XW Info

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
by Michael David
Wed 1/16/2013
WOODPAPERVIS
ALFAEVOKEBELT
DEFYCEREBRALLY
SPOCKSILVER
ATEHADTOLIEGE
TRADITIONALTIN
TAKENAPEXBYTE
BAUMLEAR
PFFTROLODANCE
URLANNIVERSARY
PEARLDEEREBYE
PINUPSAPHIS
EGGBEATERSASTR
THEYNOFEENCAA
STSGIFTSGOLD
© 2013, The New York Times
1.[5] : WOOD
5.[1] : PAPER
10.Word on either side of "à" : VIS
13.Sporty auto, for short : ALFA
14.Call to mind : EVOKE
15.Asteroid area : BELT
16.Stand up to : DEFY
17.In an intellectual manner : CEREBRALLY
19.Pointy-eared TV character : SPOCK
21.[25] : SILVER
22.Polished off : ATE
23.Couldn't help but : HADTO
27.Feudal lord : LIEGE
28.With 49- and 69-Across, a hint to the meanings of the bracketed clues : TRADITIONAL
31.[10] : TIN
32.Spoken for : TAKEN
33.Climber's goal : APEX
34.Giga- follower : BYTE
35.Creator of Oz : BAUM
37.King of tragedy : LEAR
39.Dud's sound : PFFT
42.Caramel-filled candy : ROLO
44.Prom, e.g. : DANCE
48.Cyberaddress : URL
49.See 28-Across : ANNIVERSARY
51.[30] : PEARL
53.Combine name : DEERE
54.Free pass, of sorts : BYE
55.Some locker room art : PINUPS
57.Garden pest genus : APHIS
59.Ones whipping things up in the kitchen? : EGGBEATERS
63.Sci. branch : ASTR
65.He and she : THEY
66.Like some checking accounts : NOFEE
67.Sportsmanship Award org. : NCAA
68.Bourbon and Beale: Abbr. : STS
69.See 28-Across : GIFTS
70.[50] : GOLD
1.Crumple (up) : WAD
2.Faux fat : OLESTRA
3.Like late-night commuter trains : OFFPEAK
4.Harry Belafonte catchword : DAYO
5.Eat like a bird : PECKAT
6.Alternative to Ct. or La. : AVE
7.___ favor : POR
8.Squeeze (out) : EKE
9.Gen. Beauregard's men : REBS
10.Soft and smooth : VELVETY
11.Dishonest, informally : ILLEGIT
12.Compound in disposable coffee cups : STYRENE
15."South Pacific" setting : BALI
18.Small brook : RILL
20.[20] : CHINA
22.Court fig. : ATT
24.[60] : DIAMOND
25.Do better than : TOP
26.Bob Marley classic : ONELOVE
29.Red ink : DEBT
30.Let go : AXE
34.Support providers : BRAS
36.Barista's container : URN
38.Seller of TV spots : ADREP
39.Some children's show characters : PUPPETS
40.Rig contents : FREIGHT
41.Projecting wheel rims : FLANGES
43.Links concern : LIE
45.Fig Newtons maker : NABISCO
46.[15] : CRYSTAL
47.Check out : EYE
49.Mont Blanc, par exemple : ALPE
50.Clears the board : ERASES
52.[40] : RUBY
56.Turned state's evidence : SANG
58.Pal around (with) : HANG
60.Parisian pronoun : TOI
61.Gee preceder : EFF
62.Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
64."Awesome!" : RAD

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