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Mike Nothnagel
Mike Nothnagel

NY Times, Sun, Mar 04, 2012 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 80
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the 6th square of the first row.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across
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Tangles in traffic or in hair : SNARLS
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Increases, as a poker stake : UPS
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"The Merchant of Venice" heroine : PORTIA
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*Fast method of preserving food : FLASHFREEZING
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___ good deed : DOA
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Survives : OUTLASTS
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Bit of workout attire : LEOTARD
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Makeup mess-up : SMEAR
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Bill Clinton's birthplace : HOPE
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Lessened : ABATED
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Bear's handler? : PAW
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*Arcade bonus : EXTRABALL
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Squeeze, informally : SMUSH
33
Sgt., e.g. : NCO
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Browns or Indians, on a scoreboard : CLE
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Go by : ELAPSE
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Bird sound : COO
37
Martha and Jonathan, on "Smallville" : KENTS
40
Bon ___ : MOT
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Access, as a reserve fund : TAPINTO
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As well : TOO
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Computer problem solvers : TECHS
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Fifth in a series of eight : SOL
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Loathing : HATRED
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___ polloi : HOI
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Elected group : INS
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Refuses another card : STAYS
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*Superior : HIGHGRADE
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Columbus Day mo. : OCT
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Hospital's ___ center : TRAUMA
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"Immediately!" : STAT
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___ 2600 : ATARI
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___ Hall (old New York political organization) : TAMMANY
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Klutzes : LUMMOXES
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Head of Parliament? : PEE
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Where to begin ... or a hint to either word in the answer to each starred clue : STARTINGPOINT
76
10 on the beauty scale : LOOKER
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Call from an unknown location? : SOS
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Drops down : LOWERS
Down
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Tanning lotion specs: Abbr. : SPFS
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South's opposite : NORTH
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"You ___ right!" : ARESO
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Hwy. : RTE
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Designer Claiborne : LIZ
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Go by ship : SAIL
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Subjects of many fake photos : UFOS
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Holiday pudding ingredient : PLUM
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Glut : SATE
12
Carelessly paste on a wall, say : SLAPUP
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Go after again and again : HARASS
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Approach : NEAR
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Recede : GOBACK
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*Repetitive spreadsheet job : DATAENTRY
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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More: Abbr. : ADDL
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Set aside temporarily : TABLE
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*Appropriate gift for an artist : PENCILSET
25
One whose time is up : EXCON
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Stimulate : WHET
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Horn sound : TOOT
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Variety of 8-Down : SLOE
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*1960s-'80s Gene Rayburn show, with "The" : MATCHGAME
35
One who might respond to a 60-Across, for short : EMT
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They may be wiggled : TOES
39
Lawn squares : SOD
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Home of the Himalayas : ASIA
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Golf course hazards : PONDS
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Very, very : OHSO
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Yawn-inducing : HOHUM
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Calculus symbols : SIGMAS
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Away for summer vacation, perhaps : ATCAMP
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Picture of the body? : TATTOO
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"://" preceder : HTTP
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Angry talk : RANT
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Identical : ALIKE
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Frequency changer : TUNER
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W.W. II foe, with "the" : AXIS
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Splitsville? : RENO
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Believers : ISTS
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Group in the South? : YALL
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Dept. heads, e.g. : MGRS
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"Winnie-the-Pooh" jumper : ROO
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Triple-A service : TOW
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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