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Trip Payne
Trip Payne

NY Times, Sun, Aug 31, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 68, Blocks: 126, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has left/right symmetry. The first square across is the seventh square in the first row.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across
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The end, figuratively : OMEGA
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Life-size exhibit : DIORAMA
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#1 hit for Helen Reddy, 1973 : DELTADAWN
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Coal holder : BIN
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Chat room problem : LAG
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Chancellorsville figure, 1863 : LEE
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Compadre : PAL
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Punning and such : WIT
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Sister of Jo March : MEG
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Sitcom starring a country singer : REBA
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Sir's counterpart : MAAM
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"Not on ___!" : ABET
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Tool with a curved head : ADZE
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tony : PEREZ
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Shakespearean sprite : ARIEL
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Springs up : RISES
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Sweat ___ : GLAND
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Greek : ATTIC
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17th-century London diarist : PEPYS
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Camp David Accords participant : SADAT
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Lovers of vampire books : GOTHS
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Bounder : CAD
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___ Council ("Star Wars" group) : JEDI
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"Casablanca" role : ILSA
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Leather source : KID
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Actor Vigoda : ABE
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River along Poland's border : ODER
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Grab (on to) : GLOM
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Suffix with final : IZE
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Russian Revolution supporter : LENINITE
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It comes down a volcano : LAVAFLOW
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Summarizes : DIGESTS
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Its legislature is the Althing : ICELAND
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Israel's Dayan : MOSHE
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Maynard G. of 1960's TV : KREBS
Down
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OPEC commodity : OIL
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Bon ___ (clever remark) : MOT
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Greek or Roman time, e.g. : ERA
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Flit (about) : GAD
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Healers' org. : AMA
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"Androcles and the Lion" setting : DEN
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Wood piercer : AWL
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It has 21 spots : DIE
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Little shut-eye : NAP
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Checks for bugs : BETATESTS
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Phenomena responsible for the Hulk : GAMMARAYS
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Sierra Leone neighbor : LIBERIA
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Preludes : LEADINS
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Unit of magnetic flux : WEBER
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Looked intently : GAZED
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Grammy category : RAP
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Jazz legend Torme : MEL
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"Chicago" Oscar winner : ZETAJONES
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Leader of the pack : ALPHAMALE
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Mashed potatoes, e.g. : SIDEDISH
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Surmounts : GETSOVER
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Girl Scout level : CADETTE
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"Out of Africa" director : POLLACK
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Wearies : TIRES
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2003 Affleck/J. Lo flop : GIGLI
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Commentator Thomas : CAL
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Not up : ABED
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It may be acid-washed : DENIM
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Ceramics dryers : KILNS
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Polo maker : IZOD
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Lawn sprinkler? : DEW
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"There ___ again!" : IGO
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Adjective for the Beatles : FAB
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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