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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Sep 30, 2012 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 76, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the first square of the first row.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across
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Fastener for a padlock : HASP
5
Members of a yellow fleet : CABS
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Putting up, as a building : ERECTING
14
XXX-rated : ADULT
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It's drawn : SIXSHOOTER
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Ladies' man : ROMEO
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Political label for Vt.'s Bernie Sanders : SOC
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Habitually lazy : INDOLENT
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Makes zigzags, e.g. : SEWS
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Cathartic-yielding plants : SENNAS
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Bogged down : MIRED
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Unfilled-slot abbr. : TBA
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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It's drawn : CONCLUSION
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Switchblade wielder : SLASHER
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Feature of a baseball or golf shoe : CLEAT
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Nancy of "Entertainment Tonight" : ODELL
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Line from the left ventricle : AORTA
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It's drawn : BLOODSAMPLE
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Great, on a diploma : MAGNA
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Beyond weird : OUTRE
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Clarifying words : IMEAN
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Detach, as a coupon : TEAROFF
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It's drawn : CARICATURE
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Airline whose name means "skyward" : ELAL
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Fleet leader: Abbr. : ADM
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Demagnetize, say : ERASE
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Catholic's act of devotion : NOVENA
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Loo : HEAD
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Like after-hours clubs : OPENLATE
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Charlie's ride, in song : MTA
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Render harmless : UNARM
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It's drawn : DEEPBREATH
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Port of Alaska : SITKA
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Places for clerical robes : VESTRIES
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Corp. V.I.P.'s : CEOS
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Gucci of fashion : ALDO
Down
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Dame Myra : HESS
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Operatic passages : ARIOSOS
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Egg or sperm : SEXCELL
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Mac alternatives : PCS
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OPEC, for one : CARTEL
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Botheration : ADO
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The Brooklyn Dodgers, as they were affectionately known : BUMS
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More wintry, weatherwise : SLEETIER
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Stuff : THINGS
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Isle near Mull : IONA
12
Some auction action : NODS
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Classic muscle car : GTO
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Barge transporter : TOWBOAT
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Fiery saint? : ELMO
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Jockey strap : REIN
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Reactor-overseeing org. : NRC
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Seasonal temp : SANTA
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Grant-awarding org. : NEA
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Of a nobleman : DUCAL
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Literally, "I believe" : CREDO
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Tart fruit : SLOE
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"Boo" or "yoo" follower : HOO
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Shogun's capital : EDO
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The N.C.A.A.'s Fighting Tigers : LSU
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It may be ordered "grande" or "venti" : LATTE
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Tilter's weapon : LANCE
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Desert Storm chow, briefly : MRE
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Shepherd's pie morsel : PEA
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Book after Jonah : MICAH
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Movie about Mozart : AMADEUS
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Like English or Icelandic : GERMANIC
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Turn back : REVERT
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World Cup chant : OLE
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Deliveries to celebrities : FANMAIL
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Lowered in pitch : FLATTED
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Therapeutic emanations : AROMAS
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Dance like Gregory Hines : TAP
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Played for a sap : USED
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Lacoste of tennis : RENE
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Mane locale : NAPE
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Wagering sites, for short : OTBS
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Coin feature : DATE
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Asher ___ (Potok character) : LEV
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Jocular "Got it!" : AHSO
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Original "King Kong" studio : RKO
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One for the history books : ERA
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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