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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Aug 05, 2001 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Frank Longo
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 138, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern. The first square across is the sixth square in the first row.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Scrabble tournament contestants : GAMERS
7. Area surrounding the cage, in hockey : GOALCREASE
11. Bile storage sites : GALLBLADDERS
13. Natives of France : GAULS
14. Leaves the stage : EXITS
16. Latvian capital : RIGA
17. Slangy confirmation : YEAH
18. Trait carrier : GENE
19. Wallowing site : STY
20. English horn insert : REED
21. Plus : AND
22. "The West Wing" network : NBC
23. Historic Italian military leader : GARIBALDI
32. "Gloria in Excelsis ___" : DEO
33. Cry of accomplishment : IVEDONEIT
34. River to the Ligurian Sea : ARNO
36. Tried : GAVEITAGO
37. 1986 World Series winners : METS
38. Show some appreciation : CLAP
39. Quick haircut : TRIM
41. Bonkers : LOCO
42. More miffed : SORER
44. "The Love Boat" actor MacLeod : GAVIN
45. Blond : LIGHTCOLORED
50. Talk while kneeling, perhaps : SAYAPRAYER
51. Layers : STRATA
1. Guys' dates : GALS
2. Liturgical robe : ALB
3. 12th-century midpoint : MCL
4. Roaring 20's or Gay 90's : ERA
5. Sunburned : RED
6. "The Crimes of Love" author : SADE
7. Measured precisely : GAUGED
8. Paella pot : OLLA
9. Like lingerie : SEXY
10. Cat Nation Indians : ERIES
11. Got the upper hand : GAINEDCONTROL
12. Ballpark figure : STAT
13. Special Forces members : GREENBERETS
15. Not outgoing : SHY
18. Pontiac model : GRANDAM
23. Jazz band's job : GIG
24. Gardner of "Mogambo" : AVA
25. Sermon deliverer, informally : REV
26. "Well, well!" : IDECLARE
27. Show unrestrained excitement : BOILOVER
28. Heartburn helper : ANTACID
29. Tackle roughly : LEAPON
30. Wield a spade : DIG
31. Widely televised judge of 1995 : ITO
35. Egyptian judge of the dead : OSIRIS
40. Prefix with corporation : MEGA
43. Actor John ___-Davies : RHYS
44. "The Maja Clothed" painter : GOYA
46. Sylvester, to Tweety Pie : TAT
47. Paramedic procedure, briefly : CPR
48. ___ pro nobis : ORA
49. Back muscle, briefly : LAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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