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Mike Selinker
Mike Selinker

NY Times, Sun, Dec 11, 2011 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Mike Selinker
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 60, Blocks: 85
Notepad: This diagramless is 15 squares wide by 15 squares deep 
and has left/right symmetry. 1-Across begins in the 7th square of the first row.
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G
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A
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G
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B
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R
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across
1
Tyke : TOT
4
Masked swordsman of film and literature : ZORRO
6
Bombards, as with questions : PEPPERS
8
Went to #1 : TOPPEDTHECHARTS
16
When you might turn right : ONRED
17
Chow down : EAT
18
Old Oldsmobile : ALERO
19
Equal : PEER
20
Bother : ANNOY
22
Starting : ASOF
23
Blather : GAS
24
What Giants battle Titans in, for short : NFL
25
Louvre pyramid architect : PEI
27
King who was the subject of a 1978 hit : TUT
28
Where some M.D.'s work : ERS
29
Frazier's longtime foe : ALI
30
Major and Macmillan, in brief : PMS
31
Verb after "wo" or "wie" : IST
32
Pump (up) : AMP
33
Not, in Nantes : PAS
34
Ocean wriggler : EEL
35
"The Matrix" hero : NEO
36
Ex ___ (legal phrase meaning "on behalf of": Abbr.) : REL
37
Pretend : ACT
38
Molecule that can take the shape of a helix : RNA
39
Org. : GRP
40
Tiny bit of paint : DAB
42
Crosstown option : BUS
43
Cole Porter song that rhymes "Mahatma Gandhi" and "Napoleon Brandy" : YOURETHETOP
51
Circusdom : THEBIGTOP
52
"300" extra : SPARTAN
53
Reno's state: Abbr. : NEV
Down
1
Letterman staple : TOPTENLIST
2
"Little ___ Annie" : ORPHAN
3
Star or angel, at Christmas : TREETOPPER
4
British letter : ZED
5
Tolkien baddie : ORC
6
Crosstown walker, for short : PED
7
___ Na Na : SHA
8
Fifth, often, in a car : TOPGEAR
9
Like many Vegas bandits : ONEARMED
10
Start up a DVD, e.g. : PRESSPLAY
11
Each : PER
12
Resembling : ALA
13
Getting ready for a big race, say : RESTINGUP
14
Pants : TROUSERS
15
Convertible option : SOFTTOP
20
Company whose ads feature a duck : AFLAC
21
Country across the gulf from Somalia : YEMEN
24
Valley where you can get a Cab : NAPA
26
Cuba, por ejemplo : ISLA
41
Internet automaton : BOT
42
Some jazz : BOP
44
Stammering syllables : UHS
45
Street ___ : REP
46
Israeli politician Abba : EBAN
47
Pit crew item : TIRE
48
Channel concerned with décor : HGTV
49
Announcement to the cabin, in brief : ETA
50
Large amount : TON
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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