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This puzzle appeared on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
by Joe Krozel
Thu 2/28/2013
PROANDCON
NIVEKSOUTBONO
OFERVERSEFIDE
MENADESTROLLED
SITCHA
SCIENCEGESTION
TONSHIBITSODY
AMSNERNIE
NETOGEALSSIST
STRAINSSTRICTS
TRAAIR
FITEERSCLAIMED
IFERLOGUENOTE
CHESSORTSGRAM
TEMTESNTO
© 2013, The New York Times
JimH notes: The Across answers below include the missing PROs and CONs.
1.With 4- and 7-Across, both sides ... or the missing starts for all the remaining Across answers : PRO
4.See 1-Across : AND
7.See 1-Across : CON
10.Plot : CONNIVE
12.Stops working : CONKSOUT
14.For free : PROBONO
15.Manuscript reviewer : PROOFER
16.Talk : CONVERSE
17.Disclose : CONFIDE
18.Walks : PROMENADES
20.Like some explosions and substances : CONTROLLED
22.German toast : PROSIT
23.Bowl-shaped part of the ear : CONCHA
24.Moral sense : CONSCIENCE
28.Traffic : CONGESTION
32.Atom parts : PROTONS
33.Ban : PROHIBIT
35.Study of verse : PROSODY
36.Some golf events : PROAMS
37.Family name on "Roseanne" : CONNER
38.Singer Stevens : CONNIE
39.Characterized by : PRONETO
41.Solidifies : CONGEALS
43.Be made up (of) : CONSIST
44.Hinders : CONSTRAINS
46.Squeezes : CONSTRICTS
48.Iran-___ : CONTRA
49.1997 Nicolas Cage/John Malkovich thriller : CONAIR
50.Ones jacking up prices, maybe : PROFITEERS
54.Declared publicly : PROCLAIMED
58.Bit of mountain flora : CONIFER
59.Introduction : PROLOGUE
61.Signify : CONNOTE
62.Big shells : CONCHES
63.Associates : CONSORTS
64.Show : PROGRAM
65.For a while : PROTEM
66.French tales : CONTES
67."Now!" : PRONTO
1.___-Penh : PNOM
2.Rampant : RIFE
3.Something you might get your mitts on : OVEN
4."___ Death" (Grieg work) : ASES
5.Conjunction that's usually part of a pair : NOR
6.Tidy up, in a way : DUST
7.Cobra's shape, at times : COIL
8.French wave : ONDE
9.Declined : NOED
11.Clears the board : ERASES
12.Complain : KVETCH
13.Group of three rhyming lines : TERCET
14.They're a couple short of C notes : BFLATS
19.Cacophony : DIN
21.Quaker cereal : OHS
24.Laurel and Lee : STANS
25.Astronomer's sighting : COMET
26.Orch. member : INSTR
27.German article : EINES
28.Ladies in waiting? : GIRLS
29.Like some columns : IONIC
30.Keats, for one : ODIST
31.Some Security Council votes : NYETS
34."___ pal" : BEA
40.Pictures of the Old West : OATERS
41.Twists into a knot : GNARLS
42.Loses freshness : STALES
43.Fathering : SIRING
45.Dander : IRE
47.Narrow waterway : RIA
50.Half of a best-seller list: Abbr. : FICT
51."___ hollers, let ..." : IFHE
52.Overflow (with) : TEEM
53.Shade of black : SOOT
54.Skips, as class : CUTS
55.Early time : MORN
56.Conseil d'___ : ETAT
57.Show, informally : DEMO
60.Test for an M.A. seeker : GRE

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