Paula Gamache
Paula Gamache

NY Times, Sun, Feb 01, 2009 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Paula Gamache
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 86, Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Plum tomatoes, commonly : ROMAS
6. Pampas cowboy : GAUCHO
12. Classic toothpaste brand : IPANA
13. Commotion : POTHER
14. Unable to mount further attacks? : OUTOFSORTIES
16. Stops dead : HALTS
19. Sound from a fan : RAH
20. Work, as a bar : TEND
21. Instant replay option : SLOMO
23. Owing, after "in" : ARREARS
25. Jokers who'll take a bet? : COMICBOOKIES
29. Arctic explorer John : RAE
30. 2004 gymnastics gold medalist Paul : HAMM
31. ___ plan : KEOGH
35. U.F.O. riders : ETS
36. Eric of "Hulk" : BANA
38. Tear's partner : WEAR
40. Things that softly say "Feed me"? : WHISPERINGBELLIES
47. Quito's land: Abbr. : ECUA
48. ___ of the earth : SALT
49. 1920s auto : REO
50. Well-groomed : KEMPT
53. Pouty look : MOUE
55. Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
56. Good scores on the front nine? : EARLYBIRDIES
60. "Anne of Green Gables" setting : AVONLEA
63. Laundry cycle : RINSE
64. Week-ending cry : TGIF
65. "Yes" : IDO
66. Dispatch : HASTE
68. Fraternity brother? : MANOFPARTIES
71. Brunch order : OMELET
72. Take by force : USURP
73. Brand of Scotch : DEWARS
74. In-box pile : MEMOS
1. Mob action : RIOT
2. Numbered work : OPUS
3. Wrestling locale : MAT
4. Hooded jacket of the Arctic : ANORAK
5. Tanzanian trek : SAFARI
6. Main mail ctr. : GPO
7. Line from the heart : AORTA
8. Say : UTTER
9. Gossips, in slang : CHINS
10. Pay attention to : HEED
11. "Grey's Anatomy" settings, for short : ORS
15. Animated ogre : SHREK
16. What a first-time sleep-away camper might be : HOMESICK
17. Aramis, to Athos and Porthos : AMI
18. ___ Ness monster : LOCH
21. Turning fastener : SCREW
22. Really hate : LOATHE
24. Jargon suffix : ESE
26. Little darling : BABE
27. Poet Khayyám : OMAR
28. Bygone Dodge : OMNI
32. Hooter : OWL
33. Styling stuff : GEL
34. It's hidden by a comb-over : HAIRLINE
37. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
39. ___ Pieces : REESES
41. Take to court : SUE
42. Skillet spray : PAM
43. Smelling a bit off : GAMY
44. Amorphous mass : BLOB
45. Small needle case : ETUI
46. Boozer : SOUSE
51. Cross, e.g. : PEN
52. Actress Shire : TALIA
54. Does the wrong thing : ERRS
57. Reverse mantra of "The Shining" : REDRUM
58. Tao founder : LAOTSE
59. Morse code click : DIT
60. Vice president who resigned in 1973 : AGNEW
61. String quartet member : VIOLA
62. Counter to an asking price : OFFER
64. Domesticate : TAME
66. Submarine : HERO
67. Egyptian biters : ASPS
68. Hip in the '60s : MOD
69. Scoreboard nos. : PTS
70. Elemental ending : IUM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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