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This puzzle appeared on Monday, November 5, 2012 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Monday, October 1, 2012
by Susan Gelfand
Mon 10/1/2012
MECCARAJASABE
ATLASALASANON
SCENTFLITFOBS
ABIGAILADAMS
REVERIEORALS
AVERALVINAILEY
HERRIRISYDS
ALANARKIN
MTSORELAERO
ARTHURASHEVLAD
CERESENZYMES
MADETHEALIST
JONGHOARNEROS
OLDEEASTGAELS
BOSSEXESSLEET
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Muslim pilgrim's destination : MECCA
6.Indian prince : RAJA
10.Kemo ___ : SABE
14.Map collection : ATLAS
15."'Tis a pity" : ALAS
16.Shortly, to a poet : ANON
17.Bloodhound's trail : SCENT
18.Move like a butterfly : FLIT
19.Watch chains : FOBS
20.Second first lady : ABIGAILADAMS
23.Daydream : REVERIE
25.Doctorate grillings : ORALS
27.Declare : AVER
28.American Dance Theater founder : ALVINAILEY
32.Mister : English :: ___ : German : HERR
33.Part of the eye around the pupil : IRIS
34.Football field units: Abbr. : YDS
35.Oscar-winning actor for "Little Miss Sunshine" : ALANARKIN
40.K2 and Kilimanjaro: Abbr. : MTS
43.Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
44.Prefix with dynamic : AERO
48.Tennis champion with a stadium named after him : ARTHURASHE
52.___ the Impaler : VLAD
53.Largest asteroid in the solar system : CERES
54.Digestion aids : ENZYMES
56.Achieved great fame ... or what 20-, 28-, 35- and 48-Across did? : MADETHEALIST
60.Erica who wrote "Fear of Flying" : JONG
61.Winter frost : HOAR
62.___ Circus (ancient Roman stadium) : NEROS
65.Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
66.Part of the U.S. that's usually first with election returns : EAST
67.Some Scots : GAELS
68.One giving orders : BOSS
69.Alimony givers or receivers : EXES
70.Precipitation around 32 degrees : SLEET
1.Pas' mates : MAS
2.Catchall abbr. : ETC
3.Butcher's knife : CLEAVER
4.Down Under capital : CANBERRA
5.Up and about : ASTIR
6.San ___, Calif. : RAFAEL
7."That's ___ ask" : ALLI
8.First corner after "Go" in Monopoly : JAIL
9.Dashiell Hammett hound : ASTA
10.African big-game hunt : SAFARI
11.Deviation from the standard : ANOMALY
12.Winter Olympics vehicle : BOBSLED
13.Officer on a PT boat: Abbr. : ENS
21.Actress Scala : GIA
22."___ say!" : DOASI
23.Cheerleader's cheer : RAH
24.Garden of Eden woman : EVE
26.The "S" of GPS: Abbr. : SYS
29.Lab containers : VIALS
30.Like the verb "be" in many languages: Abbr. : IRR
31.Suffix with no-good : NIK
36.No-good sort : LOUSE
37.Airport info: Abbr. : ARR
38.Grant-giving org. : NEA
39.Special Operations warrior : NAVYSEAL
40.PC alternative : MAC
41.Vibrating effect : TREMOLO
42.Leaves high and dry : STRANDS
45.Target for a certain bark beetle : ELMTREE
46.Comic Charlotte : RAE
47.Gets too high, for short? : ODS
49.Property dividers that may need clipping : HEDGES
50.Card game for romantics? : HEARTS
51.Photo lab abbr. : ENL
55.Witty put-downs : ZINGS
57."My country, 'tis of ___" : THEE
58.April 1 news story, maybe : HOAX
59.Comfort : EASE
60.Occupation : JOB
63.Corrida cheer : OLE
64.Across-the-Atlantic flier of old, briefly : SST

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