Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Dec 13, 1998 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Frank Longo
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 76, Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. La Scala star : DIVA
5. Brouhaha : ADO
8. Whit : JOT
11. Returns pro : CPA
14. Like some airships, in build : SEMIRIGID
16. Playwright Burrows : ABE
17. "Wait!" : HOLDONASECOND
19. Speed : GOAMILEAMINUTE
21. Yalie : ELI
22. .035 ounce : GRAM
23. "Caught you!" : AHA
24. Bothered badly : ATEAT
27. Pale yellowish : FLAXEN
30. Ted Mack show : AMATEURHOUR
35. Ping-Pong need : NET
37. Marketplace : BAZAAR
38. Test for college srs. : GRE
39. Silvery gray : ASH
40. Genetic inits. : RNA
41. Contemporary : MODERNDAY
46. Good deeds grp. : BSA
47. Afflict : AIL
48. Valuable earth : ORE
49. "Children of a Lesser God" co-star : MATLIN
51. West of "I'm No Angel" : MAE
52. It precedes Easter : PASSIONWEEK
55. Longest of the Finger Lakes : CAYUGA
59. Few: Prefix : OLIGO
60. Financing abbr. : APR
61. E.P.A. concern : ECOL
63. "Piggy" : TOE
66. April, to Eliot : CRUELLESTMONTH
71. Tenth grade : SOPHOMOREYEAR
74. Chief Ouray, e.g. : UTE
75. Sure about : CERTAINOF
76. Bradley and Begley : EDS
77. Kenny G's instrument : SAX
78. Rage : IRE
79. Optimistic : ROSY
1. Jeans material : DENIM
2. One-named supermodel : IMAN
3. Kind of aid or arts : VISUAL
4. Singer Franklin : ARETHA
5. In the past : AGO
6. Clamor : DIN
7. Weird : ODD
8. Binge : JAG
9. Heckelphone's cousin : OBOE
10. Mallard's cousin : TEAL
11. Ho ___ Minh : CHI
12. Capitol Hill type : POL
13. Sour British brew : ALEGAR
14. Organism body : SOMA
15. Mountaineer's tool : ICEAX
18. ___ Vader : DARTH
20. Mazda model : MIATA
25. Stage horses : TEAM
26. Prefix with Disney : EURO
27. Couples with a club : FRED
28. Authorize : ENABLE
29. A monster, familiarly : NESSIE
30. James ___ Garfield : ABRAM
31. Nut : MANIAC
32. Rhododendron relative : AZALEA
33. Monsters : OGRES
34. Samovar : URN
36. Part of T.G.I.F. : THANK
42. L-___ (wonder drug) : DOPA
43. Significant span : ERA
44. Mine, to Monet : AMOI
45. Chinese principle : YANG
50. "It takes ___ tango" : TWOTO
53. Hog call : SOOEY
54. "Maybe" : ILLSEE
56. America's Cup entrant : YACHT
57. Brouhaha : UPROAR
58. "The Taming of the Shrew" servant : GRUMIO
61. N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Hirsch : ELROY
62. Staff symbol : CLEF
64. Obligation : ONUS
65. James of R.&B. : ETTA
67. Many millennia : EONS
68. Whit : TAD
69. "___ Miniver" : MRS
70. Kind of sign : HEX
71. Zool., e.g. : SCI
72. Not 'neath : OER
73. Part of PMS : PRE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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