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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, May 27, 2012 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 74, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the 3rd square of the first row.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across
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Foot's opposite : HEAD
5
TV lineups, for short : SKEDS
10
Hideous : UGLY
11
Toe of Italy's boot : CALABRIA
14
Haunted house sound : MOAN
15
*Dearie : HONEYBUNCH
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Rowdy crowds : MOBS
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One way to order 69-Down : ALAMODE
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"A ___ bagatelle" : MERE
22
Klink's rank on "Hogan's Heroes": Abbr. : COL
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Dumbbell : MORON
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"Ghosts" playwright : IBSEN
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Skinflints : CHEAPOS
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Tussaud's title: Abbr. : MME
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Easily carved mineral : ALABASTER
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Shia leader : IMAM
34
"Animal House" college : FABER
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Speak highly of : TOUT
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"___ pray" : LETUS
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"Turn to Stone" rock grp. : ELO
40
*1961 Henry Mancini song : MOONRIVER
43
Diplomat Hammarskjöld : DAG
45
Clio award contenders : ADMEN
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Fill to the gills : SATE
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Made sure of : SAWTO
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Life of Riley : EASE
51
"Macarena" group : LOSDELRIO
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Courtroom figs. : DAS
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Venus and Serena Williams, e.g. : SISTERS
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Shakespearean forest : ARDEN
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Wise ones : SAGES
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Bishop's jurisdiction : SEE
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Churlish sort : LOUT
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Passenger's restraint : LAPBELT
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Tiny, to a tot : ITSY
66
*Way to right a capsized kayak : ESKIMOROLL
68
Australian mine find : OPAL
70
Sana native : YEMENITE
71
Winter coating : RIME
72
Condoms-on-bananas course : SEXED
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Go like the dickens : TEAR
Down
1
*Modest digs : HUMBLEABODE
2
Prima donnas' problems : EGOS
3
Montgomery's state: Abbr. : ALA
4
Go-getters : DYNAMOS
5
Flexible Flyer, e.g. : SLED
6
1960s TV's "The Danny ___ Show" : KAYE
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Fall back : EBB
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Rhythmic percussion : DRUMBEAT
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Trigonometry ratios : SINES
11
"Catch a Falling Star" singer : COMO
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Like some comments on blogs: Abbr. : ANON
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One of the "north forty" : ACRE
15
Ralph Kramden laugh syllable : HAR
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Brooding one : HEN
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Golden Arches java chain : MCCAFE
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"Sexy!" : OOHLALA
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Got whipped by : LOSTTO
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Engrosses fully : IMMERSES
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$5 bill, in slang : ABE
27
Spaghetti and meatballs topping : PARMESAN
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Post marking at a racetrack : MILE
30
Time immemorial : EONS
31
Like Mayberry : RURAL
33
*Dirty fighter, of sorts : MUDWRESTLER
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Josip Broz ___ : TITO
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Mad magazine pieces : SATIRES
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Till compartment : ONES
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Cutter or clipper : VESSEL
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Foolish : GOOSEY
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Stepped on it : MADETIME
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___-rock : ALT
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Twist : DISTORT
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Cream ___ : ALE
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Like Santa's cheeks : ROSY
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You may put 'em up : DUKES
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Cleaner target : SPOT
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Up to the job : ABLE
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Toothpaste variety : GEL
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Set apart : LONE
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Dry : ARID
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"Today ___ man" : IAMA
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Tex-___ : MEX
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Word that can follow the starts of the answers to the five starred clues : PIE
Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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