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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sunday, January 11, 1998 Diagramless

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 84
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry.
The first square across is the seventh square in the first row.
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across
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Swallows up : ENGULFS
8
Blues singer James : ETTA
12
How pajamas fit : LOOSELY
13
Go first : LEAD
14
Milton Obote's overthrower : IDIAMIN
15
Returns pro : CPA
18
Muslim "wonder-worker" : FAKIR
20
Chang's conjoined twin : ENG
21
Bounced off the wall, perhaps : ECHOED
23
Coated cheese : EDAM
25
Solidifies : GELS
27
With 9-Down, summer cooler : ICED
28
Succeed : GETAHEAD
31
Beatty bomb : ISHTAR
33
Newspaperman Adolph : OCHS
34
Yucatan year : ANO
35
Rain cats and dogs : POUR
36
Andy Capp's quaff : ALE
37
Creates cartoons : DRAWS
39
W.W. II threat : UBOAT
42
Swim meet warmup : LAP
43
Wet weather headwear : RAINHAT
45
String before F : CDE
46
Any of five popes : STLEO
48
Squirrel away : STASH
49
Family tree branches : KIN
50
Ballpark figures : UMPS
52
Quonset ___ : HUT
53
Under covers : ABED
54
Suggest : HINTAT
56
Gargantuan : ENORMOUS
58
Early arcade game : PONG
59
"Bonne ___!" : NUIT
61
Warden's worry : RIOT
62
Class for cooking, sewing, etc. : HOMEEC
64
Prickly seedcase : BUR
66
Costume : GETUP
69
1952 campaign name : IKE
70
Flipped (through) : THUMBED
73
Clown of renown : BOZO
74
39-Across missile : TORPEDO
75
Surrounded by : AMID
76
Vinland's discoverer : ERICSON
Down
1
Inventor Whitney : ELI
2
Knot : NODE
3
Failing grandly : GOINGDOWNTHETUBES
4
Grammarian's concern : USAGE
5
Apollo 11 vehicle : LEM
6
Prepares for winter, in a way : FLIESSOUTH
7
See 26-Down : SYNC
8
North Pole worker : ELF
9
See 27-Across : TEA
10
Decide to go for it : TAKETHEPLUNGE
11
Nike competitor : ADIDAS
15
Kind of leaves : COCA
16
Equal : PEER
17
Recipe word : ADD
19
Rally yell : RAH
22
Reach the lowest point : HITROCKBOTTOM
24
Stiller's partner : MEARA
26
With 7-Down, not really sing : LIP
28
Soccer scores : GOALS
29
Brilliant success : ECLAT
30
Writer Nin : ANAIS
32
Center of activity : HUB
37
Park a pinnace : DROPANCHOR
38
"Da Doo Ron Ron" singer Cassidy : SHAUN
40
"So long, mon frere!" : ADIEU
41
Ministers to : TENDS
44
"The Maltese Falcon" actress : ASTOR
47
Ambulance staffer, briefly : EMT
51
Sutcliffe or Erwin : STU
53
Slide specimen : AMOEBA
54
Golf goof : HOOK
55
"She Believes ___" : INME
57
Oil field sight : RIG
58
Upsilon follower : PHI
60
Mac alternative : IBMPC
63
Kitchen suffix : ETTE
65
Make over : REDO
67
Israeli weapon : UZI
68
Sci-fi escape vehicle : POD
71
William Tell's canton : URI
72
Adams or Johnson : DON
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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