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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Dec 26, 1999 Diagramless

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 54, Blocks: 155, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetric pattern. 1-Across begins in the eighth square of the top row.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across
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Scrooge's cry : BAH
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Ostrich look-alike : EMU
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WHAT YOU GOT FOR CHRISTMAS : SHIRT
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Comb components : TEETH
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Hoover ___ : DAM
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NASA vehicle : LEM
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WHAT YOU SAID TO THE GIVER : ILOVEIT
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Playing marble : AGATE
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Article in a German newspaper : DER
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Kind of humor or heavyweight : LIGHT
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Much-televised judge of 1995 : ITO
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Mouse manipulator? : CAT
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Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
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WHAT YOU WERE THINKING TO YOURSELF : THISISSOTACKY
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Wednesday's child is full of it : WOE
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Neighbor of Tenn. : NCAR
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Embargo : BAN
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Disapproved of : FROWNEDON
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1955 hit by the Platters : ONLYYOU
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WHAT YOU'LL DO SHORTLY : RETURNITTOTHEMALL
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To the max : INSPADES
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Helped out a vacationing friend, in a way : HOUSESAT
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One of the March sisters : MEG
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In the past : AGO
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Silent approval : NOD
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Monstrously powerful one : BEHEMOTH
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Girlfriend, in Grenoble : AMIE
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Rush violently : HURTLE
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"Hogan's Heroes" setting : STALAG
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Dostoyevsky novel : THEIDIOT
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Area codes have three : DIGITS
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Peak on Sicily : MTETNA
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One who might look at a boxer : VET
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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College mil. group : ROTC
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Ruin by gnawing : CHEWUP
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Maxwell Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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"Fine, as far as I'm concerned" : OKBYME
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Term of endearment : TOOTS
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Alternative to a major record company : INDIE
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Sean Connery or Rob Roy : SCOTSMAN
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"Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van ___ : SANT
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"Get Yer ___ Out" (Rolling Stones album) : YAYAS
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Small songbird : WREN
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Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
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Part of T.G.I.F.: Abbr. : FRI
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Org. against the Brady bill : NRA
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Gridiron position : END
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Palindromic Indian name : OTO
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Vietnamese statesman Ngo Dinh ___ : NHU
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Maximum: Abbr. : ULT
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1977 George Burns flick : OHGOD
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Narcissist's problem : EGO
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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