XW Info

Thursday, November 1, 2012
by George Barany and Victor Barocas
Thu 11/1/2012
BLAKSOXSANDAL
EAREASELREUSE
ELETRONIGAMES
PLATOLADDER
SYRINGEINSITU
DEMFONTDES
THEIEMANOMETH
RENENAVELAARE
EXTRAURRIULAR
VEEMALEASP
ISRAELARTISAN
RRATEDANODE
JESSIAFLETHER
AARONPOISEIED
BLINDARBONOPY
© 2012, The New York Times
JimH notes: Per 73 Across, CC is BLIND (hidden behind blocks) in theme answers.
1.With 4- & 9-Across, sports news of 1919 : BLACKSOXSCANDAL
14.Part of E.N.T. : EAR
15.Stand for a sitting : EASEL
16.Part of a waste reduction strategy : REUSE
17.With 18- & 19-Across, Toys "R" Us department : ELECTRONICGAMES
20.Figure in Raphael's "The School of Athens" : PLATO
22.Painter's aid : LADDER
24.Drawer at a doctor's office? : SYRINGE
26.Not moved from the original location : INSITU
30.Lib ___ (U.K. party member) : DEM
31.Times or Century : FONT
33.Some French? : DES
34.With 37- & 39-Across, Fredric March's last film : THEICEMANCOMETH
41.___ Gallimard, protagonist of "M. Butterfly" : RENE
42.Something to contemplate : NAVEL
44.Tributary of the High Rhine : AARE
45.With 47- & 48-Across, like some student activities : EXTRACURRICULAR
49.Third of November? : VEE
50.Like bright red cardinals : MALE
52.Egyptian headdress feature : ASP
54.Children of ___ (descendants of Jacob) : ISRAEL
56.Goldsmith, for one : ARTISAN
60.Like "Wedding Crashers" or "Bridesmaids" : RRATED
63.A current flows into it : ANODE
64.With 67- & 69-Across, role that garnered 12 consecutive unsuccessful Emmy nominations, 1985-96 : JESSICAFLETCHER
70.Brother of Moses : AARON
71.Beauty pageant judging criterion : POISE
72.Iraq war danger, for short : IED
73.With 74- & 75-Across, "invisible" part of a distribution list ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : BLINDCARBONCOPY
1.Urban cacophony : BEEPS
2.___ column (construction piece) : LALLY
3.Toward the back : AREAR
4.Organic compound with a double-bonded oxygen : KETONE
5.Isl. south of Corsica : SAR
6."___ mio" : OSOLE
7.Princess known as the Defender of the Elijans : XENA
8.Declined, as stocks : SLID
9.Composer Dominick whose name means "silver" in Italian : ARGENTO
10.Almost reaches : NEARS
11.Musical syllable before and after "da" : DUM
12.Enzyme suffix : ASE
13."___ Miz" : LES
21.Comparatively neat : TIDIER
23.Racket : DIN
25.Feds : GMEN
27.Model : IDEAL
28.Aquarium fish : TETRA
29.Program presenter : USHER
31.N.F.L. record-holder for consecutive starts : FAVRE
32.Embarassing spelling mistake? : ONER
34.Fountain name : TREVI
35.Spells : HEXES
36.Sign with an arrow : ENTER
38.Mangle : MAUL
40."Tales of the City" novelist : MAUPIN
43.Make-up person? : LIAR
46.Ute or Cree : AMERIND
51.What's put before the carte? : ALA
53.New York's ___ Island : STATEN
55."Backdraft" crime : ARSON
56.Wing it : ADLIB
57.Bygone gas brand : SOHIO
58."Take ___ breath" : ADEEP
59.Uncool : NERDY
61.Spanish appetizer : TAPA
62.Get an ___ effort : EFOR
64.Get one's point across? : JAB
65.Suffix with arbor or ether : EAL
66.___ Lanka : SRI
68."___ Beso" : ESO

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