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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Mar 17, 2013 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 80, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the fourth square of the first row.
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across
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Letters between rhos and taus : SIGMAS
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Most ashy-looking : PALEST
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Modern information organizer, for short : PDA
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Jimmy Durante tune : INKADINKADOO
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Warner ___ : BROS
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Comic Charlotte : RAE
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Clinic staffers: Abbr. : MDS
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Make a shambles of : RUIN
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"Hit 'em where they ___" : AINT
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Early TV's Uncle ___ : MILTIE
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Bride in 1981 news : PRINCESSDI
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Totally confused : ALLATSEA
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Disputed region of Asia : KASHMIR
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Prefix with duct : OVI
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Fire dept. officials : LTS
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Govt. org. that lends to start-ups : SBA
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"___ your drift" : IGET
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Easily split mineral : MICA
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Like a lottery winner : LUCKY
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Baseball club V.I.P.: Abbr. : MGR
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Like a desperate situation ... and, loosely, a hint to this puzzle's theme : DOORDIE
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Circus Maximus greeting : AVE
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Ed whose voice is heard in "Up" : ASNER
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Explorer and others, in brief : SUVS
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They're led by a coxswain : CREW
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"I'm such a dope!" : DUH
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Drill attachment : BIT
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Quick : APT
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Like mozzarella cheese : STRINGY
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Sets straight : CORRECTS
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Stamp on insufficiently stamped mail : POSTAGEDUE
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"You betcha!" : ANDHOW
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Mag. revenue source : ADVT
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___ instant : INAN
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Christmas ___ : EVE
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Bard's "before" : ERE
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Thickly fibrous : ROPY
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Spring holiday purchase : EASTEREGGDYE
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Slalom pattern : ESS
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Firenze's land : ITALIA
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Bonny ones : LASSES
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Healthful getaway : SPA
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"You caught me!" : IADMITIT
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"Flies" like a flying squirrel : GLIDES
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Department with suits and shirts but not dresses : MENS
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Set, as a price : ASK
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Fab Four name : STARR
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Spectrum creator : PRISM
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Orphan of old comics : DONDI
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Rombauer of cookery : IRMA
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Catch red-handed : NAIL
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Breakfast food brand : KELLOGGS
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High on the hwy. : DUI
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Pen sounds : OINKS
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Available from HBO, say : ONCABLE
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Bad-mouth : BASH
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Moe's is one : TAVERN
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Bug zapper locales : PATIOS
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Biblical "hairy man" : ESAU
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Roper of polls : ELMO
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Benchwarmer : SCRUB
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"___ Loser" : IMA
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Material in some columns : ADVICE
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Bellyached : CARPED
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Bellyached : KVETCHED
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Bowyer's wood : YEW
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Narcotics user, informally : DRUGGIE
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Analogy words : ISTO
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Ferber or Best : EDNA
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New York's ___ Hall : CARNEGIE
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Serengeti scavenger : HYENA
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Extra : SPARE
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Kerfuffles : TODOS
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Replies before a party : RSVPS
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___-bitty : ITTY
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Gets tangled : RAVELS
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Canadian Conservative : TORY
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___' Pea : SWEE
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Courtroom figs. : DAS
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Store hours word : UNTIL
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Timeline sections : ERAS
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LAX posting : ETA
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Oomph : GAS
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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