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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Nov 08, 2015 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 76, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the first square of the first row.
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© 2015, The New York Times
Across
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Partner of Coke, at a bar : RUM
4
Expected results : NORMS
9
President Lincoln, informally : ABE
10
First-stringers : ATEAM
11
Quatrain scheme : ABAB
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*Words from our elders, say : FOLKWISDOM
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Defendant's plea, in brief : NOLO
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Ghost story, e.g. : TALE
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Folgers alternative : SANKA
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Prod into action : GOAD
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Attack in force : STORM
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Look from Groucho : LEER
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Small-screen honors : EMMYS
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Pawn to e4 and others : MOVES
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Compound used for bleaching bones : SALSODA
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William who wrote "On Language" : SAFIRE
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Wrestling maneuver : SLAM
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W.W. II-era covert grp. : OSS
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Do impressions of : IMITATE
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Place to yodel : ALP
41
Springsteen's birthplace, in song : USA
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ID thief's target : SSN
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*Hopeless situation : LOSTCAUSE
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Dumpster, for one : BIN
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Common place name starter in Québec : STE
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Elbow-bender : SOT
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Biked : PEDALED
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To date : YET
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Slaughter in baseball : ENOS
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"Can we talk?" comic : RIVERS
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Swiss canton or its capital : LUCERNE
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"Quick pick" game : LOTTO
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Cousin of a tom-tom : SNARE
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University V.I.P. : DEAN
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Gazillions : SCADS
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David Bowie's supermodel wife : IMAN
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Officiated on the diamond : UMPED
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Bandmate of Jack and Ginger in Cream : ERIC
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Place sending out a lot of tweets? : NEST
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*Much of People magazine's content : POPCULTURE
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Says, in teenspeak : GOES
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Trees that yield wood for shipbuilding : TEAKS
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Jerry's ice cream partner : BEN
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Blew it : ERRED
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Creative work ... or a word that can follow the starts of the answers to the five starred clues : ART
Down
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Whitewater transports : RAFTS
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Enemy craft in W.W. II : UBOAT
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___ Yello (soft drink) : MELLO
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"I reckon not" : NAW
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Big name in escalators : OTIS
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Used car transaction : RESALE
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Lunacy : MADNESS
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Have a Havana, e.g. : SMOKE
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Well-behaved child : ANGEL
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Mike supports : BOOMS
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Last stand of 1836 : ALAMO
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*Film stand-in : BODYDOUBLE
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Pal of Miss Piggy : KERMIT
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Wine used to make zabaglione : MARSALA
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Fable ending : MORAL
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More apt to talk back : SASSIER
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Bill killer : VETO
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Hype : AMPUP
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Effeminate sort : SISSY
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Some Dutch brews : AMSTELS
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*Getting ju-u-ust right, say : FINETUNING
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Milk: Prefix : LACTO
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Removes some rough spots from : SANDS
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Krupp Works locale : ESSEN
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Got into shape : TONEDUP
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Muralist José María ___ : SERT
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Touches up, as text : EDITS
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Bird with an upcurved bill : AVOCET
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Doctor vis-à-vis a newborn baby's bottom, stereotypically : SLAPPER
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Traditional role for Hitchcock : CAMEO
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Expunge : ERASE
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Mother and father, slangily : RENTS
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Like a modest-sized garage : ONECAR
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Cruise stop off Venezuela : ARUBA
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More ominous : DIRER
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Lavender or lilac : SCENT
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North Carolina university : DUKE
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"Turn on, tune in, drop out" stuff : LSD
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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