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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Feb 16, 2014 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 78
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the first square of the first row.
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across
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Break into, as a computer : HACK
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First name in daytime TV : ELLEN
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Pindar or Shelley : ODIST
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Game often played with a two-faced clock : CHESS
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Office pool member of old : STENO
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Not so easy to come by : RARER
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Protection from flooding : LEVEE
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Theater capacity : SEATS
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1871 disaster supposedly caused by an animal : CHICAGOFIRE
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Slip up : ERR
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Gets well : HEALS
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White flag's meaning in Nascar races : LASTLAP
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"In that case ..." : THEN
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Bard's preposition : ERE
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Aid for sketching or barbecuing : CHARCOAL
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Really tick off : ENRAGE
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Guns : REVS
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Mosque official : IMAM
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Bar legally : ESTOP
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Org. that aids the stranded : AAA
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End of each of the four longest answers in this puzzle, in classical philosophy : ELEMENT
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Tub temperature tester : TOE
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Follower of a semi : FINAL
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Emperor in "Quo Vadis" : NERO
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Herb in turkey stuffing : SAGE
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Followed, as a scent : TRACED
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2012 movie about the Tuskegee Airmen : REDTAILS
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Señora Perón : EVA
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Contents of some cellars : WINE
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Pesky insect, informally : SKEETER
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Film holder : SPOOL
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Flight board abbr. : ETD
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Be more than human, say : WALKONWATER
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Mutual of ___ : OMAHA
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Kind of wrench : ALLEN
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Hurricane of 2011 : IRENE
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Composer Ned : ROREM
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Victor at Gettysburg : MEADE
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Small amphibians : NEWTS
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Word with more or less : THAN
Down
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"Siddhartha" author : HESSE
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Change : ALTER
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Settle one's differences : CLEARTHEAIR
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Clark of The Daily Planet : KENT
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Fridge raiders : NOSHERS
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Predator of seals : ORCA
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Willy Wonka's creator : DAHL
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"Bearded" bloom : IRIS
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Instant : SEC
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Rose's Irish home, in song : TRALEE
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Relief aces : CLOSERS
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Test the weight of : HEFT
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Satanic : EVIL
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Red Cross supplies : SERA
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Pass through the cracks : SEEP
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Red gemstone : GARNET
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Item accompanying a letter: Abbr. : ENC
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Hard-to-get cigar in the U.S. : HAVANA
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Basket-weaving, e.g. : CRAFT
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It gushes in a gusher : OIL
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"Agreed!" : AMEN
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Debussy work : LAMER
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Arrive at : ATTAIN
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Virtual 3-D globe : GOOGLEEARTH
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Weapons with touch sensors : EPEES
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"A ___ formality!" : MERE
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Cricket team count : ELEVEN
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Go-ahead signal : NOD
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Salon solvent : ACETONE
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Fleet Week visitors : SAILORS
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Natural selection theorist : DARWIN
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Duo : TWO
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Crawled, in a way : SWAM
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Iron-rich vegetable : KALE
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"___ Cinders" (old comic) : ELLA
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Barely got, with "out" : EKED
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Ladled fare : STEW
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Constrained, with "up" : PENT
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Contents of seams : ORES
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Greek letter seen in angles : THETA
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Friend of Pythias : DAMON
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"___ you serious?" : ARE
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Not worth arguing about : MOOT
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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