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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Nov 28, 2010 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 80
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the 7th square of the top row.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across
1
Working diligently : ATIT
5
Text accompanying an author's photo, often : BIO
8
Many a golf tourney : PROAM
13
One of 20 in a classic duel : PACE
14
Treaty topic : ARMS
16
Boot camp newcomer : RAWRECRUIT
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English captain Francis : DRAKE
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More smooth-tongued : OILIER
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Come to ___ : TERMS
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Boo accompanier : HISS
25
Familiar with : USEDTO
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Scandium or yttrium : RAREEARTH
28
Crime solver: Abbr. : DET
29
Tanning lotion letters : SPF
31
Down-for-the-count count : TEN
32
___ moment : AHA
33
Inflates falsely : PADS
36
Twisted, e.g. : DANCED
38
Established by edict : DECREED
41
Drunken : BEERY
42
Crime witness's description of an average person : MEDIUMBUILD
44
Commercial time : BREAK
47
Abu Dhabi, e.g. : EMIRATE
48
Washington airport : REAGAN
50
Scale notes : SOLS
51
Sheet music abbr. : ARR
52
"___ Miz" : LES
54
Pitcher Maglie of the 1950s Giants : SAL
56
Numbers cruncher, for short : CPA
59
Health : WELLBEING
63
Result of a frame-up, perhaps : BUMRAP
65
Zippo : NADA
66
Go limp : DROOP
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"Seinfeld" role : ELAINE
69
Catches some Z's : DOZES
71
Shade of brown : BURNTUMBER
73
Chops, e.g. ... or a hint to the starts of 16-, 26-, 42-, 59- and 71-Across : MEAT
74
Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE
75
Smart-mouthed : SASSY
76
B.O. sign : SRO
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Teacher of the dharma : LAMA
Down
1
Month after Mar. : APR
2
Lacking slack : TAUT
3
Not so congenial : ICIER
4
Four: Prefix : TETRA
5
Malevolent child : BADSEED
6
Bargain bin abbr. : IRR
7
Cornhusker city : OMAHA
8
Like a person getting a promotion, usually : PROUD
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What a promotion usually results in : RAISE
10
Barn baby : OWLET
11
Like Death Valley : ARID
12
Track contests : MEETS
15
Super G, e.g. : SKIRACE
17
Adjusted in Photoshop, say : CROPPED
19
Book read during Purim : ESTHER
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Mohawk-sporting actor : MRT
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Of ill repute : SHADY
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Pave the way for : ENABLE
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Prima ___ : FACIE
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Beat it : DRUM
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Penultimate round : SEMIS
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Neighbor of Homer : NED
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City of northern Illinois : DEKALB
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River of Aragón : EBRO
40
Two-team track or wrestling competitions : DUALS
42
Rack item, for short : MAG
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"You're on!" : ITSABET
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Brains' complement : BRAWN
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Check over : REREAD
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Nobleman's realm : EARLDOM
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Can't help but : NEEDSTO
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Title for 18-Across : SIR
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Real jim-dandies : LULUS
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Uses a cheat sheet : CRIBS
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French door features : PANES
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Impressionist's work : APERY
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Rests in a hammock, say : LAZES
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Award for Obama : NOBEL
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Party platter cheese : GOUDA
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Elvis's word after "Well, that's all right" : MAMA
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Overly proper : PRIM
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Mr. Potato Head piece : EAR
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Museum-funding org. : NEA
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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