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Jim Hyres
Jim Hyres

NY Times, Sun, Aug 27, 2006  DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Jim Hyres
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 80, Blocks: 88, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. The first square across is the seventh square in the first row.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across
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Fleet : FAST
5
Head of a fleet: Abbr. : ADM
8
Standoffish : ALOOF
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Korean carmaker : KIA
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Sternum : BREASTBONE
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Tennis champ Roddick : ANDY
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Pension drawer : RETIREE
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Minor complaint : NIT
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Casual tops : TEES
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Breaks off a romance : ENDSIT
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Together, after "in" : SYNC
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Uncle Miltie : BERLE
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Throat clearings : AHEMS
24
Popular exercise equipment : THIGHMASTER
26
Enterprise captain Jean-___ Picard : LUC
27
Gillette razor : ATRA
29
Unproven phenomenon, briefly : ESP
30
Friend of Pooh and Piglet : ROO
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Light and breezy : AIRY
34
Song that may have trills : ARIA
35
Measly amount (and a hint to 13-, 24-, 48- and 63-Across) : CHICKENFEED
38
Clock sound : TOCK
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Potter's need : SOIL
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Fall away : EBB
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Camel's end? : ASH
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Prohibitionists : DRYS
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___ de France : ILE
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Fancy footwear : WINGTIPSHOE
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Home theater component : TUNER
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Hodgepodges : OLIOS
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The whole schmear : ATOZ
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Mideast border river : JORDAN
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Twins' home: Abbr. : MINN
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Shepherd's locale : LEA
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Advertises : MARKETS
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Mexican peninsula : BAJA
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Women's garb for aerobics : LEGWARMERS
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Stanford foe, for short : CAL
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Bond and others : SPIES
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Crafty : SLY
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Hide's partner : SEEK
Down
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It may be tempted : FATE
2
Priest's vestment : ALB
3
Woody Allen's wife : SOONYI
4
Getting in shape, with "up" : TONING
5
Like Radio City Music Hall : ARTDECO
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Thomas Jefferson's religious belief : DEISM
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Oscar winner Tomei : MARISA
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Command to Fido : FETCH
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Noted handbag designer : KATESPADE
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Not moving : INERT
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Dancing partner for Fred : ADELE
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1959 Charlton Heston epic : BENHUR
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6-0, e.g. : SET
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River through Belgium : YSER
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"Get ___!" (Dr. Phil's advice) : REAL
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Formidable lawyer : SHARK
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Count in jazz : BASIE
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Bridge player's quest : TRICK
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Just : MERELY
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Martial art : TAICHI
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Like stop signs : OCTAGONAL
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"Sure!" : YES
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Lit : AFIRE
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Has the microphone, say : HOSTS
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Vivarin rival : NODOZ
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Book maker : BINDERY
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Meadow sounds : BLEATS
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Nor'easters, e.g. : STORMS
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Sea eagles : ERNS
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Baby carrier : WOMB
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Of a pelvic bone : ILIAC
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Black-clad warrior : NINJA
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Becomes tiresome : PALLS
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Brews : STEEPS
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Grinder : HOAGIE
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1990's sitcom nerd : URKEL
58
Cookie holder : JAR
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Aid in anonymity : MASK
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Munchkinlike : WEE
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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