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Michael Shteyman
Michael Shteyman

NY Times, Sun, Jul 20, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

5-Down : Creator of 23-Across

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 78, Blocks: 106
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. The first square across is the first square in the first row.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across
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U-shaped piece attached to a yoke : OXBOW
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: : COLON
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Inventor of the electric battery : VOLTA
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Not just overweight : OBESE
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Praise highly : EXTOL
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Mazda model : MIATA
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Stone with hieroglyphs : ROSETTA
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Nor's partner : NEITHER
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It may hold data : DISK
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Current option : ACDC
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Figure shown by this puzzle, when completed : MICKEYMOUSE
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7 and 11: Abbr. : NOS
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___ Wee Reese : PEE
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Singing syllable : TRA
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Article in Dresden : EIN
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Holiday ___ : INN
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Button on some boomboxes : REC
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Cigs : WEEDS
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Jail, in slang : JOINT
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Up to this time : JUSTYET
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Advocate : ESPOUSE
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"Give it ___" : ATRY
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Cats, maybe : MOUSERS
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Trumpet sound : WAWA
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Life sentences? : BIO
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Long-running London play, with "The" : MOUSETRAP
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Tennis call : LET
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Like specialized computer matters : TECHY
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Somersault : ROLL
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Big appliance maker : AMANA
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Glassy gem : BERYL
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23-Across's girlfriend : MINNIEMOUSE
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They can be found near computers : MOUSEPADS
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When repeated, a bedtime call : NIGHT
Down
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Finished : OVER
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Hugs and kisses, in a letter : XOXO
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Diner orders, for short : BLTS
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Tribe that once inhabited the Missouri valley : OTOE
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Creator of 23-Across : WALTDISNEY
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Where 23-Across once appeared : COMICSTRIP
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Life sentences? : OBIT
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Wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Next-door : NEAR
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Part of XXX : TIC
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Clamor (for) : ASK
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Cpl. or Sgt. : NCO
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Common URL ending : EDU
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French military cap : KEPI
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Word to a brother? : AMEN
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Half : MOIETY
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Want : YEN
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In previous times : ERENOW
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Place for an anchor : NEWSROOM
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"To tell you the truth ..." : ACTUALLY
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Many a shareware program : DEMO
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Solid : STOUT
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Tom's partner in cartoons : JERRY
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Bit of sparring : JAB
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City near Syracuse : UTICA
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Hunky-dory : SWELL
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Have : EAT
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Put into service : USE
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"Just a ___" : SEC
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Olden letter : ETH
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Small thing : MINIM
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Iron, in a way : PRESS
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Deputy McCloud, in "McCloud" : SAM
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Norwegian money : ORE
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It has 12 meses : ANO
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Good friend : BUD
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Sister : NUN
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"It ___" (formal acknowledgment) : ISI
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Brain image: Abbr. : EEG
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Dashboard abbr. : MPH
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Stable particle? : OAT
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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