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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Oct 28, 2001 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 4th box in the first row.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across
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Mecca pilgrim : HAJJI
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Booster seat user : CHILD
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Big monkey : BABOON
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Sunscreen, perhaps : LOTION
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Got crushed : METONESWATERLOO
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Emeritus: Abbr. : RETD
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It's mostly nitrogen : AIR
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Film critic Leonard : MALTIN
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, originally : LEWALCINDOR
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Pub quaff : ALE
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Fish with a sharp tail : STINGAREE
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Removed by evaporation, e.g. : ABLATED
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Stands out : EXCELS
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High-top, e.g. : SNEAKER
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Itinerary nos. : RTES
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"The ___ Honeymoon" : ABADABA
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"Charlie's Angels" co-star, 2000 : LUCYLIU
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"She loves me, she loves me not" staples : DAISIES
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Antonyms: Abbr. : OPPS
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Extended across : SPANNED
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Strand : MAROON
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William not noted for his singing : SHATNER
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Some businesses in Wild West towns : BORDELLOS
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"Dig in!" : EAT
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Traditional tune : SKIPTOMYLOU
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Drubs : CREAMS
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Frequently, in verse : OFT
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Allot, with "out" : METE
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How some charitable donations are made : INLIEUOFFLOWERS
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Barely move along? : STREAK
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Westerns : OATERS
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"My bad!" : SORRY
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Hair dyer's target : ROOTS
Down
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It's accompanied by Mexican music : HATDANCE
2
Blood-typing letters : ABO
3
Voight or Bon Jovi : JON
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Sloppy ___ (sandwich) : JOE
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Crazy : INSANE
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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Destined for the chop shop : HOT
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Part of a list : ITEM
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Obsolescent money : LIRA
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Kachina, for one : DOLL
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Between : BETWIXT
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Represent symbolically : NOTATE
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Airport sign carrier, maybe : MEETER
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Like a zoot suit's lapels : WIDE
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Crude transportation? : OILER
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"Kidnapped" author's inits. : RLS
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Actor Sparks : NED
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Some T-shirt sizes: Abbr. : LGES
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Silent ___ : CAL
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Form 1040 org. : IRS
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"Amazing" magician : RANDI
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Swain : BEAU
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Big dog, briefly : LAB
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Alias letters : AKA
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Pharmacists' compounds : SALS
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Low-pH stuff : ACID
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Tourney pass : BYE
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Pickup shtick? : LINE
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Rehab candidates : USERS
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"Who ___?" (slangy query) : DAT
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Massachusetts' Cape ___ : ANN
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City near Provo : OREM
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Nylon and Teflon : POLYMERS
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Harris and Gallup : POLLERS
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Proboscises : SNOOTS
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Communion plates : PATENS
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"Rocky III" actor : MRT
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Fuss : ADO
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Jiff : SEC
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Son of Willy Loman : BIFF
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Select : OPTFOR
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Boy in a Cash tune : SUE
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Wacko : KOOKY
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PC keys : ALTS
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Spanish Surrealist : MIRO
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Merlin, for one : SEER
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Short-lived Mideast org. : UAR
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Kip spender : LAO
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Ear: Prefix : OTO
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Prohibitionist's foe : WET
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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