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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Nov 30, 1997 Diagramless

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 74, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular
crossword symmetry.
The first square across is the third square in the first row.
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W
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U
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S
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S
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B
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O
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S
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C
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I
N
C
A
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B
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R
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E
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N
D
A
K
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C
O
A
T
T
A
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L
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S
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D
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N
S
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Z
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P
H
Y
R
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L
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Y
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A
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S
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N
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B
A
R
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T
E
H
E
E
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N
E
H
I
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C
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A
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P
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P
L
A
U
D
S
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T
R
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D
O
N
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S
C
R
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E
N
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H
E
E
D
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R
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S
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D
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R
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Y
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E
N
L
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B
R
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E
E
Z
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W
A
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Y
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R
E
V
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M
E
D
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O
G
L
E
D
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T
I
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R
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D
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B
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O
D
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D
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B
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N
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F
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T
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D
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A
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T
E
L
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S
S
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P
O
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S
T
A
T
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A
L
I
N
E
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A
U
K
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I
B
L
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G
A
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S
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A
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Y
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E
R
S
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A
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P
S
O
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S
E
A
T
B
E
L
T
S
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D
A
T
A
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S
T
R
E
A
K
Y
65
I
G
O
R
66
H
A
T
H
67
N
E
R
D
© 1997, The New York Times
Across
1
Weakling, in slang : WUSS
5
Pear variety : BOSC
9
Early Peruvian : INCA
10
Be exposed to air, as wine : BREATHE
13
Bismarck is its cap. : NDAK
14
Election winner's assist, maybe : COATTAILS
16
Scout groups : DENS
17
Rose-red flower : ZEPHYRLILY
19
Professional org. : ASSN
21
Forbid : BAR
22
Titter : TEHEE
23
RC Cola brand : NEHI
24
Mean mutt : CUR
25
Praises the performance : APPLAUDS
28
Checked for size : TRIEDON
30
Mosquito barrier : SCREEN
31
Cautious one : HEEDER
32
Squelch : SITON
33
Juiceless : DRY
36
Photo abbr. : ENL
37
Building connector : BREEZEWAY
40
Preacher, informally : REV
41
Club ___ : MED
42
Stared at : OGLED
43
Vehement oratory : TIRADE
45
Able-___ : BODIED
47
Free dental care, e.g. : BENEFIT
48
Stag : DATELESS
51
1B or 2B, e.g. : POS
52
Ribbies, e.g. : STAT
53
Skirt shape : ALINE
54
Web-footed bird : AUK
55
Suffix with contempt : IBLE
56
"Brian's Song" role : GALESAYERS
60
Lhasa ___ : APSO
62
Safety equipment : SEATBELTS
63
Survey input : DATA
64
Uneven, like a paint job : STREAKY
65
Borodin's Prince : IGOR
66
"What ___ God wrought!" : HATH
67
Square one : NERD
Down
1
Where many a bug meets its end : WINDSHIELD
2
Not refuted : UNDENIED
3
Scrutinize : SCAN
4
___ Fifth Avenue : SAKS
5
B as in Begin : BETH
6
Like Cheerios : OATY
7
Spook : STARTLE
8
Like some of the Andes : CHILEAN
10
Transvaal settler : BOER
11
Thwack : RAP
12
Philanthropist Yale : ELIHU
14
Ruler until 1917 : CZAR
15
Musher's ride : SLED
18
"Certainly" : YES
19
Reason to stand : ANTHEM
20
Tranquil : SERENE
21
Wiener holder : BUN
24
React to acid : CORRODE
25
Played the part : ACTED
26
Boat's front : PROW
27
Roman household gods : PENATES
29
Society page honoree : DEB
30
Sorted, as eggs : SIZED
32
Two-time U.S. Open winner : SELES
33
1-A assigners : DRAFTBOARD
34
Modern phone feature : REDIAL
35
Actress Mimieux : YVETTE
38
Auspices : EGIS
39
Yang's counterpart : YIN
44
Circuit device : RESISTOR
45
Covered by : BENEATH
46
No-cal "fat" : OLESTRA
47
___ choy (Chinese veggie) : BOK
48
U.N.'s Hammarskjvld : DAG
49
"What a shame" : ALAS
50
Mah-jongg supply : TILES
51
Physiognomy, slangily : PUSS
54
Too stylish : ARTY
57
Stand lookout for, maybe : ABET
58
"She Loves You" repeated word : YEAH
59
Animal that bugles : ELK
60
Tennis edge : ADIN
61
Place on the Web : PAGE
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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