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Byron Walden
Byron Walden

NY Times, Sun, Sep 21, 2008 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 71, Blocks: 113
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. The first square across is the seventh square in the first row
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across
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Sky blue : AZURE
6
Adjust the relative value of, as a currency : REPEG
7
*Branch of hydrology? : DIVININGROD
13
Tums target : ACID
14
"Me neither" : NORI
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*Orchestra members' aids : TUNINGFORKS
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What candles sometimes signify : AGE
21
Science of the ear : OTOLOGY
22
Hearth residue : ASH
25
Plenty : LOTS
27
Common complimentary close : YOURS
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"___ and Janis" (comic strip) : ARLO
29
First name in the Bible alphabetically : AARON
31
Common U.R.L. ending : NET
32
Time for a shower : APRIL
33
Inflated : BLEWUP
35
See 61-Across : ASTAND
36
Rubberneck : GAPE
37
Common U.R.L. ending : GOV
39
Matterhorn, for one : ALP
40
"Son of Frankenstein" drudge : YGOR
42
Start of a Latin 101 conjugation : AMO
43
Fall tool : RAKE
44
Competed : VIED
46
Locale for a massage : SPA
47
Gauge with units in cubic feet : GASMETER
49
2000 George Clooney film, familiarly : OBROTHER
51
*Resistance fighter? : ANTIBODY
52
*Chicken leftover : WISHBONE
53
Guide for the Magi : STAR
54
Whence the Magi : EAST
55
Word that describes the answers to the six asterisked clues : YSHAPED
61
With 35-Across, commits oneself publicly : TAKES
62
Audience member with a hidden agenda : PLANT
Down
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Severe dryness : ARIDITY
2
"___ and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" : ZEN
3
News inits. since 1958 : UPI
4
Stimpy's cartoon pal : REN
5
Yuletide quaffs : EGGNOGS
7
Fruit-bearing palm : DATETREE
8
Post-O.R. destination : ICU
9
Chianti or Soave : VINO
10
Actor Calhoun of old westerns : RORY
11
Sitcom planet of the 1970s-'80s : ORK
12
Unsettled state : DISARRAY
16
Lunch time : NOON
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Stick stuff that sticks stuff : GLUE
18
Setting in many a western : FORT
19
Certain Gulf Stater : ALABAMAN
20
*Ends of some fields : GOALPOSTS
23
*Dennis the Menace zinger? : SLINGSHOT
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Not finally fill, as an employment position : HOLDOPEN
26
Farm female : SOW
28
Likely : APT
30
Of very little value : NUGATORY
32
Disparaged : ASPERSED
34
Nosed (around) : POKED
35
Defense story : ALIBI
36
Crazy in love, maybe : GAGA
38
With 41-Down, like triple plays in baseball : VERY
39
Swear to : AVOW
41
See 38-Down : RARE
43
Singer McEntire : REBA
45
Capital of Qatar : DOHA
48
Univ. on the Charles River : MIT
50
"Frank TV" channel : TBS
56
Speedway letters : STP
57
"Malcolm in the Middle" dad : HAL
58
Wanted poster abbr. : AKA
59
Autograph hound's need : PEN
60
D.C. winter setting : EST
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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