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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Aug 18, 2002

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 64, Blocks: 122, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetric pattern. The first square across is the 11th square in the first row.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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Glass-shaping tool : BLOWPIPE
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Nearly vertical rise : STEEPASCENT
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Feature of many Latinos' speech : SPANISHACCENT
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Was capable : COULD
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Missed a golden opportunity : LOSTOUT
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___ d'Or (Cannes award) : PALME
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Outback bird : EMU
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Move like a peacock : STRUT
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Mammoth : BIG
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Flows back : EBBS
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Paramedic procedure, for short : CPR
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Between-meal bite : NOSH
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Wood for desks and tables : OAK
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Keystone ___ (comical lawman) : KOP
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Pantry pest : ANT
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The sun : SOL
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Slugger Speaker : TRIS
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Trig. function : COS
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Couturier Cassini : OLEG
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Pendulum's path : ARC
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"By ___!" : JOVE
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Link : NEXUS
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Dads : PAS
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Addams family father : GOMEZ
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Least sharp : DULLEST
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U.F.O. occupant : ALIEN
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Early fifth-century pope : SAINTINNOCENT
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"Be-Bop-A-Lula" singer : GENEVINCENT
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It's guaranteed to succeed : SUREBET
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"Deck the Halls" contraction : TIS
Down
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Drunk's utterance, old-style : HICCOUGH
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Building plans, briefly : SPECS
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Beliefs : TENETS
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Flex : BEND
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Waikiki neckwear : LEI
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Photo ___ (media moments) : OPS
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Nursery noise : WAH
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Writers of sacred songs : PSALMISTS
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Froth : SPUME
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Story : TALE
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Govt. bill : TNOTE
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Bad place to be punched : SOLARPLEXUS
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Kind of engine : TURBO
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Commuted together : CARPOOLED
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Producer of some very low notes : TUBA
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Teases : PICKSON
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Nonstandard English : EBONICS
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"For shame!" : TSK
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Story : NARRATIVE
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Bartenders : TAPSTERS
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One of Santa's reindeer : COMET
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Pizzeria equipment : OVEN
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"___ who?" : SEZ
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Russian labor camp : GULAG
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Knee, elbow or wrist : JOINT
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Most like a fox : SLIEST
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Narrow valley : GLEN
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Superb serve : ACE
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Penpoint : NIB
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Pittsburgh-to-Buffalo dir. : NNE
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Mo. after Sept. : OCT
Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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