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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Apr 27, 2003 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 52, Blocks: 150
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern. The first square across is the 7th square in the first row.
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across
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Tram for transporting metal from a mine : ORECAR
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Close call : NEARMISS
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In regard to : APROPOSOF
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House cat, e.g. : PET
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Aligned : TRUED
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Crew member : OAR
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Dagger used in "The Mikado" : SNEE
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Actor Erwin : STU
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Caesar's 556 : DLVI
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ThinkPad producer : IBM
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"Think nothing ___!" : OFIT
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Ram, in Ramsgate : TUP
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Turn toward : FACE
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Liqueur flavorer : ANISE
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Lady friend, in Lille : AMIE
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Caraway-flavored Scandinavian liquor : AQUAVIT
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Knock for a loop : STUN
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Sparkles : GLISTENS
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Guest greeter : HOST
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Classic diner sandwiches : BLTS
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
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A question of ability : CANI
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Vintage auto : REO
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Andy Capp's wife and others : FLOS
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One of the Baldwin brothers : ALEC
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Comes into possession of : INHERITS
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Tied the knot : WED
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Descendant of Esau : EDOMITE
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House majority leader before DeLay : ARMEY
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Gov. Pataki's purview: Abbr. : NYS
Down
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Pleasant way for something to end : ONAPOSITIVENOTE
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Merchant's goal vis-à-vis customers : REPEATBUSINESS
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Old-fashioned hearing aids : EARTRUMPETS
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___-Magnon man : CRO
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Rock concert equipment : AMP
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Run rampant in the streets : RIOT
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States under Stalin: Abbr. : SSRS
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1965's Best Picture, with "The" : SOUNDOFMUSIC
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Be lightheaded, perhaps : FEELFAINT
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Contraption : DEVICE
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Suffix with Brooklyn : ITE
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9-Down setting: Abbr. : AUS
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Birthrate : NATALITY
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Made reparation (for) : ATONED
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Member of the cornet family : ALTOHORN
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Sue Grafton's "___ for Quarry" : QIS
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Oil-producing rock : SHALE
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1973 Best Actress Jackson : GLENDA
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French cheese : BRIE
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Quote the raven? : CAW
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Fast-food side order : FRIES
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Cousin of a Tony : EMMY
Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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