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Byron Walden
Byron Walden

NY Times, Sun, Jul 16, 2006  DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 18, Columns: 18, Words: 88, Blocks: 76
Notepad: This diagramless is 18 squares wide by 18 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the fourth square in the first row.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across
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Not completely : PARTLY
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___ 7 and up : AGES
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Mountaineer's risky challenge : PERILOUSASCENT
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Having no ulterior motive : PERFECTLYINNOCENT
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Out of bed : ARISEN
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Bathrobe fabrics : TERRIES
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Stole stuff? : FUR
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Stiff : RIGID
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Riverbed deposits : SILTS
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Cut (down) : PARE
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Actress Best : EDNA
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Figs. : NOS
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Slow on the uptake : DENSE
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Some lights : NEONS
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Batter starter : EGG
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Churchill and fellow pols : TORIES
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Converse rival : ADIDAS
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Ground breaker : HOE
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Past and present : TENSES
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System to adopt : REGIMEN
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A question of bravery : DAREI
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Lumps that are easy to take : SUGAR
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"Bust a Move" rapper : YOUNGMC
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Sundae nuts : PECANS
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Hot off the press : NEW
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Indian turnover : SAMOSA
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Tonic and soda : MIXERS
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Ring stat : KOS
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Sad sack : LOSER
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Maine university town : ORONO
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Away's partner : FAR
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"What ___?" : NEXT
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Entente : PACT
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Andrea ___ (ill-fated ship) : DORIA
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PC data format : ASCII
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Tony winner Hagen : UTA
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Popular face cream : NOXZEMA
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Put in a crate : ENCASE
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Mixed-product label … or a title for this puzzle : PERCENTAGECONTENT
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Lima speakers have it : PERUVIANACCENT
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Spoiled by ease : SOFT
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Measure of consumption? : TBTEST
Down
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Heritage from Xerxes : PERSIANDESCENT
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Barked like Sandy : ARFED
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
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Pampering, for short : TLC
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Mississippi senator Trent : LOTT
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Christmastimes : YULES
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Dermatology cases : ACNES
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Metro and Prizm : GEOS
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Ltr. accompanier : ENC
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Actress Powers of 1980's TV : STEFANIE
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Dressing gown : PEIGNOIR
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Shot putter? : SYRINGE
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Holder of flying records : AIRLOG
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Peevish states : SNITS
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Puffed up (oneself) : PRIDED
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Temperature takers : NURSES
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Forest units : TREES
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Place to play : ARENA
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Lure for deer used by hunters : PERSIMMONSCENT
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Northernmost county of Ireland : DONEGAL
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Southwest cactus : SAGUARO
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Many lifetimes : EON
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Shorebirds : TERNS
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Stop and Merge : SIGNS
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The "H" of H.M.S. : HER
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Upsilon preceder : TAU
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Postgrad degs. : MAS
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Chemical giant : DOW
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"Absolutely!" : YES
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Sine's reciprocal : COSECANT
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Eye patch wearer, perhaps : PIRATE
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Outer skins : EXOCARPS
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Overthrown Panamanian dictator : NORIEGA
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Hardly gender-neutral : SEXIST
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Reedman Shaw : ARTIE
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Clean the last remnants of : MOPUP
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President Hamid of Afghanistan : KARZAI
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"American Idol" airer : FOXTV
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Dunkable item : DONUT
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Catkin : AMENT
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Entry fees? : ANTES
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Indoor football maker : NERF
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Hail ___ : ACAB
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Suffix with infer : ENCE
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Co. head : CEO
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World Series mo. : OCT
Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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