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New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 2013

With 4- and 7-Across, both sides ... or the missing starts for all the remaining Across answers

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 52 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Krozel.
Jim Horne notes:

The Across answers below include the missing PROs and CONs.

1
P
2
R
3
O
4
A
5
N
6
D
7
C
8
O
9
N
10
N
I
V
11
E
12
K
S
O
U
13
T
14
B
O
N
O
15
O
F
E
R
16
V
E
R
S
E
17
F
I
D
E
18
M
E
N
A
19
D
E
S
20
T
R
21
O
L
L
E
D
22
S
I
T
23
C
H
A
24
S
25
C
26
I
E
N
C
27
E
28
G
E
S
T
29
I
30
O
31
N
32
T
O
N
S
33
H
I
34
B
I
T
35
S
O
D
Y
36
A
M
S
37
N
E
R
38
N
I
E
39
N
E
T
40
O
41
G
E
A
L
42
S
43
S
I
S
T
44
S
T
R
A
45
I
N
S
46
S
T
47
R
I
C
T
S
48
T
R
A
49
A
I
R
50
F
51
I
52
T
E
E
R
53
S
54
C
L
A
I
55
M
56
E
57
D
58
I
F
E
R
59
L
O
60
G
U
E
61
N
O
T
E
62
C
H
E
S
63
S
O
R
T
S
64
G
R
A
M
65
T
E
M
66
T
E
S
67
N
T
O
© 2013, The New York Times2/28/13 ( No. 23,123 )
Across
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
Down
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

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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