XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Monday, March 25, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Monday, February 18, 2013
by Jeffrey Harris
Mon 2/18/2013
SLITADAMORBIT
NOAHLONECAINE
ACMELUTETBONE
GOBBLERSKNOB
LUGOPIATE
CUTEASABUTTON
JEEZCAGESTWO
GALSTRILLDAIS
APTCEELOSECT
BAITANDSWITCH
ENCINOMAO
CONTROLGROUP
ABATEIOWAALSO
POLARLILTTIED
EXECSELSEENDS
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Thin opening : SLIT
5.Economist Smith who coined the term "invisible hand" : ADAM
9.Planet's path : ORBIT
14.Biblical ark builder : NOAH
15."The ___ Ranger" : LONE
16."Alfie" star Michael : CAINE
17.Zenith : ACME
18.Stringed instrument for a madrigal : LUTE
19.Kind of steak : TBONE
20.Home of the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil : GOBBLERSKNOB
23.Carry with effort : LUG
24.Drowsiness-inducing drug : OPIATE
28.Simply adorable : CUTEASABUTTON
32."Oh, man!" : JEEZ
33.Zoo enclosures : CAGES
34.Maximum number of terms for a U.S. president : TWO
35.Hoedown females : GALS
36.High-pitched warble : TRILL
37.Speaker's stand : DAIS
38.Fitting : APT
39.Green with the 2010 hit "Forget You" : CEELO
40.Shiites or Sunnis : SECT
41.Underhanded commercial ploy : BAITANDSWITCH
44.Los Angeles district near Sherman Oaks : ENCINO
45.China's Chairman ___ : MAO
46.Set of people receiving a placebo, perhaps ... or what the ends of 20-, 28- and 41-Across belong to? : CONTROLGROUP
53.Lessen : ABATE
56.Dubuque's state : IOWA
57.In addition : ALSO
58.Arctic or Antarctic : POLAR
59.Singsongy cadence : LILT
60.Like games that head into overtime : TIED
61.Ones at the top of the corporate ladder : EXECS
62."What ___ is new?" : ELSE
63.Concludes : ENDS
1.Get caught on something : SNAG
2.Plumb crazy : LOCO
3.Poetic foot : IAMB
4.Low spirits, as experienced by St. Louis's hockey team? : THEBLUES
5.State without proof : ALLEGE
6.Gloomy : DOUR
7.Kitchen pests : ANTS
8.Timid : MEEK
9.Sea creature with suckers : OCTOPUS
10.See 43-Down : RABBIT
11.Who's Who entry, briefly : BIO
12.Quaint lodging : INN
13.Golf peg : TEE
21.Skating jump : LUTZ
22.___ Peace Prize : NOBEL
25.Add to an e-mail, as a file : ATTACH
26."Specifically ..." : TOWIT
27.Deputy sheriff in "The Dukes of Hazzard" : ENOS
28.Boston N.B.A.'er : CELTIC
29.Like wealthy landowners : ACRED
30.Goes to sea : SAILS
31.Shining : AGLOW
32.Tokyo's home : JAPAN
35.Kaplan of "Welcome Back, Kotter" : GABE
36.Mortise's partner, in carpentry : TENON
37.Put ornaments on : DECORATE
39.Ones paddling down a river, say : CANOERS
40.Male deer : STAG
42.Breath mint brand : TICTAC
43.The White 10-Down's cry in "Alice in Wonderland" : IMLATE
47.Scrabble piece : TILE
48.Agitate : ROIL
49.Big-eyed birds : OWLS
50.Actress Lena : OLIN
51.Like thrift store merchandise : USED
52.Pea holders : PODS
53.Gorilla : APE
54.Emulate Muhammad Ali : BOX
55.Brewery product : ALE

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