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Mike Nothnagel
Mike Nothnagel

NY Times, Sun, Dec 02, 2007 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 86, Blocks: 70, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the fourth square in the first row
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across
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Rim : EDGE
5
W. Hemisphere commerce pact : NAFTA
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Woven fabric : TWILL
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
12
Prodigy, slangily : PHENOM
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*Rate of travel for the U.S.S. Enterprise : WARPSPEED
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*It postpones the inevitable : BORROWEDTIME
20
Radius counterpart : ULNA
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___, amas, amat : AMO
22
Suffix with switch : EROO
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Like the stomach : ACIDY
24
*E. M. Forster novel : HOWARDSEND
28
Part of a disguise, maybe : DYEJOB
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Government-issued bond : TNOTE
30
Pi followers : RHOS
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Exist : ARE
33
Italian Riviera city : SANREMO
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Good: Sp. : BUEN
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Owned : HAD
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*"The Joy of Sex" author : ALEXCOMFORT
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Big part of a crocodile : JAW
45
Singer McEntire : REBA
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Skippers? : TRUANTS
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Barnyard female : EWE
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Spice : ZING
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Like some gases : INERT
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Prehistoric animal preserver : TARPIT
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*Worry for a buyer at an auction : BIDDINGWAR
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Amount of wool : SKEIN
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Grumpiness, e.g. : MOOD
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"Charlie's Angels" film co-star : LIU
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Daily Planet reporter : KENT
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*Athlete's diet plan : CARBOLOADING
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Focused ... or a hint to the last word of the answers to the six starred clues : INTHEZONE
71
Composer Bruckner et al. : ANTONS
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Capital of Yemen : SANAA
73
Self-assurance : POISE
74
Gleem alternative : CREST
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Put back in : STET
Down
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Decorative pitcher : EWER
2
Prehistoric TV pet : DINO
3
Was bright, like the moon : GLOWED
4
Popular glue : ELMERS
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Eponymous physicist : NEWTON
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Nonnegotiable : FIRM
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CD alternative : TAPE
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Nincompoop : ASS
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Don quickly, as an outfit : THROWON
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California college : POMONA
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Purplish : PUCE
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A place is set for him at a seder : ELIJAH
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Samantha's mother on "Bewitched" : ENDORA
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Place for an afternoon nap : DAYBED
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Thai coins : BAHTS
19
Forest female : DOE
23
Shipmates' yeses : AYS
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Gillette razor : ATRA
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Projectionist's charge : REEL
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Instrument with sticks : DRUM
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Public radio supporter : DONOR
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Weight : HEFT
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Kind of badge : MERIT
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Field workers? : OXEN
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Drag show accessory : BOA
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Legendary N.Y.C. rock club : CBGB
40
Bankrupt : RUIN
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Orange-flavored powder : TANG
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It leaves a wake on a lake : JETSKI
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Rouse : AWAKEN
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Didn't exist : WERENT
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___ Cinema, major film studio : NEWLINE
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Coaches : TRAINS
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Gymnastics star Kerri : STRUG
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Pinot alternative : ZIN
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White part of an orange : PITH
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Comment after a yawn : IMBEAT
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Scooby-___ : DOO
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Exercise in a swimming pool : DOLAPS
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Playground retort : IDONOT
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Bigwig : CZAR
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Top-of-the-line : AONE
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Genetic units : RNAS
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Play to ___ : ATIE
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Verb with thou : DOST
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PC key : ESC
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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