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Byron Walden
Byron Walden

NY Times, Sun, Jan 16, 2005  DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 74, Blocks: 89, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the sixth square in the first row.
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© 2005, The New York Times
Across
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Regime of old Russian rulers : TSARISM
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Deteriorates : GOESTOPOT
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Quickly leaves behind : HURRIESFROM
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Kind of pool : GENE
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Gather : REAP
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Junta leader of 1973 : AUGUSTOPINOCHET
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Oscar winner for "The Deer Hunter" : CHRISTOPHERWALKEN
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"It's ___ bet!" : ASURE
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Alamogordo's county : OTERO
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Showy bloom : PEONY
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String of prayers : ROSARY
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Agitated states : SNITS
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Clarets, e.g. : REDS
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Held court? : SAT
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Bebop lover : CAT
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Rummy dessert : BABA
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Authored : WROTE
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Overpraised person's cry … or a title for this puzzle : OHSTOP
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Long stretch : EPOCH
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Alamogordo event : ATEST
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Torah teacher : RABBI
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They knocked, and then disappeared : LOSTOPPORTUNITIES
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How some hospital rehab is done : POSTOPERATIVELY
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Bonkers : NUTS
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Strip : PEEL
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Drives a lot : PUTSMILESON
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Couldn't sustain its internal pressure : BURSTOPEN
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Springtime pinup : MISSMAY
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How some issues may be put : TOREST
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Sun. talk : SER
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"___ Lay Dying" : ASI
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A.A.A. recommendation : RTE
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Greek island thought to be Homer's burial place : IOS
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Tanning lotion letters : SPF
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Next day, in poetry : MORROW
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Shooters : GUNUSERS
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Boot feature : TOECAP
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Flight to refuge : HEGIRA
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"Symphony of a Thousand" composer : MAHLER
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Experts : GURUS
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Tea variety : PEKOE
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"Got it," jocularly : AHSO
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Overly : TOO
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Decides : OPTS
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Fen-___ (diet drug combo) : PHEN
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Yesterday, in Italy : IERI
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College grp. for future sailors : NROTC
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Mind : TEND
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16-year-old's wish : CAR
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Albany's home: Abbr. : NYS
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Deviation from a missile's path : YAW
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Von ___ family of "The Sound of Music" : TRAPP
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Use to great advantage : THRIVEON
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___ canto : BEL
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Each : APOP
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Subatomic particle named for an Indian physicist : BOSON
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Doesn't function properly : ACTSUP
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Great Plains tribe : OTOE
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The Yukon, e.g.: Abbr. : TERR
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This, in Toledo : ESTA
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Lustrous fabric : SATEEN
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Certain investment, for short : TBILL
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Mind : OBEY
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Fraternity letters : PIS
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Standard location for reality dating shows : HOTTUB
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King ___ : TUT
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Caffeine-free coffee substitute : POSTUM
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Comedian Russell : NIPSEY
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Eastern title of respect : SRI
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Some grad degs. : MSS
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"___ been real!" : ITS
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Actor Herbert : LOM
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M.P.G. raters : EPA
Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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