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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, May 30, 1999 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 65, Blocks: 129
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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Big bone in a tyrannosaurus : JAW
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Coffee server : URN
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Before, to Byron : ERE
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Bronx attraction : ZOO
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Uninviting to a vegetarian : MEATY
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Metallurgical process : DIECASTING
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One in a crowd scene : EXTRA
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Eke ___ living (barely get by) : OUTA
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Varnish ingredient : RESIN
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Class concluder : BELL
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Floorboard sound : CREAK
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Applicant's printing style, often : BLOCKCAPITALS
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Part of the Corn Belt : IOWA
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Problem for a plumber : CLOG
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Unit of area : SQUAREKILOMETER
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Prison escapees' work, maybe : TUNNEL
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Habituate : INURE
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Corrugated : RIDGED
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Rein : STRAP
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Star over the Seine : ETOILE
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Preacher's target : SINNER
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4, to 64 : CUBEROOT
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Places : STEADS
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Part of SEATO : ASIA
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Prefix with degradable : BIO
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Trough filler : FEED
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Outback bird : EMU
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Isn't right : ERRS
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Likely : APT
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Head Clampett, on "The Beverly Hillbillies" : JED
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Jackie's "O" : ARI
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Smaller than small : WEE
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Banned firearm : UZI
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1980's White House nickname : RON
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Yuletide quaff : NOG
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"___ beaucoup!" : MERCI
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Put forth, as power : EXERT
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Befuddled : ATSEA
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Court TV broadcast : TRIAL
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George Steinbrenner players : YANKS
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First Cooperstown inductee : COBB
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"The Clan of the Cave Bear" author Jean : AUEL
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Normandy battle site of 1944 : STLO
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After-shower application : TALC
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Break, as a habit : KICK
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E. ___ (rod-shaped bacteria) : COLI
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Missing G.I. : AWOL
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Samoan port, when doubled : PAGO
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Put too much pressure on : STRESSOUT
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"Stop that!" : QUITIT
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Ruined : UNDONE
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Cardiologist's concern : ANGINA
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Felt dizzy : REELED
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Church officials : ELDERS
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Interprets incorrectly : MISREADS
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Penetrate : ENTER
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From Ankara's land: Prefix : TURCO
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Muse with a lyre : ERATO
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Move, as a plant : REPOT
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Eatery : CAFE
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Mouse manipulator : USER
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Coffin stand : BIER
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Arthur of "The Golden Girls" : BEA
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Baby sitter's bane : IMP
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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