XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Monday, December 24, 2012 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Monday, November 19, 2012
by Paul Guttormsson
Mon 11/19/2012
AHORAROMMASS
TENORINERESET
CHICKADEEONKEY
OHOHCELTICS
SENECABUCKAROO
THYODSPIAAPE
SCIONBITER
LACKADAISICAL
LUCIAHOTLY
OLDMOTURLAPO
TUCKAHOEEYELID
AMMONIAMLLE
PONZIHUCKABEES
TAHOEOROLEGOS
ARLOTENARENA
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Now: Sp. : AHORA
6.CD-___ : ROM
9.Catholic service : MASS
13.Plácido Domingo, for one : TENOR
14.Suffix with Benedict : INE
15.Turn back to zero : RESET
16."My little ___" (W. C. Fields phrase) : CHICKADEE
18.Perfectly pitched, musically : ONKEY
19."This is bad!" : OHOH
20.Boston N.B.A. team : CELTICS
22.Roman philosopher who originated the phrase "What fools these mortals be" : SENECA
24.Broncobuster : BUCKAROO
28."Your" of yesteryear : THY
29.Serious drug cases, for short : ODS
31.Actress Zadora : PIA
32.Animal high on the evolutionary ladder : APE
33.Toyota make : SCION
35.Dangerous dog : BITER
37.Lazy : LACKADAISICAL
41.St. ___, Caribbean isle : LUCIA
42.With anger : HOTLY
43.Long in the tooth : OLD
44.Bon ___ (witticism) : MOT
47.Cyberaddress : URL
48.Mil. address : APO
51.New York City suburb near Yonkers : TUCKAHOE
54.Batted body part : EYELID
56.Strong-smelling cleaner : AMMONIA
58.French miss: Abbr. : MLLE
59.___ scheme : PONZI
62."I Heart ___" (2004 film) : HUCKABEES
64.Sierra Nevada resort : TAHOE
65.Spanish doubloon material : ORO
66.Bricks that click : LEGOS
67.Janis's spouse, in the comics : ARLO
68.V : five :: X : ___ : TEN
69.TD Garden, for the 20-Across, e.g. : ARENA
1.For the price of production : ATCOST
2.Cynical laugh : HEHHEH
3.Like bialys and lyonnaise sauce : ONIONY
4.Pharmaceutical giant that makes Tamiflu : ROCHE
5.Noah's vessel : ARK
6.Merry-go-round, e.g. : RIDE
7.16 oz. : ONELB
8.Get together (with) : MEETUP
9.Intelligence group? : MENSA
10.Query : ASK
11."Get it?" : SEE
12.Hog's home : STY
15.Early Elvis Presley style : ROCKABILLY
17.First national park east of the Mississippi : ACADIA
21.Here, to Héloïse : ICI
23.Nutso : COCKAMAMIE
25.Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
26.G.M. German car : OPEL
27.Above, to Francis Scott Key : OER
30.Turf : SOD
33.Physics, for one: Abbr. : SCI
34."I don't think so" : NAH
36.Like some stares ... or stairs in the winter : ICY
37.Doozy : LULU
38."For Those About to Rock We Salute You" band : ACDC
39.Promise in a poker pot : IOU
40.Winning or losing series : STREAK
41.Auction unit : LOT
45.Electrical unit : OHM
46.1980 Kool & the Gang hit : TOOHOT
48.Make a claim : ALLEGE
49.Add excessive criticism : PILEON
50.Texas or Ukraine city : ODESSA
52.Instrument for the musically inept, maybe : KAZOO
53.Harden (to) : ENURE
55.Dying fireplace bit : EMBER
57.Gateway Arch, for St. Louis, e.g. : ICON
59.School fund-raising grp. : PTA
60.Boat propeller : OAR
61.Blackhawks' org. : NHL
63.Pie ___ mode : ALA

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