XW Info

Monday, December 24, 2012
by Michael Sharp
Mon 12/24/2012
LASSESBOATSTE
EMPIREEAVEAID
STALECOFFEELPS
MAITAITOTE
JABSSTEELWOOL
IDODDTBYLINES
GATEAUAREAS
STYLEPOINTS
HOUSENOSTRA
PATENTSFGSRUG
STOLEHOMEVIBE
AMPSELOPED
LOGSTOOLPIGEON
MSUTHAWELANDS
STNYUKSNESTEA
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Irish girls : LASSES
7.Yacht, e.g. : BOAT
11.Thérèse, for one: Abbr. : STE
14.The ___ State (New York) : EMPIRE
15.Roof extension : EAVE
16.Rite ___ (drugstore) : AID
17.Yesterday's joe : STALECOFFEE
19.33 1/3 r.p.m. discs : LPS
20.Cocktail with an umbrella : MAITAI
21.Popular PBS pledge drive giveaway : TOTE
22.Quick punches : JABS
24.Scouring pad material : STEELWOOL
28.Enthusiastic response to "Who wants cookies?" : IDO
29.Banned insecticide : DDT
31.Credits over newspaper stories : BYLINES
32.Cake: Fr. : GATEAU
34.Regions : AREAS
35.Bonus for showing panache : STYLEPOINTS
38.Not a dry eye in the ___ : HOUSE
39.Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
42.Protections for inventors : PATENTS
45.They're worth half of TDs : FGS
46.Floor cover : RUG
47.What Jackie Robinson did, famously, in the first game of the 1955 World Series : STOLEHOME
49.Feeling, slangily : VIBE
50.Concert stage equipment : AMPS
51.Had an in-flight wedding? : ELOPED
54.Captain's journal : LOG
55.Informant : STOOLPIGEON
60.East Lansing sch. : MSU
61.Unfreeze : THAW
62.Savanna grazers : ELANDS
63.RR stop : STN
64.Big laughs : YUKS
65.Snapple rival : NESTEA
1."___ Misérables" : LES
2.Tsp. or tbsp. : AMT
3.Automated in-box cloggers : SPAMBOTS
4.Fictional weaver ___ Marner : SILAS
5."... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
6.Splinter group : SECT
7.Prove suitable for : BEFIT
8.Galoot : OAF
9."___ Maria" : AVE
10.Golf ball raiser : TEE
11.Swinging-door establishment : SALOON
12.Walk very, very quietly : TIPTOE
13.1950s Ford duds : EDSELS
18.Brewing oven : OAST
21.Dances à la Chubby Checker, say : TWISTS
22.Lively Irish dance : JIG
23.Nabokov novel : ADA
25.Spain's longest river : EBRO
26.Scrutinizing : EYEING
27.South American plains : LLANOS
29.The beginning : DAYONE
30.Minnesota city that shares a harbor with Superior, Wis. : DULUTH
33.Barrymore and Kennedy : ETHELS
34.Galoot : APE
36.Place to fill up in Canada : ESSO
37.Loudly critical : STRIDENT
40.Massage : RUB
41.Ice, Iron or Bronze follower : AGE
42.Source of "The Lord is my shepherd ..." : PSALMS
43.No more than : ATMOST
44.1986 Tom Cruise blockbuster : TOPGUN
45.Tumbled : FELL
48.Cat calls : MEOWS
49."What happens in ___ ..." : VEGAS
52.Tournament that takes all comers : OPEN
53.Heap : PILE
55.Filthy digs : STY
56.Wed. follower : THU
57.Acorn bearer : OAK
58.Keats dedicated one to a nightingale : ODE
59.Secretive org. : NSA

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