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Patrick Blindauer
Patrick Blindauer

NY Times, Sun, Apr 19, 2009 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 81, Blocks: 92, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. The first square across is the third square in the first row.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across
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The ___ Mahal : TAJ
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License holder : CAR
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Oldsmobile of old : ALERO
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Barbara of "Gone With the Wind" : ONEIL
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Marriott, e.g. : HOTEL
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How a séance may be lit : DIMLY
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Fed : AGENT
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Saunter : AMBLE
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Musical with the song "Memory" : CATS
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It's a wrap : SARI
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Vintner's tank : VAT
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Year in Rio : ANO
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Letter-shaped bar : IBEAM
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SeaWorld creatures : ORCAS
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Assign to, as blame : PINON
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Shell alternative : CITGO
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Swing in a cage : PERCH
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Unaffiliated record company : INDIE
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"Nifty!" : NEAT
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Make very happy : ELATE
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Loony : NUTS
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Trial for 71-Across : THECIVILWAR
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Mossy growth : LICHEN
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Firm head, for short : CEO
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Gets 100 on a test : ACESIT
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On the train : ABOARD
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Nine-digit ID : SSN
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Small knot : NODULE
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Vocalist Sumac : YMA
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Do some yard work : MOW
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Natl. League city : ATL
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Wedding notice word : NEE
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False alarm : SCARE
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Swedish exports : SAABS
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Noted words of 71-Across, with "the" : GETTYSBURGADDRESS
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Stinker : MEANIE
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Take to court : SUE
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"The Words" autobiographer : SARTRE
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Cartoonist's transparency : CEL
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Subject of this puzzle, informally : ABE
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Early morning hour : SIX
Down
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Private chat : TETEATETE
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"You ___ kidding!" : ARENT
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Sudden shocks : JOLTS
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Musical finales : CODAS
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True inner self : ANIMA
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"The Night Watch" painter : REMBRANDT
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Inventor's cry : AHA
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Birthplace of 71-Across : LOGCABIN
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State that 71-Across represented in Congress : ILLINOIS
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Strong cleaner : LYE
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Damone of "Kismet" : VIC
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Bit of binary code : ONE
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Dame of mystery writing : AGATHA
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Cousin of Simon says : MOTHERMAYI
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Grp. with crude policies : OPEC
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Archaeology finds : RELICS
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Has a yen for : CRAVES
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Director's cry : ACTION
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Author Silverstein : SHEL
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Fruity drink : PINACOLADA
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Accustomed : INURED
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Sign, as a check : ENDORSE
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Job seekers' reading : WANTADS
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"Now I ___ me down to sleep ..." : LAY
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Tech stock option : IBM
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Like many cities hit by hurricanes : COASTAL
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Western endings : SUNSETS
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Québec's ___ d'Orléans : ILE
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Ball holder : TEE
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Part of www : WEB
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"___ matter of fact ..." : ASA
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Warehouse unit: Abbr. : CTN
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Arctic interjection : BRR
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Yukon maker, for short : GMC
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Bigfoot spec? : EEE
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Dream Team letters : USA
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Irritation : RUB
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Head scratcher's comment : GEE
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___ Lanka : SRI
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One reason for an R rating : SEX
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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