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NY Times, Sun, Dec 02, 2018 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 65, Blocks: 121, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. 1-Across starts in the 8th square of the top row.
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© 2018, The New York Times
Across
1. Hole-punching tool : AWL
4. With 6-Across, Sultan of Swat, by another nickname : GREAT
6. See 4-Across : BAMBINO
8. Newborn : BABY
9. ___-Alt-Del (keyboard command) : CTRL
11. Rev, as an engine : GUN
12. Help line? : SOS
14. Rock group with the 2002 3x platinum album "The Young and the Hopeless" : GOODCHARLOTTE
21. Make impossible to find : BURY
22. Lines emanating from a hub : RADII
23. Brand of tea : TAZO
25. Street ___ : CRED
26. Tapioca source : CASSAVA
28. Tie : BIND
30. Sacker of Rome in A.D. 410 : VISIGOTH
32. Sparkly, as some dresses : SEQUINED
34. H-hour, e.g. : SETTIME
35. Least lively : DULLEST
36. Regular sort : AVERAGEJANE
40. Yellow ___ : SEA
41. You might leave it on the table : TIP
42. Family figures : PAS
43. Gotham City superhero : BATGIRL
46. Almanack pseudonym : POORRICHARD
50. Home of Japan's National Bunraku Theater : OSAKA
51. "___ Meenie" (2010 hit for Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber) : EENIE
52. Foppish nobleman in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
53. Lady Kitty Spencer, to Princess Diana : NIECE
54. "I ___ thought of that!" : HADNT
55. Called off : ENDED
Down
1. West Point team : ARMY
2. Spider's creation : WEB
3. Nonclerical : LAIC
4. Chitter-chatter : GAB
5. Explosive : TNT
6. Important part of a wedding ceremony ... or reception : BAND
7. Thereabouts : ORSO
8. Channel marker : BUOY
10. Senate majority leader between Dole and Daschle : LOTT
11. Stuffed Mexican pastries : GORDITAS
13. Many Alexander Calder works : STABILES
14. Caller : GUEST
15. Lunar feature : CRATER
16. Discuss, with "over" : HASH
17. Times Square sights : ADS
18. Narrow inlets : RIAS
19. Party entertainer : LIVEDJ
20. Online read : EZINE
21. Cousin of Camembert : BRIE
24. Small bills : ONES
25. Résumés, briefly : CVS
26. Join the company : COMEABOARD
27. Lost traction in the rain, say : AQUAPLANED
29. "Silent Spring" insecticide : DDT
31. Administer : GIVE
33. Humerus connector : ULNA
37. Affect magnetically : ATTRACT
38. Model Hadid : GIGI
39. Androgynous : EPICENE
44. Alan of "Glengarry Glen Ross" : ARKIN
45. Köln's river : RHEIN
46. Bear pictured in a red shirt : POOH
47. Mount SE of Olympus : OSSA
48. Sushi base : RICE
49. Farm instrument? : DEED
Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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