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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, May 26, 2002 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 62, Blocks: 136, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetric pattern. The first square across the sixth square in the first row.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across
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Legerdemain : MAGIC
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Equal in standing : ONAPAR
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Put some clothes on : ENROBE
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Canning container : JAR
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In charge of : OVER
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Itsy-bitsy hopper : FLEA
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Secured, as a ship : MOORED
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Madeline of "Blazing Saddles" : KAHN
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Four-time Wimbledon winner : RODLAVER
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Heroic account : SAGA
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Shortcoming : FAULT
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Serpentine swimmer : EEL
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Hockey rink zone boundary : BLUELINE
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Conked : BOPPED
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Gofer's task : ERRAND
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Winter resort south of Bordeaux : PAU
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Auto pioneer's monogram : REO
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Slow movements : ADAGIOS
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Layer of large eggs : OSTRICH
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Court whistle-blowers : REFS
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Matt Dillon movie based on an S. E. Hinton novel : RUMBLEFISH
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Not even one : ZERO
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Exhaust system outlet : TAILPIPE
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Arabian royal : EMIR
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Score music : NOTATE
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Buck's partner : DOE
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Puts down : LAYS
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Dismissal from work, in slang : THEAX
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Embryo's home : WOMB
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Choose : OPT
Down
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One of the Three Stooges : MOE
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Raggedy ___ : ANN
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Swimmer with long jaws and needlelike teeth : GAR
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New Nasdaq listing, e.g.: Abbr. : IPO
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Kit's partner : CABOODLE
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Uprising : REVOLT
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N.Y.C. airport : JFK
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"'Tis a pity!" : ALAS
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Clinic for getting clean : REHAB
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Time line division : ERA
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Race, as an engine : REV
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Used sly means to attain : ANGLEDFOR
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Pitcher : MOUNDSMAN
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Very thought-provoking : DEEP
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Reason for rescheduling : RAINOUT
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Return to the theme : REPRISE
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Glows : AURAS
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Natural talent : FLAIR
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Hanger-on : LEECH
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Work unit : ERG
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It doesn't include overtime or bonuses : BASEPAY
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Coordinated costumes : OUTFITS
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Homer Simpson's outburst : DOH
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It may be levied on voters : POLLTAX
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Mountaintop nest : AERIE
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Ready for harvesting : RIPE
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San ___ (Italian resort) : REMO
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Frog dissection place, informally : BIOLAB
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British alphabet ender : ZED
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Noah's per-species limit : TWO
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Half-hour flight, say : HOP
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C.P.R. pro : EMT
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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