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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Apr 27, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Frank Longo
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 150, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern. The first square across is the 7th square in the first row.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tram for transporting metal from a mine : ORECAR
7. Close call : NEARMISS
10. In regard to : APROPOSOF
12. House cat, e.g. : PET
13. Aligned : TRUED
15. Crew member : OAR
16. Dagger used in "The Mikado" : SNEE
17. Actor Erwin : STU
18. Caesar's 556 : DLVI
20. ThinkPad producer : IBM
21. "Think nothing ___!" : OFIT
22. Ram, in Ramsgate : TUP
23. Turn toward : FACE
24. Liqueur flavorer : ANISE
26. Lady friend, in Lille : AMIE
27. Caraway-flavored Scandinavian liquor : AQUAVIT
29. Knock for a loop : STUN
30. Sparkles : GLISTENS
31. Guest greeter : HOST
32. Classic diner sandwiches : BLTS
33. Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
34. A question of ability : CANI
35. Vintage auto : REO
36. Andy Capp's wife and others : FLOS
37. One of the Baldwin brothers : ALEC
38. Comes into possession of : INHERITS
40. Tied the knot : WED
41. Descendant of Esau : EDOMITE
42. House majority leader before DeLay : ARMEY
43. Gov. Pataki's purview: Abbr. : NYS
1. Pleasant way for something to end : ONAPOSITIVENOTE
2. Merchant's goal vis-à-vis customers : REPEATBUSINESS
3. Old-fashioned hearing aids : EARTRUMPETS
4. ___-Magnon man : CRO
5. Rock concert equipment : AMP
6. Run rampant in the streets : RIOT
8. States under Stalin: Abbr. : SSRS
9. 1965's Best Picture, with "The" : SOUNDOFMUSIC
11. Be lightheaded, perhaps : FEELFAINT
14. Contraption : DEVICE
19. Suffix with Brooklyn : ITE
24. 9-Down setting: Abbr. : AUS
25. Birthrate : NATALITY
26. Made reparation (for) : ATONED
27. Member of the cornet family : ALTOHORN
28. Sue Grafton's "___ for Quarry" : QIS
29. Oil-producing rock : SHALE
30. 1973 Best Actress Jackson : GLENDA
32. French cheese : BRIE
34. Quote the raven? : CAW
36. Fast-food side order : FRIES
39. Cousin of a Tony : EMMY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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