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Paula Gamache
Paula Gamache

NY Times, Sun, May 06, 2007  DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 86, Blocks: 78, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword  symmetry. The first square across is the fourth square in the first row.
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across
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Revise, as text : EDIT
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___ Lee cakes : SARA
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South African novelist Gordimer : NADINE
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Police blotter datum : ALIAS
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*Bank write-off : BADDEBT
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*Large cast-iron kettle : DUTCHOVEN
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With linens still rumpled, say : UNMADE
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___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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Hit the slopes : SKI
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Part of a French oath : DIEU
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Harsh : STARK
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Maryland athlete, for short : TERP
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*English tavern : PUBLICHOUSE
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Lascivious look : LEER
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Reply to a chat room joke : LOL
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Comics dog : ODIE
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Fortify : ENRICH
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Sharpshooter in the shadows : SNIPER
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*Kids' card game : CRAZYEIGHTS
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Self-affirmation : YESIAM
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Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
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Mark Twain's jumping frog : DANL
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Boat mover : OAR
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1997 Peter Fonda role : ULEE
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*Object of a paleontological search : MISSINGLINK
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Syllables preceding "voom" : VAVA
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Pass on the Hill : ENACT
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Word of woe : ALAS
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Sen. Kennedy : TED
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___ City (Baghdad suburb) : SADR
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Mild, weatherwise : BALMY
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"The Devil's Advocate" co-star, 1997 : PACINO
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*Reliable income producer : STEADYJOB
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Verbal pat on the back ... or a hint to the first word of the answers to each of the six starred clues : WAYTOGO
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Say "I told you so!" : GLOAT
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Poetically forever : ETERNE
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Some laptops : IBMS
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Porgy's love : BESS
Down
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Icelandic epic : EDDA
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Expired : DIED
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Not yet up : INBED
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Vietnamese holiday : TET
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1950s-'60s Arabian king : SAUD
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Choir voices : ALTI
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Wok-prepared side dish : RICE
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Sigh of satisfaction : AAH
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Cotton fabric originally loomed in China : NANKEEN
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Fan : ADMIRER
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Ado : BUSTLE
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Smear on : DAUB
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French calf : VEAU
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Drops the ball : ERRS
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Swoosh company : NIKE
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Pas ___ (solo dance) : SEUL
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Wall St. news : IPO
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Sails : SHEETS
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$$$$, in a travel guide : PRICY
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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"Got it, man!" : IDIG
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Big nothing : CIPHER
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Native of Tibet's capital : LHASAN
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Cash alternative : CREDIT
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Sch. term : SEM
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Queue after Q : RSTUV
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Pizazz : ZING
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Dixie address : YALL
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High spirits : ELATION
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Payback : REVENGE
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Jet boat name : SEADOO
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The Beatles' "It's ___ Love" : ONLY
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Letters before an 11-Across : AKA
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Snafu : MESS
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___ the kill : INAT
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Skinny sort : SCRAG
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Metrical foot : IAMB
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Sudden burst : SPATE
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Letters on a party invite : BYOB
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Stuck, after "in" : AJAM
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Some are odd : LOTS
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Mates' assents : AYES
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Midpoints: Abbr. : CTRS
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Roman 551 : DLI
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___ of deceit : WEB
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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