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New York Times, Wednesday, December 18, 1996

51-Across : Popular race

Author:
M. W. Perry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael W. Perry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Perry.
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© 1996, The New York Times12/18/96 ( No. 17,207 )

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Across
1
Bankrolls : WADS
5
Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
9
Military group : CORPS
14
Take on : HIRE
15
"Gallipoli" director : WEIR
16
Mozart offering : OPERA
17
Start of a quote by 39-Across : IREALLYDIDNTSAY
20
Old schoolhouse item : SLATE
21
Nostradamus, e.g. : SEER
22
Where the worm turns : SOIL
23
Geisha's garment : KIMONO
25
Droop : SAG
27
Function : USE
28
Record producer Brian : ENO
29
___-ran : ALSO
32
Noble's partner : BARNES
34
Tear asunder : REND
36
Tombstone lawman : EARP
38
Comedian Foxx : REDD
39
See 17-Across : YOGIBERRA
42
Open a bit : AJAR
44
Rock music's Ford : LITA
45
Trans World Dome team : RAMS
49
Like a harvest moon : ORANGE
51
Popular race : TENK
53
The pause that refreshes? : NAP
54
Fish cookout : FRY
55
Sweet potato : YAM
57
Radio antenna : DIPOLE
59
Folder's locale : FILE
61
Gilbert of "Roseanne" : SARA
64
John Lennon hit : WOMAN
65
End of the quote : EVERYTHINGISAID
68
Where the buffalo roam : RANGE
69
Town in Nevada : ELKO
70
Otherwise : ELSE
71
Single-masted vessel : SLOOP
72
Audition for a part : READ
73
Textile worker : DYER
Down
1
Narrow margin of victory : WHISKER
2
Carrier : AIRLINE
3
"Get real!" : DREAMON
4
Former defense collective : SEATO
5
Bird of prey : OWL
6
Ivories and others : KEYS
7
Get carried away? : RIDE
8
One born on April 1 : ARIES
9
Debate side : CON
10
Chooses : OPTS
11
Echo : RESOUND
12
Exalted : PRAISED
13
"Lone Star" director John : SAYLES
18
Singer Horne : LENA
19
Colorless : DRAB
24
Designer Cassini : OLEG
26
Actress with a "Tootsie" role : GARR
30
Spinnaker or jib : SAIL
31
Satellite's path : ORBIT
33
Bring up : REAR
35
Actress Cannon : DYAN
37
Gov. Wilson : PETE
40
Bacchanalian event : ORGY
41
Money in Johannesburg : RAND
42
Advent : ARRIVAL
43
He's on "Tonight" tonight : JAYLENO
46
Irregularity : ANOMALY
47
Lethargic feeling : MALAISE
48
Not a saver : SPENDER
49
Auction bids : OFFERS
50
Daybreak direction : EAST
52
New Zealander : KIWI
56
"Politically Incorrect" host Bill : MAHER
58
Sat (for) : POSED
60
Proof word : ERGO
62
Provoke : RILE
63
"Lonely Boy" singer : ANKA
66
Slangy affirmative : YEP
67
The Eternal : GOD

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later.

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