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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, May 11, 2014 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 78, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the third square in the first row.
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across
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"Oh, darn!" : CRUD
5
Self-descriptive tag on a crossword clue : ABBR
9
Bullwinkle, e.g. : MOOSE
10
Market transactions : SALES
12
Salon specialty : PERMANENTWAVE
15
Sprinter's assignment : LANE
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Makes dirty : SOILS
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Brooklyn's ___ Institute : PRATT
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Work of Sappho : ODE
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One treading the boards : ACTOR
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Like Jane Eyre as a character : TITULAR
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Recipe measure : TEASPOON
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Pint-size : LITTLE
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Draw-forcing situation in chess : PERPETUALCHECK
34
Swampy ground : MIRE
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Catch sight of : ESPY
36
A former S.S.R. : RUS
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Pint-size : TINY
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Home to yaks : TIBET
40
Attention-getter : AHEM
42
Malign, in slang : DIS
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Baylor University city : WACO
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Was in the hole : OWED
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All-knowingness : INFINITEWISDOM
50
Net fisherman : SEINER
51
Starts on a cruise : SAILSOFF
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Topps collection : CARDSET
57
B. B. King genre : BLUES
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Author for whom the Baltimore Ravens' mascot was named : POE
59
Treats with lickable centers : OREOS
60
Roswell crash victim, supposedly : ALIEN
62
Wonky type : NERD
63
Quote that's never to be forgotten : IMMORTALWORDS
67
Change for the better : EMEND
68
Minuscule amounts : IOTAS
69
Joule fractions : ERGS
70
They're caught by snoozers : ZEES
Down
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Transplantable eye part : CORNEA
2
Capital of Italy : ROME
3
___ Today (newspaper) : USA
4
Man cave, often : DEN
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Cry one's eyes out : BAWL
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Bang-up time : BLAST
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Gun, as an engine : REV
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Gettysburg victor : MEADE
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Bacteria-ridden : SEPTIC
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Cemetery space : PLOT
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Bar, legally : ESTOP
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Nary a soul : NOONE
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Pitcher-turned-slugger of note : RUTH
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Took up, say : ALTERED
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Once-common diaper changer's application : TALCUM
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Tough journeys : TREKS
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Mimic's work : APERY
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Apple's center : CORE
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In a poor manner : ILLY
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Board game turn, maybe : SPIN
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Kneel à la football's Tim : TEBOW
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Take for a sucker : USE
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Fitting : APT
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Artillery dud : MISFIRE
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Musical ineptitude : TINEAR
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Body decoration, for short : TAT
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Medium for short-lived sculptures : ICE
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Base truants : AWOLS
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Takes up, in a way : HEMS
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"Saturday Night Fever" setting : DISCO
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Informant's wear : WIRE
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Comics dog : ODIE
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___-European language : INDO
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Tabloid "monster" : NESSIE
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Key : ISLET
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Place for a shvitz : SAUNA
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Works with libretti : OPERAS
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Early assembly-line cars : FORDS
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T-men and G-men : FEDS
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Worker with big cats, say : TAMER
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"Angry" game characters : BIRDS
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Past the pin, say : LONG
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Post-it, e.g. : NOTE
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___ Tussaud: Abbr. : MME
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Designer Claiborne : LIZ
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"Alas!" : WOE
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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