Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer

NY Times, Sun, Feb 24, 2008 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Patrick Blindauer
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 84, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern suggested by the puzzle’s theme. The first square across is the seventh square in the first row.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Panorama : VISTA
6. A caddy may hold them : PENCILS
8. Frozen treat first made by hand in 1866 : BREYERSICECREAM
16. Poor Richard's Almanack item : PROVERB
17. Smooth operator : CHARMER
19. Adds punch to, as punch : LACES
20. Flue residue : ASH
23. John known as the Teflon Don : GOTTI
24. Squids' squirts : INKS
25. Certain marsupials, briefly : POSSUMS
29. Table scraps : ORTS
30. Name in a brand that rivals 8-Across : EDY
31. Banal : HACKNEYED
33. Sierra Nevada, for one : ALE
34. St.-Tropez locale : RIVIERA
36. Buff runner? : STREAKER
38. Online newsgroup features : FAQS
39. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
40. Regular : HABITUE
43. Quintessence : EPITOME
47. A Gershwin : IRA
48. Thor who wrote "Kon-Tiki" : HEYERDAHL
52. Setting for many a joke : BAR
53. Hurdler's assignment : LANE
55. Simple tops : TSHIRTS
56. Astronomically large distance: Abbr. : LTYR
57. Sporty Ford : TBIRD
59. Dangerous job : SPY
60. "Nifty!" : NEATO
61. The Pleiades, e.g. : SISTERS
64. Nugatory : TRIVIAL
66. The Magic City of the Plains : CHEYENNEWYOMING
70. Rigging rope : LANYARD
71. Actress Davis : GEENA
1. Action word : VERB
2. ___ and outs : INS
3. Biol. or chem. : SCI
4. The first X in X-X-X : TIC
5. Baldwin of "30 Rock" : ALEC
6. According to : PER
7. P.T.A. place: Abbr. : SCH
8. Women's soccer star Chastain : BRANDI
9. 1990 Stallone sequel : ROCKYV
10. Late times, in ads : EVES
11. Da or ja : YES
12. Piano piece : RAG
13. Ending with switch : EROO
14. Ground transportation option : AMTRAK
15. Gumption : METTLE
16. ___ set (hardware store offering) : PLIER
18. Stair part : RISER
20. Set, as a price : ASK
21. Nine-digit ID : SSN
22. Tones : HUES
25. Floor of wooden strips : PARQUET
26. Dramatist Sean and others : OCASEYS
27. "I'll get this one" : MYTREAT
28. Celestial beings : SERAPHS
31. Shrubland : HEATH
32. Prince of Darkness : DEVIL
35. "___ Ruled the World" (1996 hip-hop hit) : IFI
37. River isle : AIT
40. Sword handles : HILTS
41. Like some numerals : ARABIC
42. Cast out : BANISH
44. Procure : OBTAIN
45. Appliance giant : MAYTAG
46. Actor Flynn : ERROL
49. Sounds of doubt : EHS
50. Spot to mend : RIP
51. Dehydrated : DRY
54. Folies-Bergère designer : ERTE
56. ___ Strauss : LEVI
58. Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
60. Game with matchsticks : NIM
62. Islam, e.g.: Abbr. : REL
63. Holdup cause : SNAG
64. Banks of "America's Next Top Model" : TYRA
65. Cone's counterpart : ROD
67. Wichita-to-Minneapolis dir. : NNE
68. Observer that's found in 8-, 31-, 48- and 66-Across : EYE
69. Not ruddy : WAN
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