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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Aug 18, 2002 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Frank Longo
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 122, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetric pattern. The first square across is the 11th square in the first row.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. F.D.R.'s successor : HST
4. Glass-shaping tool : BLOWPIPE
9. Nearly vertical rise : STEEPASCENT
12. Feature of many Latinos' speech : SPANISHACCENT
14. Was capable : COULD
15. Missed a golden opportunity : LOSTOUT
17. ___ d'Or (Cannes award) : PALME
18. Outback bird : EMU
19. Move like a peacock : STRUT
21. "Dies ___" : IRAE
22. Mammoth : BIG
23. Flows back : EBBS
24. Paramedic procedure, for short : CPR
25. Between-meal bite : NOSH
26. Wood for desks and tables : OAK
27. Keystone ___ (comical lawman) : KOP
28. Pantry pest : ANT
29. The sun : SOL
30. Slugger Speaker : TRIS
31. Trig. function : COS
34. Couturier Cassini : OLEG
36. Pendulum's path : ARC
37. "By ___!" : JOVE
38. Link : NEXUS
40. Dads : PAS
41. Addams family father : GOMEZ
42. Least sharp : DULLEST
44. U.F.O. occupant : ALIEN
45. Early fifth-century pope : SAINTINNOCENT
49. "Be-Bop-A-Lula" singer : GENEVINCENT
50. It's guaranteed to succeed : SUREBET
51. "Deck the Halls" contraction : TIS
1. Drunk's utterance, old-style : HICCOUGH
2. Building plans, briefly : SPECS
3. Beliefs : TENETS
4. Flex : BEND
5. Waikiki neckwear : LEI
6. Photo ___ (media moments) : OPS
7. Nursery noise : WAH
8. Writers of sacred songs : PSALMISTS
9. Froth : SPUME
10. Story : TALE
11. Govt. bill : TNOTE
12. Bad place to be punched : SOLARPLEXUS
13. Kind of engine : TURBO
14. Commuted together : CARPOOLED
16. Producer of some very low notes : TUBA
17. Teases : PICKSON
18. Nonstandard English : EBONICS
20. "For shame!" : TSK
25. Story : NARRATIVE
30. Bartenders : TAPSTERS
31. One of Santa's reindeer : COMET
32. Pizzeria equipment : OVEN
33. "___ who?" : SEZ
35. Russian labor camp : GULAG
37. Knee, elbow or wrist : JOINT
39. Most like a fox : SLIEST
41. Narrow valley : GLEN
43. Boredom : ENNUI
44. Superb serve : ACE
46. Penpoint : NIB
47. Pittsburgh-to-Buffalo dir. : NNE
48. Mo. after Sept. : OCT

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

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