Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Dec 26, 1999 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Frank Longo
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 155, Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times
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1. Scrooge's cry : BAH
4. Ostrich look-alike : EMU
5. WHAT YOU GOT FOR CHRISTMAS : SHIRT
7. Comb components : TEETH
8. Hoover ___ : DAM
9. NASA vehicle : LEM
11. WHAT YOU SAID TO THE GIVER : ILOVEIT
13. Playing marble : AGATE
14. Article in a German newspaper : DER
16. Kind of humor or heavyweight : LIGHT
17. Much-televised judge of 1995 : ITO
18. Mouse manipulator? : CAT
19. Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
21. WHAT YOU WERE THINKING TO YOURSELF : THISISSOTACKY
26. Wednesday's child is full of it : WOE
27. Neighbor of Tenn. : NCAR
28. Embargo : BAN
30. Disapproved of : FROWNEDON
33. 1955 hit by the Platters : ONLYYOU
37. WHAT YOU'LL DO SHORTLY : RETURNITTOTHEMALL
39. To the max : INSPADES
40. Helped out a vacationing friend, in a way : HOUSESAT
41. One of the March sisters : MEG
43. In the past : AGO
44. Silent approval : NOD
1. Monstrously powerful one : BEHEMOTH
2. Girlfriend, in Grenoble : AMIE
3. Rush violently : HURTLE
5. "Hogan's Heroes" setting : STALAG
6. Dostoyevsky novel : THEIDIOT
8. Area codes have three : DIGITS
10. Peak on Sicily : MTETNA
12. One who might look at a boxer : VET
13. Jai ___ : ALAI
15. College mil. group : ROTC
18. Ruin by gnawing : CHEWUP
19. Maxwell Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
20. "Fine, as far as I'm concerned" : OKBYME
21. Term of endearment : TOOTS
22. Alternative to a major record company : INDIE
23. Sean Connery or Rob Roy : SCOTSMAN
24. "Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van ___ : SANT
25. "Get Yer ___ Out" (Rolling Stones album) : YAYAS
26. Small songbird : WREN
29. Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
30. Part of T.G.I.F.: Abbr. : FRI
31. Org. against the Brady bill : NRA
32. Gridiron position : END
33. Palindromic Indian name : OTO
34. Vietnamese statesman Ngo Dinh ___ : NHU
35. "___ Misérables" : LES
36. Maximum: Abbr. : ULT
38. 1977 George Burns flick : OHGOD
42. Narcissist's problem : EGO

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