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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Jan 24, 1999 Diagramless

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 77, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an appropriately asymmetrical pattern.
1-Across begins in the second square of the top row.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across
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Endearing : LOVABLE
8
Disney deer : BAMBI
13
Tethered : ONALEAD
14
Polish pianist Paderewski : IGNACE
16
"Woman I" painter, 1950-52 : WILLEMDEKOONING
19
"Cats" cat Rum ___ Tugger : TUM
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French friend : AMI
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A lot of lot : ACRE
22
"Easter and the Totem" painter, 1953 : JACKSONPOLLOCK
28
Waking hour, for some : SEVENAM
31
Promise to pay : IOU
32
Sommer of "A Shot in the Dark" : ELKE
33
"Why should ___ you?" : ILET
34
Gets there : MAKESIT
37
Sow's supper : SLOP
38
Schooner contents : ALE
39
Physical love : EROS
40
Speedy jet : SST
41
"Orange and Yellow" painter, 1956 : MARKROTHKO
45
Seemingly forever : EON
46
Long-___ (rangy) : LIMBED
50
Iceberg part : TIP
53
Charisse of M-G-M musicals : CYD
54
Sporty Mazda : MIATA
55
Bachelor's last words : IDO
56
"Elegy to the Spanish Republic #34" painter, 1953-54 : ROBERTMOTHERWELL
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Cinco minus cuatro : UNO
62
Mine matter : ORE
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Face on a five : ABE
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Dog of whodunits : ASTA
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Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
68
Small plateaus : MESAS
70
Best Actress of 1987 : CHER
71
Genre of 16-, 22-, 41- and 56-Across : ABSTRACTART
73
Source of ideas : MIND
74
Optometrists' postings : EYECHARTS
75
Some are split : ENDS
76
Macbeth, e.g. : THANE
Down
1
Bass or base : LOW
2
"Put a lid ___!" : ONIT
3
AirTran, formerly : VALUJET
4
The ___ Brothers Band of 70's rock : ALLMAN
5
Hive worker : BEE
6
Hasty escape : LAM
7
Icelandic epics : EDDAS
8
Waikiki wear : BIKINIS
9
Before now : AGO
10
P preceders : MNO
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Commonplace : BANAL
12
They hang around the house in winter : ICICLES
15
Registers : ENROLLS
17
Oddball comedian Philips : EMO
18
Tail-regenerating reptiles : GECKOS
23
Began, as a TV show : CAMEON
24
Sears alternative : KMART
25
Luau dish : POI
26
In need of restocking : OUT
27
Didn't discard : KEPT
28
Where Anna taught : SIAM
29
Actress Raines : ELLA
30
Change course : VEER
35
Schmidt's successor : KOHL
36
Umiak paddler : ESKIMO
42
Typing areas : KEYBOARDS
43
Went on horseback : RODE
44
Fail to mention : OMIT
47
Cross word? : BAH
48
Basking time in Burgundy : ETE
49
___ es Salaam : DAR
50
Cravat clasps : TIEBARS
51
Least active : IDLEST
52
Ward heeler, e.g. : POL
53
Struggle (with) : CONTEND
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What fools do, in song : RUSHIN
57
City in Italia : ROMA
58
Fox or Crow : TRIBE
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Unlike Felix Unger : MESSY
60
Attended : WASAT
64
Pinnacle : ACME
66
Proofer's "never mind" : STET
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Eyebrow shape : ARCH
68
Thom ___ shoes : MCAN
69
Basic French verb : ETRE
72
Caught-in-the-act cry : AHA
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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