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Paula Gamache
Paula Gamache

NY Times, Sun, Nov 24, 2013 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 78, Blocks: 89, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the fourth square of the first row.
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across
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Employed : USED
5
"___ almost taste it" : ICAN
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Agile for one's age : SPRY
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Grannies : NANAS
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*Response from one who's torn : NOTSURE
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Bush attorney general John : ASHCROFT
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Virtual message holders : ECARDS
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Resulted in : LEDTO
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This, to Picasso : ESTA
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Place to board: Abbr. : STN
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*Off-the-rack : READYTOWEAR
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Candle holder : CAKE
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Scullers : OARSMEN
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Turkish lords : AGAS
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+: Abbr. : POS
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Suffix with project : ILE
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*"Bad, bad, bad!" : FORSHAME
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Webzine : EMAG
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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House ___ : ARREST
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Belt from a bottle : SWIG
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*Steakhouse order : PRIMERIB
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"The Simpsons" merchant : APU
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Ref. for wordsmiths : OED
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Proof word : ERAT
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Knighted actor who played Bilbo Baggins in three films : IANHOLM
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Lacking spice : TAME
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*Remark suggesting "Don't dawdle" : TIMEISMONEY
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Your: Fr. : TES
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All-Father of the Marvel Universe : ODIN
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Puts (away) : SALTS
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Birthday suit wearer : NUDIST
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Natural barrier of sorts : SANDDUNE
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Those described by the first words of the answers to the five starred clues : NOVICES
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Cover of night? : SHEET
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Mimics : APES
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Track quote : ODDS
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Schnoz : BEAK
Down
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Khrushchev's land, for short : USSR
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Tater : SPUD
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Misses a shot : ERRS
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Salon solution : DYE
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Company name ender : INC
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Rod : CAREW
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Have ___ for news : ANOSE
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1990s commerce pact : NAFTA
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Piece of Orion's belt : STAR
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Instant joe brand name : NESCAFE
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Stop sign shape : OCTAGON
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Drinking vessel with a handle : TANKARD
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Annexes : ADDS
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Thwart : STYMIE
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Worker with a cart : HOTELMAID
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Lend-___ program : LEASE
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It catches waves : EAR
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Salon, e.g. : ROOM
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Kind of bandit : ONEARM
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Possessed property? : ESSES
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Side by side : PARIPASSU
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Its clocks are set 10 hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time : HAWAII
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Kiss hello, e.g. : GREET
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Hit-or-miss : ERRATIC
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Prized cat : SIAMESE
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Diagnostics administered on the arm, informally : TBTESTS
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Shooter : GUNMAN
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The earth has two : POLES
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"Ratatouille" rat : REMY
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You can dig it : HOLE
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N.Y. neighbor : ONT
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Pitch : TOSS
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Shoshone Falls's place : IDAHO
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Dug up : MINED
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Done : ENDED
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"Uh-uh" : NOPE
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Iris holder : UVEA
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Herniated ___ : DISK
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Short shakes? : DTS
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Arrest : NAB
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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