New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 2007

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JVW} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Racetrack habitué : RAILBIRD
9. They have many cuts, typically : ALBUMS
15. Masters of verse : EDGARLEE
16. "The Night Listener" novelist : MAUPIN
17. Bars on bases : CANTEENS
18. Olympic skating champion between Kristi and Tara : OKSANA
19. Operator of 17-Across, for short : USO
20. An old secretary might sit in one : ANTIQUESHOP
22. Swings : STROKES
24. Plays out : UNREELS
25. Sites for fights : ARENAS
26. Smidgen : BIT
27. It's sometimes mined : DATA
28. Sophia Loren/Paul Newman comedy, 1965 : LADYL
29. Con game : MONTE
31. "Who ___?!" : DAT
32. Result of running off? : XEROXCOPY
35. One of four in mythology: Abbr. : SYL
38. Pomade alternative : GELEE
39. Some Russians until the Emancipation Manifesto of 1861 : SERFS
43. Conference member : TEAM
45. Tolstoy's "Voyna i ___" : MIR
46. Paris Opera debut of 1928 : BOLERO
47. "Hair of the dog" alternative : ASPIRIN
49. Packhorse or mule : SUMPTER
50. Seniors : GOLDENAGERS
52. Flash : SEC
53. Brought honor to : GRACED
54. Allow : LEGALIZE
56. Surround : ENCASE
57. Roast ingredient? : ONELINER
58. Critic with an opposable thumb? : ROEPER
59. Dead center? : MORTUARY
1. Potential result of a conflict of interest : RECUSAL
2. Magazine of the National Space Society : ADASTRA
3. Winked at : IGNORED
4. Like 2-Down: Abbr. : LAT
5. Line delivered before lines are delivered : BREAKALEG
6. Actress Graff and others : ILENES
7. Habitation obligations : RENTS
8. Lucy-___ Museum in Jamestown, N.Y. : DESI
9. Become : AMOUNTTO
10. Aviation entrepreneur Sir Freddie ___ : LAKER
11. Smacked : BUSSED
12. Looming in the distance : UPAHEAD
13. Ricoh rival : MINOLTA
14. Criticizes impatiently : SNAPSAT
21. Preserves fruit : QUINCE
23. Cameo choice : ONYX
26. One working on a canvas? : BOXER
29. Actor Alfred of stage and screen : MOLINA
30. Hydrotherapy option : EPSOMSALT
33. Prompt : REMINDER
34. Small protest : YELP
35. Arrange alternately : STAGGER
36. What a politician often avoids saying : YESORNO
37. French astronomer who wrote the seminal "Celestial Mechanics" : LAPLACE
40. Strong Greek wine : RETSINA
41. Spoilage slower : FREEZER
42. Potter's field? : SORCERY
44. Mutual fund category : MIDCAP
46. Fast food : BURGER
48. Her "Don't You Know" was a #1 R & B hit : REESE
49. "I ___ reason not to" : SEENO
51. Grab, slangily : GLOM
55. N.Y.C. educ. inst. since 1926 : LIU

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