New York Times, Tuesday, September 30, 1997

Author: Nancy Schuster
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Schuster
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QYZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Schuster. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Follower of Mary : LAMB
5. Return to base before proceeding : TAGUP
10. Hot springs : SPA
13. Resort town near Santa Barbara : OJAI
14. "You ___ Beautiful" (1975 Joe Cocker hit) : ARESO
15. Hard to comprehend : DEEP
16. Sneaky thief : CATBURGLAR
18. Flying-related : AERO
19. Mined metal : ORE
20. Real howler : RIOT
21. In shreds : TORNUP
23. Dagger handle : HAFT
24. Close : SHUT
25. In ___ (intrinsically) : ITSELF
28. Comedy brothers of 60's-70's TV : SMOTHERS
32. Satirist Mort : SAHL
33. Set in "Die Fledermaus" : JAIL
34. Prez's stand-in : VEEP
35. Skater's maneuver : AXEL
36. ___ Carlo : MONTE
37. Spanish general Duke of ___ : ALBA
38. A very good pair : ACES
39. Egyptian cross : ANKH
40. Cherished : DEAR
41. Bargain with the prosecutor : COPAPLEA
43. Jumpy : ONEDGE
45. Signals at Sotheby's : NODS
46. Item on a cowboy boot : SPUR
47. Slightly bounce : JIGGLE
50. "Pardon me" : AHEM
51. Draft org. : SSS
54. Double-reed instrument : OBOE
55. Theme of this puzzle : MENINBLACK
58. Ship's spine : KEEL
59. Chrissie of tennis : EVERT
60. Jai ___ : ALAI
61. U.F.O. crew : ETS
62. Old yet new again : RETRO
63. Toasty : WARM
1. Nuts or crackers : LOCO
2. Slightly open : AJAR
3. Aussie buddy : MATE
4. It's usually served with lobster : BIB
5. Import duty : TARIFF
6. Shoptalk : ARGOT
7. Moolah : GELT
8. It's a free country : USA
9. Window onto the ocean : PORTHOLE
10. Caught sight of : SEEN
11. Lima's land : PERU
12. Each : APOP
15. Luke Skywalker's father : DARTHVADER
17. Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
22. Not at home : OUT
23. Member of a notorious biker gang : HELLSANGEL
24. Will of 55-Across : SMITH
25. Writer Asimov : ISAAC
26. Tourist mecca near Mexico City : TAXCO
27. Blind followers : SHEEP
28. The daddy of decafs : SANKA
29. Went congering : EELED
30. Pack again, as groceries : REBAG
31. Fifth wheel : SPARE
33. Tommy Lee of 55-Across : JONES
36. Seagoer's woe : MALDEMER
42. Campaigner, for short : POL
43. Not rejecting out of hand : OPENTO
44. Not feeling : NUMB
46. Bake, as eggs : SHIRR
47. Speechmaker's opening : JOKE
48. "Yeah, sure!" : IBET
49. Proceeds : GOES
50. Work without ___ (be daring) : ANET
51. Hacienda room : SALA
52. Wound reminder : SCAR
53. Dairy-case choice : SKIM
56. Adam's mate : EVE
57. Jurisprudence : LAW

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