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NY Times, Sun, Feb 02, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Dave Tuller
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 63, Blocks: 129
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. The first square across is the 8th square in the first row.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across
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Colo. clock setting : MST
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Part of a hosp. : ICU
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Rimsky-Korsakov's "Le Coq ___" : DOR
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Took a whack at a baseball : SWUNG
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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"Behold," to Pontius Pilate : ECCE
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City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
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La ___ (fossil site) : BREA
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Shows anger toward, as a dog to a human : SNARLSAT
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Turns away : DEFLECTS
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Airport announcement : ARRIVAL
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Winter precaution, often : FLUSHOT
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Person born shortly after W.W. II, informally : BOOMER
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Cacao feature : POD
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"Lawrence of Arabia" star : OTOOLE
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Founder of the 2-Down : ROBERTBADENPOWELL
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Those "responsible" for crop circles, in brief : ETS
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Some 18th-century pieces : ROCOCOS
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Akron-to-Canton dir. : SSE
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Measure of randomness : ENTROPY
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Shade of black : JET
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Nineveh's country: Abbr. : ASSYR
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Managed care co. : HMO
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Self-evident truth : AXIOM
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Bialy ingredient : ONION
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Co-founder of the 2-Down, in America : WILLIAMDBOYCE
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Rock musician Nugent : TED
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Unidentifiable liquid : GOO
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Took place : WAS
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Choose, with "for" : OPT
Down
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Region above the Ohio River : MIDWEST
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Jamboree group, familiarly : SCOUTS
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Show embarrassment, in a way : TURNRED
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Thieve : STEAL
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Slang for thief, from the Yiddish : GANEF
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Settle into place : ENROOT
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Trees that produce a substitute chocolate : CAROBS
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Detective's focus : CRIME
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Young, snakelike fish : ELVER
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Popeye's foe : BLUTO
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Plant again : RESOW
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Repeats : ECHOES
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Christmas Island and others : ATOLLS
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Buffalo pro : SABRE
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"Les Mots" autobiographer : SARTRE
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One of Peter Rabbit's siblings : FLOPSY
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Tombstone : STELE
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Agreements : PACTS
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Colognes : ODORS
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Duck-hunting aid : DECOY
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Dear one, in French : BONAMI
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"It's a cinch" : NOPROB
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Chatter : JAW
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Lighted sign, often : EXIT
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Bit of flooring : TILE
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Slangy greeting : HIYA
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Slip-on shoes, briefly : MOCS
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Word before person and vote : ONE
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Bygone : OLD
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Present : NOW
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In the past : AGO
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Janitor's need : MOP
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One third of a Morse "S" : DOT
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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