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Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

NY Times, Sun, Sep 16, 2001 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 80, Blocks: 83
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the second square in the first row.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across
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Attack with a knife : STAB
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Sum thing : PLUS
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2000 Cy Young Award winner Martinez : PEDRO
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Actress Kudrow : LISA
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Setting for "The Bridges of Madison County" : IOWA
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Start of a quip by Alfred E. Neuman : UNDERSTATEMENTIS
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Below par : NOTSOHOT
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Strip of priestly privileges : DEFROCK
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Nonsense : ROT
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Irish singer with the hit "Only Time" : ENYA
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Oddballs : GEEKS
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Haphazard : SLAPDASH
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Quip, part 2 : AZILLIONTIMES
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Washed out : FADED
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Jolt softener : PAD
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Man-mouse link : ORA
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Contents of last week's paper : OLDNEWS
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1948 Literature Nobelist : TSELIOT
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Monkey's uncle? : APE
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___ culpa : MEA
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Breast-feed : NURSE
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Quip, part 3 : MOREEFFECTIVE
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Aerials : ANTENNAS
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Barely making, with "out" : EKING
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Nae sayer : SCOT
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Davis was its pres. : CSA
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Big name in frozen baked goods : SARALEE
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Art workshops : ATELIERS
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End of the quip : THANEXAGGERATION
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Eleanor Roosevelt's real first name : ANNA
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"Gotcha" : ISEE
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The brainy bunch : MENSA
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Bills with the Treasury Building on the back : TENS
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Hard to grasp : DEEP
Down
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Twirled : SPUN
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Soprano's counterpart : TENOR
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Supplement : ADDTO
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French seaport : BREST
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Duck-billed animals : PLATYPI
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Turned on : LIT
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Preowned : USED
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Ditto : SAME
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Top prize at the Barcelona Olympics : ORO
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Memo phrase : INRE
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Siouan speaker : OTOE
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Part of an oil lamp : WICK
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Queries : ASKS
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Coxswain's place : SHELL
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Having a key : TONAL
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CD's successors? : EFGHI
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Take on : ADOPT
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Jazz band members : SIDEMEN
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Anecdotal collections : ANAS
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First bishop of Paris : STDENIS
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Venomous viper : ADDER
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___ Buddhist : ZEN
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Wavy-patterned silk : MOIRE
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Cherubic god : EROS
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Gorge : SATE
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Whitecap's cap : FOAM
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Purina competitor : ALPO
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Warp's counterpart : WEFT
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Powdermen's targets : SAFES
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Sweetie : LUV
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Half of a griffin : EAGLE
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Locks up : ENCAGES
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Big piece of bread? : CNOTE
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Spud : TATER
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Spanish 101 word : ESTA
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Actress Madeline : KAHN
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Where Tabriz is : IRAN
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Grandma : NANA
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Mentioned : CITED
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Ile de la Cité surrounder : SEINE
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Came up : AROSE
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Way to go? : EXIT
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Facility : EASE
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Flee : LAM
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Jacket closer : SNAP
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___-X : GEN
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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