Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

NY Times, Sun, Sep 16, 2001 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Peter Gordon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 83, Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Attack with a knife : STAB
5. Sum thing : PLUS
9. 2000 Cy Young Award winner Martinez : PEDRO
11. Actress Kudrow : LISA
12. Setting for "The Bridges of Madison County" : IOWA
16. Start of a quip by Alfred E. Neuman : UNDERSTATEMENTIS
20. Below par : NOTSOHOT
21. Strip of priestly privileges : DEFROCK
22. Nonsense : ROT
23. Irish singer with the hit "Only Time" : ENYA
25. Oddballs : GEEKS
26. Haphazard : SLAPDASH
29. Quip, part 2 : AZILLIONTIMES
34. Washed out : FADED
36. Jolt softener : PAD
37. Man-mouse link : ORA
38. Contents of last week's paper : OLDNEWS
41. 1948 Literature Nobelist : TSELIOT
43. Monkey's uncle? : APE
44. ___ culpa : MEA
45. Breast-feed : NURSE
46. Quip, part 3 : MOREEFFECTIVE
51. Aerials : ANTENNAS
52. Barely making, with "out" : EKING
56. Nae sayer : SCOT
57. Davis was its pres. : CSA
60. Big name in frozen baked goods : SARALEE
63. Art workshops : ATELIERS
66. End of the quip : THANEXAGGERATION
68. Eleanor Roosevelt's real first name : ANNA
69. "Gotcha" : ISEE
70. The brainy bunch : MENSA
71. Bills with the Treasury Building on the back : TENS
72. Hard to grasp : DEEP
1. Twirled : SPUN
2. Soprano's counterpart : TENOR
3. Supplement : ADDTO
4. French seaport : BREST
5. Duck-billed animals : PLATYPI
6. Turned on : LIT
7. Preowned : USED
8. Ditto : SAME
10. Top prize at the Barcelona Olympics : ORO
12. Memo phrase : INRE
13. Siouan speaker : OTOE
14. Part of an oil lamp : WICK
15. Queries : ASKS
17. Coxswain's place : SHELL
18. Having a key : TONAL
19. CD's successors? : EFGHI
24. Take on : ADOPT
26. Jazz band members : SIDEMEN
27. Anecdotal collections : ANAS
28. First bishop of Paris : STDENIS
29. Venomous viper : ADDER
30. ___ Buddhist : ZEN
31. Wavy-patterned silk : MOIRE
32. Cherubic god : EROS
33. Gorge : SATE
34. Whitecap's cap : FOAM
35. Purina competitor : ALPO
39. Warp's counterpart : WEFT
40. Powdermen's targets : SAFES
42. Sweetie : LUV
47. Half of a griffin : EAGLE
48. Locks up : ENCAGES
49. Big piece of bread? : CNOTE
50. Spud : TATER
52. Spanish 101 word : ESTA
53. Actress Madeline : KAHN
54. Where Tabriz is : IRAN
55. Grandma : NANA
57. Mentioned : CITED
58. Ile de la Cité surrounder : SEINE
59. Came up : AROSE
61. Way to go? : EXIT
62. Facility : EASE
64. Flee : LAM
65. Jacket closer : SNAP
67. ___-X : GEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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