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Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer

NY Times, Sun, Nov 02, 2008 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 87, Blocks: 89, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern. The first square across is the first square in the first row.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across
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Sound accompanying a perfect putdown : ZING
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Wet, but not very : DAMP
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Razzle-dazzle : ECLAT
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Pop hero : IDOL
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___ group : USER
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Like most sandals : TOELESS
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Subject of this puzzle : PINOCCHIO
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Neighbor of New York : ONTARIO
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Dye container : VAT
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Hip-hop : RAP
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With 39-Across, conscience of 19-Across : JIMINY
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Made a bird call : CAWED
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Mal de ___ : MER
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Lap dog : TOY
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San ___ Obispo : LUIS
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Animals: Suffix : ZOA
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Can : AXE
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U.F.O. crew : ETS
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See 25-Across : CRICKET
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Sounds of amazement : OOHS
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Author of "Zadig" and "Candide" : VOLTAIRE
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Lab that hasn't been around long? : PUP
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Trap at a ski resort, say : ICEIN
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"Yow!" : YIPE
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Whale who swallows 19-Across : MONSTRO
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Spiny succulent : ALOE
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British music co. : EMI
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Duck locale : POND
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Scorpion, for one : ARACHNID
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Pointed attack? : STAB
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Father of 19-Across : GEPPETTO
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Sport with ring tossing? : SUMO
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Major inlet of northern Russia : WHITESEA
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Penguin's foe : BATMAN
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Op-ed piece : COLUMN
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Chicago athlete : CUB
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Pass by, as time : ELAPSE
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Mono alternative : STEREO
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Rap sheet abbr. : AKA
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Needlefish : GAR
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Needle point? : NNW
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With 66-Down, cinnamon candy : RED
Down
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Nada : ZIP
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Despot Amin : IDI
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Oui's opposite : NON
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Take the ___ off : GLOVES
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Pipe : DUCT
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Incinerator emission : ASH
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Predecessor of Rabin : MEIR
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Certain golf tournament : PROAM
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Command for D.D.E. : ETO
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And or but: Abbr. : CONJ
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"___ Be" (#1 hit of 1970) : LETIT
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Noted standoff spot, with "the" : ALAMO
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Popular chicken dish : TERIYAKI
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Sloth, for one : SIN
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___ milk : SOY
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Roué : CAD
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Candy that turns heads? : PEZ
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61-Across's pet goldfish : CLEO
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Cockpit assistance : AUTOPILOT
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What 61-Across had to do to fulfill his heart's desire : WISHUPONASTAR
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Excessively ornate : ROCOCO
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Harold who composed "Stormy Weather" : ARLEN
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Gen ___ : XER
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Printemps follower : ETE
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"Really?" : ITIS
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Pessimist's contraction : CANT
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Fast driver's comeuppance : SPEEDBUMP
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Exuberance : VIM
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Talks, talks, talks : YAPS
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Airport convenience : RENTACAR
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Strike out : OMIT
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Swear words? : IDO
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Spry : AGILE
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Computer key : RETURN
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Missing links? : APEMEN
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"Strangers and Brothers" author : CPSNOW
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Tee-___ : HEE
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Parental units, so to speak : MAS
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Wee hour : ONE
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Heads of England : WCS
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See 78-Across : HOT
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Panhandle : BEG
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___ carte : ALA
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Tiny Tim played it : UKE
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Reproof to a dog : BAD
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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