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New York Times, Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Geographical formation whose name is Spanish for 9-Down

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2012, The New York Times7/17/12 ( No. 22,897 )

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1
Karate school : DOJO
5
Pier : DOCK
9
"Look what I just did!" : TADA
13
Grad : ALUM
14
Washington who was called "Queen of the Blues" : DINAH
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"Voulez-vous coucher ___ moi ce soir?" : AVEC
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Geographical formation whose name is Spanish for 9-Down : MESA
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___ Rizzo, "Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
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What might take a stand outside a school? : BIKE
19
Dope fiend : POTHEAD
21
Burn without a flame : SMOLDER
23
Tap : FAUCET
25
New Year's ___ : EVE
26
Baja bear : OSO
28
Land where the Danube flows : ROMANIA
30
Cleopatra's killer : ASP
33
Hold filler : CARGO
35
Mover's vehicle : VAN
36
Model ___ Nicole Smith : ANNA
37
Author of the book whose title is circled in the grid : ERNESTHEMINGWAY
41
"Yes, there is ___!" : AGOD
42
"___ the fields we go ..." : OER
43
Japanese port : OTARU
44
Right out of the box : NEW
45
With lack of distinctiveness : BLANDLY
48
Street cred : REP
49
"Get it?" : SEE
50
Bonbons, e.g. : SWEETS
52
Musical instruments listed very late alphabetically : ZITHERS
56
Trouser measurements : INSEAMS
59
Latin love : AMOR
60
Straighten : ALIGN
62
Brickell who sang "What I Am" : EDIE
63
China's ___ En-lai : CHOU
64
Keister : TUSHY
65
Groucho or Chico : MARX
66
"King ___" : KONG
67
Send out : EMIT
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"Don't leave!" : STAY
Down
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Like morning grass, typically : DAMP
2
Dairy-free spread : OLEO
3
Temporarily : JUSTFORNOW
4
Nebraska home of Berkshire Hathaway : OMAHA
5
Crown : DIADEM
6
Prov. east of Manitoba : ONT
7
Mama ___ Elliot : CASS
8
Iranian Revolution leader : KHOMEINI
9
See 16-Across : TABLE
10
Gung-ho : AVID
11
Hockey feint : DEKE
12
Computer giant : ACER
14
___ Malfoy (Harry Potter villain) : DRACO
20
Continental coins : EUROS
22
Tube travelers? : OVA
24
Businesses where the customers call the shots? : TAVERNS
26
Indian ___ : OCEAN
27
Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
29
'60s war locale : NAM
30
Camp David Accords party : ANWARSADAT
31
Capture : SNARE
32
Winner's demand : PAYUP
34
H.S. dropout's document : GED
36
F.B.I. employee: Abbr. : AGT
38
Abide : TOLERATE
39
"Isn't ___ bit like you and me?" (Beatles lyric) : HEA
40
"The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
45
Hive member : BEE
46
One of the D's in D.D.E. : DWIGHT
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1950s-'60s comic Bruce : LENNY
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Gesture accompanying "Beats me" : SHRUG
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Swarms : TEEMS
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2009 Cy Young Award winner Greinke : ZACK
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"If you ask me," in textspeak : IMHO
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Bugs Bunny or Tweety Bird : TOON
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Dickensian setting : SLUM
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Sorvino of "Mighty Aphrodite" : MIRA
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Very exciting : SEXY
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"It ___" (formal acknowledgment) : ISI

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