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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Dec 13, 1998 Diagramless

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 88, Blocks: 76, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has regular
crossword symmetry.
1-Across begins in the tenth square of the top row.
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across
1
La Scala star : DIVA
5
Brouhaha : ADO
8
Whit : JOT
11
Returns pro : CPA
14
Like some airships, in build : SEMIRIGID
16
Playwright Burrows : ABE
17
"Wait!" : HOLDONASECOND
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Speed : GOAMILEAMINUTE
21
Yalie : ELI
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.035 ounce : GRAM
23
"Caught you!" : AHA
24
Bothered badly : ATEAT
27
Pale yellowish : FLAXEN
30
Ted Mack show : AMATEURHOUR
35
Ping-Pong need : NET
37
Marketplace : BAZAAR
38
Test for college srs. : GRE
39
Silvery gray : ASH
40
Genetic inits. : RNA
41
Contemporary : MODERNDAY
46
Good deeds grp. : BSA
47
Afflict : AIL
48
Valuable earth : ORE
49
"Children of a Lesser God" co-star : MATLIN
51
West of "I'm No Angel" : MAE
52
It precedes Easter : PASSIONWEEK
55
Longest of the Finger Lakes : CAYUGA
59
Few: Prefix : OLIGO
60
Financing abbr. : APR
61
E.P.A. concern : ECOL
63
"Piggy" : TOE
66
April, to Eliot : CRUELLESTMONTH
71
Tenth grade : SOPHOMOREYEAR
74
Chief Ouray, e.g. : UTE
75
Sure about : CERTAINOF
76
Bradley and Begley : EDS
77
Kenny G's instrument : SAX
78
Rage : IRE
79
Optimistic : ROSY
Down
1
Jeans material : DENIM
2
One-named supermodel : IMAN
3
Kind of aid or arts : VISUAL
4
Singer Franklin : ARETHA
5
In the past : AGO
6
Clamor : DIN
7
Weird : ODD
8
Binge : JAG
9
Heckelphone's cousin : OBOE
10
Mallard's cousin : TEAL
11
Ho ___ Minh : CHI
12
Capitol Hill type : POL
13
Sour British brew : ALEGAR
14
Organism body : SOMA
15
Mountaineer's tool : ICEAX
18
___ Vader : DARTH
20
Mazda model : MIATA
25
Stage horses : TEAM
26
Prefix with Disney : EURO
27
Couples with a club : FRED
28
Authorize : ENABLE
29
A monster, familiarly : NESSIE
30
James ___ Garfield : ABRAM
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Nut : MANIAC
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Rhododendron relative : AZALEA
33
Monsters : OGRES
34
Samovar : URN
36
Part of T.G.I.F. : THANK
42
L-___ (wonder drug) : DOPA
43
Significant span : ERA
44
Mine, to Monet : AMOI
45
Chinese principle : YANG
50
"It takes ___ tango" : TWOTO
53
Hog call : SOOEY
54
"Maybe" : ILLSEE
56
America's Cup entrant : YACHT
57
Brouhaha : UPROAR
58
"The Taming of the Shrew" servant : GRUMIO
61
N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Hirsch : ELROY
62
Staff symbol : CLEF
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Obligation : ONUS
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James of R.&B. : ETTA
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Many millennia : EONS
68
Whit : TAD
69
"___ Miniver" : MRS
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Kind of sign : HEX
71
Zool., e.g. : SCI
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Not 'neath : OER
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Part of PMS : PRE
Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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