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This puzzle appeared on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
by Gary Cee
Tue 2/26/2013
TBIRDBOCCISOS
KENAIAARONCPA
THUNDERROADREY
SATNABTITANS
VENTURAHIGHWAY
EREACENOLIE
SOAVERAGASRS
PENNYLANE
TDSGOALSTAYS
HELLEVIMROT
ELECTRICAVENUE
SUNDAENANRVS
HIDBAKERSTREET
ASELDOPAEBONY
HERESSAYRINSE
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Sporty car introduced in '55 : TBIRD
6.Italian lawn bowling : BOCCI
11.Urgent dispatch : SOS
14.Alaska's ___ Peninsula : KENAI
15.Hank with the retired #44 : AARON
16.Tax season busy bee, for short : CPA
17.Where "we can make it if we run," per Bruce Springsteen (1975) : THUNDERROAD
19.Spanish king : REY
20.Grabbed a chair : SAT
21.Take captive : NAB
22.Tennessee ___ : TITANS
24.Where "the nights are stronger than moonshine," per America (1972) : VENTURAHIGHWAY
28.Before, to Kipling : ERE
29.Pass perfectly : ACE
30."For real!" : NOLIE
31.Dry Italian wine : SOAVE
34.Bit of Indian music : RAGA
36.The class of '13 in '13, e.g. : SRS
37.Where "all the people that come and go stop and say hello," per the Beatles (1967) : PENNYLANE
40.N.F.L. scores : TDS
43.Finish line : GOAL
44.Doesn't budge : STAYS
47.Figure in the tale of Jason and the Argonauts : HELLE
49.Pep : VIM
51.Corruption : ROT
52.Where "we gonna rock down to," per Eddy Grant (1983) : ELECTRICAVENUE
56.Dessert that may include a banana : SUNDAE
57.One of the Bobbsey twins : NAN
58.Campers' campers, for short : RVS
60.Stashed away : HID
61.Where "you'll drink the night away and forget about everything," per Gerry Rafferty (1978) : BAKERSTREET
65."Peer Gynt" widow : ASE
66.Anti-Parkinson's prescription : LDOPA
67.Dark wood : EBONY
68."Hannah and ___ Sisters" : HER
69.Homework assignment : ESSAY
70.Lightly wash : RINSE
1.Times Square sign shown in lowercase letters : TKTS
2.Doesn't act up : BEHAVES
3.Unborn : INUTERO
4.Bolted : RAN
5.Failed to : DIDNT
6.Singer Streisand : BARBRA
7.Trireme implement : OAR
8.___-Magnon man : CRO
9.Raccoon relative : COATI
10.Huffy : INDIGNANT
11.Doctors' signatures, stereotypically : SCRAWLS
12.Lacking a roof : OPENAIR
13.Agrees : SAYSYES
18.Liquide clair : EAU
23.Yet, informally : THO
25.Kind of tide : NEAP
26.Plexiglas, e.g. : ACRYLIC
27.Recover from a break, say : HEAL
32.20 Questions category : VEGETABLE
33.Musician Brian : ENO
35.Petrol : GAS
38."Avatar" people : NAVI
39.Merit : EARN
40.Overthrown ruler of 1979 : THESHAH
41.Comic actor Dom : DELUISE
42.Fat's opposite : SLENDER
45."It's a deal!" : YOUREON
46.Former Supreme Court justice often seen in a bow tie : STEVENS
48.Calculator screen abbr. : LCD
50.American avant-gardist : MANRAY
53.Enjoys literature : READS
54.___ deferens : VAS
55.Step inside : ENTER
59.Eye irritation : STYE
62.Ring wallops, informally : KOS
63.Org. that monitors oil spills : EPA
64.Baseball stat : RBI

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