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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Feb 16, 2014 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 78, 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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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Break into, as a computer : HACK
5. First name in daytime TV : ELLEN
7. Pindar or Shelley : ODIST
12. Game often played with a two-faced clock : CHESS
17. Office pool member of old : STENO
18. Not so easy to come by : RARER
19. Protection from flooding : LEVEE
20. Theater capacity : SEATS
21. 1871 disaster supposedly caused by an animal : CHICAGOFIRE
23. Slip up : ERR
24. Gets well : HEALS
26. White flag's meaning in Nascar races : LASTLAP
27. "In that case ..." : THEN
29. Bard's preposition : ERE
30. Aid for sketching or barbecuing : CHARCOAL
34. Really tick off : ENRAGE
38. Guns : REVS
39. Mosque official : IMAM
41. Bar legally : ESTOP
42. Org. that aids the stranded : AAA
43. End of each of the four longest answers in this puzzle, in classical philosophy : ELEMENT
45. Tub temperature tester : TOE
46. Follower of a semi : FINAL
48. Emperor in "Quo Vadis" : NERO
49. Herb in turkey stuffing : SAGE
50. Followed, as a scent : TRACED
52. 2012 movie about the Tuskegee Airmen : REDTAILS
54. Señora Perón : EVA
55. Contents of some cellars : WINE
56. Pesky insect, informally : SKEETER
60. Film holder : SPOOL
63. Flight board abbr. : ETD
66. Be more than human, say : WALKONWATER
68. Mutual of ___ : OMAHA
70. Kind of wrench : ALLEN
71. Hurricane of 2011 : IRENE
72. Composer Ned : ROREM
73. Victor at Gettysburg : MEADE
74. Small amphibians : NEWTS
75. ___ voce : SOTTO
76. Word with more or less : THAN
1. "Siddhartha" author : HESSE
2. Change : ALTER
3. Settle one's differences : CLEARTHEAIR
4. Clark of The Daily Planet : KENT
6. Fridge raiders : NOSHERS
7. Predator of seals : ORCA
8. Willy Wonka's creator : DAHL
9. "Bearded" bloom : IRIS
10. Instant : SEC
11. Rose's Irish home, in song : TRALEE
12. Relief aces : CLOSERS
13. Test the weight of : HEFT
14. Satanic : EVIL
15. Red Cross supplies : SERA
16. Pass through the cracks : SEEP
22. Red gemstone : GARNET
25. Item accompanying a letter: Abbr. : ENC
28. Hard-to-get cigar in the U.S. : HAVANA
30. Basket-weaving, e.g. : CRAFT
31. It gushes in a gusher : OIL
32. "Agreed!" : AMEN
33. Debussy work : LAMER
35. Arrive at : ATTAIN
36. Virtual 3-D globe : GOOGLEEARTH
37. Weapons with touch sensors : EPEES
40. "A ___ formality!" : MERE
43. Cricket team count : ELEVEN
44. Go-ahead signal : NOD
47. Salon solvent : ACETONE
49. Fleet Week visitors : SAILORS
51. Natural selection theorist : DARWIN
53. Duo : TWO
56. Crawled, in a way : SWAM
57. Iron-rich vegetable : KALE
58. "___ Cinders" (old comic) : ELLA
59. Barely got, with "out" : EKED
60. Ladled fare : STEW
61. Constrained, with "up" : PENT
62. Contents of seams : ORES
64. Greek letter seen in angles : THETA
65. Friend of Pythias : DAMON
67. "___ you serious?" : ARE
69. Not worth arguing about : MOOT
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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