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Paula Gamache
Paula Gamache

NY Times, Sun, Jan 14, 2018 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 69, Blocks: 125, Across Lite
Notepad: Six answers in this puzzle are each missing a word, as suggested by the shape of the completed grid.

This diagramless crossword is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has top/bottom symmetry (that is, the grid pattern is reflected over a central horizontal axis). 1-Across starts in the 7th square of the top row.
1
G
2
E
3
L
4
A
5
T
6
O
7
M
A
R
I
P
O
S
8
A
9
M
10
A
R
T
I
N
I
L
U
N
11
C
12
H
13
D
14
A
Y
W
E
E
K
E
N
D
15
T
O
I
16
L
17
E
A
T
M
E
18
G
O
19
B
20
O
P
I
21
E
22
P
L
O
Y
S
23
N
E
24
W
25
H
E
X
26
I
I
I
27
A
I
28
R
O
U
T
29
S
30
I
31
G
N
S
U
P
32
A
R
I
S
E
S
33
D
E
F
A
M
E
34
S
35
C
36
A
37
V
38
L
E
S
M
39
I
40
Z
41
A
L
I
42
F
43
E
44
H
A
N
45
U
K
E
46
R
E
D
U
X
47
R
E
D
48
O
D
E
D
49
R
I
N
G
50
C
51
I
52
R
53
C
U
S
54
G
A
G
A
55
F
I
N
G
E
R
S
A
56
L
U
T
E
57
N
O
N
A
S
I
A
N
58
R
E
M
E
D
Y
© 2018, The New York Times
Across
1
Italian ice cream : GELATO
7
Spanish butterfly : MARIPOSA
9
Leisurely business dining experience : MARTINILUNCH
13
Extended time off from work : DAYWEEKEND
15
Drudgery : TOIL
17
Wonderland cake message : EATME
18
Large amount : GOB
20
Mayberry boy : OPIE
22
Stratagems : PLOYS
23
State-of-the-art : NEW
25
Bit of voodoo : HEX
26
Roman hint to this puzzle's theme : III
27
Freshen by opening a window, say : AIROUT
29
Subscribes : SIGNSUP
32
Appears : ARISES
33
Says nasty things about : DEFAMES
35
Cleveland player, for short : CAV
38
Musical about Jean Valjean, colloquially : LESMIZ
41
"Get ___!" : ALIFE
44
Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
45
Maui strings, in brief : UKE
46
Brought back : REDUX
47
Like pinot noir : RED
48
Binged : ODED
49
Grand event in a tent : RINGCIRCUS
54
Infatuated : GAGA
55
Boy or girl scout's hand sign : FINGERSALUTE
57
From the Occident : NONASIAN
58
Put right : REMEDY
Down
1
Opening in a fence : GATE
2
Composer Satie : ERIK
3
Queue : LINE
4
Impressionist's activity : APING
5
Ratted out : TOLDON
6
The Buckeyes of the N.C.A.A. : OSU
7
Soldier's food pack, for short : MRE
8
Formic acid producer : ANT
9
"And what do we have here!" : MYMY
10
Blows away : AWES
11
Pigeon's sound : COO
12
Jay-Z's genre : HIPHOP
13
Mustachioed Salvador : DALI
14
Yours, in Tours : ATOI
16
Stead : LIEU
17
Prefix with center : EPI
19
Cold dish that often includes chickpeas : BEANSALAD
21
End of an office tel. no. : EXT
24
Magi : WISEMEN
28
Tricks : RUSES
29
Pathetic : SAD
30
Wrath : IRE
31
.jpg alternative : GIF
34
Risk with wet ink : SMUDGE
35
Word after cable or cattle : CAR
36
Yank, for one : ALER
37
Middle of a famous boast : VIDI
39
Self-assembly furniture giant : IKEA
40
The end, in Essex : ZED
42
Eins, zwei, drei, vier, ___ : FUNF
43
Military vet : EXGI
44
One side of a marital tiff : HESAID
47
Charlotte ___ (dessert) : RUSSE
48
Muesli bit : OAT
50
Atlanta-based media inits. : CNN
51
Sikorsky or Stravinsky : IGOR
52
Former French president Coty : RENE
53
Pull an all-nighter : CRAM
54
Colt .45, e.g. : GUN
56
Set down : LAY
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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