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NY Times, Sun, Oct 21, 2007 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Craig Kasper and Todd McClary
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 66, Blocks: 112, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical grid. The first square across is the ninth square in the first row
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across
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"So that's the answer!" : AHA
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End-of-proof abbr. : QED
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Trivia challenge : QUIZ
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Method : WAY
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"The Ghost and Mrs. ___" : MUIR
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Squeal (on) : RAT
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African animal valued for its musk : CIVETCAT
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Oasis resource : WATER
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Incan herd : LLAMAS
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Scholarly sorts : ACADEMES
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More statuesque : TALLER
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Grammy-winning female singer whose last name is a hint to 6-Down : FIONAAPPLE
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Celestial hunter : ORION
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Got : UNDERSTOOD
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Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
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Takes a second look at : REASSESSES
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WebSphere software co. : IBM
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Guest beds, maybe : COTS
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Accent : STRESSMARK
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Showed remorse, in a way : WEPT
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Tube contents : TOOTHPASTE
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Main role : LEAD
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Oscar-nominated actress whose last name is a hint to 6-Down : ANNEARCHER
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Mercedes-Benz rival : LEXUS
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Businesses for the upwardly mobile? : AIRLINES
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Health insurance category : DENTAL
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Court stars Archibald and Thurmond : NATES
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Rowing craft : SCULL
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Skipper's direction : ALEE
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Unconventional, in a way : EDGY
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___ Vegas : LAS
Down
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Queen Eleanor's home : AQUITAINE
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Person named in a will : HEIR
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Axlike tool : ADZ
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Sine ___ non : QUA
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Performer of a legendary feat in November 1307 : WILLIAMTELL
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Island in Arthurian tales : AVALON
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Arabian Peninsula land : YEMEN
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Pageant interviewers, briefly : MCS
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Highway patrol devices : RADARS
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Relaxed : ATEASE
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Lures : TEMPTS
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1920s actress whose last name is a hint to 6-Down : CLARABOW
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Gob : TAR
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Declines : WANES
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Some cars at auction : REPOS
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Final measures? : CODA
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Gin addition : SLOE
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Gin addition : TONIC
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Discontinued prize on "The Price Is Right" : FUR
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'Zine staffers : EDS
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Zip (through) : SPEED
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Point on a subway map: Abbr. : STA
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How music may be evaluated : TONALLY
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Rice-A-___ : RONI
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Never-ending : ETERNAL
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Donna of Clinton's cabinet : SHALALA
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Elves : SPRITES
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Patrick of "The Avengers" : MACNEE
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Remains : ASHES
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P.O. lines: Abbr. : RTES
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Plop preceder : KER
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Spring collection? : TAXES
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F student : DUNCE
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Earring type : STUD
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Math class: Abbr. : ALG
Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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