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Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Sep 05, 2010 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 78, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the sixth square of the top row.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across
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Like swollen ankles or Champagne ready to be served : ICED
5
A, B+, C-, etc. : MARKS
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Superior to : ABOVE
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Pelvic bone-related : ILIAC
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Ivory tower resident : ACADEMIC
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Lethargic state : SOPOR
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Taunts on a basketball court, e.g. : TRASHTALK
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Playthings for two : SEESAWS
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Pull together : UNITE
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Mustangs' sch. : SMU
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Nanki-___ of "The Mikado" : POO
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Stupid blunder : BONER
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Highly valued : ESTEEMED
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Shows otherwise : REFUTES
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Four-star reviews : RAVES
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Org. for ex-soldiers : VFW
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Degree seekers' hurdles : ORALS
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Playground rejoinder : ARETOO
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Like : ALA
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Spam folder filler : JUNKEMAIL
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Band aid : AMP
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Shriner's cap adornment : TASSEL
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Put on the books : ENACT
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Net judge's call : LET
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Queensland or Tasmania : STATE
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Fills at the filling station : TANKSUP
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"How dare you!" : THENERVE
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Some open mic performers : POETS
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Cut down : HEW
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Nav. rank : ENS
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Sign of life : PULSE
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Sources of wisdom : ORACLES
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Cat owner's buy : LITTERBOX
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Workshop collection : TOOLS
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Dismounts : UNHORSES
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Bring out : EVOKE
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Improvises, musically : SCATS
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Turn away : REPEL
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Be misanthropic : HATE
Down
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"Yeah, right!" : IBET
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Stuporous sleep : COMA
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From hell : EVIL
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Sends to the canvas : DECKS
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Wifey : MISSUS
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Flowering succulent : ALOE
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Opportune : RIPE
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Villainous "Get Smart" organization : KAOS
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Material for recycling : SCRAPMETAL
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Hold fast : ADHERE
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Florence's river : ARNO
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Superman portrayer Dean : CAIN
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Yellow-centered bloomer : ASTER
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Margarine holder : TUB
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Deplorably bad, old-style : WOESOME
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The Auld ___ (Ireland) : SOD
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Military dining hall worker : MESSMAN
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Red hair and freckles, e.g. : TRAITS
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Viscount's superior : EARL
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Time to party, maybe : EVE
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More revolting : FOULER
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Coffee holder : URN
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Break for coffee, say : TAKETEN
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Justice Kagan : ELENA
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Winery sight : VAT
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Person who's overexposed? : FLASHER
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Industrial discharge : WASTEWATER
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Take one's pick : OPT
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Ballet leap : JETE
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Expletive from Bill the Cat : ACK
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___ Jacinto, Calif. : SAN
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Some berths : UPPERS
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Comes down hard : POURS
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Despite the fact that, for short : THO
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Toby or tankard : VESSEL
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
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General ___ chicken : TSOS
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It sells, they say : SEX
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Winter headache : SLUSH
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Place to moor : COVE
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Cloverleaf part : LOOP
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Sommer on the screen : ELKE
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Quechua speaker : INCA
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Pointer's word : THAT
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Fund-raiser's giveaway, perhaps : TOTE
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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