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This puzzle appeared on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
by Daniel Kantor
Wed 2/27/2013
EXTOLEVITERIB
KEANEPENINAMA
GREATHORNEDOWLS
IMACSOBIT
SECRETHANDSHAKE
EPAAAHRED
WISPSGEISEL
CHANGEOFHEART
CANONSPOISE
ABAFADCAM
COMPUTERHACKERS
TROUORION
SEENBUTNOTHEARD
ORBIPODSOLDIE
NSACAPOSSLOPE
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Sing the praises of : EXTOL
6.Online party reminder : EVITE
11.Josh : RIB
14."The Family Circus" cartoonist : KEANE
15.Corral : PENIN
16.Surgeon's org. : AMA
17.Yellow-eyed birds of prey : GREATHORNEDOWLS
20.Apple products since 1998 : IMACS
21.Solemn column : OBIT
22.Part of a fraternity ritual, perhaps : SECRETHANDSHAKE
28.energystar.gov grp. : EPA
29.Sound of delight : AAH
30.Spectrum start : RED
31.Traces of smoke : WISPS
34.Dr. Seuss's surname : GEISEL
37.Decision reversal ... or, literally, what can be found inside 17-, 22-, 49- and 58-Across : CHANGEOFHEART
41.Church laws : CANONS
42.Model's asset : POISE
44.Counselors' org. : ABA
47.It's hot, then it's not : FAD
48.Web video gear : CAM
49.Cybermenaces : COMPUTERHACKERS
56.Pants, slangily : TROU
57.Hunter in the night sky : ORION
58.How children should be, in a saying : SEENBUTNOTHEARD
65.Eye, to a bard : ORB
66.Apple products since 2001 : IPODS
67.Blast from the past : OLDIE
68.Code-cracking org. : NSA
69.Guitar accessories : CAPOS
70.Place to schuss : SLOPE
1.Hosp. readout : EKG
2.Gen ___ : XER
3.___ Bo (exercise system) : TAE
4.How elated people walk : ONAIR
5."I want to try!" : LETME
6.Geologic span : EPOCH
7.Vice ___ : VERSA
8.Room offerer : INN
9.Homophone of 3-Down : TIE
10.Maze's goal : END
11.Where to order oysters : RAWBAR
12."My answer was ...," in teen-speak : IMLIKE
13.Whacked good : BASTED
18.Magician's prop : HAT
19.Sound of delight : OOH
22.Embroider, e.g. : SEW
23.Movie that might have a cast of thousands : EPIC
24.Transaction option : CASH
25.Unworldly ones : NAIFS
26.Gauge site, for short : DASH
27.Docile sorts : SHEEP
32.Pre-election ad buyer, maybe : PAC
33.Chaotic situation : SNAFU
34.Crystal-filled rock : GEODE
35.Seemingly forever : EON
36.Southeast Asian tongue : LAO
38.Swarming annoyance : GNAT
39.Major Thai export : RICE
40.Late 19th-century anarchist's foe : TSAR
43.Ambulance letters : EMS
44.Pursues, as a tip : ACTSON
45.Wood-damaging insects : BORERS
46.Simple creature : AMOEBA
50.Wordplay from Groucho : PUN
51.Sonata finale, often : RONDO
52.___ Perot : HROSS
53.River islet : AIT
54.Some Pacific salmon : COHOS
55.Belfry sound : KNELL
59.Razor brand : BIC
60.___ creek : UPA
61.Blouse, e.g. : TOP
62.Hoo-ha : ADO
63.Letters on Halloween decorations : RIP
64.Near-failing mark : DEE

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