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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, May 17, 1998 Diagramless

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 51, Blocks: 159, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical grid.
1-Across begins in the eighth square of the top row.
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across
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Cigar dropping : ASH
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Degree document : DIPLOMA
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It began in A.D. 622 : MUSLIMERA
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Shade provider : BEACHUMBRELLA
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Audition : HEAR
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Sunday speech: Abbr. : SER
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May honorees : MOMS
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Satan worshiper, say : CULTIST
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Bottom-dwelling fishes with winglike pectoral fins : SEAROBINS
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Everything considered : ALLINALL
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Horseradish ingredient : VINEGAR
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___ matrix : DOT
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Sumac of Peru : YMA
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___ of Fundy : BAY
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Triage sites, for short : ERS
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"Aladdin" monkey : ABU
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Wrap up : END
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Ton divs. : LBS
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Maxwell Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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Stormy : SQUALLY
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Cut, as wood : SAWED
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"___ Girls" : LES
Down
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Highest grade : APLUS
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Covers with goo : SLIMES
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Fellow from south of the border : HOMBRE
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Le ___ Tho (1973 Peace Nobelist) : DUC
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Kin of -like : ISH
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Subject of a Debussy masterpiece : MER
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100 square meters : ARE
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Like 21-Across : MARINE
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Pale tan : ALMOND
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Attorney Melvin : BELLI
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Not use takeout : EATIN
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Like an ear : LOBED
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Compadre : AMIGO
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Island dance : HULA
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Hosiery headache : SNAG
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Neon or Mercury, e.g. : CAR
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Grievous : SAD
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Special attention, for short : TLC
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Hollywood's Gardner : AVA
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Fraction of a yen : RIN
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Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
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Aphid eaters : LADYBEETLES
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"The Stupids" star, 1997 : TOMARNOLD
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Uses the theme of this puzzle : STAYSDRY
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Singer Yankovic and others : ALS
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Some cookouts, briefly : BBQS
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Standard : USUAL
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Stupefaction : AWE
Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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