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New York Times, Friday, May 30, 1997

Former world chess champion from Russia

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times5/30/97 ( No. 17,370 )
Across
1
Holds back : RETARDS
8
Watery : AQUEOUS
15
Do tests on : EXAMINE
16
Africa's ___ Faso : BURKINA
17
Port sight : TUGBOAT
18
They're not as big as jars : JIGGLES
19
Gilmore of basketball : ARTIS
20
Grave : ACUTE
22
___-di-dah : LAH
23
Cynic's retort : IBET
24
Reproductive body : SPORE
25
She played Gilda in "Gilda" : RITA
26
Peeples of "Fame" : NIA
27
It may be dirty : SHAME
28
Chief Justice after Marshall : TANEY
29
"Ditto" : SAMEHERE
31
Dries up : WIZENS
32
Refuse help : GOITALONE
34
Kvetch a lot : SQUAWK
37
Daytime TV offering : GAMESHOW
41
Like Miss Muffet's fare : CURDY
42
Saavedra ___ (1936 Peace Nobelist) : LAMAS
43
In vitro items : OVA
44
Pouch holders, for short : ROOS
45
"V" villain : ALIEN
46
No stay-at-home : GOER
47
Certain photo order: Abbr. : ENL
48
Palm leaf : FROND
49
Site of Tiberius's villa : CAPRI
50
Obscure stuff : ESOTERY
52
Release : UNLOOSE
54
Countermanded : NEGATED
55
Western ravines : COULEES
56
Daggers : STYLETS
57
Overseas assembly : KNESSET
Down
1
Preserves : RETAINS
2
It's way out of town : EXURBIA
3
Wrestling duo : TAGTEAM
4
Scope : AMBIT
5
Jamaica's Ocho ___ : RIOS
6
Genes material : DNA
7
Isolate : SETAPART
8
Recant officially : ABJURE
9
So : QUITE
10
Give a little push : URGE
11
Ticker tale? : EKG
12
Vital engine conduit : OILLINE
13
Left over : UNEATEN
14
Steps fancily : SASHAYS
21
"Huh?" : COMEAGAIN
24
V.I.P. from Araby : SHEIK
25
Wrecks : RAZES
27
Theatrical : SHOWY
28
Points at the dinner table : TINES
30
"Heavens to Betsy!" : EGADS
31
"___ of the Year" : WOMAN
33
One losing power, perhaps : LAMEDUCK
34
Puts on for a certain audience : SCREENS
35
Hut style : QUONSET
36
Surgical specialty : UROLOGY
38
Notoriously malodorous birds : HOOPOES
39
Manage : OVERSEE
40
Least confident : WARIEST
42
Big name in insurance : LLOYDS
45
French traffic order : ARRET
46
British pens : GAOLS
48
Big bash : FETE
49
Shoe impression, maybe : CLUE
51
Former world chess champion from Russia : TAL
53
"Smoking or ___?" : NON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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