New York Times, Saturday, March 1, 1997

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Page
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Backs : SPONSORS
9. Deceives : FLAMS
14. Aspen unit : SKIPATROL
15. Sublease : RELET
16. Symposium, originally : WINEPARTY
17. Novelist Brookner : ANITA
18. Former crown colony : ADEN
19. "Turandot" role : LIU
20. Necessitate : ENTAIL
21. "Rocky III" actor : MRT
22. TV ___ : DINNER
24. Psychiatrist's response : ISEE
25. Like granola : OATEN
27. Participles, sometimes : DANGLERS
29. Call it a day on the set : WRAP
30. Black ___ (paddy wagon) : MARIA
31. Time-saving means of travel : SST
32. Lake at the foothills of the Alps : COMO
34. Comparative form of little : LESS
36. Dog with a curled tail : PUG
39. Classic kids' game : SORRY
41. It may be critical : MASS
44. "Blossom Time," e.g. : OPERETTA
46. Alternative to Russian : RANCH
47. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
48. Connective tissue : TENDON
50. Rage : IRE
52. Covers (up) : HUSHES
54. Mythical flier : ROC
55. Actor Elliott of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" : REID
56. Stomach : BROOK
57. Kindergarten outlay : MILKMONEY
59. Be consistent : AGREE
60. Mission souvenirs : MOONROCKS
61. Minds : HEEDS
62. Plays up : STRESSES
1. Lush setting? : SKIDROW
2. Cause of a 1983 baseball controversy : PINETAR
3. Crack : OPEN
4. Raised fiber : NAP
5. Infamous Georgian : STALIN
6. Hatch out of Utah : ORRIN
7. Hotel lobby, maybe : ROTUNDA
8. Roguish : SLY
9. Pal of Ollie : FRAN
10. Navy bean alternative : LENTIL
11. Rap sheet list : ALIASES
12. Fields : METIERS
13. Least newsworthy : STALEST
14. Emulated Leander : SWAM
20. Banks of the Cubs : ERNIE
22. Oust : DEPOSE
23. Primitive : EARLY
26. One-third of XXX? : TAC
28. Meter reader : GASMAN
30. Word in a Thomas Malory title : MORTE
33. Miss ___ (Uncle Remus character) : MOTTS
35. ___ Gabriel : SAN
36. His title was "Lord High Everything Else" : POOHBAH
37. Rise : UPSURGE
38. Bristle : GETSORE
40. Cut loose : RANRIOT
42. Premed focus : SCIENCE
43. Horror film sounds : SHRIEKS
45. Went over the same ground? : REHOED
46. 1940 O'Brien part : ROCKNE
49. Grief : DOLOR
51. Ice cream brand : EDYS
53. Stretches, with "out" : EKES
55. Outback hoppers : ROOS
57. Music degrees : MMS
58. "___ Parkington" (Greer Garson film) : MRS

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