XW Info

Thursday, July 11, 2013
by Henry Hook
Thu 7/11/2013
SKIDLOWMIELE
ANNEENIDUNPEG
METATIMEGOING
PAWNSHOPSIGNS
DORIANPOLECAT
UGLYATEOBI
SMASHKIAPUG
WALKTOFIRSTBASE
AXEVEXOILER
PIXYESCAWS
SEAPORTANEMIA
NEWTONSCRADLE
NODOZOATHRAID
ARENANYROCHEN
MARSHSOSKONA
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Lose traction : SKID
5.Undignified : LOW
8.Vacuum cleaner brand : MIELE
13.Queen in "The Three Musketeers" : ANNE
14.U.S. city named for a Tennyson character : ENID
16.Let off the hook? : UNPEG
17.Self-referential, in modernspeak : META
18.___ 100 (annual list) : TIME
19.Active : GOING
20.Many traditionally have three balls : PAWNSHOPSIGNS
23.Gray in a novel painting : DORIAN
24.Skunk : POLECAT
27.In pre-swan mode : UGLY
28.Corroded : ATE
29.Sapporo sash : OBI
30.Bomb's opposite : SMASH
33.Optima maker : KIA
34.Boxer : PUG
35.What four balls may let you do : WALKTOFIRSTBASE
40.Fire : AXE
41.Irritate : VEX
42.Crude conveyance : OILER
43.Album fill, informally : PIX
44."Indubitably" : YES
45.Hoarse cries : CAWS
47.Fleet Week locale : SEAPORT
49.Weakness : ANEMIA
52.Gizmo often with five balls that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy : NEWTONSCRADLE
55.Vivarin competitor : NODOZ
57.Inauguration recitation : OATH
58.Early occurrence in "Some Like It Hot" : RAID
59.Stop on a rock band's tour : ARENA
60."Wedding Bell Blues" composer Laura : NYRO
61.Julie ___, host of TV's "Big Brother" : CHEN
62.Habitat for bitterns : MARSH
63.Rihanna's first #1 Billboard single : SOS
64.Mauna Loa coffee : KONA
1.Hominy cereal : SAMP
2.Massage : KNEAD
3.Halved : INTWO
4.1960s secretary of state : DEANRUSK
5.Devastating : LETHAL
6.Lyonnaise : ONIONY
7.Bully's target, maybe : WIMP
8.Nonmagical one, in Harry Potter : MUGGLE
9.Combined : INONE
10.Pepsi-Cola mix? : EPISCOPAL
11.Tony winner Cariou : LEN
12.Early bird? : EGG
15.Lose hope : DESPAIR
21.Tourist attraction : SIGHT
22.Greek vowels : IOTAS
25.Invective, e.g. : ABUSE
26.Nast's symbol for Tammany Hall : TIGER
30.Quid-pro-quo arrangements : SWAPS
31.Glenn Close title role : MAXIE
32.Gin concoction : ALEXANDER
33.General Mills offering : KIX
36.Plain as day : OVERT
37.Decorate : FESTOON
38.Broadcasting aid : TOWER
39.State capital whose site was visited by Lewis and Clark : BISMARCK
44."Holy moly!" : YOWZAH
45.World leader who co-wrote the book "How Far We Slaves Have Come!" with Mandela : CASTRO
46.Sweet chili peppers : ANCHOS
48.Day laborers : PEONS
50.Craters of the Moon National Monument locale : IDAHO
51.Xenophobe's aversion : ALIEN
53.Oppositionists : NAYS
54."Hairspray" mom : EDNA
55.'60s war zone : NAM
56.60 minuti : ORA

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