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Michael Shteyman
Michael Shteyman

NY Times, Sun, Dec 22, 2002 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 88, Blocks: 85, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the first square in the first row.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across
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Worse than bad : AWFUL
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Tiny creature : AMEBA
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Speak to but not hear : TALKAT
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And wife: Lat. : ETUXOR
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Surrounding communities : EXURBIA
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Instance : EXAMPLE
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Order after "Ready" : AIM
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Him or her follower : SELF
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Potter's need : OVEN
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Rock-___ (jukebox maker) : OLA
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Fill-in worker : TEMP
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Eases up : RELAXES
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Osiris' wife : ISIS
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Cook's mixture of butter and flour : ROUX
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Horizontal line, in math : XAXIS
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N.Y.S.E. competitor : AMEX
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2000 movie starring Patrick Stewart : XMEN
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Intersected : XED
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Old-fashioned "Yowza!" : EGAD
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University bigwig, slangily : PREXY
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To-go order at a pharmacy? : EXLAX
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Tic-tac-toe loser : OXX
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12, on a clock : XII
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Rejoice : EXULT
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Neuron signal transmitters : AXONS
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Somme summers : ETES
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"Oedipus ___" : REX
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Alexander, e.g. : TSAR
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Book of the Pentateuch: Abbr. : EXOD
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Attire for fancy dinners : TUXES
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Walked (on) : TROD
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Draft animals : OXEN
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Cute VW's : BEETLES
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Lincoln et al. : ABES
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Emergency procedure, for short : CPR
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"Sanford and Son" star : FOXX
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Precollege hurdles, in brief : SATS
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"Hold On Tight" grp. : ELO
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Names of people to be laid off : HITLIST
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Prepares quickly, as a manuscript : TYPESUP
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Raises : ERECTS
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Letter closer : XOXOXO
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61-Across and others : REDDS
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Laser printer need : TONER
Down
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Bothered terribly : ATEAT
2
Like slicker floors : WAXIER
3
Bewilder : FLUMMOX
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Kiev's home: Abbr. : UKR
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Experiment sites, informally : LABS
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___ all-time high : ATAN
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Tight-lipped : MUM
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Publicized : EXPOSED
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Screw (up) : BOLLIX
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'Hoods : AREAS
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Wedding cake part : TIER
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Alimony receivers, maybe : EXES
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"Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
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Times in classifieds : EVES
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Straw-colored : FLAXY
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Titanium ___ : OXIDE
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The heart, essentially : PUMP
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Firefighter's need : AXE
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Kind of theater : IMAX
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Copied : XEROXED
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Con : AGAINST
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Connection : NEXUS
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"The Four Quartets" poet : ELIOT
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Three sizes bigger than M : XXL
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Opposite of G? : XXX
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Collar type : ETON
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Lambertson ___ (design house) : TRUEX
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Skating jumps : AXELS
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F.D.R.'s mother ___ Delano : SARA
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Put forth : EXERTED
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Phone no. follower : EXT
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Actor Paul : ROBESON
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Lapse : EXPIRE
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Words : TEXT
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Candidate's goal : SEAT
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Swanky : DELUXE
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Earth tone : OCHER
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One in charge : BOSS
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Underworld river : STYX
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Sleepy state : SOPOR
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Is of the proper size : FITS
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This puzzle's theme marks it, with "the" : SPOT
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Kind of screen, briefly : LCD
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Alien: Prefix : EXO
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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