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By Will P

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Across
  1. 1A
    Kill, with an electronic bug device
  2. 4A
    Hoax
  3. 8A
    Strip on the Mediterranean Sea
  4. 12A
    Rid of chalk
  5. 15A
    Starkist product
  6. 16A
    Small opening
  7. 17A
    Action that's often unwritten but implied as a last resort in playbook diagrams
  8. 19A
    Use a keyboard
  9. 20A
    "____ is cast"
  10. 21A
    Move without motors
  11. 23A
    Place where you can sweat it all out
  12. 24A
    "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" sayer
  13. 26A
    Switch____ (some comedic swaps)
  14. 28A
    Scheme where each X matches up with one O in playbook diagrams
  15. 35A
    Used as a dining table
  16. 36A
    Entices
  17. 37A
    Someone who might be told "get with the times!"
  18. 39A
    1969 (semi) hit by King Crimson: "_____ the Wind"
  19. 43A
    "____ last! ____ last! Thank God Almighty, we are _____ last!" - Martin Luther King Jr. quote
  20. 45A
    Actor Wilson of "The Office"
  21. 46A
    Neutral boundary often intersected by match-up lines in playbook diagrams
  22. 50A
    One of the seven archangels, also known as Haniel
  23. 51A
    St. or Rd. alternative
  24. 52A
    Rapper Lil ___ (whose name is an abbreviated drug)
  25. 53A
    Den
  26. 56A
    Like films even more extreme than those designated R
  27. 62A
    Send over the web, but in a more obselete way than email
  28. 64A
    Tunes made by B.B. King and Buddy Guy
  29. 66A
    "America, you great unfinished symphony, you ____ for me" (Hamilton lyric)
  30. 67A
    Singer of 66-Across
    "America, you great unfinished symphony, you ____ for me" (Hamilton lyric)[----]
    , informally
  31. 68A
    "Ok, you win"
  32. 69A
    _____ The Night Before Christmas
  33. 70A
    _____ to the Regional Manager (position for 45-Across
    Actor Wilson of "The Office"[-----]
    ' character: Abbr.)
  34. 71A
    Very very big shirt size: Abbr.
Down
  1. 1D
    Citrus garnish
  2. 2D
    Shape made by a back or a foot
  3. 3D
    Trim
  4. 4D
    Cardinals, on a scoreboard
  5. 5D
    Style of cooking
  6. 6D
    Frozen princess
  7. 7D
    They gave gold, frankincense, and myrrh
  8. 8D
    Time setting in the UAE
  9. 9D
    Actress Hannigan of "How I Met Your Mother"
  10. 10D
    Some branded lighters
  11. 11D
    "______ disease, there's a fungus among us"
  12. 13D
    Not quite depressed
  13. 14D
    One of the "Big Four" record companies
  14. 18D
    Emit pride
  15. 22D
    What a southpaw throws with
  16. 25D
    Cappuccino relatives
  17. 27D
    Close loudly, again
  18. 28D
    ___ Zedong
  19. 29D
    Hawks, on their jerseys
  20. 30D
    Nancy Drew's boyfriend
  21. 31D
    Center of a Heath bar
  22. 32D
    Winning, winning, and winning some more
  23. 33D
    Periodic Table creator Mendeleev
  24. 34D
    Competent, facetiously
  25. 38D
    Zebra (in football lingo: Abbr.)
  26. 40D
    Korean automaker
  27. 41D
    Star Trek spinoff: Abbr.
  28. 42D
    Number before "blastoff!"
  29. 44D
    Gains, as interest
  30. 46D
    Most lenient
  31. 47D
    "I'll be down _____!" ("Just a sec!")
  32. 48D
    "Hey Jude" refrain
  33. 49D
    Clothes that aren't quite right: Abbr.
  34. 54D
    Rhyme scheme that ends a villanelle
  35. 55D
    Sicknesses
  36. 57D
    French friend
  37. 58D
    Pull
  38. 59D
    Mistake by the shortstop, in a scorebook
  39. 60D
    Worst grp. for NCAA athletics, if it had 7 more grps.
  40. 61D
    Stadium for the Minnesota Wild: ____ Energy Center
  41. 63D
    Cadillac model whose letters could also sound like herbal drinks that have gone bad
  42. 65D
    No. dialed after the 10-digit no.