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Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

NY Times, Sun, Jan 07, 2001 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 88, Blocks: 84, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the third square in the first row.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across
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Wharton deg. : MBA
4
Actor Davis of "Jungle Fever" : OSSIE
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Santa's little helper : ELF
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Letter after chi : PSI
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High schoolers : TEENS
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Clumsy one : OAF
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Itsy-bitsy bits : ATOMS
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Bakery buys : TARTS
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1941 Triple Crown winner : WHIRLAWAY
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Important plane part : TIRE
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Madrid Mrs. : SRA
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1930 Triple Crown winner : GALLANTFOX
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Baseball insignia site : CAP
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"The Real World" airer : MTV
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Speed: Abbr. : VEL
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Helpful : OFUSE
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"Foucault's Pendulum" author : ECO
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Harsh : ACERB
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Boosted : URGED
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Dynastic king : RAMSES
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Starter starter? : SELF
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Drug cop : NARC
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1946 Triple Crown winner : ASSAULT
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Faithful, in Scotland : LEAL
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Stadium division : TIER
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Leash : TETHER
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Whoopi's role in "The Color Purple" : CELIE
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Big name in tractors : DEERE
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Fuss : ADO
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"If ___ a Rich Man" : IWERE
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Parlor affair : TEA
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So far : YET
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It ends in Oct. : DST
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1937 Triple Crown winner : WARADMIRAL
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Fan's sound : RAH
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Stench : ODOR
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1919 Triple Crown winner : SIRBARTON
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Flick : MOVIE
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___ City (Detroit) : MOTOR
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Chit : IOU
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Zones : AREAS
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From Sacramento to L.A. : SSE
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Electrical unit : OHM
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"Phooey!" : NERTS
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Apprehend : NAB
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Feline whine : MEOW
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Ennui, with "the" : BLAHS
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1978 Triple Crown winner : AFFIRMED
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Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
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1977 Triple Crown winner : SEATTLESLEW
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Type flourish : SERIF
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Foreword : INTRO
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Newark's county : ESSEX
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Buddy : PAL
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Doe's beau : STAG
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Big Ten team : IOWA
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___ de mer : MAL
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Word part: Abbr. : SYL
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"Survivor" fare : RAT
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Captain's "Stop!" : AVAST
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Computer co. : NEC
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With 45-Down, 1943 Triple Crown winner : COUNT
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Scared : AFRAID
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Light scarf used as protection from the sun : PUGREE
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Poem : VERSE
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1973 Triple Crown winner : SECRETARIAT
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Play players : CAST
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1935 Triple Crown winner : OMAHA
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Moved unsteadily : REELED
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Actor Underwood and others : BLAIRS
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Sought damages : SUED
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The Jetson boy : ELROY
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See 26-Down : FLEET
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Mr. T's group : ATEAM
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1948 Triple Crown winner : CITATION
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Wine choice : RED
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Goof : ERR
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Genesis 2:22 creation : WOMAN
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Like a lot : ADORE
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Common dog name : ROVER
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Belief : ISM
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Carnival city : RIO
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Crafts' partner : ARTS
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Wall St. deals with borrowed money : LBOS
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Uproar : HOOHA
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"You ___ Love" ("Show Boat" tune) : ARE
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Unfeeling : NUMB
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Curve in a road : ESS
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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