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Sam Ezersky
Sam Ezersky

NY Times, Sun, Sep 24, 2017 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 66, Blocks: 115, Across Lite, PDF
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has both left/right and regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across starts in the eighth square of the top row.
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© 2017, The New York Times
Across
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Enjoy Aspen or Vail : SKI
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Claims on property : LIENS
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What "i.e." stands for : IDEST
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Big inits. in trucks : GMC
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Philadelphia's train network : SEPTA
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Reed who sang "Walk on the Wild Side" : LOU
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___ Picchu (Peruvian ruins) : MACHU
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So-called "spin doc" : PRMAN
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Displaying lip? : POUTY
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"It's ___!" (words of warning) : ATRAP
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Safe's partner : SOUND
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Relative of a ferret or mink : OTTER
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Like much sea salt and sandpaper : COARSE
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Qty. : AMT
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Rudely rejects : SPURNS
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Reduced, as tension : RELAXED
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One of a TV family residing at 742 Evergreen Terrace : SIMPSON
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Bibliographic word meaning "the same" : IDEM
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"Hellzapoppin'" funnywoman Martha : RAYE
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Affirm : SWEARTO
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Tank tops? : GASCAPS
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Ghost : SPIRIT
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Exclamation in Shakespeare : FIE
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Need for frying : HOTOIL
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Some concert highlights : SOLOS
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Zac of "High School Musical" : EFRON
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Yo-Yo Ma's instrument : CELLO
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In a lather? : SUDSY
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A-1 : PRIMO
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Creatures filtered by a whale's baleen : KRILL
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Suit to a ___ : TEE
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Reduced, as tension : EASED
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___ latte (lactose-free coffee order) : SOY
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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San Antonio team : SPURS
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Metaphor for a dirty room : STY
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Byway : SIDEROAD
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Stay silent : KEEPMUM
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Jiffies : INSTANTS
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Calls a spade a thpade, say : LISPS
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Get ready to sing the national anthem : STAND
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University of Florida athlete : GATOR
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Jazz great Carmen : MCRAE
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"CBS This Morning" co-host beginning in 2012 : CHARLIEROSE
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Ones who enjoy life without a care in the world : LOTUSEATERS
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Album track similar to a coda : OUTRO
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Knoxville sch. : UTENN
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Computer fixed at a Genius Bar : MAC
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Cry while raising children? : UPSADAISY
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Utter nonsense : POPPYCOCK
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Divs. on timelines : YRS
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Use, as force : EXERT
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Major success : SMASH
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CPR-certified defib user : EMT
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___ rollover : IRA
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Rhyme with "stout," "shout" and "out," in "I'm a Little Teapot" : SPOUT
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Oscar who wrote "Lady Windermere's Fan" : WILDE
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Interstate exits : OFFRAMPS
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Class often taken after algebra : GEOMETRY
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Salk vaccine target : POLIO
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Asinine : SILLY
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Sound from a deflating tire : SSS
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Film technique at the end of many Looney Tunes shorts : IRISOUT
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"OMG, 2 funny!" : LOL
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Fencing blades : EPEES
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Junctures : NODES
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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