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This puzzle appeared on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
by Byron Walden
Thu 10/11/2012
APEDOMBLOWPOP
TUXEDOSMARIANA
OBELISKORANGES
CANCANCANTATA
EDUGOTOENO
RATSWERTHER
ECRUSTRAMSTOP
CHICHICHIHUAHUA
TAXCODESSLITS
UTILIZEENDS
MOMDORAMOE
BERBERBERNINI
ALISTERRAMINTO
MONTANAONASTAR
ANGOLANITISSO
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Tarzan's realm : APEDOM
7.Composite candy treat : BLOWPOP
14.Some gala wear : TUXEDOS
16.___ Trench (deepest ocean spot on earth) : MARIANA
17.Locale for hieroglyphics, maybe : OBELISK
18.California export : ORANGES
19.Bach work performed at the Moulin Rouge? : CANCANCANTATA
21.URL ending : EDU
23.Attend : GOTO
24.Rock producer Brian : ENO
25.Winston's biggest fear in "1984" : RATS
27.Massenet opera based on a work of Goethe : WERTHER
31.Neutral shades : ECRUS
33.Pickup point at an amusement park : TRAMSTOP
37.One spotted at the Rodeo Drive Taco Bell? : CHICHICHIHUAHUA
40.They have schedules : TAXCODES
41.Narrow openings : SLITS
42.Put into play : UTILIZE
45.Tips : ENDS
46.May V.I.P. : MOM
48.Toon with a singing map : DORA
50.Name shared by a Broadway quintet : MOE
51.North African counterpart to an Italian Baroque sculptor? : BERBERBERNINI
56.Top celeb : ALISTER
57.Rear-end, say : RAMINTO
60.State with a bison skull on its quarter : MONTANA
61.As you wish? : ONASTAR
62.Kwanza spender : ANGOLAN
63."True" : ITISSO
1.From ___ Z : ATO
2.Mug site : PUB
3.Woman with great will power? : EXECUTRIX
4.Hip-hop's ___ Soul : DELA
5.Taking too much : ODING
6.Idaho city : MOSCOW
7.College QB, often : BMOC
8.___ Croft, comic book heroine : LARA
9.Algeria's second-largest city : ORAN
10.Post-Christmas clearance, maybe : WINTERSALE
11.Baal worshiper, say : PAGAN
12.Just before the top of the hour : ONETO
13.Simon & Garfunkel's "El Condor ___" : PASA
15.Runner's place : SKATE
20.Area of Chicago where Wrigley Field is located : NORTHSIDE
21.Put up : ERECT
22.Vacation home abroad : DACHA
26.Is overwhelmed by : SUCCUMBSTO
28.Numerical prefix : TRI
29."Don't make me laugh!" : HAH
30.Dingo prey : EMUS
32.Attempt : SHOT
34.Girl Scout offering : THINMINTS
35.Best : OUTDO
36.Old-hat : PASSE
38.Tyrant Amin : IDI
39.Animation collectible : CEL
43.Silver screen swashbuckler : ZORRO
44.Verdi opera set in Aragon : ERNANI
46.___ ball : MELON
47.Certain gasket : ORING
49.Draw a bead on : AIMAT
51.N.C.A.A. football champs of '09 and '11 : BAMA
52.Citation shortener : ETAL
53.Soap actress Sofer : RENA
54.Muffin ingredient : BRAN
55.Not finalized, at law : NISI
58.Profs' aides : TAS
59.Metal in 60-Across's motto : ORO

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