XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Monday, February 25, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Monday, January 21, 2013
by Susan Gelfand
Mon 1/21/2013
MOLDBAGELSJAW
AREAALEXISISO
LOCKESLOCKSNCO
TOYSDOEEXED
ACUTEPENNSPENS
PHRASESTODDY
TOECADPAC
WRIGHTSRIGHTS
TAOLOTRAY
WHEELBANDAGE
HAMMSHAMSEAVES
ALESARAEINE
MTNLISZTSLISTS
MEDERODESSTAR
YRSDYNAMOHYPO
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Gross growth : MOLD
5.Bakery items with lox : BAGELS
11.Prominent crocodile feature : JAW
14.Region : AREA
15."Dynasty" vixen : ALEXIS
16.Weather prefix with bar : ISO
17.Philosopher John's tresses? : LOCKESLOCKS
19.Sgt., for one : NCO
20.Transformers and Barbies : TOYS
21.Female deer : DOE
22.Marked, as a ballot : EXED
23.Sharper than 90 degrees : ACUTE
25.Actor Sean's writing implements? : PENNSPENS
27.Sentence sections : PHRASES
29.Hot, spicy drink : TODDY
30.Tip of a shoe : TOE
31.Heel : CAD
33.___-12 Conference : PAC
34.Aviator Wilbur's entitlements? : WRIGHTSRIGHTS
40.The way, in Chinese philosophy : TAO
41.Whole bunch : LOT
42.Sunbeam : RAY
44.Roulette centerpiece : WHEEL
47.Part of a first-aid kit : BANDAGE
50.Soccer star Mia's meats? : HAMMSHAMS
54.Roof overhangs : EAVES
55.Pub pints : ALES
56.Coach Parseghian : ARA
57.Berlin article : EINE
58.Kilimanjaro, e.g.: Abbr. : MTN
59.Composer Franz's rosters? : LISZTSLISTS
63.The "M" of M.D.: Abbr. : MED
64.Wears away : ERODES
65.Part of Texaco's logo : STAR
66.Calendar spans: Abbr. : YRS
67.Go-getter : DYNAMO
68.Doc's needle : HYPO
1.___ de mer : MAL
2.Granada gold : ORO
3.Professor, e.g. : LECTURER
4.Territory that became two states : DAKOTA
5.Voice below baritone : BASS
6.The works : ALL
7.Rock with a glittery inside : GEODE
8.One who's finished a sentence? : EXCON
9.Compare : LIKEN
10.Serpentine sound : SSS
11.Brought bad luck : JINXED
12.Go higher : ASCEND
13.Filled with trees : WOODSY
18.Potato protuberances : EYES
22.Several ages, in geology : EPOCH
23.Fitting : APT
24.Grub : CHOW
25.H.S. junior's exam : PSAT
26.Male deer : STAG
28.Canyon sound effect : ECHO
32.It's faster than dial-up, in brief : DSL
33.Gyro bread : PITA
35.News articles : ITEMS
36.Some square dancers : GALS
37.Steals from : ROBS
38.Great injustice : TRAVESTY
39.Wise soul : SAGE
43."You rang?" : YES
44.Devastating blow : WHAMMY
45.What reins connect to : HALTER
46.Corrects : EMENDS
48.Singer Young or Sedaka : NEIL
49.From Copenhagen, say : DANISH
51.Not clean-shaven : HAIRY
52.Firebug's crime : ARSON
53.Maker of the Protegé : MAZDA
57.Former name of Exxon stations : ESSO
59.Was at the helm : LED
60.President pro ___ : TEM
61.Dance style with fancy footwork : TAP
62.Sign indicating a sold-out performance : SRO

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