
67. Prepares quickly, as a manuscript : TYPESUP
69. Raises : ERECTS
70. Letter closer : XOXOXO
71. 61-Across and others : REDDS
72. Laser printer need : TONER
1. Bothered terribly : ATEAT
2. Like slicker floors : WAXIER
3. Bewilder : FLUMMOX
4. Kiev's home: Abbr. : UKR
5. Experiment sites, informally : LABS
6. ___ all-time high : ATAN
7. Tight-lipped : MUM
8. Publicized : EXPOSED
9. Screw (up) : BOLLIX
10. 'Hoods : AREAS
12. Wedding cake part : TIER
13. Alimony receivers, maybe : EXES
15. "Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
16. Times in classifieds : EVES
19. Straw-colored : FLAXY
20. Titanium ___ : OXIDE
23. The heart, essentially : PUMP
25. Firefighter's need : AXE
26. Kind of theater : IMAX
28. Copied : XEROXED
30. Con : AGAINST
32. Connection : NEXUS
34. "The Four Quartets" poet : ELIOT
36. Three sizes bigger than M : XXL
38. Opposite of G? : XXX
41. Collar type : ETON
42. Lambertson ___ (design house) : TRUEX
43. Skating jumps : AXELS
44. F.D.R.'s mother ___ Delano : SARA
45. Put forth : EXERTED
47. Phone no. follower : EXT
49. Actor Paul : ROBESON
50. Lapse : EXPIRE
51. Words : TEXT
52. Candidate's goal : SEAT
54. Swanky : DELUXE
55. Earth tone : OCHER
56. One in charge : BOSS
57. Underworld river : STYX
59. Sleepy state : SOPOR
61. Is of the proper size : FITS
63. This puzzle's theme marks it, with "the" : SPOT
66. Kind of screen, briefly : LCD
68. Alien: Prefix : EXO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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