XW Info

Thursday, March 28, 2013
by Randolph Ross
Thu 3/28/2013
ASOFSATHEVTS
DONOOTHERBRIN
DFERTRIPSLIED
DARKSTARPOETE
OHSTOREADOR
STOVERESORT
PAVERECURPUM
AMERICANITIZENS
SPNNOTONINDO
STEELEUPTON
CALIENDOORC
ABALLNATIONAL
MCIVSPIRTDICA
EDNAARESOENOY
NEEGSSESSANS
© 2013, The New York Times
JimH notes: This puzzle crosses its only two grid-spanning answers at a rebus entry in the center square.
1.Beginning with : ASOF
5.Criticize harshly : SCATHE
10.Aging equipment? : VATS
13.Waikiki warbler : DONHO
14.It's often the last choice : OTHER
15.Full of salt : BRINY
16.Table : DEFER
17.Sets off : TRIPS
18.Didn't just mislead someone : LIED
19.1974 John Carpenter sci-fi film : DARKSTAR
21.Baudelaire ou Rimbaud : POETE
22.Inarticulate comebacks : OHS
23.Escamillo of "Carmen," e.g. : TOREADOR
26.Hot spot : STOVE
29.Vacation destination : RESORT
30.Smooth, in a way : PAVE
31.Come and go : RECUR
32.Sneaker brand : PUMA
35.Fourth of July celebrants : AMERICANCITIZENS
39.Bridge : SPAN
40.Backstage : NOTON
41.___-European : INDO
42.Priebus's predecessor as Republican Party chairman : STEELE
43.Author Sinclair : UPTON
44.Impressionist Frank : CALIENDO
47.Tolkien baddie : ORC
48.Have ___ (live it up) : ABALL
49.Washington player : NATIONAL
54.Year "Othello" was first performed : MDCIV
55.Cheerleader's asset : SPIRIT
57.Fiats : DICTA
58.Novelist Ferber : EDNA
59.Playground retort : ARESO
60.Relish : ENJOY
61.Maiden name preceder : NEE
62.Fills the tank, with "up" : GASSES
63.___-culotte : SANS
1.Extra : ADDED
2.Soft seat : SOFA
3."___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
4.Pay : FORKOVER
5.Company that makes Turf Builder : SCOTTS
6.Cutting-edge product? : ATRA
7.Old group whose members are all represented in this puzzle : THIRTEENCOLONIES
8.Like a cool cat : HEP
9.Hectic places in hosps. : ERS
10.Not the same : VARIED
11.Connect with : TIETO
12.Tom who followed Johnny Carson on NBC : SNYDER
15.Swell : BLOAT
20.Yonder yacht : SHE
21."Jar of Hearts" singer Christina : PERRI
24.Relating to songbirds : OSCINE
25.Blowout victory : ROUT
26.Places for sweaters : SPAS
27.N.F.C. South city : TAMPA
28.It takes the cake : OVEN
29.Not for tweens, say : RRATED
32.Locked (up) : PENT
33.Reverse : UNDO
34.Trowel user : MASON
36.Sponsor of an annual science competition : INTEL
37.___ brothers (Hollywood duo) : COEN
38.Numbers needed for letters : ZIPCODES
42.Best-selling thriller author Daniel ___ : SILVA
43.Geller with claims of paranormal powers : URI
44.___ Yards : CAMDEN
45.Start of "The Alphabet Song" : ABCDE
46.Cleo of jazz : LAINE
47.Several Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
50.Heed the alarm : ARISE
51.Masked assassin : NINJA
52.Do something about : ACTON
53.Wise alternative : LAYS
55.It's a long story : SAGA
56.7 on an old phone : PRS

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