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NY Times, Sun, Nov 10, 2002 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Dave Tuller
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 51, Blocks: 143
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetric pattern. The first square across is the first square in the first row.
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O
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P
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A
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C
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T
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T
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N
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G
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B
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R
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T
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M
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C
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B
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A
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M
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B
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E
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G
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A
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M
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A
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N
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across
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Rises : GOESUP
7
Making ready to use, as a credit card : ACTIVATING
17
Crazy : INSANE
18
Works very hard at : SLAVESOVER
19
Tennis players : NETMEN
20
Person behind a speedboat : WATERSKIER
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Buffet parts : SALADBARS
23
Distance runner : MILER
24
Dance popular in the 1930's : BEGUINE
25
1960 Everly Brothers hit : SOSAD
26
Squeal (on) : TELL
27
Jan ___, former South African P.M. : SMUTS
28
Massage : RUB
29
Little 'uns : TOTS
30
Play with witchcraft : MACBETH
33
Addition to this puzzle's theme, often : OLIVE
34
Exist : ARE
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Old TV production company : MTM
36
Food preservative : BHA
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Make a mistake : ERR
38
Persona non ___ : GRATA
40
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island : MARITIMES
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Silly quality : INANENESS
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Quite some time ago : LONGSINCE
Down
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Half of this puzzle's theme : GIN
2
Change for a five : ONES
3
Abbr. on a cornerstone : ESTAB
4
Young fish with pink meat : SAMLET
5
Disinclined : UNEAGER
6
It swings on a grandfather clock : PENDULUM
7
Nile dam : ASWAN
8
Saint of Assisi : CLARE
9
Drawings on skin, briefly : TATS
10
"___ been to the mountaintop": M.L.K. : IVE
11
Half of this puzzle's theme : VERMOUTH
12
Hockey stat : ASSISTS
13
Gertrude Stein's longtime companion : TOKLAS
14
Like the halls of Harvard : IVIED
15
At no time, in poetry : NEER
16
Warning from a watchdog : GRR
22
Noted Spanish museum city : BILBAO
25
Struck, old-style : SMOTE
27
"Undue Influence" author (with a bonus hint to this puzzle's theme) : STEVEMARTINI
31
Climbing with difficulty : CLAMBERING
32
Some population statistics : BIRTHRATES
38
___ Turismo : GRAN
39
"___, brother!" : AMEN
40
"Cool" amount of money : MIL
41
"Is that ___?" : ANO
42
PC key : ESC
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NNW's opposite : SSE
Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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