Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Sep 20, 1998 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Frank Longo
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 99, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has top-to-bottom symmetry.
1-Across begins in the 4th square of the top row.
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Edge : RIM
4. "___ a deal!" : ITS
7. Shriner's cap : FEZ
10. Defunct Houston hockey team : AEROS
12. "___ Blu, Dipinto Di Blu" : NEL
13. Rich rock : ORE
14. Cowboy's rope : LASSO
15. Arafat's grp. : PLO
16. Wish undone : RUE
17. Nanny's offering, for short : TLC
18. Sine ___ non : QUA
20. Gun : REV
21. Nile biters : ASPS
22. Part of MOMA : ART
23. Young ___ (tykes) : UNS
24. She raised Cain : EVE
25. Except : BUT
26. Modelist's purchase : KIT
27. Summer D.C. hours : EDT
28. Features of bad musicians : TINEARS
30. Prima donna's problem : EGO
31. Monthly check sender: Abbr. : SSA
32. Sleeping sickness carrier : TSETSE
33. Mountain ___ : ASH
34. Grizzled : GRAYISH
36. It flies by night : BAT
37. Rock Starr : RINGO
38. Philly-to-Miami dir. : SSW
39. Its capital is Tallinn : ESTONIA
42. Third word of "America" : TIS
44. Poke : JAB
45. The end of time? : OCLOCK
48. Ended a hunger strike : ATE
49. ___ Z : ATO
50. Wastes time : DALLIES
52. Kings' org. : NHL
53. N.B.A. position : CTR
54. Dallas sch. : SMU
55. Half a score : TEN
56. Become a brunette : DYE
57. Start of a Thor Heyerdahl title : KON
58. Tailor's concern : HEM
59. Sporting sword : EPEE
61. Philosopher William of ___ : OCCAM
63. Meyers of movies : ARI
64. Driver's license datum : SEX
65. Good for something : UTILE
66. Call a dud : PAN
67. Israeli weapon : UZI
68. Marine Mayday : SOS
69. Computer add-on? : ESE
70. Dino, to Pebbles : PET
1. Laugh at or cry over, e.g. : REACTTO
2. Auditing org. : IRS
3. Minaret locales : MOSQUES
4. O.K. : INPRETTYGOODSHAPE
5. What stars often face : TELEVISIONCAMERAS
6. Ljubljana locals : SLOVENES
7. "Definitely!" : FORSURE
8. Blows one's top : ERUPTS
9. Center of embezzling? : ZEES
10. "O.K.?" : ALLRIGHTWITHYOU
11. "O.K.!" : SOUNDSGREATTOME
17. Asserts one's position : TAKESASTAND
19. Twice-remade film classic : ASTARISBORN
21. Down with, in Dijon : ABAS
29. Biblical suffix : ETH
33. Mr. Universe's pride : ABS
35. Soldier on the hill? : ANT
40. Light up : ILLUMINE
41. Prodigy rival : AOL
43. Handpicks : SELECTS
44. Members of some packs : JACKALS
46. Mention : CITE
47. Maintains : KEEPSUP
51. Blessing elicitor : SNEEZE
60. Split, so to speak : EXIT
62. A.F.L.-___ : CIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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