XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
by David J. Kahn
Wed 11/21/2012
ODDCRUMBPLIES
NEEHENIELATCH
ETAATRIAAGILE
HENNIECSISAE
ENRAGESHANDSIN
ATUBTABURORY
RESETSCUTEY
TSKRESUMESHAL
HYATTSEMITE
PEASNEEDETTA
EXOTICAOVERLAP
NPRDEMNOWICY
TOTALIRATESHE
ASIDEEATERTEA
DECORREEDSSSR
© 2012, The New York Times
JimH notes: The six És with acute accents work both Across and Down. Patrick Merrell did something similar with Ñs.
1.Atypical : ODD
4.Bit : CRUMB
9.Ballet dips : PLIES
14.Once called : NEE
15.Skater Sonja : HENIE
16.Station wagon rear door feature : LATCH
17.Fraternity letter : ETA
18.Open courts : ATRIA
19.Light on one's feet : AGILE
20.Kind of party : HEN
21.German "never" : NIE
22.TV drama featuring Ted Danson as D. B. Russell : CSI
24.MS. enclosure : SAE
25.Maddens : ENRAGES
27.Submits : HANDSIN
29."Three Men in ___" ("Our Gang" short) : ATUB
30.Popular perfume : TABU
32.Golfer McIlroy who won the 2011 U.S. Open : RORY
33.Starts over, in a way : RESETS
36.Good-looker : CUTEY
38.Short rebuke : TSK
39.Items in a personnel director's in-box : RESUMES
41.___ Jordan, real name of the Green Lantern : HAL
44.Grand ___ : HYATT
45.Israeli, e.g. : SEMITE
47.Snow ___ : PEAS
50.Paucity : NEED
52.___ Candy, "Wonder Woman" character : ETTA
53.Strange things : EXOTICA
55.What circles in a Venn diagram do : OVERLAP
58.Network with more than 900 stations : NPR
59.Party person?: Abbr. : DEM
60.Straightaway : NOW
61.Distant : ICY
62.Out-and-out : TOTAL
64.Sore, and more : IRATE
66.___-goat : SHE
67."Hey Jude" vis-à-vis "Revolution," e.g. : ASIDE
68.Man-___ : EATER
69.Leoni of "Tower Heist" : TEA
70.Set designer's interest : DECOR
71.Orchestra grouping : REEDS
72.Byelorussia, e.g.: Abbr. : SSR
1.2003 Celine Dion album : ONEHEART
2.Periods of de-escalation, perhaps : DETENTES
3.U.S. secretary of state tied for the second-longest time in office : DEANRUSK
4.Former tennis star Michael : CHANG
5.Fix, as laces : RETIE
6.Rioting : UNREST
7.Early 11th-century year : MII
8.Person likely to have a good tan : BEACHBUM
9.Bagel choice : PLAIN
10.Audio problem : LAG
11."Yes" : ITISSO
12.Patisserie treat : ECLAIR
13.Lustrous : SHEENY
23.Pan-fries : SAUTES
26.Five-spot : ABE
28.Like some wit : DRY
31.___ accent, mark used symmetrically six times in this puzzle's solution : ACUTE
34.Sample : TRY
35.Hand-holding event : SEANCE
37.Indianapolis-to-Cincinnati dir. : ESE
40.More deserving of an R rating, say : STEAMIER
41.Targets appear on them : HITLISTS
42.Some cases : ATTACHES
43.2012, for one : LEAPYEAR
44.33rd prez : HST
46.Outlet for une rivière : MER
47.Basketball squad, e.g. : PENTAD
48.Piece of hard-hitting journalism : EXPOSE
49.___ valve : AORTIC
51.Fund-raiser's request : DONATE
54.Thumb twiddler : IDLER
56.Made an X, maybe : VOTED
57.Servers at some restaurants : EWERS
63.Stir : ADO
65."Norma ___" : RAE

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