Mike Nothnagel
Mike Nothnagel

NY Times, Sun, Mar 04, 2012 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Mike Nothnagel
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 80, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the 6th square of the first row.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tangles in traffic or in hair : SNARLS
7. Increases, as a poker stake : UPS
10. "The Merchant of Venice" heroine : PORTIA
11. *Fast method of preserving food : FLASHFREEZING
16. ___ good deed : DOA
19. Survives : OUTLASTS
20. Bit of workout attire : LEOTARD
22. Makeup mess-up : SMEAR
23. Bill Clinton's birthplace : HOPE
26. Lessened : ABATED
27. Bear's handler? : PAW
29. *Arcade bonus : EXTRABALL
31. Squeeze, informally : SMUSH
33. Sgt., e.g. : NCO
34. Browns or Indians, on a scoreboard : CLE
35. Go by : ELAPSE
36. Bird sound : COO
37. Martha and Jonathan, on "Smallville" : KENTS
40. Bon ___ : MOT
41. Access, as a reserve fund : TAPINTO
45. As well : TOO
46. Computer problem solvers : TECHS
49. Fifth in a series of eight : SOL
50. Loathing : HATRED
53. ___ polloi : HOI
54. Elected group : INS
55. Refuses another card : STAYS
56. *Superior : HIGHGRADE
59. Columbus Day mo. : OCT
60. Hospital's ___ center : TRAUMA
61. "Immediately!" : STAT
64. ___ 2600 : ATARI
68. ___ Hall (old New York political organization) : TAMMANY
70. Klutzes : LUMMOXES
72. Head of Parliament? : PEE
73. Where to begin ... or a hint to either word in the answer to each starred clue : STARTINGPOINT
76. 10 on the beauty scale : LOOKER
77. Call from an unknown location? : SOS
78. Drops down : LOWERS
1. Tanning lotion specs: Abbr. : SPFS
2. South's opposite : NORTH
3. "You ___ right!" : ARESO
4. Hwy. : RTE
5. Designer Claiborne : LIZ
6. Go by ship : SAIL
7. Subjects of many fake photos : UFOS
8. Holiday pudding ingredient : PLUM
9. Glut : SATE
12. Carelessly paste on a wall, say : SLAPUP
13. Go after again and again : HARASS
14. Approach : NEAR
15. Recede : GOBACK
16. *Repetitive spreadsheet job : DATAENTRY
17. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
18. More: Abbr. : ADDL
21. Set aside temporarily : TABLE
24. *Appropriate gift for an artist : PENCILSET
25. One whose time is up : EXCON
28. Stimulate : WHET
30. Horn sound : TOOT
31. Variety of 8-Down : SLOE
32. *1960s-'80s Gene Rayburn show, with "The" : MATCHGAME
35. One who might respond to a 60-Across, for short : EMT
38. They may be wiggled : TOES
39. Lawn squares : SOD
42. Home of the Himalayas : ASIA
43. Golf course hazards : PONDS
44. Very, very : OHSO
47. Yawn-inducing : HOHUM
48. Calculus symbols : SIGMAS
51. Away for summer vacation, perhaps : ATCAMP
52. Picture of the body? : TATTOO
56. "://" preceder : HTTP
57. "Dies ___" : IRAE
58. Angry talk : RANT
62. Identical : ALIKE
63. Frequency changer : TUNER
65. W.W. II foe, with "the" : AXIS
66. Splitsville? : RENO
67. Believers : ISTS
69. Group in the South? : YALL
71. Dept. heads, e.g. : MGRS
74. "Winnie-the-Pooh" jumper : ROO
75. Triple-A service : TOW
Answer words that have never appeared in any daily puzzle are in this color.
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