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Mike Nothnagel
Mike Nothnagel

NY Times, Sun, Jan 09, 2011 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 88, Blocks: 70
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the seventh square of the top row.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across
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Czech, Pole or Croat : SLAV
5
Big pet food brand : IAMS
9
Faucet : SPIGOT
11
Pear variety : ANJOU
12
Granite State sch. : UNH
15
*Modern American artist known as the Painter of Light : THOMASKINKADE
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Turn one's stomach : NAUSEATE
19
One of the Flanders kids on "The Simpsons" : TODD
20
Ballot marks : XES
21
Not on the coast : INLAND
22
Pretend to be : POSEAS
24
*Shelley ode that begins "Hail to thee, blithe spirit!" : TOASKYLARK
27
Cross seen in hieroglyphics : ANKH
29
Draft org. : SSS
30
Newcastle, e.g. : ALE
31
Jeweler's crowning achievement? : TIARA
34
Like dried mud : CAKY
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Den mother's charges : CUBS
37
Jettison : DEEPSIX
39
One of four in a grand slam, for short : RBI
40
*Act of betrayal : JUDASKISS
42
Fish in Japanese gardens : KOI
43
What TV and radio hosts get : AIRTIME
45
Elbow protectors : PADS
46
Smashing result? : BITS
47
Chaser's line : GETEM
48
Privy in a pub : LOO
49
Was idle : SAT
50
School grp. advocating safety behind the wheel : SADD
52
*1867 Marx treatise : DASKAPITAL
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Help-wanted sign? : MAYDAY
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"You think I won't?!" : DAREME
59
Jamaican-based music : SKA
62
Swerve : VEER
63
"Gilligan's Island" ship : SSMINNOW
65
Phrase on a help-wanted sign ... or a hint to the answers to the six starred clues : INQUIREWITHIN
68
Vicious of punk rock : SID
69
Rains cats and dogs : POURS
70
Recover from a snowstorm : DIGOUT
71
A young one is called a cygnet : SWAN
72
Pickup site? : NAPE
Down
1
Lady Macbeth had a "damned" one : SPOT
2
Green fruit : LIME
3
Ottoman officer : AGA
4
Russian program that produced the first manned spaceflight : VOSTOK
5
Tattoo, in slang : INK
6
Cleanser named for a Trojan War hero : AJAX
7
Most frequently occurring value, in statistics : MODE
8
Files a case against : SUES
9
Of dubious character : SHADY
10
Some ring finishes : TKOS
11
Moderately slow passages : ANDANTES
12
Condo, e.g. : UNIT
13
iPod ___ : NANO
14
*Hawaiian dancers' garments : HULASKIRTS
15
Charity runs, often : TENKS
16
What a germ might become when it grows : IDEA
18
Pert : SASSY
22
Start a CD, perhaps : PRESSPLAY
23
CD trouble : SKIP
25
See 36-Down : LAUDE
26
Actress Jessica : ALBA
28
*Blows one's stack : HASKITTENS
32
Laugh-until-you-cry occasion : RIOT
33
Turning point? : AXIS
34
Steep, rugged rock : CRAG
35
"___ Baby" ("Hair" song) : ABIE
36
With 25-Down, diploma phrase : CUM
37
Got a C, say : DIDOK
38
Tricky road curve : ESS
40
"Garfield" cartoonist : JIMDAVIS
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Evil "Get Smart" group : KAOS
44
Angels or Devils : TEAM
46
Scottish child : BAIRN
49
2010 World Cup champion : SPAIN
51
One covering up the gray, say : DYER
52
Passenger on the Beagle : DARWIN
53
Let in : ADMIT
54
Parisian possessive : AMOI
55
More than off-color : LEWD
57
Monopoly card : DEED
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Tastes : SIPS
60
Be acquainted with : KNOW
61
Blue shade : AQUA
63
Station : STOP
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Actress Elisabeth : SHUE
66
Mantel piece : URN
67
Supermarket chain : IGA
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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