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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Oct 12, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 74, 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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© 2003, The New York Times
Across
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Source of farm milk, to a tot : MOOCOW
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Imitation : SHAM
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Pulitzer winner Welty : EUDORA
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Retain : HAVE
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Big Muddy : MISSOURIRIVER
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State firmly : ASSERT
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Turner of "Peyton Place," 1957 : LANA
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Op-ed piece : ESSAY
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2001 biopic starring Will Smith : ALI
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Any boat : SHE
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H+, for one : ION
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Morning routine for many : SHAVE
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Old-fashioned drink : MEAD
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Big D : DALLASTEXAS
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Creche trio : THEMAGI
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Elvis's "A Fool Such ___" : ASI
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Wine choice : ROSE
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Lead ore : GALENA
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Perfumes : SCENTS
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Big Green : DARTMOUTH
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Thickets : COPSES
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Diatribe : SCREED
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Kadett automaker : OPEL
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Popular boxing nickname : KID
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Highlands patterns : TARTANS
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Big Ditch : PANAMACANAL
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Stare stupidly : GAPE
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Banks of Chicago : ERNIE
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Language suffix : ESE
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Line part: Abbr. : SEG
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Itinerary word : VIA
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Blockage reliever : STENT
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Circus lineup : ACTS
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Paves over : RETARS
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Big Bunny : HUGHHEFNERJET
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Scott Turow best seller : ONEL
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Othello's lieutenant : CASSIO
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Teaspoonful, say : DOSE
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Clan emblems : TOTEMS
Down
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Handel masterwork with a religious theme : MESSIAH
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Name of three English rivers : OUSE
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Perfumes : ODORS
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Far from boorish : COUTH
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Bruins legend Bobby : ORR
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Cry of mourning : WAIL
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Old shoe polish brand : SHINOLA
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Hard-to-get smokes : HAVANAS
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Forum greeting : AVE
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Least significant : MEREST
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End of a Sgt. Friday catchphrase : MAAM
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Atoll part : ISLET
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Train transportation : RAIL
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Sexologist Hite : SHERE
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Germanic tribesman : SAXON
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Call to a swab : AVAST
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Toady's responses : YESES
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Trimming tool : EDGER
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B.S., e.g. : DEG
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"Is so!" rebuttal : AINT
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One who's gotten into the habit : SISTER
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Fashioned : MADE
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Valdez's state : ALASKA
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Pro-___ (some tourneys) : AMS
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Guitarist Atkins : CHET
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Eight: Prefix : OCTA
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Eurasian range : URALS
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Hacks it : COPES
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Dazzling designs : OPART
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Tubular pasta : PENNE
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Like Medusa and Achilles, in myth : SLAIN
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Nobelist Hammarskjöld : DAG
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Glacial periods : ICEAGES
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Lott's successor as Senate leader : DASCHLE
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Tribal dwellers in hogans : NAVAJOS
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Church topper : SPIRE
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Modus operandi : METHOD
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Belg. neighbor : NETH
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Down ___ (Maine) : EAST
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Dadaist Max : ERNST
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V-formation fliers : GEESE
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Spinoff group : SECT
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In good shape : TRIM
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Popular card game : UNO
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___ Schwarz : FAO
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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