New York Times, Friday, May 23, 1997

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KVXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Personal things? : ADS
4. It's full of roots : SCALP
9. Rocky Mtn. highs? : ALTS
13. Takes home : NETS
15. ___ Conferences of 1899 and 1907 : HAGUE
16. ___ Maar (Picasso mistress and subject) : DORA
17. Some Havanans : AFROCUBANS
19. Actor Morales : ESAI
20. Round rolls : BIALIES
21. Sentimentality : GOO
23. Outer limit : END
24. Pizza topping : ONION
25. One that's over due? : TRE
27. 1969 Hoffman role : RATSO
29. Author ___ Yutang : LIN
30. "Independence Day" actor : QUAID
32. Fleetwood Mac's "Walk ___ Line" : ATHIN
33. Mason attachment : ITE
34. Commercial prefix for many cold-weather products : SNO
35. Comic actor John : CLEESE
36. Like a shake roof : CEDARED
39. Mollycoddles : COSSETS
40. Military demolitions expert : SAPPER
41. Shoot the breeze : JAW
42. Take a bough : LOP
43. Nursery items : TREES
44. Monthly service : CABLE
46. Trip : ERR
47. French story : ETAGE
48. Long ___ : AGO
49. Millionths of a meter : MICRA
51. Singer Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
52. Old-fashioned contraction : TIS
54. ___ one's welcome : OUTSTAY
56. Noted name in newspapering : OCHS
58. Hospital helper : NURSESAIDE
60. "___ Three Lives" (TV oldie) : ILED
61. "The Pirates of Penzance" heroine : MABEL
62. Roulette bet : NOIR
63. ___ Jr. (acting son, familiarly) : DESI
64. Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
65. Antis : NOS
1. Body builder? : ANABOLICSTEROID
2. One usually precedes 15-Across : DEFINITEARTICLE
3. Infant's dessert, maybe : STRAINEDPEACHES
4. "Leaving Las Vegas" co-star : SHUE
5. Hack's place : CABSTAND
6. Palindromic title : AGA
7. Took a stab at? : LUNGED
8. Colombian coin : PESO
9. "The Sultan of Sulu" writer : ADE
10. Fall short in votes : LOSETHEELECTION
11. 50's innovation : TRANSISTORRADIO
12. Hoped for salvation : SAIDONESPRAYERS
14. Whist variety : SOLO
18. Roulette bet : CINQ
22. They're all talk : ORALS
26. Capital city till 1960 : RIO
28. Chemical suffixes : ATES
31. Mouse manipulator : USER
35. Hood : COWL
37. Take down ___ : APEG
38. Right, in a way : RESET
39. Crews' quarters : CABOOSES
41. Bender : JAG
44. Invitation notation : CASUAL
45. CPR pros : EMTS
50. "No man ___..." : ISAN
53. "Trust ___" (1937 hit) : INME
55. Ubangi tributary : UELE
57. 80's Pentagon letters : SDI
59. Diamond stat. : RBI

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