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Mike Nothnagel
Mike Nothnagel

NY Times, Sun, Aug 07, 2011 DIAGRAMLESS

69-Across : "No, No, Nanette" song ... or a phonetic hint to the answers to the eight starred clues

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 86, Blocks: 72
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the 5th square of the first row.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across
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Cowboy's rope : LASSO
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Four-wheeler, for short : ATV
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Educates : TEACHES
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Refused : SAIDNO
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*Research institute : THINKTANK
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Terry of Monty Python : GILLIAM
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Friend from the hood : HOMIE
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Flight segment : STAIR
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Creepy looks : LEERS
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Impressed and then some : AWED
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*What a naive person is said to have fallen off : TURNIPTRUCK
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Anti-Prohibition : WET
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Letters in an overnight delivery? : ASAP
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Res ___ loquitur : IPSA
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Use a scythe, say : REAP
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Gives a hand : DEALSTO
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"Eight Elvises" painter : WARHOL
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Stale : OLD
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Actor McGregor : EWAN
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Cells in a biology textbook : OVA
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*Wrestling format : TAGTEAM
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Key that gets you out of a window? : ESC
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"___ we forget ..." : LEST
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Place where exhibits are behind bars : ZOO
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Until now : TODATE
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Run-down cinema : FLEAPIT
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Sported : WORE
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Fish in a can : TUNA
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Crowe's role in "A Beautiful Mind" : NASH
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"For shame!" : TSK
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*Game played with a 6" net : TABLETENNIS
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Place for un chapeau : TETE
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Unwanted person at a nude beach? : OGLER
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Figure with a feast day : SAINT
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"Friday the 13th" slasher : JASON
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Holiday door decorations : WREATHS
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"No, No, Nanette" song ... or a phonetic hint to the answers to the eight starred clues : TEAFORTWO
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"Oh, calm down" : NOWNOW
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Xenon, for one : RAREGAS
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Subject of pork spending in a farm bill? : STY
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Eclipses, for some : OMENS
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Huron or Erie : LAKE
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Be part of a cast : ACT
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Kind of daisy : SHASTA
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Parodied : SENTUP
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Schindler of "Schindler's List" : OSKAR
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"Gotta call 'em ___ see 'em!" : ASI
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*Paul Bunyan story, say : TALLTALE
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More heinous : VILER
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*Subject of the "grandfather paradox" : TIMETRAVEL
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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The Creator, in Chartres : DIEU
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Pusher catcher : NARC
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Siberian city : OMSK
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Cold remedy? : THAW
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Hockey's Gordie : HOWE
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Complained to : GRIPEDAT
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Maintaining a neutral position? : INIDLE
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Free TV ad, for short : PSA
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"Feels so-o-o good!" : AAH
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Bleach target : SPOT
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Expunge : ERASE
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Say "I do," say : SWEAR
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*Some market research tools : TASTETESTS
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Formerly : ONCE
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Scarf (down) : WOLF
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Sloth : LAZINESS
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Western Indian : OTO
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Scored a perfect 100, say : GOTANA
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Cuts : MOWS
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*Small frozen spud : TATERTOT
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"The Simpsons" cry : DOH
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"Simply ___ ..." : PUT
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Start of many workdays : NINEAM
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Watching fixedly : ASTARE
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Place in storage : STOW
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Gambling game : KENO
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Ghost ___ : TOWN
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Farming: Prefix : AGRO
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Totally messed up : BLEW
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Tilts : LEANS
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TNT component : NITRO
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Actress Reid : TARA
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Sparks, as a memory : JOGS
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Interstate, e.g.: Abbr. : HWY
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Swamp : FEN
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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