Trip Payne
Trip Payne

NY Times, Sun, Aug 31, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Trip Payne
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 126, Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. The end, figuratively : OMEGA
6. Life-size exhibit : DIORAMA
8. #1 hit for Helen Reddy, 1973 : DELTADAWN
10. Coal holder : BIN
11. Chat room problem : LAG
13. Chancellorsville figure, 1863 : LEE
14. Compadre : PAL
16. Punning and such : WIT
17. Sister of Jo March : MEG
19. Sitcom starring a country singer : REBA
20. Sir's counterpart : MAAM
22. "Not on ___!" : ABET
23. Tool with a curved head : ADZE
24. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tony : PEREZ
26. Shakespearean sprite : ARIEL
27. Springs up : RISES
29. Sweat ___ : GLAND
30. Greek : ATTIC
32. 17th-century London diarist : PEPYS
33. Camp David Accords participant : SADAT
35. Lovers of vampire books : GOTHS
36. Bounder : CAD
39. ___ Council ("Star Wars" group) : JEDI
40. "Casablanca" role : ILSA
41. Leather source : KID
44. Actor Vigoda : ABE
45. River along Poland's border : ODER
46. Grab (on to) : GLOM
47. Suffix with final : IZE
48. Russian Revolution supporter : LENINITE
50. It comes down a volcano : LAVAFLOW
52. Summarizes : DIGESTS
53. Its legislature is the Althing : ICELAND
54. Israel's Dayan : MOSHE
55. Maynard G. of 1960's TV : KREBS
1. OPEC commodity : OIL
2. Bon ___ (clever remark) : MOT
3. Greek or Roman time, e.g. : ERA
4. Flit (about) : GAD
5. Healers' org. : AMA
6. "Androcles and the Lion" setting : DEN
7. Wood piercer : AWL
8. It has 21 spots : DIE
9. Little shut-eye : NAP
10. Checks for bugs : BETATESTS
12. Phenomena responsible for the Hulk : GAMMARAYS
13. Sierra Leone neighbor : LIBERIA
15. Preludes : LEADINS
16. Unit of magnetic flux : WEBER
18. Looked intently : GAZED
19. Grammy category : RAP
21. Jazz legend Torme : MEL
25. "Chicago" Oscar winner : ZETAJONES
26. Leader of the pack : ALPHAMALE
28. Mashed potatoes, e.g. : SIDEDISH
29. Surmounts : GETSOVER
31. Girl Scout level : CADETTE
32. "Out of Africa" director : POLLACK
34. Wearies : TIRES
35. 2003 Affleck/J. Lo flop : GIGLI
36. Commentator Thomas : CAL
37. Not up : ABED
38. It may be acid-washed : DENIM
41. Ceramics dryers : KILNS
42. Polo maker : IZOD
43. Lawn sprinkler? : DEW
49. "There ___ again!" : IGO
51. Adjective for the Beatles : FAB
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