XW Info

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
by Clive Probert
Wed 4/24/2013
PACTHANGSTAN
AMAINAMORLETO
CARPELOVEBOATS
ALLOALLOTABLE
FIFTEENMENEND
INFERALAMODE
SOCHIANON
THIRTYSOMETHING
HEROTESLA
ARIZONAEXIST
WISFORTYNINER
THRUMEPICURES
GAMESOVERARENA
AGEDRENEBENCH
LENSETASDAHL
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Summit conference goal : PACT
5.Word before tight or loose : HANG
9.Asian nation suffix : STAN
13.At full speed : AMAIN
15.Bow-toting deity : AMOR
16.Jared of "Mr. Nobody" : LETO
17.___ diem : CARPE
18.Some cruise ships, informally : LOVEBOATS
20.Repetitive French greeting : ALLOALLO
22.Put aside for later : TABLE
23.Start of a song with the cry "Yo-ho-ho" : FIFTEENMEN
25.Möbius strip's lack : END
27.Gather, logically : INFER
28.Dessert menu phrase : ALAMODE
30.Russian city, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics : SOCHI
33.Nameless, briefly : ANON
34.Ken Olin series about baby boomers : THIRTYSOMETHING
40.Activision's Guitar ___ : HERO
41.___ Motors (electric car company) : TESLA
42.State where bolo ties are common : ARIZONA
45.Live : EXIST
49.Lake Michigan borderer: Abbr. : WIS
50.One who hoped things would pan out? : FORTYNINER
53.Dull tapping sound : THRUM
55.Food critics, often : EPICURES
57."You lose!" : GAMESOVER
59.Place to play or fight : ARENA
60.Like fine whiskeys : AGED
61.Painter Magritte : RENE
62.Second-stringers : BENCH
63.Monocle part : LENS
64.LAX postings : ETAS
65.Willy Wonka's creator : DAHL
1.Spotted rodent : PACA
2.Tourist town of Salerno : AMALFI
3.Comedian with the 1972 album "Class Clown" : CARLIN
4.Beginning in basketball : TIPOFF
5.Berry of "Die Another Day" : HALLE
6."___ for the Misbegotten" : AMOON
7.Election mo. : NOV
8.Fairy-tale escapee from a witch : GRETEL
9.One whose work is not picking up? : SLOB
10."Spanglish" actress : TEALEONI
11.Serve, as a maid would a lady : ATTENDON
12.KenKen entries: Abbr. : NOS
14.Least like a 9-Down : NEATEST
19.Eric of "Troy" : BANA
21.Sports artist Neiman : LEROY
24.Injures severely : MAIMS
26.China's ___ Xiaoping : DENG
29.___-jongg : MAH
31.Astronomical red giant : CSTAR
32.Weed whacker : HOE
34.Midwinter event, often : THAW
35.Ethnic background : HERITAGE
36.Partiers at a hooley : IRISHMEN
37."Frasier" role : ROZ
38.Nicholas Gage memoir : ELENI
39.Airport queue unit : TAXICAB
43."Just the Two ___" : OFUS
44."Enough already!" : NOMORE
46.Hardened (to) : INURED
47.Sister (and occasional rival) of Venus : SERENA
48.Mariana ___ (world's deepest ocean point) : TRENCH
51."Lovergirl" singer ___ Marie : TEENA
52.Belgian city sometimes mispronounced as "wipers" : YPRES
54.Sommeliers' suggestions : REDS
56.Witty Mort : SAHL
57.Guy's partner : GAL
58.Rookie's mentor, maybe : VET

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