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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Jan 20, 2002 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 68, Blocks: 92, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern. The first square across is the 13th square in the first row.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across
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Boats like Noah's : ARKS
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Shots on the green : PUTTS
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Lang of Smallville : LANA
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Dam across the Nile : ASWAN
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Like some suffocating compounds : AMMONICAL
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Timex alternative : SEIKO
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City between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mts. : ROANOKEVA
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Do tailoring : SEW
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Bunched together : CLUSTERED
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"Tic ___ Dough" : TAC
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Sci-fi novelist Carter : LIN
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Tokyo, formerly : EDO
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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"Murphy Brown" character : ELDIN
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Hoots and hollers : MAKESAFUSS
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Dry, white Italian wine : SOAVE
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El jefe : PRESIDENTE
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Walking aids : CANES
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Cleanser in a box : SOAPPOWDER
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Do easy arithmetic : ADD
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Somme summer : ETE
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Furry friend : PET
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High-pH substances : ALKALIS
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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End of some U.R.L.'s : EDU
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Put on a pedestal : LIONIZE
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Poseidon's purview : SEA
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New Deal inits. : FDR
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Frivols : PLAYSAROUND
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Seem familiar : RINGABELL
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Catchphrase : TAGLINE
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Large saltwater fish tanks : OCEANARIA
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Picnic pest, slangily : SKEETER
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Does some yoga : MEDITATES
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Similar : ALIKE
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Go-cart, e.g. : RACER
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Scoundrel : KNAVE
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Soup go-with : SALAD
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Ballet step : PAS
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Avail oneself of : USE
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Convoluted, like this puzzle's solution : TWISTEDANDTURNED
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Tumble, as stock prices : TAKEADIVE
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Cool carnival treats : SNOWCONES
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High-intensity light sources : ARCLAMPS
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"Happy Days" actor Al : MOLINARO
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Highest island mountain in the world : MAUNAKEA
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Add-___ (extras) : ONS
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"I'm kidding!", 90's-style : NOT
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Manage to get out of : ESCAPEFROM
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They're rolled by cheaters : LOADEDDICE
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Sixth sense : ESP
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Take in through a straw : SIP
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Foofaraw : ADO
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Couple or so : FEW
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Clothing worn but not seen : UNDERSUIT
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Capital of the Loire dept. : STETIENNE
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Singing suitor, say : SERENADER
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Tijuana Brass trumpeter : ALPERT
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English actress Langtry : LILLIE
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Eucalyptus eaters : KOALAS
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Even one : ANY
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Shopping aids : LISTS
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"The Compleat Angler" author Walton : IZAAK
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Lint-attracting fabric : SERGE
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Bullfight cheer : OLE
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Moo goo ___ pan : GAI
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Picnic pest : ANT
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Meadow murmur : BAA
Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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