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Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

NY Times, Sun, Dec 29, 2019 DIAGRAMLESS

22-Across : Letter after xi

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 14, Columns: 20, Words: 77, Blocks: 92
Notepad: This diagramless is 20 squares wide by 14 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. The first word begins in the eighth square of the top row.
1
T
2
I
3
N
4
E
5
A
6
R
7
A
R
C
A
D
E
8
S
9
I
10
L
V
E
R
T
O
N
11
G
12
U
13
E
14
H
15
E
16
N
17
A
C
A
I
18
D
O
R
A
19
C
20
O
21
G
22
O
M
I
23
C
R
O
N
24
F
A
S
25
T
O
N
E
26
N
O
C
H
A
N
C
27
E
28
M
U
L
T
I
P
L
E
29
O
R
K
I
N
30
E
L
31
L
32
I
O
N
33
E
X
P
O
S
34
R
Y
E
35
A
36
R
I
S
E
37
R
A
D
38
A
R
39
E
W
E
40
L
41
I
C
I
T
42
A
43
U
44
T
O
45
M
I
N
46
E
R
47
T
48
A
B
S
49
G
O
50
L
D
F
I
N
51
G
E
R
52
A
H
53
A
54
B
55
O
R
A
L
56
I
F
O
N
L
Y
57
S
E
X
Y
58
N
I
C
E
59
A
60
L
L
O
S
A
U
R
61
U
62
S
63
Y
A
L
E
64
Y
A
K
S
65
T
O
T
O
66
N
E
S
T
67
A
D
E
S
68
M
U
S
T
69
G
D
A
Y
© 2019, The New York Times
Across
1
Lack of musical ability : TINEAR
7
Place for a pinball machine : ARCADE
8
Gift of eloquence : SILVERTONGUE
14
Rooster's mate : HEN
17
Berry from Brazil : ACAI
18
Toon with a monkey friend named Boots : DORA
19
Gear tooth : COG
22
Letter after xi : OMICRON
24
Unfair trick : FASTONE
26
"Fuhgeddaboudit!" : NOCHANCE
28
Various : MULTIPLE
29
Big name in pest control : ORKIN
30
Building addition : ELL
32
Lithium-___ battery : ION
33
Baseball team that became the Nationals : EXPOS
34
Reuben bread : RYE
35
"___, fair sun, and kill the envious moon": Romeo : ARISE
37
Storm tracker : RADAR
39
Milk source for pecorino cheese : EWE
40
Not forbidden : LICIT
42
Jam ingredient? : AUTO
45
Sleepy while at work? : MINER
47
Bar bills : TABS
49
Second-highest-grossing movie of 1964, after "Mary Poppins" : GOLDFINGER
52
"Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
55
Like some thermometers : ORAL
56
"I wish!" : IFONLY
57
The Beatles' "___ Sadie" : SEXY
58
Like Miss Congeniality : NICE
59
Carnivore of the late Jurassic Period : ALLOSAURUS
63
Second-oldest Ivy : YALE
64
Shaggy-haired oxen : YAKS
65
Four-legged Kansan of film : TOTO
66
Cozy home : NEST
67
Fruity drinks : ADES
68
Necessity : MUST
69
Aussie greeting : GDAY
Down
1
"Rikki-Tikki-___" : TAVI
2
Anger : IRE
3
Company that makes point-of-sale devices : NCR
4
End a hunger strike : EAT
5
Brouhaha : ADO
6
Split apart : REND
8
New York river that empties into Lake Champlain : SARANAC
9
Representative figure : ICON
10
Judge in the O. J. Simpson trial : LANCEITO
11
Website whose users use crowdsourcing to raise money : GOFUNDME
12
River that empties into the Caspian Sea : URAL
13
Time zone between Atlantic and Central : EASTERN
14
Word with card or guard : HONOR
15
Atlanta university : EMORY
16
Rock band with the 2001 #1 hit "How You Remind Me" : NICKELBACK
19
Venomous snake : COPPERHEAD
20
Simmering : ONLOW
21
Birds in a skein : GEESE
23
Greek X : CHI
25
Ducats : TIX
27
Golfer Ernie : ELS
28
Extinct flightless bird of New Zealand : MOA
31
Speed demon : LEADFOOT
32
Device for some polio survivors : IRONLUNG
36
Fix in a bad way : RIG
38
Vacuum's lack : AIR
41
Key chain? : ISLES
43
Sci-fi vehicles : UFOS
44
Singer Turner : TINA
46
Class that doesn't require much work : EASYA
47
Broadway trophy : TONY
48
Operatic piece : ARIA
50
Rhythmic tunes : LILTS
51
Whirled, old-style : GYRED
53
Car bar : AXLE
54
Tournament passes : BYES
59
Casino convenience : ATM
60
TV's "___ Dobbs Tonight" : LOU
61
G7 member : USA
62
Messy place : STY
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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