New York Times, Saturday, May 24, 1997

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Bidding strategy : STARTLOW
9. Deft : SLICK
14. Oater backdrop, e.g. : PANORAMA
15. Nursery rhyme merchant : PIEMAN
16. Air, vis-a-vis wine : OXIDIZER
17. Notify : ADVISE
18. Sgt., for one : NCO
19. Igneous rock sources : MAGMAS
21. Noun-forming suffix : ENCE
22. Butter substitute? : GUNS
24. Objects of hand-holding : RAILS
25. Airline from Lod airport : ELAL
26. Footnote abbr. : ETSEQ
28. Debut of 10/11/75, briefly : SNL
29. Literary tribute : ODE
30. Fen ___ (meadow plant) : RUE
32. Kind of order : GAG
34. Continuously : EVER
35. Avoiding publicity : DODGINGTHEPRESS
40. Anne Nichols protagonist : ABIE
41. Code sound : DAH
42. Calendar abbr. : MAR
43. "St. Elsewhere" roles : MDS
44. It's positive : YES
46. Some campus returnees : SOPHS
50. Ravel's "Gaspard de la ___" : NUIT
52. Bowling Hall-of-Famer Dick : WEBER
54. Biblical name meaning "weary" : LEAH
55. Fictional Chinese scientist : DRNO
56. Conciliatory : IRENIC
58. 800 preceder : ONE
59. Frequents, in a way : EATSAT
61. "Take it! It's yours!" : NOCHARGE
63. Draft orders : STEINS
64. Haydn oratorio, with "The" : CREATION
65. Soft fabric : TERRY
66. Was busy : HADPLANS
1. Bathroom item : SPONGE
2. Campaign topic : TAXCUT
3. Particles in electrolysis : ANIONS
4. Punishment, with "the" : ROD
5. A little off : TRIM
6. Piano virtuoso ___ Berman : LAZAR
7. Certain fraternity men : OMEGAS
8. Not playing : WARMINGTHEBENCH
9. N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Luckman : SID
10. Bank : LEVEE
11. Romantic announcement : IMINLOVE
12. Falls : CASCADES
13. Churchgoers, at times : KNEELERS
15. Be approved : PASS
20. Prayer name : ALLAH
23. Twilled fabric : SERGE
27. First word in Connecticut's motto : QUI
31. Deli discard : END
33. Thing of beauty : GEM
34. "Gentleman Jim" portrayer : ERROL
35. Utmost : DAMNDEST
36. Hard : OBDURATE
37. Raise the dead? : DISINTER
38. More bright, as colors : GAYER
39. "___ du tout" ("Don't mention it"): Fr. : PAS
45. Lady for Don Juan : SENORA
47. Bradley University site : PEORIA
48. Phone request : HANGON
49. Lusters : SHEENS
51. Start of a Poitier film title : TOSIR
52. Composure : WITS
53. Used a kitchen utensil : RICED
57. Crack, in a way : CHAP
60. "___ Day Now" (1962 hit) : ANY
62. Natl. League city : ATL

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