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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Apr 03, 2011 DIAGRAMLESS

31-Down : Slop holder

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 72
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the 4th square of the top row.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across
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Hoops great Kareem Abdul-___ : JABBAR
7
Whimper like a baby : MEWL
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Baseball cap bird : ORIOLE
12
___ Taylor, 1960s TV role : OPIE
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$350 Monopoly property : PARKPLACE
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Sleep inducer : SANDMAN
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A fire sign : ARIES
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Columbus sch. : OSU
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Artful deception : GUILE
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Last: Abbr. : ULT
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Corporate action that reduces a shareholder's number of shares : REVERSESPLIT
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Job scheduling concern : LEADTIME
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Eur. tongue : GER
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They're kept on suspects : TABS
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Rude sounds at dinner : SLURPS
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Ribbed pasta : RIGATONI
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"'Deed ___" (Ruth Etting tune) : IDO
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Piece that may contain a rondo : SONATA
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Where there's no home-field advantage : NEUTRALGROUND
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Seeks blindly : GROPES
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Word between here and there : NOR
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Shoddy item, slangily : ELCHEAPO
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Bygone copies : DITTOS
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Singer with the album "The Celts" : ENYA
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72-Across, e.g.: Abbr. : NCO
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Nursery fixture : BASSINET
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Part of many a fast-food restaurant : DRIVETHROUGH
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Ill temper : IRE
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1965 Moody Blues hit : GONOW
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Where scrubs are worn: Abbr. : ORS
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Signs of engine trouble : PINGS
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"View of Toledo" painter : ELGRECO
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Made on a shoestring, say : LOWBUDGET
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Make a misstep : TRIP
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"The Hairy Ape" playwright : ONEILL
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U.S. Army E-6 : SSGT
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Sign of interest, as in an offer : NIBBLE
Down
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One-liner, e.g. : JOKE
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Some Dadaist works : ARPS
3
Cartoonist Keane : BIL
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Constrictor : BOA
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Breakfast area : ALCOVE
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Baseball's Pee Wee : REESE
7
Perps' patterns : MOS
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Superfund org. : EPA
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Spicy bar fare : WINGS
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Set the stage for : LEDUPTO
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One of the Fab Four : PAUL
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Town on the Rhône : ARLES
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Drug for the hyperactive : RITALIN
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City with a twice-yearly fashion week : MILAN
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It's good when airtight : ALIBI
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Brings home : NETS
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Exhortations : URGINGS
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Job for a tailor : RIP
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911 responder, for short : EMS
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Popeye creator Elzie : SEGAR
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Sister of Clio : ERATO
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Weekend rancher, maybe : DUDE
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Slop holder : TROUGH
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Lumberjacks' contest : ROLEO
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Talks trash to : TAUNTS
38
1972 Winter Olympics site : SAPPORO
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___ Reznor, Oscar winner for scoring "The Social Network" : TRENT
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Exterminator's target : ROACH
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Words of denial : NOTI
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Emulating a boring professor : DRONING
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Sign up : ENROL
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Telling stories : LYING
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Rollicks : CAVORTS
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Nobelist Hammarskjöld : DAG
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"Sorta" suffix : ISH
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Suit material : SERGE
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Competitive leg up : EDGE
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"Doktor Faust" composer : BUSONI
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Word repeated before "1, 2, 3" : TEST
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Still-life pitchers : EWERS
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Wool-like material : ORLON
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Political asset : PULL
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Just chilling : IDLE
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Smoke : CIG
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Make a choice : OPT
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Bug trapper : WEB
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Part of overalls : BIB
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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