XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
by Jay Kaskel
Tue 1/22/2013
WISERGASPSHUN
ELOPEOLIOAINT
BLUECHEESEVASE
READSSTATUS
TAMPLAINYOGURT
ARABTRUYESES
COSMOSIMHO
WHIPPEDBUTTER
TAXITARGET
FARSIOUSAGAS
STEAMEDMILKSLO
TOPHATLEIGH
ONEAHEAVYCREAM
PEARACMEKILLS
SRTANOIRSPLAT
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Not so likely to be fooled again : WISER
6.[Mercy!] : GASP
10.Avoid : SHUN
14.Make a running start at marriage? : ELOPE
15.Mixed bag : OLIO
16."Is you is or is you ___ ma' baby?" : AINT
17.Byproduct of a sad dairy cow? : BLUECHEESE
19.Ming museum piece, maybe : VASE
20.Is a bookworm : READS
21.Place in society : STATUS
23.Tartan cap : TAM
25.Byproduct of a homely dairy cow? : PLAINYOGURT
28.Oman man : ARAB
30.Capote, to pals : TRU
31.Rogers : YESES
32.Old Carl Sagan series : COSMOS
35."I would say ...," in texts : IMHO
37.Byproduct of an exhausted dairy cow? : WHIPPEDBUTTER
42.Cry often made after a whistle : TAXI
43.Kohl's competitor : TARGET
45.Tehran tongue : FARSI
49.Suffix with cavern ... or gorge? : OUS
51.Turkish V.I.P.'s : AGAS
52.Byproduct of an irate dairy cow? : STEAMEDMILK
56.___ Poke (caramel candy) : SLO
57.What a magician pulls a rabbit out of : TOPHAT
58.Janet of "Psycho" : LEIGH
60.Fit to serve : ONEA
61.Byproduct of a portly dairy cow? : HEAVYCREAM
66.Fruit in a still-life painting : PEAR
67.Brand in Road Runner cartoons : ACME
68.Does fantastic stand-up : KILLS
69.Mex. miss : SRTA
70.Film ___ : NOIR
71.Paintball sound : SPLAT
1.Part of WWW : WEB
2.Down with a bug, say : ILL
3.Whiskey distillery supply : SOURMASH
4.Sword you score points with : EPEE
5.Part of a show that begins "Previously on ..." : RECAP
6.Attacks : GOESAT
7.Ginger ___ : ALE
8.Start of a cheer : SIS
9.Verses, collectively : POESY
10.Cannibal, e.g. : SAVAGE
11.Temporary gap : HIATUS
12.Waffling : UNSURE
13.'40s beach blasts, briefly : NTESTS
18.Good cholesterol, for short : HDL
22.Camry maker : TOYOTA
23.Tic ___ (breath mint) : TAC
24.In ___ (lined up) : AROW
26.Metal between osmium and platinum on the periodic table : IRIDIUM
27.Senseless : NUMB
29.Alternative to Ascap : BMI
33.Kia model : OPTIMA
34.Place to get a facial : SPA
36.Gilligan's island home : HUT
38.Gen. follower : EXOD
39.___-la-la : TRA
40.Shade of white : EGGSHELL
41.Legitimate : REAL
44.Chinese menu general : TSO
45.Lens settings : FSTOPS
46.Repentant one : ATONER
47."___ after me ..." : REPEAT
48.Much of Libya and Algeria : SAHARA
50.Expensive filling material : SILVER
53.One of the Coen brothers : ETHAN
54.Science writer Willy : LEY
55.Thrills : KICKS
59.Traction : GRIP
62.Prefix with friendly : ECO
63."What ___, chopped liver?" : AMI
64.___ king : ALA
65.Winter Denver hrs. : MST

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