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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Apr 18, 1999 Diagramless

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 71, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry.
1-Across begins in the fifth square of the top row.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across
1
Kitten's plaint : MEW
4
Scrabble enthusiasts, e.g. : GAMERS
10
Cause for stitches : GASH
11
Brunch fare : OMELET
12
Popular chip : FRITO
13
Accompaniment to soft lighting, often : MOODMUSIC
17
Benchwarmer's demand, perhaps : TRADE
18
Pupil protector : CORNEA
19
Words before toot or roll : ONA
20
It's measured in megabytes : MAINMEMORY
22
Italian city on the Adriatic : RIMINI
24
Greek alphabet ender : OMEGA
25
Galley tool : OAR
26
Hall-of-Famer Ryan : NOLAN
27
It follows eight in NASA-speak : NINER
28
50's-70's QB George : BLANDA
32
Allot, with "out" : METE
33
Second man on the moon : ALDRIN
35
Like crafts : HANDMADE
37
Didn't merely pass : ACED
40
"The Sound of Music" villain : NAZI
41
Mississippi's state flower : MAGNOLIA
45
Crowd scene actors : EXTRAS
50
"___ Ha'i" : BALI
51
Fill out a registration form : SIGNIN
54
Pitch : ERECT
55
Challenger's problem part : ORING
57
Code-breaking org. : NSA
58
Samuel Daniel's "Sonnets to ___" : DELIA
59
Milanese mister : SIGNOR
61
They watch for flags that are up : METERMAIDS
63
Kyrgyz city of 240,000 : OSH
64
___ corpus : HABEAS
66
Dangerous mosquito : AEDES
67
It's formed into balls : MATZOMEAL
69
Contributed : ADDED
70
Block : IMPEDE
71
Word on a sample check : VOID
72
Fit together : NESTED
73
Actress ___ Alicia : ANA
Down
1
Robin's sweetheart : MAIDMARIAN
2
Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
3
Reporter's first question : WHO
4
Depraved place : GOMORRAH
5
Author Cleveland : AMORY
6
"You're putting ___!" : MEON
7
Like some statesmen : ELDER
8
Stick around : REMAIN
9
Good name for a chef? : STU
10
Farmer's organization member : GRANGER
12
Quaker : FRIEND
14
In need of laundering : SOILED
15
Present at birth : INNATE
16
Herman Wouk ship : CAINE
17
Dravidian of India : TAMIL
18
Brat's stocking stuffer : COAL
20
"___ Lisa" : MONA
21
Angry group : MOB
23
Big Apple cultural institution : MOMA
29
Bert Bobbsey's twin : NAN
30
___ fingerprint : DNA
31
Timber-dressing tool : ADZE
34
They rank above pvts. : NCOS
36
Radio and print in combination, e.g. : MIXEDMEDIA
38
Yalie : ELI
39
Understand, 60's-style : DIG
41
Oscar-winner Tomei : MARISA
42
Get down : ALIGHT
43
Big name in school textbooks : GINN
44
Toughened, as glass : ANNEALED
46
___ water (stayed afloat) : TREADED
47
Banked (on) : RELIED
48
Low-pH substances : ACIDS
49
L.I.R.R. stops : STAS
50
Kind of buddies : BOSOM
52
Followers: Suffix : ISTS
53
Dumfries denial : NAE
56
Words on a protester's sign, maybe : GOHOME
60
Freeway exits : RAMPS
61
Victor at Gettysburg : MEADE
62
Hazardous gas : RADON
65
Exemplar of redness : BEET
68
Dry red wine, for short : ZIN
69
An ex of Frank : AVA
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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