Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, May 17, 1998 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Frank Longo
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 159, Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cigar dropping : ASH
4. Degree document : DIPLOMA
8. It began in A.D. 622 : MUSLIMERA
10. Shade provider : BEACHUMBRELLA
14. Audition : HEAR
15. Sunday speech: Abbr. : SER
16. May honorees : MOMS
18. Satan worshiper, say : CULTIST
21. Bottom-dwelling fishes with winglike pectoral fins : SEAROBINS
25. Everything considered : ALLINALL
27. Horseradish ingredient : VINEGAR
28. Poured : RAINEDCATSANDDOGS
31. ___ matrix : DOT
32. Sumac of Peru : YMA
33. ___ of Fundy : BAY
34. Triage sites, for short : ERS
35. "Aladdin" monkey : ABU
38. Wrap up : END
39. Ton divs. : LBS
40. Maxwell Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
41. Stormy : SQUALLY
43. Cut, as wood : SAWED
44. "___ Girls" : LES
1. Highest grade : APLUS
2. Covers with goo : SLIMES
3. Fellow from south of the border : HOMBRE
4. Le ___ Tho (1973 Peace Nobelist) : DUC
5. Kin of -like : ISH
6. Subject of a Debussy masterpiece : MER
7. 100 square meters : ARE
8. Like 21-Across : MARINE
9. Pale tan : ALMOND
10. Attorney Melvin : BELLI
11. Not use takeout : EATIN
12. Like an ear : LOBED
13. Compadre : AMIGO
14. Island dance : HULA
17. Hosiery headache : SNAG
18. Neon or Mercury, e.g. : CAR
19. Grievous : SAD
20. Special attention, for short : TLC
22. Hollywood's Gardner : AVA
23. Fraction of a yen : RIN
24. Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
26. Aphid eaters : LADYBEETLES
29. "The Stupids" star, 1997 : TOMARNOLD
30. Uses the theme of this puzzle : STAYSDRY
35. Singer Yankovic and others : ALS
36. Some cookouts, briefly : BBQS
37. Standard : USUAL
42. Stupefaction : AWE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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