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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Sep 20, 1998 Diagramless

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 78, Blocks: 99, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has top-to-bottom symmetry.
1-Across begins in the 4th square of the top row.
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K
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J
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P
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S
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E
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P
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across
1
Edge : RIM
4
"___ a deal!" : ITS
7
Shriner's cap : FEZ
10
Defunct Houston hockey team : AEROS
12
"___ Blu, Dipinto Di Blu" : NEL
13
Rich rock : ORE
14
Cowboy's rope : LASSO
15
Arafat's grp. : PLO
16
Wish undone : RUE
17
Nanny's offering, for short : TLC
18
Sine ___ non : QUA
20
Gun : REV
21
Nile biters : ASPS
22
Part of MOMA : ART
23
Young ___ (tykes) : UNS
24
She raised Cain : EVE
25
Except : BUT
26
Modelist's purchase : KIT
27
Summer D.C. hours : EDT
28
Features of bad musicians : TINEARS
30
Prima donna's problem : EGO
31
Monthly check sender: Abbr. : SSA
32
Sleeping sickness carrier : TSETSE
33
Mountain ___ : ASH
34
Grizzled : GRAYISH
36
It flies by night : BAT
37
Rock Starr : RINGO
38
Philly-to-Miami dir. : SSW
39
Its capital is Tallinn : ESTONIA
42
Third word of "America" : TIS
44
Poke : JAB
45
The end of time? : OCLOCK
48
Ended a hunger strike : ATE
49
___ Z : ATO
50
Wastes time : DALLIES
52
Kings' org. : NHL
53
N.B.A. position : CTR
54
Dallas sch. : SMU
55
Half a score : TEN
56
Become a brunette : DYE
57
Start of a Thor Heyerdahl title : KON
58
Tailor's concern : HEM
59
Sporting sword : EPEE
61
Philosopher William of ___ : OCCAM
63
Meyers of movies : ARI
64
Driver's license datum : SEX
65
Good for something : UTILE
66
Call a dud : PAN
67
Israeli weapon : UZI
68
Marine Mayday : SOS
69
Computer add-on? : ESE
70
Dino, to Pebbles : PET
Down
1
Laugh at or cry over, e.g. : REACTTO
2
Auditing org. : IRS
3
Minaret locales : MOSQUES
4
5
What stars often face : TELEVISIONCAMERAS
6
Ljubljana locals : SLOVENES
7
"Definitely!" : FORSURE
8
Blows one's top : ERUPTS
9
Center of embezzling? : ZEES
10
"O.K.?" : ALLRIGHTWITHYOU
11
"O.K.!" : SOUNDSGREATTOME
17
Asserts one's position : TAKESASTAND
19
Twice-remade film classic : ASTARISBORN
21
Down with, in Dijon : ABAS
29
Biblical suffix : ETH
33
Mr. Universe's pride : ABS
35
Soldier on the hill? : ANT
40
Light up : ILLUMINE
41
Prodigy rival : AOL
43
Handpicks : SELECTS
44
Members of some packs : JACKALS
46
Mention : CITE
47
Maintains : KEEPSUP
51
Blessing elicitor : SNEEZE
60
Split, so to speak : EXIT
62
A.F.L.-___ : CIO
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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