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This puzzle appeared on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
by Joel Fagliano
Wed 1/23/2013
PACTBYMEHALT
OVERCROATUCLA
MENUHEYYAHICK
PETEROTOOLEDOE
ONEACTEFRON
MORESOLAILAALI
ATLIPORIJN
ISAACNEWTON
ARNETIEARF
PAULRYANSOFTIE
RINSOSTUONS
OLDIVANKATRUMP
PSATABOUTACAI
OATSTBONEGATE
STEPSANKUNES
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Deal : PACT
5."Fine ___" : BYME
9."Stop!," at a checkpoint : HALT
13.Finito : OVER
14.Balkan native : CROAT
15.Jackie Robinson's alma mater : UCLA
16.It might start with "Starters" : MENU
17.2003 OutKast hit that was #1 for nine weeks : HEYYA
18.Bumpkin : HICK
19.Po boy? : PETEROTOOLE
22.Female kangaroo : DOE
23.With 24-Across, like Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story" : ONE
24.See 23-Across : ACT
25.Teen heartthrob Zac : EFRON
27.To a greater extent : MORESO
29.L.A. woman? : LAILAALI
32.N.L. team with a tomahawk in its logo : ATL
33.Notable 2012 Facebook event, for short : IPO
34.Artist Rembrandt van ___ : RIJN
35.In person? : ISAACNEWTON
38.Obama education secretary Duncan : ARNE
40.Draw : TIE
41.Chow line? : ARF
42.P.R. man? : PAULRYAN
44.Pushover : SOFTIE
48.Detergent brand : RINSO
49.Apt name for a chef? : STU
50.Turn-___ : ONS
51.Not funny anymore : OLD
52.It girl? : IVANKATRUMP
57.Natl. Merit Scholarship earner's exam : PSAT
59.Give or take : ABOUT
60.Antioxidant berry : ACAI
61.Lucky Charms ingredients : OATS
62.Steak cut : TBONE
63.Scandal suffix : GATE
64.Rung : STEP
65.Went under : SANK
66.Quelques-___ (some: Fr.) : UNES
1.It might be shaken next to a field : POMPOM
2.Johnson & Johnson skin-care brand : AVEENO
3.Tallest member of a basketball team, often : CENTER
4."You make a good point" : TRUE
5."Rush Hour" director Ratner : BRETT
6.It has its ups and downs : YOYO
7.Tuna salad ingredient : MAYO
8.List ender : ETAL
9."Come again?" : HUH
10.Environmental problem addressed in the Clean Air Act : ACIDRAIN
11.Rapper on "NCIS: Los Angeles" : LLCOOLJ
12.Fooled : TAKENIN
14.Like many ├ęclairs : CHOCOLATY
20.Guy in dreads, say : RASTA
21.Pickled delicacy : EEL
26.Way in the distance : FAROFF
28.Stands in a studio : EASELS
29.Fourth-anniversary gift : LINEN
30.Donkey Kong, e.g. : APE
31.The Cyclones of the Big 12 : IOWASTATE
35.Overwhelm : INUNDATE
36."Homeland" org. : CIA
37.Rainbow ___ : TROUT
38.Suitable : APROPOS
39.Harangues : RAILSAT
43.Person in un palais : ROI
45.Amazon flier : TOUCAN
46.Cell body : INMATE
47.Spots : ESPIES
49.One raising a stink? : SKUNK
53.Tanks : VATS
54."Mamma Mia!" group : ABBA
55.When shadows are shortest : NOON
56.Sauce brand : RAGU
58.Recipe amt. : TSP

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