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Mike Nothnagel
Mike Nothnagel

NY Times, Sun, Mar 08, 2009 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 86, Blocks: 82, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the eighth square in the first row.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across
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Classroom furniture : DESKS
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Island east of Java : BALI
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Defeat in a hot dog contest, e.g. : OUTEAT
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Q ___ queen : ASIN
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*"Nope, that's not it either" : WRONGAGAIN
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Knock-___ : KNEED
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Soak (up) : SOP
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Dual track bet : EXACTA
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*Sonic the Hedgehog game system : SEGAGENESIS
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Understandable : CLEAR
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Brits take it in the afternoon : TEA
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Rock's Brian : ENO
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10 C-notes : THOU
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Cunning : SLY
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Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Overworked worker's cry : TGIF
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Running track? : RUT
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#10 on a table : NEON
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Old Soviet program : SOYUZ
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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"Peer ___" : GYNT
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*Many years past : LONGAGO
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Nf3 in chess, e.g. : MOVE
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Line divs. : SEGS
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Austrian pianist Schnabel : ARTUR
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Gossip subject : ITEM
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"His Master's Voice" company : RCA
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Modern-day Rolodexes, briefly : PDAS
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Take some courses? : DINE
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Natl. Poetry Month : APR
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Some are electric : EELS
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Soldier in gray : REB
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"Smoking or ___?" : NON
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The "M" in M.O. : MODUS
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*Laughing hysterically : BUSTINGAGUT
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Bold : BRAZEN
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Historical org. : DAR
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Point toward : AIMAT
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Something you might not get ... or what the answers to the starred clues each contain? : INSIDEJOKE
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Calc prerequisite : TRIG
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Open one's eyes : AWAKEN
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Word before fund or me : TRUST
Down
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Search for water with a divining rod : DOWSE
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Franc replacers : EUROS
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"Uncle!" : STOPIT
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Barbie's beau : KEN
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Wise man : SAGE
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*1972 T. Rex hit titled "Get It On" in the U.K. : BANGAGONG
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Cruising : ASEA
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Start of many paragraphs : INDENT
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Economic stimulus : TAXCUT
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Guy's main squeeze : GAL
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Serves one right? : ACES
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Right-leaning: Abbr. : ITAL
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Not (a one) : NARY
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Visual acuity : KEENEYE
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Smarts : STINGS
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Holiday quaff : NOG
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Apathetic response : SHRUG
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Anise-flavored liqueur : OUZO
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They have homes in the hills : ANTS
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"It ___ what you think!" : ISNT
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Become opaque : FOGUP
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Fabric purchase : YARD
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In the thick of : AMID
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*18 : VOTINGAGE
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Find balance over time : EVENOUT
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Basement surface : CEMENT
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Fancy collar material : LACE
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Toothbrush brand : ORALB
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District in the San Fernando Valley : RESEDA
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Leon Uris hero : ARI
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Filibustering body : SENATE
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Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
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Cybersitter target : PORN
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Nutritional amts. : RDAS
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Numbers game : SUDOKU
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Female hip-hopper : BGIRL
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Israeli gun : UZI
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"___ alive!" : SAKES
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Midlands river : TRENT
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Writer Kingsley : AMIS
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Grown-up eft : NEWT
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Startle : JAR
Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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