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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Oct 15, 2000 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 76, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the 5th square in the first row.
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across
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Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
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Wish undone : RUE
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Most strong : STEELIEST
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Winter Olympian : BOBSLEDDER
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In a frenzy : AMOK
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Stripling : LAD
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Leaves rolling in the aisles : SLAYS
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Dead Sea ascetic : ESSENE
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Oxygen-dependent bacterium : AEROBE
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N.Y. Met, e.g. : NLER
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Undue speed : HASTE
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Heart problems : MURMURS
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Disney production featuring Elton John music : AIDA
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Nurse : SIP
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Barely earn, with "out" : EKE
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Kinshasa's country, formerly : ZAIRE
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Sterilize : DEGERM
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All-night studier's aid : NODOZ
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Cancel : NIX
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Cover completely : ENCASE
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Works on diligently : BANGSAWAYAT
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Certain community suppers : CHILIS
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Shelley queen : MAB
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Grammy-winner Bonnie : RAITT
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Was dishonest with : LIEDTO
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Haul, slangily : SHLEP
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Serpentine squeezer : BOA
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Thole filler : OAR
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Rip to bits : REND
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Olympian who wears a mask : EPEEIST
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Home of the Heat : MIAMI
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They may get in your hair : GELS
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Lake ___ (Mississippi source) : ITASCA
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Yves St. Laurent rival : ARMANI
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Try to bite : NIPAT
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"Cry ___ River" : MEA
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Jay's home : NEST
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Wacky bandleader : SPIKEJONES
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Be a fink : NAMENAMES
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6-pt. scores : TDS
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Plum or gum : TREE
Down
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Bookie alternative, briefly : OTB
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Mosaic square : TESSERA
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"Don't ask, don't ___" : TELL
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Modern potato chip ingredient : OLEAN
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It had a part in "The Ten Commandments" : REDSEA
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Bring into play : USE
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Sin city : SODOM
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Pastoral poem : IDYL
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Like many Manhattan windows : BARRED
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Mr. and Mr. : MESSRS
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Hoped-for arrival board posting : ONTIME
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Castle part : KEEP
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White blood cell: Prefix : LEUKO
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It may be piled in your bedroom : SHAGCARPET
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"So be it!" : AMEN
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Second man to walk on the moon : BUZZALDRIN
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Like a busted bronc : RIDEABLE
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Like a jingle : SINGSONG
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Disavow : DENY
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___ de veau (calf delicacy) : RIS
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Grillings : EXAMS
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"I could ___ horse!" : EATA
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Village Voice bestowal : OBIE
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Nick at ___ : NITE
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Nursery sound : WAH
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"Key Largo" actress Trevor : CLAIRE
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Distiller Walker and others : HIRAMS
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Birds once sacred in Egypt : IBISES
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Memorable Callas role : TOSCA
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Soho "so long" : TATA
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Typification : EPITOME
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Gulf nation : OMAN
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Blue wear : DENIMS
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Chair designer Charles : EAMES
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Welcome giver : MAT
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Word before "you know" : LIKE
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Shelled out : SPENT
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Doesn't exist : ISNT
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Close to closed : AJAR
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Place for a mouse : PAD
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Born : NEE
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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