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This puzzle appeared on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
by Brendan Emmett Quigley and Elizabeth Donovan
Thu 5/16/2013
DINETEEMFORKS
JOELHALOANNIE
ETALECHOLLAMA
DARINCHINESE
OOHLEANTO
UALTRANSMISSION
LSATMOTOTHESE
LITPIOUSKSU
MATTERINKDRIP
AGEEXPECTATIONS
NONAMEGUV
MANOVERBOARD
ITGUYZERORUBE
QUESOMENUCRIB
SMEARAPOPEAST
© 2013, The New York Times
JimH notes: This is similar in concept to a 2005 puzzle by Courtenay Crocker III where the key phrase was MAN IN OUTER SPACE. A few other puzzles required scribbling beyond the lines. Here's one from 2006 that asked you to think outside the box and more recently, there was this outsiders puzzle from 2012. For a rather different but equally clever MAN rebus, see this 2003 crossword by Dan Reichert.
1.Wine's partner : DINE
5.Overflow : TEEM
9.Y's : FORKS
14.Spingarn of the N.A.A.C.P.'s Spingarn Medal : JOEL
15.Astronomical effect : HALO
16.Broadway musical that opens with "Maybe" : ANNIE
17.List shortener : ETAL
18.Come again? : ECHO
19.Mammal that hums to its young : LLAMA
20.Language that gave us "kowtow" : MANDARINCHINESE
23."I know that one!" : OOH
24.Rough shelter : LEANTO
28.Clutch performer? : MANUALTRANSMISSION
34.Kaplan course subj. : LSAT
35."Right You Are, Mr. ___" (1957 novel) : MOTO
36."___ aren't the droids you're looking for" ("Star Wars" line) : THESE
37.On : LIT
38.God-fearing : PIOUS
40.The Wildcats of the N.C.A.A. : KSU
41.Like some photos : MATTE
44.Winter playground : RINK
45.Hardly Mr. Personality : DRIP
46.Discuss reasonable outcomes upfront : MANAGEEXPECTATIONS
49.Generic : NONAME
50.Gent, in Britain : GUV
51.Emergency shout ... or a possible title for this puzzle : MANOVERBOARD
58.One providing assistance after a crash : ITGUY
61.Nonentity : ZERO
62.Hayseed : RUBE
63.Filling in a gordita : QUESO
64.Help list, e.g. : MENU
65.It's got all the answers : CRIB
66.Cosmetician's goof : SMEAR
67.Per : APOP
68.___ Anglia : EAST
1.Entertained at a reception, maybe : DJED
2.Ninth in a series : IOTA
3.Almost : NEAR
4.Canadian P.M. Pierre Trudeau's middle name : ELLIOTT
5.1931 film for which Wallace Beery won Best Actor : THECHAMP
6.Piece by piece : EACH
7.All the way through 12th grade, informally : ELHI
8.It goes through many phases : MOON
9.Least genuine : FALSEST
10.Restrained, as a dog : ONLEASH
11.Biology subject : RNA
12.One of the Kardashians : KIM
13.Setting for much of Homer's "Odyssey" : SEA
21.Scand. land : NOR
22.Skull and Bones member : ELI
25.Baseball Hall-of-Famer nicknamed Knucksie : NIEKRO
26.Give, as a little extra : TOSSIN
27.Tops : ONEUPS
28.Funny Tracey : ULLMAN
29.Often-grated cheese : ASIAGO
30.Thin sheet metal : LATTEN
31.BĂȘte ___ : NOIRE
32.Unresponsive? : STOIC
33.Put up, in a way : MOUNT
39.The English Beat, for one : SKAGROUP
42.Red, white and blue players : TEAMUSA
43.Clint Eastwood, for one : EXMAYOR
45.Split : DIVORCE
47.Hotel room amenity : PEN
48.Where Archimedes had his "Eureka!" moment : TUB
52.L. Frank Baum princess : OZMA
53.No. 2 : VEEP
54.___ Rapee, longtime Radio City Music Hall conductor : ERNO
55.Mysterious glow : AURA
56.Babe Ruth's 2,220, for short : RBIS
57.2012 campaign issue : DEBT
58.Thinking figs. : IQS
59.Rum ___ Tugger ("Cats" cat) : TUM
60."You don't say!" : GEE

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