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NY Times, Sun, Oct 16, 2022 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 70, Blocks: 114
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern relating to the puzzle's theme.
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© 2022, The New York Times
Across
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What's displayed in the Louvre : ART
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Bull in a bullfight : TORO
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Head of the British Parliament? : LOO
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Sandwich cookie made from meringue : MACARON
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Basic skateboarding jump : OLLIE
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Abduct : KIDNAP
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"Water Lilies" painter : CLAUDEMONET
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Cafeteria stack : TRAYS
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Lush spot among dunes : OASIS
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Ninny : TWIT
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French president Emmanuel : MACRON
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Chooses : OPTS
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Charles Baudelaire, for one : POET
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Kendrick Lamar's genre : RAP
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Under the weather : ILL
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Word before shoe or comma : OXFORD
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Funny Tina : FEY
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Request permission : ASK
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Metal known to the French as le fer : IRON
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Turkey ___ (white meat source) : BREAST
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Abbr. on a remote control : VOL
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Wiener schnitzel meat : VEAL
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Broadway legend Hagen : UTA
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Rugged winter vehicle : SNOCAT
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On the bounding main : ASEA
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Annual cycling race ... that's an apt description of this puzzle's theme : TOURDEFRANCE
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Programs that automate online tasks : BOTS
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Rudolph, for one : REINDEER
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Keep in the closet, say : HIDE
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One-named actress from 15-Down who married Tyrone Power : ANNABELLA
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Fabled sunken city : ATLANTIS
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If all ___ fails ..." : ELSE
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Uses as a rendezvous point : MEETSAT
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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One step ___ time : ATA
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Transport into space : ROCKET
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Characteristic : TRAIT
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Chicago airport code : ORD
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Monarch known as the Sun King : LOUISXIV
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Bygone G.M. car, informally : OLDS
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Cheer at a fútbol match : OLE
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Requested catnip, perhaps : MEOWED
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Available, as draft beer : ONTAP
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Traffic cop? : NARC
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"What a difficult choice!" : IMTORN
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Capital on the Seine : PARIS
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Dove's sound : COO
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Once around the track : LAP
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Regarding : ASTO
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Small thing to be picked : NIT
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Certain yellow ball : YOLK
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Sketch show since 10/11/75 : SNL
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Yucatán pyramid builders : MAYA
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Floating summer toy : POOLNOODLE
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Rod's partner : REEL
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Hazard for an Arctic explorer : FROSTBITE
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"Liberté, égalité, ___" : FRATERNITE
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Conference-goer, e.g. : ATTENDEE
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Necklace decoration : BEAD
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Dollar coin, informally : SUSANB
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TiVo forerunners, in brief : VCRS
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Smallish battery : AACELL
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Bests in Nathan's hot dog contest, e.g. : OUTEATS
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Operatic solo : ARIA
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Swamps : FENS
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Wriggly swimmers : EELS
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Ingredient in a croque-monsieur : HAM
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Slightly : ATAD
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Government org. with many cryptologists : NSA
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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