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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: , 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 Down
1. Employed : USED
5. "___ almost taste it" : ICAN
9. Agile for one's age : SPRY
10. Grannies : NANAS
12. *Response from one who's torn : NOTSURE
15. Bush attorney general John : ASHCROFT
18. Virtual message holders : ECARDS
19. Resulted in : LEDTO
21. This, to Picasso : ESTA
22. Place to board: Abbr. : STN
23. *Off-the-rack : READYTOWEAR
25. Candle holder : CAKE
27. Scullers : OARSMEN
28. Turkish lords : AGAS
29. +: Abbr. : POS
30. Suffix with project : ILE
31. *"Bad, bad, bad!" : FORSHAME
33. Webzine : EMAG
35. Make beloved : ENDEAR
36. House ___ : ARREST
40. Belt from a bottle : SWIG
42. *Steakhouse order : PRIMERIB
44. "The Simpsons" merchant : APU
45. Ref. for wordsmiths : OED
46. Proof word : ERAT
47. Knighted actor who played Bilbo Baggins in three films : IANHOLM
50. Lacking spice : TAME
51. *Remark suggesting "Don't dawdle" : TIMEISMONEY
55. Your: Fr. : TES
56. All-Father of the Marvel Universe : ODIN
57. Puts (away) : SALTS
58. Birthday suit wearer : NUDIST
61. Natural barrier of sorts : SANDDUNE
63. Those described by the first words of the answers to the five starred clues : NOVICES
64. Cover of night? : SHEET
65. Mimics : APES
66. Track quote : ODDS
67. Schnoz : BEAK
1. Khrushchev's land, for short : USSR
2. Tater : SPUD
3. Misses a shot : ERRS
4. Salon solution : DYE
5. Company name ender : INC
6. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Rod : CAREW
7. Have ___ for news : ANOSE
8. 1990s commerce pact : NAFTA
11. Piece of Orion's belt : STAR
12. Instant joe brand name : NESCAFE
13. Stop sign shape : OCTAGON
14. Drinking vessel with a handle : TANKARD
15. Annexes : ADDS
16. Thwart : STYMIE
17. Worker with a cart : HOTELMAID
19. Lend-___ program : LEASE
20. It catches waves : EAR
23. Salon, e.g. : ROOM
24. Kind of bandit : ONEARM
26. Possessed property? : ESSES
29. Side by side : PARIPASSU
32. Its clocks are set 10 hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time : HAWAII
34. Kiss hello, e.g. : GREET
37. Hit-or-miss : ERRATIC
38. Prized cat : SIAMESE
39. Diagnostics administered on the arm, informally : TBTESTS
41. Shooter : GUNMAN
42. The earth has two : POLES
43. "Ratatouille" rat : REMY
48. You can dig it : HOLE
49. N.Y. neighbor : ONT
51. Pitch : TOSS
52. Shoshone Falls's place : IDAHO
53. Dug up : MINED
54. Done : ENDED
58. "Uh-uh" : NOPE
59. Iris holder : UVEA
60. Herniated ___ : DISK
62. Short shakes? : DTS
63. Arrest : NAB
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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