Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer

NY Times, Sun, Apr 19, 2009 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Patrick Blindauer
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 92, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. The first square across is the third square in the first row.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. The ___ Mahal : TAJ
4. License holder : CAR
7. Oldsmobile of old : ALERO
9. Barbara of "Gone With the Wind" : ONEIL
12. Marriott, e.g. : HOTEL
13. How a séance may be lit : DIMLY
14. Fed : AGENT
15. Saunter : AMBLE
16. Musical with the song "Memory" : CATS
17. It's a wrap : SARI
18. Vintner's tank : VAT
19. Year in Rio : ANO
21. Letter-shaped bar : IBEAM
24. SeaWorld creatures : ORCAS
29. Assign to, as blame : PINON
31. Shell alternative : CITGO
32. Swing in a cage : PERCH
33. Unaffiliated record company : INDIE
34. "Nifty!" : NEAT
35. Make very happy : ELATE
36. Loony : NUTS
37. Trial for 71-Across : THECIVILWAR
40. Mossy growth : LICHEN
43. Firm head, for short : CEO
44. Gets 100 on a test : ACESIT
48. On the train : ABOARD
49. Nine-digit ID : SSN
50. Small knot : NODULE
51. Vocalist Sumac : YMA
52. Do some yard work : MOW
54. Natl. League city : ATL
55. Wedding notice word : NEE
56. False alarm : SCARE
58. Swedish exports : SAABS
60. Noted words of 71-Across, with "the" : GETTYSBURGADDRESS
67. Stinker : MEANIE
68. Take to court : SUE
69. "The Words" autobiographer : SARTRE
70. Cartoonist's transparency : CEL
71. Subject of this puzzle, informally : ABE
72. Early morning hour : SIX
1. Private chat : TETEATETE
2. "You ___ kidding!" : ARENT
3. Sudden shocks : JOLTS
4. Musical finales : CODAS
5. True inner self : ANIMA
6. "The Night Watch" painter : REMBRANDT
7. Inventor's cry : AHA
8. Birthplace of 71-Across : LOGCABIN
10. State that 71-Across represented in Congress : ILLINOIS
11. Strong cleaner : LYE
18. Damone of "Kismet" : VIC
20. Bit of binary code : ONE
22. Dame of mystery writing : AGATHA
23. Cousin of Simon says : MOTHERMAYI
24. Grp. with crude policies : OPEC
25. Archaeology finds : RELICS
26. Has a yen for : CRAVES
27. Director's cry : ACTION
28. Author Silverstein : SHEL
29. Fruity drink : PINACOLADA
30. Accustomed : INURED
38. Sign, as a check : ENDORSE
39. Job seekers' reading : WANTADS
40. "Now I ___ me down to sleep ..." : LAY
41. Tech stock option : IBM
42. Like many cities hit by hurricanes : COASTAL
45. Western endings : SUNSETS
46. Québec's ___ d'Orléans : ILE
47. Ball holder : TEE
53. Part of www : WEB
54. "___ matter of fact ..." : ASA
57. Warehouse unit: Abbr. : CTN
59. Arctic interjection : BRR
60. Yukon maker, for short : GMC
61. Bigfoot spec? : EEE
62. Dream Team letters : USA
63. Irritation : RUB
64. Head scratcher's comment : GEE
65. ___ Lanka : SRI
66. One reason for an R rating : SEX
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