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Patrick Berry
Patrick Berry

NY Times, Sun, Nov 14, 1999 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 76, Blocks: 75, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the sixth square of the top row.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across
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Channels 14 and up, for short : UHF
4
Toothy tool : SAW
7
Football's Grier : ROSEY
9
Marty's love in "Marty" : CLARA
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Delay-of-game call, e.g. : TECHNICALFOUL
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Some toothpastes do it : WHITEN
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Eastern : ORIENTAL
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Ill-tempered : ORNERY
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Hardly subtle : OVERDONE
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Welcomes : GREETS
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Pub orders : ALES
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Drastically alter : UPEND
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Tech support callers : USERS
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Mine rocks : ORES
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Big name in Russian news : PRAVDA
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"You betcha!" : YEP
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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With circumspection : LEERILY
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Newsman Charles : OSGOOD
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Takes care of : SEESTO
34
Parrot : IMITATE
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Treat a problem stain : SOAK
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W.C. in the U.K. : LAV
40
California wine county : SONOMA
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Impact sound : THUD
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Violate a game reserve : POACH
44
Request when holding 8 : HITME
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Live purchases : PETS
46
Bar code variations : WIDTHS
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Comfort : REASSURE
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Oakmont employee : CADDIE
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Language historian : ARCHAIST
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Whites in Hispanic neighborhoods : ANGLOS
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Center's strategic choices : SHOTSELECTION
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Ice sculpture birds : SWANS
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Refuse to, quaintly : SHANT
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Capture : NET
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Proof windup : QED
Down
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Seats, as guests : USHERS
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___ Penny : HENNY
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Thought you'd want to know... : FYI
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Wind protectors : SCARVES
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Enemies of the Central Powers : ALLIES
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Communion offering : WAFER
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"Misery" director Rob : REINER
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Sonnet starters : OCTETS
10
Graceful curves : RONDURES
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Item salvaged from a junker : AUTOPART
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Long shots : THREEPOINTERS
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Like soup that's sat too long : COOLED
14
Reason for a third free throw : LANEVIOLATION
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More odious : WORSE
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Three-time U.S. Open champ : LENDL
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Fellow : GUY
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Extremely dry : ARID
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Calendar square : DAY
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Nasal-sounding woodwind : OBOE
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Look through cupped hands : PEEK
28
Whit : IOTA
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Barbershopper who sings the melody : LEAD
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Endures : STOMACHS
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"Password," e.g. : GAMESHOW
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___-chef : SOUS
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Suffix used by hedgers : ISH
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"Chaplin" actress Kelly : MOIRA
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Old Jewish village : SHTETL
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Post-workout woes : ACHES
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Betamax rival : VHS
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Least wordy : TERSEST
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Pared-down language : PIDGIN
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Small stock purchase : ODDLOT
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Younger, at law : PUISNE
46
Job hunter's interest : WANTAD
48
The Serpent : SATAN
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Squirreled-away money : CACHE
53
Hon. title for A.B.A. members : ESQ
Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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