Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Jan 24, 1999 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Frank Longo
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 77, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an appropriately asymmetrical pattern.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Endearing : LOVABLE
8. Disney deer : BAMBI
13. Tethered : ONALEAD
14. Polish pianist Paderewski : IGNACE
16. "Woman I" painter, 1950-52 : WILLEMDEKOONING
19. "Cats" cat Rum ___ Tugger : TUM
20. French friend : AMI
21. A lot of lot : ACRE
22. "Easter and the Totem" painter, 1953 : JACKSONPOLLOCK
28. Waking hour, for some : SEVENAM
31. Promise to pay : IOU
32. Sommer of "A Shot in the Dark" : ELKE
33. "Why should ___ you?" : ILET
34. Gets there : MAKESIT
37. Sow's supper : SLOP
38. Schooner contents : ALE
39. Physical love : EROS
40. Speedy jet : SST
41. "Orange and Yellow" painter, 1956 : MARKROTHKO
45. Seemingly forever : EON
46. Long-___ (rangy) : LIMBED
50. Iceberg part : TIP
53. Charisse of M-G-M musicals : CYD
54. Sporty Mazda : MIATA
55. Bachelor's last words : IDO
56. "Elegy to the Spanish Republic #34" painter, 1953-54 : ROBERTMOTHERWELL
61. Cinco minus cuatro : UNO
62. Mine matter : ORE
63. Face on a five : ABE
64. Dog of whodunits : ASTA
65. Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
68. Small plateaus : MESAS
70. Best Actress of 1987 : CHER
71. Genre of 16-, 22-, 41- and 56-Across : ABSTRACTART
73. Source of ideas : MIND
74. Optometrists' postings : EYECHARTS
75. Some are split : ENDS
76. Macbeth, e.g. : THANE
1. Bass or base : LOW
2. "Put a lid ___!" : ONIT
3. AirTran, formerly : VALUJET
4. The ___ Brothers Band of 70's rock : ALLMAN
5. Hive worker : BEE
6. Hasty escape : LAM
7. Icelandic epics : EDDAS
8. Waikiki wear : BIKINIS
9. Before now : AGO
10. P preceders : MNO
11. Commonplace : BANAL
12. They hang around the house in winter : ICICLES
15. Registers : ENROLLS
17. Oddball comedian Philips : EMO
18. Tail-regenerating reptiles : GECKOS
23. Began, as a TV show : CAMEON
24. Sears alternative : KMART
25. Luau dish : POI
26. In need of restocking : OUT
27. Didn't discard : KEPT
28. Where Anna taught : SIAM
29. Actress Raines : ELLA
30. Change course : VEER
35. Schmidt's successor : KOHL
36. Umiak paddler : ESKIMO
42. Typing areas : KEYBOARDS
43. Went on horseback : RODE
44. Fail to mention : OMIT
47. Cross word? : BAH
48. Basking time in Burgundy : ETE
49. ___ es Salaam : DAR
50. Cravat clasps : TIEBARS
51. Least active : IDLEST
52. Ward heeler, e.g. : POL
53. Struggle (with) : CONTEND
56. What fools do, in song : RUSHIN
57. City in Italia : ROMA
58. Fox or Crow : TRIBE
59. Unlike Felix Unger : MESSY
60. Attended : WASAT
64. Pinnacle : ACME
66. Proofer's "never mind" : STET
67. Eyebrow shape : ARCH
68. Thom ___ shoes : MCAN
69. Basic French verb : ETRE
72. Caught-in-the-act cry : AHA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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