New York Times, Thursday, October 3, 1996

Author: J. R. Leeds
Editor: Will Shortz
James R. Leeds
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJVXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Leeds. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Close in on, old-style : ANEAR
6. Pioneer Dadaist : ARP
9. Command in a western : DRAW
13. Played : RECREATED
15. Sea duck : EIDER
17. The king has drowned, in 33-Across? : LOUISCINQ
18. Yarn : STORY
19. ___ whim : ONA
20. She, to Chanel : ELLE
21. Spread : OPENED
22. Stable fare, in 33-Across? : HAUTECUISINE
24. Bulbous glass vessel : AMPULE
27. Sports finales, for short : OTS
28. Gibraltar, e.g.: Abbr. : STR
29. Statutory ___ : LIEN
30. Paddled : CANOED
33. This puzzle's theme : FRACTUREDFRENCH
39. Con men, in slang : HOSERS
40. Cauterize : SEAR
41. Baths : SPA
44. Whisky Rebellion suppressor : LEE
45. Noted family of philanthropists : ASTORS
47. Drag Miss DuBois to dinner, in 33-Across? : CARTEBLANCHE
51. Her cow set Chicago ablaze, 1871 : OLEARY
52. Buggy : LOCO
53. Cousin of a Comanche : UTE
56. Naturalists' study : FLORA
57. Father finch, in 33-Across? : NESTCEPAS
59. Seafood entree : FILET
60. Popular Christmas gift : ICESKATES
61. "___ Bones Gwine ter Rise Again" (old song) : DESE
62. Psalms and Proverbs, e.g.: Abbr. : BKS
63. Copped : STOLE
1. First name in folk : ARLO
2. Extra bright : NEON
3. Andean land: Abbr. : ECUA
4. "Exodus" hero : ARI
5. Put the lid back on : RESEAL
6. Not straight : ATILT
7. Newswoman Poussaint : RENEE
8. A.S.A.P. : PDQ
9. Hater : DESPISER
10. Confirmation and others : RITES
11. Aphrodite's amour : ADONIS
12. "You ___ kidding!" : WERENT
14. "I haven't ___" : ACLUE
16. Mitch of 60's rock : RYDER
21. No longer stocking : OUTOF
22. Inkling : HUNCH
23. Orch. leaders : CONDS
24. Gov. Landon : ALF
25. Russian for "peace" : MIR
26. Princess' tormentor : PEA
30. Fishing basket : CREEL
31. Atmospheric: Prefix : AER
32. Villa ___ : DESTE
34. Stand : TOLERATE
35. Words on a freshness label : USEBY
36. Revivalist, for short : NEO
37. Skylark or Eagle, e.g. : CAR
38. Divs. of a day : HRS
41. Jeer : SCOFF
42. Wan : PALLID
43. Anatomical ring : AREOLE
45. Ad salesmen have them: Abbr. : ACCTS
46. Eyeopeners : SHOCKS
48. Weight allowances : TARES
49. Smart one : ALECK
50. Bouquets, to wine connoisseurs : NOSES
53. Doing, so to speak : UPTO
54. Asian unit of weight : TAEL
55. In ___ (actually) : ESSE
57. Writing tip : NIB
58. Bother, with "at" : EAT

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