David and Hawaii

Camp David Accords, Puzzle by Fred Piscop, edited by Will Shortz
If you subscribe to The New York Times on-line Premium Crosswords, you are probably familiar with the monthly puzzle. For the month of
September, the title of the crossword is Camp David Accords and features "David" in approximately 30 clues.
The title for the crossword may be somewhat misleading in that David is a stand-alone, except for SINAI (9D. Region that was a topic of the 1978 Camp David talks) -- no, it’s not even an anniversary -- here’s
Wikipedia on the Camp David Accords. All's fine and well, as this is yet another little gem from the constructor Fred Piscop.
The Davids across: 1. Sports org. whose commissioner is David Stern; 13. David Copperfield’s wife; 17. Commentator David Limbaugh’s older brother; 19. Airline with the King David Lounge; 24. “Good Morning AMERICA” (show first hosted by David Hartman); 34. Mogen David’s “Mad Dog 20/20,” e.g.; 39.
“The Sopranos” creator David; 42. David Letterman list count; 43. Fruit in a Harry & David gift basket; 48. David of vacuum cleaner infomercials; 48. Giant slain by David; 54. Performed à la David Frye; 60. Nixon interviewer David; 69. Israel’s David BEN-Gurion.
Down: 1. Michelangelo’s “David,” e.g.; 4. David, who retired from the Supreme Court in 2009; 9. Region that was a topic of the 1978 Camp David talks; 10. David Copperfield’s field; 12.
Son of David, in the Bible; 27. Former David Brinkley partner CHET Huntley; 29. David Bowie’s model wife; 35. River whose source was sought by David Livingstone; 41. PERFECT game (baseball feat accomplished by both David Cone and David Wells); 50. David Blaine set the holding-one’s-breath-underwater record on her show; 51. Actress Téa, who married David Duchovny; 55. Spice Girl married to David Beckham; 57. CURB Your Enthusiasm” (Larry David show); 58. Award won by David Mamet in 1976; 62. Weapon for David Ortiz of the Red Sox.
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The bonus crossword for August, titled Fifty Years of Hawaiian Statehood, did not get posted here during that month, but the print-out of the crossword appears below. It is one of the finest bonus crosswords to appear in the Times this year, filled with references to Hawaii, including many crossword favorites and many that are new. To see them all in one puzzle was a real treat -- even if one does not work the puzzle, it is worth a read! A belated happy fiftieth to
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