That is, what is the standard way to tell a string player to play normally again?

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You can use ordinario or normale:

ordinario or normale: to bow in the ordinary or normal fashion, canceling a previous instruction to play s.p. or s.t. abbreviations: ord. ; norm.; N. - source


'loco' is also used in these situations.

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