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New York Times, Wednesday, July 17, 1996

12-Down : More than an argument

Author:
M. Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GJQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 1996, The New York Times7/17/96 ( No. 17,053 )

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Across
1
Poland's Walesa : LECH
5
Prop for a Valkyrie : SPEAR
10
Break in relations : RIFT
14
Post-weeding blues : ACHE
15
Couric of "Today" : KATIE
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Nabisco snack : OREO
17
Song question of 1966 : WHATSITALLABOUT
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Native Oklahoman : OTO
22
Duel personalities : SECONDS
23
Loch of song : LOMOND
26
Doberman doc : VET
27
Bray : HEEHAW
29
Spacewalking inits. : EVA
31
School zone caution : SLOW
35
The sun, in Sonora : ELSOL
36
Sharp-witted columnist Molly : IVINS
38
___nutshell : INA
39
Moviegoer's question : ISTHISSEATTAKEN
42
___Grande : RIO
43
Casino employee, maybe : SHILL
44
Make one's case : PLEAD
45
E-mailed : SENT
47
Bernardo's bear : OSO
48
Most important figures : BEALLS
49
Devil's disciple? : IMP
51
Sequel : PARTII
53
Noted Seminole chief : OSCEOLA
57
Formerly named : NEE
58
Radio operator : HAM
61
Partygoer's question : WHEREISEVERYONE
64
Venetian resort : LIDO
65
"___Navidad!" : FELIZ
66
Get through the cracks : OOZE
67
Tore (off) : SPED
68
Scorecard : TALLY
69
Bismarck's state: Abbr. : NDAK
Down
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Spot for tennis : LAWN
2
Repeat exactly : ECHO
3
Fort Sumter locale : CHARLESTON
4
Riled (up) : HET
5
Ride up the mountain : SKITOW
6
"Cry, the Beloved Country" author : PATON
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Pilot's info, for short : ETA
8
Doesn't feel right : AILS
9
Apropos : RELEVANT
10
Labor savers : ROBOTS
11
Heavy metal : IRON
12
More than an argument : FEUD
13
Little ones : TOTS
18
Mogadishu residents : SOMALIS
19
One in the hand? : ACE
24
"Oops!" : OHOH
25
Flesh out : DEVELOP
27
Certain beneficiaries : HEIRS
28
Beast of Borden : ELSIE
30
Lab glass : VIAL
32
Probability : LIKELIHOOD
33
Magic star : ONEAL
34
Fairies' props : WANDS
36
Cow-headed goddess : ISIS
37
Pearly Gates figure : STPETER
40
Pocket at the mall : SHOPLIFT
41
___Mountains : ALAI
46
Car steering element : TIEROD
48
Informal, as conversation : BREEZY
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1994 Men's Downhill gold medalist Tommy : MOE
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Smithy's need : ANVIL
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Nocturnal preyers : OWLS
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Windjammer : SHIP
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Yield : CEDE
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Between ports : ASEA
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San Francisco's founder Juan Bautista de___ : ANZA
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Undemanding : MEEK
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Building wing : ELL
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Hither and___ : YON

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

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