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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Mar 19, 2000 Diagramless

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 84, Blocks: 86, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular crossword symmetry. 1-Across begins in the fourth square of the top row.
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across
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Nothing more than : MERE
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Oodles : LOTS
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Auto theft deterrent : CARALARM
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Talented talker : ORATOR
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Art minimalist who's sincere? : FRANKFRANKSTELLA
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"What ___ say?" : CANI
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To date : ASYET
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A as in Aachen : EIN
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Cardinal great being snappish? : CURTCURTFLOOD
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Pedagogic org. : NEA
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Hugs, in a love note : OOO
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Come down hard : HAIL
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Prefix with rhythm : BIO
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Oater group : POSSE
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Out-of-practice Mets star of the 70's and 80's? : RUSTYRUSTYSTAUB
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Latin series starter : AMO
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More than miffed : IRATE
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Without end, to Wordsworth : EER
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Stylishly dressed 1970's pop singer? : TONYTONYORLANDO
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Response to "Am not!" : ARESO
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James Clavell's "___-Pan" : TAI
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Different : ELSE
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Historian's concern : ERA
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L.A. hours : PST
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Embarrassed old TV comic? : REDREDSKELTON
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Bald eagle's representation : USA
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Country singer Carter : DEANA
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Funny Johnson : ARTE
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Actress after a beach outing? : SANDYSANDYDUNCAN
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Lay low : HIDOUT
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Andy Warhol subjects : SOUPCANS
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John Lennon's "Dear ___" : YOKO
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Like a yenta : NOSY
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Excessively excited : MANIC
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Reindeer relative : ELK
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British mil. fliers : RAF
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Typos and such : ERRATA
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Was defeated by : LOSTTO
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Table scrap : ORT
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___-Bo (fitness system) : TAE
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Any of five popes : STLEO
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Ozone-depleting compound, familiarly : CFC
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Parseghian of football : ARA
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Sought office : RAN
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Not fem. : MASC
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Grab bag : OLIO
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Name on an atlas cover : RAND
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Washington Square sch. : NYU
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Plunk preceder : KER
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Part of B.T.U. : UNIT
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Bank (on) : RELY
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Beau Brummells : FOPS
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Ill-gotten goods : LOOT
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It may be black or dry : HUMOR
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En masse : ASONE
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Overdone, and then some : BURNT
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Dionne Warwick's "___ Little Prayer" : ISAYA
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Holy Roman emperor, 962-73 : OTTOI
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Composer Camille Saint-___ : SAENS
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Glove material : SUEDE
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Saragossa's river : EBRO
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Pro ___ (in proportion) : RATA
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Blameworthy city? : RIO
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"___ out!" : YER
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Ran like the dickens : TORE
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For fear that : LEST
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Kind of sax : ALTO
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Supplements : ADDSTO
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Take selfish advantage of : PLAYON
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Scurry : RUSH
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Beau Brummell : DANDY
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Arabian ___ : SEA
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Neighbor of Neb. : KAN
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Doesn't continue : ENDS
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Barbara's predecessor in the White House : NANCY
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Rival of Sony and JVC : RCA
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Beachgoer's acquisition : TAN
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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Ski-___ snowmobile : DOO
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Good laugh : YUK
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The Everly Brothers, e.g. : DUO
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Increases : UPS
Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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