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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Oct 26, 2014 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 72
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the second square in the first row.
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across
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Voice below soprano : ALTO
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Hardly adequate : SCANT
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Like most Turks : ASIAN
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Like Swiss cheese : HOLEY
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Some lap dogs, for short : POMS
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*Margaret Mitchell hero : RHETTBUTLER
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Illuminated theater sign : EXIT
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How Uri Geller supposedly bends spoons : MENTALLY
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Fix by fate : DESTINE
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Old photo shade : SEPIA
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Took it easy : RESTEDUP
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Sales staffer : REP
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Detachable craft : POD
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"I smell ___!" : ARAT
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Phil who sang "Draft Dodger Rag" : OCHS
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Penpoint : NIB
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Pesky arachnid : MITE
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___-wop music : DOO
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"I understand!" : GOTIT
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Simple Simon acquaintance : PIEMAN
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Libidinous god : EROS
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Spring forth : EMANATE
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Low-lying area : DALE
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Sine and cosine, for two : RATIOS
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New England catch : SCROD
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Hypothetical cases : IFS
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Send out : EMIT
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Sappho creation : ODE
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Droids and iPhones : PDAS
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Mardi Gras locale, for short : NOLA
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Happy Meal prize : TOY
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The Spartans' sch. : MSU
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Citi Field, for one : BALLPARK
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It might have to be fed hourly : METER
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A tiny bit : ONEIOTA
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Property of a magnet : POLARITY
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Abbr. in a book of quotations : ANON
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*Vodka-based drink : SCREWDRIVER
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Newcastle's river : TYNE
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Practice piece : ETUDE
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Chowder morsels : CLAMS
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Out of bed : ASTIR
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Household staff ... or a hint to the ends of the answers to the five starred clues : HELP
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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Creditors' holdings : LIENS
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Shredded, after "in" : TATTERS
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Like some important Watergate evidence : ONTAPE
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N.F.L. coaching great Don : SHULA
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Big name in beauty products : COTY
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The whole shebang : ALL
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Not optional : NEEDED
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Radials for a Rolls, e.g. : TYRES
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Activate, as a bomb : ARM
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18th-century czar : PETERII
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Got rusty, say : OXIDATED
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*Tropicana competitor : MINUTEMAID
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Pedometer unit : STEP
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Control tower image : BLIP
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Ready to mail : STAMPED
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*"Coma" author : ROBINCOOK
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Gyro holders : PITAS
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River of Frankfurt : ODER
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Mrs. Dithers of the comics : CORA
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*Folkies' wingding : HOOTENANNY
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___ de guerre : NOM
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Heavy-handed police force : GESTAPO
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After the bell : TARDY
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Sporty Italian auto, for short : ALFA
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Monster's supposed home : NESS
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Dollar, slangily : SIMOLEON
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Ring site : TOE
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Engine conduit : OILLINE
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Childish : PUERILE
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Political pamphlets : TRACTS
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Pinochle combo : MELD
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Stiffening agent : STARCH
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Junk or punt : BOAT
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Groundskeeper's tool : MOWER
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Go up against : RIVAL
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Nail salon service, for short : PEDI
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Be a sidewalk Santa, say : TEMP
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Orbital periods: Abbr. : YRS
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Same old, same old : RUT
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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